Western Research and Demonstration Farm
Triticale (trit-ah-kay-lee) is a close relative of wheat that results from pollinating durum wheat with rye pollen, and then using that cross in a breeding program to produce stable, self-replicating varieties. Triticale yield, stress tolerance, and disease resistance are greater than that of wheat. Triticale doesn’t currently possess the grain traits of bread wheat, so its greatest marketing potential is as animal feed.
Iowa State University
Gibson, Lance R.; Honeyman, Mark S.; Rossiter, Lyle T.; and Roush, Wayne B., "Triticale—A Possible Third Crop for Iowa" (2003). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 1549.