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Triticale (Trtiticosecale)

  • Description :
    • A triticum x secale cross providing excellent feed during the winter months across RSA except for the sub-tropical and tropical coastal regions.
  • Climate :
    • Subtropical / temperate
  • Moisture Requirements :
    • 450 – 500 mm required over the growing period
    • Summer rainfall : establish on soils with good water retention characteristics or where supplementary irrigation is available.
  • Soil Preference :
    • See Oats
  • Sowing Rate :
    • Rows : 30cm : 25 – 45 kg/ha
    • Broadcast : 60 – 80 kg/ha
  • Planting Time :
    • February to March (summer rainfall region)
    • This will provide grazing for period April – June
  • Planting Method :
    • See Oats
  • Management :
    • See Oats
  • Advantages :
    • Early plantings can be grazed within 60 days.
    • CP content 13%
    • Can be used for grazing, hay, silage and grain
  • Limitations :
    • Winter, intermediate and spring types are available
    • Planting date is therefore critical to achieve desired results
 
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