Triticale Western - GrowNotes™

Published: 1 May 2018

Triticale is an established small cereal crop which combines the productivity of wheat with the hardiness of rye. Triticale was developed by human intervention from crosses between wheat (genus Triticum) and rye (genus Secale). Its kernels are longer than wheat seeds and are plumper than rye. Its colour can range from the tan of wheat to the grey-brown colour of rye. Triticale has several advantages in Australian conditions; it is a relatively low input cereal crop with good disease resistance, particularly to rusts. It is as high a quality feed grain as wheat and is a hardy plant.

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Region: West