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November 6, 2019

Bearded wheat vs beardless wheat

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  1. More grains on the non bearded and less processing?

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    1. Beardless wheat is a dual purpose wheat that can be grazed and then harvested. It also can make better hay because it has no beards that some stock can find irritating.

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  2. Presumably there is less chaff from the beardless. So the question in my mind is ease of .separation v value of chaff. About which subjects I know absolutely nothing šŸ˜‰

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    1. I suspect there is little difference in harvesting of the 2 types of wheat, but yes there might be a little less chaff with the beardless but the % would be very small due to the amount of chaff across the whole wheat plant.

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  3. I’ve seen the bearded wheat more often.

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  4. Such a difference. I can see where the fearless one would be easier for cattle to feed on.

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  5. Wheat doesn't look wheat when it's beardless..nice capture of them though.

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