The cover crop market has been volatile the last couple of years with frequent shortages, high prices and difficulty taking possession of the seed in a timely manner. Given these conditions it's probably a good policy for farmers to plant rye this fall with the intention that some of it will be harvested for seed.
This call will be a run-down of all the things a farmer should think about to pivot a rye cover crop into a rye seed crop from agronomic basics of variety selection, planting date and seeding rate to the legalities of dealing in cover crop seed and projecting your acreage to meet demand. The call will feature a farmer panel with experience growing rye for seed and Practical Farmers's own Alisha Bower.
To Join dial (605) 313-5784 and enter passcode 239000# on Friday, September 6 at noon.