TriCal® 813 is a new but highly versatile cereal forage for grazing, silage, hay or as a cover crop. Like traditional Triticale, TriCal emerges rapidly from fall plantings and produces copious quantities of fall and winter forage. Additionally, it develops rapidly in the spring for high-quantity and high-quality silage or hay.
TriCal is tolerant of acid and saline soils. It is also tolerant of many diseases endemic to traditional cereal production as well as cereal aphids, and rust/wheat streak and mosaic virus.
University studies confirm TriCal is more effective at nitrogen uptake per ton of silage than corn and produces more pounds of milk per ton of dry matter than corn silage. University studies also confirm TriCal is highly palatable with excellent digestibility and crude protein. In additional research plots in the Great Plains, TriCal’s grazing potential was 118% of barley and 155% of wheat, and consistently out-performed wheat and barley silage.