Growing Information

Information on Laboratory Wheat Testing - Moisture content, protein content, weight, sedimentation, characterization, and lab milling tests.

Small-Scale Production Resources - Resources on growing grain, FAQ, seed suppliers, books, websites, machinery, and grains in the news.

USDA Bulletin: Historic Wheat Varietals - Classifications of American Wheat varieties, that include a description, history, and distribution.

History of Grain Production - Powerpoint slideshow of the history of grain production, including ag history, domestication, current grain production, history of wheat, and more.

Incorporating Grain into a Whole Farm Plan - Farmers grow certain crops as an integral part of their farm business, but some enterprises are important to the small farm only when part of a longer rotation. Grains are a terrific example of an enterprise that can be integrated into a whole farm system.

Intercropping Grains - The benefits of having a legume in rotation with small grains has been demonstrated through increased small grains yields, improved plant health, reduced nitrogen applications and improved soil quality.

ATTRA Newsletter on Growing Organic Small Grains - This ATTRAnews considers the best methods for
growing organic small grains.

Post-Harvest Tips for Late Maturing Corn - Post-harvest tips for later maturing corn such as field drying, high temperature drying, in-storage cooling, dryeration, test weight, storage, safety, and more.

Barley Stripe Rust - A team of OSU researchers and extension educators is helping Kalamath Basin barley growers fight a disease that rides the wind.

Tillage and Sowing Rate - Some farmers in the Inland Pacific Northwest have reported lower grain yield of spring cereals with no-till (NT) compared to conservation tillage (CT). A 4-year field study
was conducted in a 12-inch annual precipitation zone to determine tillage method and sowing
rate effects on seed-zone water, seed-zone temperature, plant stand, grain yield, grain yield
components, and straw production for three spring-sown cereal species.

Southern Willamette Valley Bean and Grain Project - The Southern Willamette Valley Bean and Grain Valley Project is a step by step strategy to rebuild the local food system by increasing the quantity and diversity of the food crops that are grown in the Willamette Valley.

Wheat Harvest, Drying, and Storage - The Southern Willamette Valley Bean and Grain Valley Project is a step by step strategy to rebuild the local food system by increasing the quantity and diversity of the food crops that are grown in the Willamette Valley.

Grain Page - Grain resources on production, fertilization, soil management, disease and pests, varieties, and other Washington State publications.

Two Row vs Six Row Barley-Brewing - Ever since its introduction to North America, barley has taken on a life of its own. Genetics, climate, and breeding practices have produced a rich variety of malt qualities from which to choose.

Oregon State University Barley World - This site is an evolving gateway to resources on a most amazing plant – barley – provided by the Oregon State University Barley Project. Principal area of research is in genetics and breeding, but fascination with barley is wide-ranging.