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.
How can Iowa farmers use triticale?
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.
Jean-Luc Jannink, Mark Honeyman
Year of Grant Completion
Gibson, Lance; Jannink, Jean-Luc; and Honeyman, Mark S., "Assessment of triticale varieties for swine feeding performance, late planting" (2007). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 282.