- The stabilized hybrid of wheat and rye
- Poland, Germany, China and France account for nearly 90% of the world triticale production
- Globally, triticale is used primarily for livestock feeds
- In Mexico, which grows the crop, triticale is used mostly for whole-grain triticale breads and tortillas.
- In the US, triticale is harvested mostly for forage
- Plus a small market for pancake mixes and crackers due to a savory, nutty flavor
- Ethanol plants will pay a premium for triticale over barley
- More starch and no hull, making alcohol production more efficient
Although, wheat-rye hybrids date back to 1875, it was only in 1953 that the first North American triticale breeding program was initiated at the University of Manitoba.
- Price (per lb): Call
- Seeding Rate (lbs per acre): 60-90 (nurse crop, 90-120 (alone)