About Small Grains in Kentucky

Wheat is the primary small grain in Kentucky. Other small grains grown in the state include rye, barley, oats, triticale, spelt and Canola. Soft red winter wheat (Triticum aestivum) grown in Kentucky provides flour for cookies, cakes, pastries, and crackers. Hard red winter wheat is grown in the Great Plains and used for breads. Durum wheat is grown in the Northern Great Plains and used for pasta. White wheat is commonly grown in the Pacific Northwest and mostly exported to Asia.

Wheat, Barley, Rye, and More

Wheat is the dominant small grain in Kentucky. Barley, rye, Canola and other mustards are grown on much fewer acres.

Crop Management

General Production

  1. Chapter 01 - Introduction
  2. Chapter 02 - Growth & Development
  3. Chapter 03 - Cultural Practices 
  4. Chapter 04 - Planting & Drill Calibration
  5. Chapter 05 - Fertilizer Management 
  6. Chapter 06 - Weed Management
  7. Chapter 07 - Disease Management 
  8. Chapter 08 - Insect Pests
  9. Chapter 09 - Economics
  10. Chapter 10 - Harvest, Drying & Storing
  11. Supplemental Materials

Nutrient Management

Small Grains Marketing

Pest Management

Small Grains Diseases

Small Grains Insects

Small Grains Weeds

Small Grains Scouting

Small Grains Handling and Harvesting


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