Under-sown red clover coming through grain stubble
Image by Samuel Miegs

Under-sown red clover coming through grain stubble

'Caliente' mustard biofumigation trial, 2015
Image by Justin O'Dea

'Caliente' mustard biofumigation trial, 2015

Flowering barley, wheat, and rye
Image by Samuel Miegs

Flowering barley, wheat, and rye

No-till soybeans growing in roller-crimped rye mulch
Image by Justin O'Dea

No-till soybeans growing in roller-crimped rye mulch

Seeding field-scale winter grain trials, fall 2015
Image by Justin O'Dea

Seeding field-scale winter grain trials, fall 2015

Maturing broccoli with clover under-sown
Image by Justin O'Dea

Maturing broccoli with clover under-sown

Field corn, Rondout Valley
Image by Justin O'Dea

Field corn, Rondout Valley

Hudson Valley winter grain trials, 2013

Hudson Valley winter grain trials, 2013

Austrian winter pea & cereal grain cover crop
Image by Justin O'Dea

Austrian winter pea & cereal grain cover crop

Mixed species cover crop interseeded under field corn
Image by Justin O'Dea

Mixed species cover crop interseeded under field corn

Hudson Valley spring wheat & barley trials, 2014
Image by Justin O'Dea

Hudson Valley spring wheat & barley trials, 2014

No-till pumpkin in rye residue
Image by Justin O'Dea

No-till pumpkin in rye residue

Mixed-species sunflower, field pea, & sunnhemp cover crop
Image by Justin O'Dea

Mixed-species sunflower, field pea, & sunnhemp cover crop

Hudson Valley biofumigation cover crop trials, rye vs. 'Nemat' arugula, 2014

Hudson Valley biofumigation cover crop trials, rye vs. 'Nemat' arugula, 2014

Plasticulture inter-row cover crop trials, Hudson Valley, 2013

Plasticulture inter-row cover crop trials, Hudson Valley, 2013

Emerging winter grains, fall 2016
Image by Justin O'Dea

Emerging winter grains, fall 2016

'Conlon' spring malting barley crop, Hudson Valley, 2014
Image by Justin O'Dea

'Conlon' spring malting barley crop, Hudson Valley, 2014

Seeding field scale winter grain trials, fall 2016
Image by Justin O'Dea

Seeding field scale winter grain trials, fall 2016

Medium red clover under buckwheat nurse crop
Image by Justin O'Dea

Medium red clover under buckwheat nurse crop

Field Crops Research and Resources

Multiple markets are emerging in the Hudson Valley region and greater northeast for locally sourced small grains. Primary higher-value emerging markets include artisan baking, specialty culinary applications, brewing, and distilling. Hudson Valley small grains production is particularly challenged by 1) an immature local small grains economy and profitability unknowns, 2) a lack of regional knowledge, equipment, and infrastructure for grains production, and 3) the humid climate of the northeastern US, which poses difficulties for producing grains that meet modern human consumption quality standards.

Contact

Christian Malsatzki
Agriculture Program Leader
cpm78@cornell.edu
845-340-3990x316

Last updated October 19, 2017