HyOctane Winter Triticale

HyOctaneWinter Forage Triticale is a new awnletted variety that has been crossed between Wheat and Rye. It has the yield potential of rye grain and the feed quality of wheat. It can be used for silage, green chop, *hay, grazing and cover cropping. HyOctane has an earlier heading date then most Triticale’s – making it a great choice for double cropping systems.

Late Summer or Early Fall:      80-100 lbs/acre
Early to Mid Fall:          100-110 lbs/acre
Mid Fall:              110-120 lbs/acre

PLANTING DATES: August to November. It can also be late-spring planted for summer grazing, then cut the following year for forage after plant has gone through the vernalization process.

HARVESTING FOR FEED: Best feed quality comes when HyOctane is in the late boot stage. Protein can be found from 15-22%. At soft dough stage the Dry Matter Yield will typically double, but overall Feed Quality Protein will drop to 8-13%. The protein levels vary based on fertility and overall growing conditions.

WASTE MANAGEMENT: HyOctane is a good choice for dairy waste management. It can consume as much as 250 units or more of nitrogen if the applications are applied uniformly. Always check nitrate levels before feeding.

GRAZING TIPS: If planted in the spring, HyOctane can be grazed from spring through summer, and even into the fall. This does require proper management with fertility and some irrigation. If HyOctane does not go thru a winter, it won’t vernalize and go into the reproductive stage – leaving the plant vegetative until winter. This allows for better silage, green chop and possibly even a May hay crop.

* Hay producers: Please keep in mind that HyOctane is Awnletted not Awn less.