Last October, Paul Mugge and Dick Sloan discussed their playbook for planting high yielding winter triticale, rye and barley on our October shared learning call. Here are some key take-aways to keep in mind as you are planting this fall:
Pay attention to whether the combine is catching residue and dropping it off the back – these clumps of residue can prevent seed from reaching the soil and result in an uneven stand of rye (or any other small grain)."
"I plant about 100-110 pound/acre of triticale. In my
triticale seeding rate trial
in 2016 I found no significant difference between an 85 lb/acre and a 135 lb/acre seeding rate, so I'm going with a lower seeding rate to maximize my return on investment."