Field Crops

Department of Community Sustainability


  • "What's U.P. @ UPREC?" June 3 and 5, 2020, Distiller's rye variety trial

    Published on June 7, 2020

    Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center director, Dr. James Dedecker, explains the 2020 cereal rye trial at UPREC funded by the Michigan Craft Beverage Council. Resulting grain will be evaluated for use in distilling spirits.

  • Cereal Rye as a Cover Crop

    Published on January 9, 2020

    MSU Extension Educator, Christina Curell, talks about the pros and cons of using cereal rye as a cover crop.

  • MSU Cover Crop Team Webinar Series: “Planting Green” – Cereal Rye and Soybean

    Published on May 15, 2019

    The third webinar in this series highlights research at Michigan State University on interseeding soybean into standing cereal rye cover crops.

  • Cereal Rye Varieties for Distilling

    In the past two years, 16 rye varieties were grown at three different sites across the state and evaluated for agronomic performance and spirit yield. In this video, Brook Wilke and Ryan Hamilton discuss spring barley varieties growing in the rye trial plots at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) in Hickory Corners, Michigan.