Triticale Cover Crop Plant

Triticale is a cross between cereal rye and Durum wheat, therefore having some characteristics of both parents. Triticale is similar in winter hardiness to cereal rye with just a little higher germinating temperature of 38°F. Triticale has a deep and fibrous root system that produces good biomass and will make great forage for grazing, control erosion, build soil organic matter, and scavenge nutrients. Triticale is popular in mixes that include annual ryegrass, radish, rapeseed, oats, peas, vetches, and clovers. Management of triticale is similar to cereal rye.

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Key Benefits

  • Very Winter-Hardy

  • Fibrous Root System

  • Excellent Grazing and Forage

  • Controls Erosion

  • Alternative to Cereal Rye

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate LBS/ADrilled: 50 – 60
Broadcast: 60 – 75
Aerial: 75 – 90
Seeding Depth¾” – 1 ½”
Minimum Germination Temperature38° F
InterseedLate
Seeds/LB18,000 – 23,000
Seeding rate can be increased for forage production. Consult with your Bio Till representative.

Corn Plantings

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Atrazine 4Latrazine1-2 qt15-90
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan)dicamba16-24 fl oz5-14Wait 120 days
Harmony 50WDGthifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due)tembotrione3 fl oz14Field bioassay recommended
Simazine 4L (Princep)simazine1-2 qt60

Soybean Plantings

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Assure II/Targa 0.88EQuizalofop8 oz60Wait 120 days
Harmony 50WDGThifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Select 2EClethodim10 oz3Wait 30 days

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding rate can be increased for forage production. Consult with your Bio Till representative.
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 65
Broadcast: 80
Aerial: 95
Seeding Depth0.5″ – 1.0″
Min. Germ. F°65° F
InterseedNo
Seeds/LB40,000

Corn Plantings

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Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Atrazine 4Latrazine1-2 qt15-90
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan)dicamba16-24 fl oz5-14Wait 120 days
Harmony 50WDGthifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due)tembotrione3 fl oz14Field bioassay recommended
Simazine 4L (Princep)simazine1-2 qt60

Soybean Plantings

swipe for additional information

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Assure II/Targa 0.88EQuizalofop8 oz60Wait 120 days
Harmony 50WDGThifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Select 2EClethodim10 oz3Wait 30 days