Annual ryegrass is a great feedstuff once we hit warmer temperatures in the spring, but lacks growth in the dead of winter. Extend that growth period by including triticale with the ryegrass. It grows in cooler temperatures and won’t compete with the ryegrass. Perfect for grazing, as cover crop, or for baleage. Not recommended for dry hay.
A cold-tolerant small grain with a wide leaf that grows in cooler weather, providing forage in mid-winter.
Ryegrass has a massive fibrous root system, tolerates traffic and provides quality yield in mid-spring through early summer.
Drill at 0.5” depth. Calibrate your drill to ensure have an accurate rate. Broadcasting is not recommended due to the size of the triticale and spring oat seed.
|Seeding Rate - Drilled||75-120 lbs/ac|
|Target Harvest Height||8-15" grazing or 15-25" chop|
|Target Residual Height For Regrowth||3-6"|
- Farmville, VA
I wish I had a hundred acres to put Triticale Plus on; I would need no hay or other winter feed. Annuals have become an important component in extending nearly year round grazing for me. It also lets us keep our numbers up knowing we will have extra high quality grazing. The advantage is in quality of feed combined with cost as well as low labor, as compared to feeding hay or other stored feed.