Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association


Increasing Yields. 
Reducing Inputs.

Research continues to be top priority of Kentucky Small Grain Growers

The Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association has allocated more than $2.5 million in producer check-off contributions toward research over the last 25 years.
KySGGA has been dedicated to the areas of variety development, Intensive Wheat Management, and No-Till practices. 


View our Annual research Report

This report includes articles on the research projects we funded in 2017. Many projects are on-going. 


Current Research project Funding

Ky Small Grain Growers voted to fund the following research and grower education projects, for a total investment of $298,235, in the 2017-2018 growing season. 

  • Soft Red Winter Wheat Breeding & Variety Development - David Van Sanford, UK 
  • Improvement and Development of Barley for Use in Feed, Food and Fuel - Wynse Brooks, VA Tech
  • Enhanced Chia Production & Product Usage - David Hildebrand, UK 
  • Performance of Small Grain Varieties in Kentucky - Bill Bruening, UK 
  • Fragipan Remediation - Lloyd Murdock, UK
  • Can Fusarium Head Blight Vomitoxin Levels Be Reduced with Agronomic Practices? - Carrie Knott, UK 
  • Updating Rye and Barley Management Guidelines for Kentucky - Chad Lee, UK 
  • Wheat Field Schools at University of Kentucky Research and Education Center (UKREC) - Edwin Ritchey, UK  
  • Soil Health Benefit from Winter Wheat in the Rotation - John Grove, UK
  • Vertical Tillage or No-Tillage for Soft Red Winter Wheat - John Grove, UK
  • Breeding New Cover Crop Rye Cultivars for the Midwest - Tim Phillips, UK
  • Looking for Old and New Foes to Prevent BYDV Transmission on Wheat - Raul Villaneuva & Carl Bradley, UK  
  • Improving fungicide application recommendations for managing Fusarium head blight of wheat and barley - Carl Bradley, UK 
  • Timed Insecticide Spray to Control Aphids and Reduce BYDV Infections - Raul Villanueva, UK
  • Detection and Management of Herbicide-resistant Annual Ryegrass in Kentucky Wheat - Legleiter, UK

Research reports from this past year's projects will be available soon. 


Submitting a Research Application

The Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association and Kentucky Small Grain Promotion Council is interested in reviewing research proposals from any institution that engages in small grain research. 

All research projects that KySGGA/KySGPC fund benefit Kentucky small grain producers by producing results that will increase farm profitability. Projects should be geared to research of small grain crops (wheat, barley, oats, rice, rye, triticale) or of production/marketing issues and methods that may benefit all Kentucky crop growers. 

Deadline for 2018/2019 projects is July 7, 2017 and will be considered on August 9, 2018. Investigators should be prepared to present their proposals at the August meeting, in Elizabethtown. 

Application & Funding Details

Contact us for additional information. 

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