Maverick is a white-chaffed variety. It matures several days earlier than champ and is shorter. Improved winter survival rate. Excellent for milling and baking. This variety dehulls very easy. Makes a good straw due to it is very fine and extra absorbent as a bedding.
Spelt is a late maturing grain closely related to wheat and is susceptible to the same diseases. Harvest is later than wheat. The seeding rate is 110-150 lbs per acre. Planting depth is 1 – 1 1/2 “. It grows best in soil with a pH 6.0 and above. Does not grow well in wet areas. Best uses are; Grazing, haylage, baleage, dry hay, grain.
As a forage, it has the potential to yield with triticale. Forage quality is excellent. Cut or graze at flag leaf stage before head has emerged for forage use. Leave a 2-4″ residual height. A dual purpose spelt that makes excellent forage or grain. For grain, it is mature when heads turn down.