TRICAL TRITICALE IS CHARACTERIZED AS:
- High in forage, silage, and grain yields
- High in forage and silage quality
- Tolerant of acid and saline soils
- Tolerant of predominant cereal aphids
- Tolerant of many diseases endemic to traditional cereal production
- More efficient in use of water for silage than is corn
- Excellent in nutrient mitigation for livestock confinement operations
- Can extract large amounts of nitrogen making it an excellent tool for managing dairy waste products
- Awned, awnletted, and awnless varieties available
- Widely adapted
- Excellent choice for EQIP cover crop blends
- Awnletted (very short beards)
- Medium maturity
- Semi-erect fall growth habit
- Vigorous fall growth
- Tolerant of rust and wheat streak mosaic virus
- Tall stature with good straw strength
- Excellent green leaf duration (holds its leaves well into spring)
- Adapted to the southern and central plains
- Very good silage yields
AG-135 Triticale for Central and Southern Plains
Triticale requires no change in equipment, land preparation, or other cultural practices commonly used for other cereal crops.
Meets or exceeds quality of other traditional cereal forages. University studies confirm that TriCal Triticale:
- Is more efficient at uptake of nitrogen per ton of silage than is corn.
- Produces more pounds of milk per ton of dry matter than does corn silage.
- Is highly palatable as a grazing forage resource and as a source of silage varies from good to excellent for digestibility, crude protein, and other measures of forage quality.
Triticale is the “cereal of choice” for forage needs… grazing, silage, or hay.
2015 Research data from the Great Plains show that TriCal Triticale grazing potential was 118% of barley and 155% of wheat. Triticale consistently out-performs wheat and barley for silage and forage.