Gainer 154

Winter Triticale

Primary Uses:

  • Fall/Winter Grazing
  • Silage
  • Hay

Key Att ributes:

  • Awned (Bearded)
  • Early Maturity
  • Short plant height
  • Good straw strength
  • Very good winterhardiness
  • Tolerant of rust
  • Prostrate fall growth habit
  • Good fall seedling vigor
  • High silage yields
  • Good silage quality
  • Adapted throughout the Great Plains


For grazing, plant triticale as you would wheat. For silage-only, plant triticale later in the fall similarly to a wheat planting date for grain-only production. Utilize the same cultural practices for triticale as are used with wheat. Triticale can be planted with the same equipment, fertilized the same and planted at the equivalent seeding rates. Like wheat, triticale responds very well to seed treatments. Triticale can generally be stocked heavier than wheat and grazed longer. Best quality silage is harvested at late boot stage and highest tonnage silage is harvested at soft dough stage.

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