It has been developed to incorporate the high yield potential and quality of wheat and the adaptability of rye and is adapted to a wide range of soil types and environments. Triticale has an aggressive root system that binds light soils better than wheat, barley or oats. It is primarily an energy source having moderate protein content with high starch and other carbohydrates, giving it high energy content. Depending on seed size the
seeding rate should be 75-120kg/ha.


US2014 Triticale

Multi end-use cultivar suitable as:

  •  Cover crop in vineyards to enhance moisture retention and weed control;
  • Grazing during first 40 days after emergence;
  • Silage production towards milky dough stage; and
  • Grain production for animal feed
  • Excellent biotic tolerance, including Stem rust; Leaf rust; Powdery mildew and Aphid damage
  • Dark green broad leaves
  • Reduced fertilizer need while maintaining high protein levels in combination with above average starch content
  • Excellent adaptation to the whole of the Western Cape production area
  • Long season grower that maximises available moisture
  • Easier harvesting then older generation triticale cultivars
  • Medium height (typically 110 – 120cm)
  • Above average hectolitre mass (75kg/hl) when compared to older generation triticale cultivars
  • Lower seeding rate required while maintaining excellent biomass