Fall-seeded winter grains eliminate the uncertainty of timely spring seeding (especially on wetter ground). Their use also frees up more time in the spring to work on other farming operations. Moreover, winter grains provide excellent cover to prevent winter and spring soil erosion. Winter rye is most commonly used as a cover crop and animal forage. Winter triticale has excellent forage yield and quality while winter barley yields high quality grain for animal feed.
Triticale Agronomic Basics
Winter Rye Agronomic Basics