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ANR-0517

Barley Production on Alabama Farms
Paul Mask, Austin Hagan
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Pages / Length: 2
Publication Date: 10/10/1988


Barley has traditionally been produced on a relatively small acreage in Alabama. Consequently, statistics for barley production in Alabama are not available.

In recent years, the practice of no-till planting of row crops has stimulated interest in early maturing small grain crops for double cropping. Barley generally matures earlier than wheat or oats. However, early maturing wheat varieties, such as Coker 9227, mature only a few days later than most barley varieties.

Because of its early maturity, barley fits well into a double-cropping system with soybeans, grain sorghum, or corn. Barley is also an excellent grazing crop and the feed quality is high.