Albert Lea Seed

Seed Index Trial Data

Other Winter Grains

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

NE426GT Winter Triticale

Dual-Purpose, Low-Ergot

  • A cross between winter wheat and winter rye
  • Primary use as an annual grain or forage crop
  • Superior to most of the other small grains as a livestock feed
  • Should be cut before it heads out for best forage quality
  • Low ergot variety for grain or forage
  • Awned variety

Winter Rye*

Common Winter Rye

  • Variety Not Stated Winter Rye
  • Grown in the Upper-Midwest/Canada
  • Excellent Winter Hardiness
  • Vigorous growth
  • Excellent Late Fall/Early Spring Forage & Cover Crop Option
  • Will grow on all soil types including low fertility, shallow, sandy, or wet soils

Winter Triticale*

Economical Forage Option

  • Combines high yield potential, grain quality, and disease resistance of wheat with the winter hardiness and low fertility requirements of rye
  • Economical choice for forage
  • Should be cut or chopped before it heads out for best forage quality
  • Triticale should be drilled ½-1½ in. deep
  • Seed 100-120 lbs/acre for maximum forage

Spooner Winter Rye -NEW!

Bred for Yield and Consistency

  • A tall, high-yielding variety
  • High test weight and good straw strength
  • Earlier maturing than VNS and more consistent
  • Developed by the University of Wisconsin

Wheeler Winter Rye -NEW!

Forage Variety

  • Superior forage variety with leafy growth and good winter hardiness
  • Robust fall growth and later maturity, ideal for forage or cover cropping
  • Modest grain yields
  • Excellent biomass accumulation and feed value

Brasetto Hybrid Winter Rye -NEW!

Hybrid Grain Variety

  • Extremely high-yielding, low-input hybridized winter rye
  • Will commonly yield 30-90 bushels more than common VNS varieties
  • Uniform height & maturity
  • Deeper rooting, more tillering
  • Shorter with excellent lodging resistance
  • Low ergot hybrid
  • Grain harvested from hybrid rye is not recommended for cover crop seed because it is extremely variable in height and other agronomic characteristics
  • Plant on productive soils for optimum yield
  • Sold by the 50 lb unit (12,600 - 12,800 seeds/lb)
  • Recommended seeding rate is 800,000-1,000,000 seeds/acre (70-80 lbs/acre)
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