A cereal is any grass cultivated (grown) for the edible components of its grain (botanically, a type of fruit called a caryopsis), composed of the endosperm, germ, and bran. The term may also refer to the resulting grain itself (specifically "cereal grain"). Cereal grain crops are grown in greater quantities and provide more food energy worldwide than any other type of crop and are therefore staple crops. Edible grains from other plant families, such as buckwheat, quinoa and chia, are referred to as pseudocereals.
Boxer Barley - NEW TO DLF - a six-row hooded spring barley that is derived from out crosses of the germplasm release BSR27 from Oregon State University. Originally a cross between Tango and Sara cultivars, both known for their barley stripe rust resistence. Boxer was selected for taller plant height, increased tillering ability, grain yield, and resistance to barley yellow dwarf virus and barley stripe rust. Boxer is adapted to most forage production regimes, and has an excellent nutrient package for dairy and beef..
Bunker Barley - NEW TO DLF - selected for resistance to barley stripe rust and BYDV/CYDV, as well as plant height, tillering ability, increased grain yield, and superior forage yield. Bunker will supply large quantities of palatable, high quality forage in all forage applications. Hooded barleys are preferred over standard varieties, because of the freedom of stiff awns that reduces palatability and livestock performance.
Intimidator Oats - NEW TO DLF - a medium maturing, semi-tree oat developed in collaboration with Dr. Fred Ledeboer and OreGro research. Whether used as hay cut in the boot stage, green chop, silage, or pasture, Intimidator oats are highly palatable, with livestock preferring them over several other oat varieties commonly used today. Intimidator oats work well by themselves, or in a combination with spring peas, such as OreGro's Secada peas. By including peas or vetch, and cutting at the proper maturity, the resulting forage will have a maximum relative feed value, with high protein and total digestible nutrient levels