Hybrid Rye Holds Promise for Ontario Grain Market


It’s perhaps not the hybrid cereal you were hoping to see first released, but the first true hybrid cereal grain has been launched in Ontario and it’s not wheat but fall rye. This new line of grain crop piqued farmers interests at the recent C&M Seeds field day.

“This is a grain crop,” Tim Meulensteen of C&M Seeds makes clear in the video below. It’s not a plow-down or a cover crop, this hybrid rye is harvested for grain, Meulensteen stresses to RealAgriculture’s Ontario field editor, Bernard Tobin.

Meulensteen explains how this hybrid rye differs from what’s been on the market to date, where the yield potential comes from, and how those farmers interested in growing the crop can expect from C&M in regards to seed supplies and agronomic advice.

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