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Triticale

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Crops & Agronomy' started by mdagri, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. mdagri

    mdagri New Member

    Thinking of growing some triticale for the first time as a second cereal.
    We are on heavy ground with some black grass pressure but are making substantial inroads into it with an extended rotation and 2 spring crops.
    Thought the vigor and crop height of triticale would be a useful tool in the continued fight against BG.

    Anyone had much experience with it?
    Was it difficult to market?

    Any thoughts or advice would be most appreciated.
     
  2. mikep

    mikep Member

    If you've had ergot in your crops before then you will find triticale is a bit of a magnet for it. Sells reluctantly at a discount best get a buyer first.
     
  3. Landrover

    Landrover Member

    Grow it here (north Northumberland/Scottish borders) instead of second wheat on light ground, best performing crop this year, seed is expensive, but apart from that it's good, masses of straw, yielded as well if not better than second wheats and our local buyer takes it for feed wheat price
     

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