Triticale Cover Crop Plant

Triticale is a cross between cereal rye and Durum wheat, therefore having some characteristics of both parents. Triticale is similar in winter hardiness to cereal rye with just a little higher germinating temperature of 38°F. Triticale has a deep and fibrous root system that produces good biomass and will make great forage for grazing, control erosion, build soil organic matter, and scavenge nutrients. Triticale is popular in mixes that include annual ryegrass, radish, rapeseed, oats, peas, vetches, and clovers. Management of triticale is similar to cereal rye.

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Key Benefits

  • Very Winter-Hardy

  • Fibrous Root System

  • Excellent Grazing and Forage

  • Controls Erosion

  • Alternative to Cereal Rye

Herbicides To Avoid

Corn

Soybean

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate LBS/A Drilled: 50 – 60
Broadcast: 60 – 75
Aerial: 75 – 90
Seeding Depth ¾” – 1 ½”
Minimum Germination Temperature 38° F
Interseed Late
Seeds/LB 18,000 – 23,000
Seeding rate can be increased for forage production. Consult with your Bio Till representative.

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding rate can be increased for forage production. Consult with your Bio Till representative.
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 65
Broadcast: 80
Aerial: 95
Seeding Depth 0.5″ – 1.0″
Min. Germ. F° 65° F
Interseed No
Seeds/LB 40,000