Awnless Triticale

  • Flexible Forage Production
  • Excellent on Saline and Alkaline Soils
  • Fragrant and Palatable Hay

Camelot can be used for a silage crop or awnless grain hay. Superior grain production and soft dough maturity allow growers the opportunity to make high quality silage early in the season. The awnless gene and soft dough maturity gives growers the ability to make a grain-rich hay earlier than other varieties on the market. This variety is medium tall and very leafy with moderate resistance to current races of stripe rust and Septoria tritici leaf diseases. The variety has been bred and selected in California for the California Central Valley forage market. Camelot is a great choice for hay or silage.

Agronomic Traits:
Early Seedling Vigor: Very Good
Lodging: Moderate
Maturity: 1 week later than wheat to soft dough
Plant Color: Dark Green
Head Color: Grey Green
Awn Type: Awnless
Planting Rates:
Bushel weight: 56 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 12,000
Rate (lbs/acre): 135-150
Adaptation Ratings:
Photosynthetic Type: Cool Season
Photoperiod: Insensitive
Water Requirement: Low
Crop Use Information:
Life Cycle: Annual
Ease of Establishment: Good
Drought Stress: Excellent
Wet Soil: Good
Saline Soils (White Alkali): Very Good
Saline – Sodic Soils (Black Alkali): Very Good
Lagoon Water Tolerance: Very Good
Hay: Yes
Silage: Excellent
Palatability: Excellent
Anti-Quality: Nitrate*

*Test for nitrate in “boot stage” forage silage production.

Diseases/Insect/Nematode Ratings:
Stripe Rust: MR
Leaf Rust: R
Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus:: MR
Note: Ratings are based upon a number of years testing in numerous locations. Adverse environmental conditions and planting dates may alter a variety’s performance, maturity, and resistance to certain diseases and insects.

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