Wheat and Rye Forage Trials Results in Sandy Loam Soil

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Forage Trials - Pounds per acre of oven dried forage - Clipping Date 04/25/08
Planting date - 10/10/2007 in sandy loam soil, Major County, Oklahoma
Fertilizer - 100 pounds of 46-0-0 per acre

The following table presents comparative yield results (pounds per acre) from the trials.

Big Max Wheat 6339 pounds per acre
Big Max Wheat/Elbon Rye 6187 pounds per acre
Elbon Rye 5613 pounds per acre
Maton Rye 5381 pounds per acre
Oklon Rye 5564 pounds per acre


  • Showed minimal freeze damage
  • Showed minimal rust damage
  • Showed minimal green bug and worm damage
  • In 2006 Big Max produced 3830 pounds of wheat straw bales after grain harvest
  • The downloadable .pdf document (link below) also includes forage analysis reports undertaken by the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension for the Big MaxWheat/Elbon Rye Mix, and the Rye and Big Max Wheat on their own.
  • Download Wheat and Rye Forage Trials Results in Sandy Loam Soil in .pdf format

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