When should winter triticale be planted?

When should winter triticale be planted?

You just need seeds to sow. Triticale can be sown any time from late summer to early fall in any area of your garden in which you need to enrich the soil or prevent weed growth. Just be sure to sow the seeds early enough for your area that they will be established before the weather turns really cold.

Will triticale survive winter?

Triticale is mostly used as forage for cattle, but you might also see it in breakfast cereal ingredient lists. It has both the high yield of wheat and the cold tolerance of rye. It is this ability to overwinter—and do it well–that sets triticale apart.

When can I plant triticale?

The best management practice is to plant winter triticale 10 days to two weeks before your local wheat planting date. It’s more critical as you go farther north where winter comes swiftly. Early planting maximizes tillering. The more tillers, the more potential mature stems next spring.

How late can you plant spring triticale?

While summer annuals are a good option through July, spring annual forages such as oats, spring triticale, and barley planted in late July through the middle of August can provide high quality feed. This forage can be harvested, direct grazed, or windrow grazed from October on into the late-fall and winter.

Does triticale grow back?

Subject: RE: how much will triticale regrow? You can get a second cutting, the earlier you cut, the more regrowth you get. I let some go to head last year, but cut before the grain started to fill.

How thick do you plant triticale?

Seeding Recommendations: Triticale should be seeded using a standard grain drill about ½ to 1½ inch deep. Plant about 100 – 120 pounds per acre. Use lower rate for grain production and higher rate for forage.

Does triticale reseed?

Triticale also has a larger grain than wheat and a nice golden color like wheat and unlike rye. The reseeding is another part of my grain project. I am harvesting some grain, like my winter wheat, and then watching as it reseeds, due to my primitive cutting with a sickle. So far, this works well.

Is triticale winter hardy?

The winter hardiness of winter triticale is sufficiently good that it can be grown throughout Nebraska wherever winter wheat can be grown. Winter triticale is more winter hardy than winter barley, hence is a consistent component of a cover crop than winter barley.

Will triticale regrow after cutting?

Is there a spring triticale?

Sunray Triticale is a spring variety that is well adapted to all growing zones of Western Canada. It is a semi-dwarf variety with lower ergot infection rates, short strong straw, resistance to leaf rust, stem rust, common bunt and common root rot.

Can you bale triticale?

One of the great values of triticale is its relatively short growing season. They were able to go in after harvest to plant the crop and bale it right before planting. Their aim is to seed it the first week of October with it coming out in early- to mid-May. Bolender said its benefits have fit well into their rotation.

How tall does triticale grow?

Most triticale varieties grow to a height of 30-40” before harvest, but because the plant grows a bit more slowly than spring wheat, annual grasses and other weeds can be problematic.

When to cut triticale for hay?

Any later and you may need to grind hay to get good consumption. This may occur by mid-May. Triticale will retain feed value and palatability better at later stages of maturity and naturally is later in development. Cutting by early milk stage might happen in early to mid-June.

When do winter annuals germinate?

Most winter annuals will germinate in late summer or fall, survive through the winter and grow quickly in the spring. The will produce seed and die by late spring or early summer. Since annuals die each year, they must come back the following year from seed.

What is triticale Hay?

Triticale is a highly versatile forage for grazing, silage, balage, and boot-stage hay . Triticale is a cross between wheat and rye. It is excellent forage for dairy cows at the boot-stage and for beef cows and dairy heifers at the soft dough stage. High protein, digestiblity, and significantly higher yields than other boot-stage cereal grains.