Western Research and Demonstration Farm

Triticale—A Possible Third Crop for Iowa

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Triticale (trit-ah-kay-lee) is a close relative of wheat that results from pollinating durum wheat with rye pollen, and then using that cross in a breeding program to produce stable, self-replicating varieties. Triticale yield, stress tolerance, and disease resistance are greater than that of wheat. Triticale doesn’t currently possess the grain traits of bread wheat, so its greatest marketing potential is as animal feed.

Keywords: Animal Science, Agronomy

How to Cite: Gibson, L. R. , Honeyman, M. S. , Rossiter, L. T. & Roush, W. B. (2003) “Triticale—A Possible Third Crop for Iowa”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports. 2002(1).