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Description

Triticale Plus is a winter annual mixture that combines the strengths of improved forage triticale and Italian or annual ryegrass. The triticale adds agronomic stability for those not experienced with growing ryegrasses and more bulk for easier silo filling and unloading. The ryegrass in the mixture adds higher fiber digestibility NDFD and sugar content. This productive mixture can be used as a double crop followed with BMR forage sorghum sudan or corn silage.

Tritical Plus is an excellent choice to no-till fall seed into thinning alfalfa and cut one or two cuttings the following spring. Most growers will only use the ryegrass if they are doing more than one cut since it can be difficult to terminate when going to another crop after the first cut.

UT & OR
Triticale Plus Spring

  • Very high yield potential
  • Tremendous quality, high NDFD and sugar
  • A mixture of Spring Triticale and Italian Ryegrass
  • Very quick, high yields
  • Very quick to establish

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

*Organic versions may have different varieties based on availability


UT & OR
Triticale Plus
Fall

  • Easier to cut with cutter bar than ryegrass alone
  • Much easier to blow into upright silo due to more stems
  • Due to its fast growth, can be sown later in the fall
  • More winter-hardy

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

*Organic versions may have different varieties based on availability


UT & OR
Tritilage Pro

  • A great triticale and premium forage pea mix
  • The Byron's Spring Triticale provides excellent digestible fiber as well as energy
  • The forage peas provide high protein along with some nitrogen production

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

*Organic versions may have different varieties based on availability

Management

Triticale Plus gives flexibility for grazing or haylage or baleage. It works very well for double cropping after corn silage or no-till into old alfalfa stands in early fall in order to increase the following year’s tonnage and quality in the first cutting. Apply 30 units of N at planting. In early spring, at greenup, apply an additional 40-60 units of N to maximize tonnage and protein. Allelopathy could affect the next crop unless either some light tillage is done or a large amount of liquid manure is applied.

Establishment

Seed at 70-100 pounds per acre and drill at ½ to ¾ inch deep. Triticale Plus Spring is for early fall or early spring seeding. In yield trials, a blend of the two gives higher tonnage than by itself.

UT
Milk Max

  • 60/40 mixture of forage oats
  • Superb quality pea and oat mixture
  • Can be used as a nurse crop for alfalfa or seeded alone

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


OR
Maxigro

  • Economical mixture of Organic peas and Organic Jerry Oats

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


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