It’s time to plant small grains. When planting oats, spring wheat, and barley, farmers typically plant two to three bushels of small grains per acre, but there is a better way to optimize plant populations and grain yields. Farmers calculate corn and soybean rates by seed count and should do the same for small grains.
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Smith, Margaret; Wiedenhoeft, Mary H.; and Weisberger, David, "Fine-Tune Oat Seeding Rate This Spring" (2016). Integrated Crop Management News. 2337.