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Triticale is a small grain crop that is the reult of a cross between wheat (Triticum) and rye (Secale). Generally triticale combines the yield potential and quality of wheat with the disease and environmental tolerance of rye. The triticale root system is aggressive and binds lighter soils better than wheat, barley, and oats. Triticale is tolerant of a wide variety of soils and typically performs better than other ceral grains in water logged soils as well as alkaline soils (high pH). Triticale grain is about twice as soft as wheat. While this provides a milling advantage, it also increase insect damage during storage.
TriCal 131 is a completely awnless winter triticale. It is an excellent option for grazing, haying, and silage programs. 131 is best suited south of Interstate 40.