Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm
Triticale (trit-ah-kay-lee) is a close relative of wheat resulting from pollinating durum wheat with rye pollen and using the cross in a breeding program to produce stable, self-replicating varieties. Yield, stress tolerance, and disease resistance are typically greater in triticale than in wheat. Triticale doesn’t currently possess the grain traits of bread wheat, so its greatest market potential is as animal feed.
Iowa State University
Gibson, Lance R.; Schwarte, Aaron J.; Sundberg, David N.; and Karlen, Douglas L., "Planting Date Effects on Winter Triticale Grain Yield" (2006). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 1083.