McGregor is an early maturing, bearded winter variety. It has done well in Wisconsin with good winter survival. McGregor stands well, has good test weight and very good yield potential. It has excellent tolerance to the barley yellow dwarf. Seed 10-14 days earlier than winter wheat. Plant early on clay soils to reduce heaving. Seeding rate is 100 lbs per acre.
- Bred in Wisc., over-winters well there
- Early maturing, our best grain type
- Excellent test weight
- Good disease tolerance
Barley is gaining popularity as a forage because it tends to be high in sugar and very soft with high digestibility, making it very palatable. The downside with barley is it cannot take very wet areas or may winterkill. As a grain, barley is 10 days earlier than wheat making for a great for a double crop.
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