Project ID

2004-E27

Abstract

Triticale holds potential as a third grain crop in Iowa. This project studied different cultivars to assess their suitability for production and use as swine feed.

Key Question

How can Iowa farmers use triticale?

Findings

Triticale can reduce soil and nitrogen losses from Iowa crop production systems while serving as a high-quality feed. The best grain yields were obtained from a winter triticale variety bred and developed for grain production in Iowa. To avoid grain yield losses, winter triticale should be planted before October 1 in northern Iowa and October 15 in southern Iowa.

Principal Investigator(s)

Lance Gibson

Co-Investigator(s)

Jean-Luc Jannink, Mark Honeyman

Year of Grant Completion

2007

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