Journal of NACAA

Forage Productivity of Triticale and Winter Small Grain Mixtures in the Texas Rolling Plains

ISSN 2158-9429

Volume 16, Issue 2 - December 2023

Editor: Linda Chalker-Scott


Triticale (x Triticosecale Wittmack) is gaining attention by winter wheat pasture owners in the Texas Rolling Plains due to its high forage mass potential. Triticale can extend the grazing window and fill the gap in the early summer when forage productivity of winter wheat pasture is declining. This study evaluated forage mass of small grain and triticale mixtures at various ratios (0:100, 30:70, 50:50, 70:30, and 100:0) for three years (2017/2018-2019/2020). Total forage mass increased as triticale ratio increased in the mixtures during a wet year (p < 0.0003). There were no differences among treatments in dry or drought years (p > 0.05).

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