Small Grains

grainsThe NWROC small grains research and outreach program supports the sustainable, profitable production of wheat, barley, oats and rye in northwest Minnesota and worldwide. Specific small grains research areas include: Agronomy, Pest and Disease ManagementPlant Pathology, and Soil Science.

Small grains producers face a variety of challenges from diseases, pests, increasing production costs, and climate change. Our applied research focuses on finding strategies to overcome these challenges and improve yield and quality.

We collaborate with growers as well as other researchers and breeders to develop the best management practices for today’s environment that also maintain and improve the environment for future generations. Trials are conducted on NWROC research land and in the fields of cooperating growers throughout the region.