The Trical® breeding program has been developed over the last 30 years with a focus on quality. The triticale varieties Byron Seeds have selected are the best in the industry with a research and breeding program to back them. These varieties have been tested extensively to ensure that we have the highest fiber digestibility possible while still maintaining maximum yield. We have selected these varieties because we understand that high quality forage is imperative to stay competitive in the dairy/beef industry.
An annual mixture that combines the strength of Tri-Cal® 2700 triticale, forage peas, and Italian Ryegrass. The triticale adds agronomic stability for those growers not experienced with growing ryegrasses and more bulk for easier silo filling and unloading. The rye grasses in the mixture add higher fiber digestibility and sugar content. This is a cool season crop to be planted early spring for big yields in June or seeded in August/September for winter forage.
Dry Hay – Poor
Seeding Rate – 70-100 lb./A
Soil Adaptation – Good drought, very good wet
Haylage/Balage – Excellent
Grazing – Very good management intensive; fair continuous in late Spring
Sowing – Do not drill deeper than 1/2"
Traffic Tolerance for Triticale Plus mixtures – All varieties have good traffic tolerance.
Triticale can be utilized in grazing or haylage operation. It has a wider window of harvest then most cereal grains allowing it to be more versatile in inclement weather while maintaining excellent quality. When cutting, lay it in a wide swath to get maximum drying. If proper fertility is applied, triticale will yield up to 2.5 tons of DM/A (6 tons of high quality feed).
Seeding rates are 100 to 120 lbs per acre. Seed should be placed 1/2 to 3/4 inch in a firm seedbed. In the case of no-till make certain the existing vegetation is properly killed.