Robert McDonald is now the first independent farmer to grow Rosen Rye in Pennsylvania in over 50 years. He has been growing and selling distilling grains for over 6 years.
The Delaware Valley Fields Foundation donated 50 lbs of Keystone Rosen rye seed to Delaware Valley University on September 27, 2019 to be planted in experimental fields in Doylestown, PA.
John Urbanchuk , chair of DVU's agribusiness department, and Greg Hinderliter, DVU crop production manager, will work with Sarah Dohle, PhD, Assistant Professor Department of Plant Science, to manage production of the crop on an experimental farming plot in Doylestown. They will be adding our seed donation to the 19 lbs of Rosen rye grain that Bryce Cannon has grown organically on DVU's Roth Farm in North Wales, PA. All 19 lbs will be replanted on Roth Farm on October 3, 2019.
With Keystone Rosen rye grain now being grown for the SeedSpark Project on land in three distinct areas of Pennyslvania, (Imler, PA, State College, and Doylestown) we can record and compare incredibly valuable information that can help guide the successful farming practices for this seed across the state.