How To Grow Barley And Get Increased Yields

Barley (Hordeum vulgare) is an inexpensive and easy-to-grow cereal crop that was cultivated nearly 10,000 years ago. Barley is usually grown to be used as animal fodder, and its grain is actively used in making different health foods, brewing, and even coffee. Farming barley as an overwintering cover crop and a nutrient recycler is a great way to ensure soil erosion control, weed and pest suppression, or to establish a forage or legume stand. Planting a barley field is all around a great way to revive overworked soil and improve its tilth in times of drought.

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