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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

Winter Rye*

Common Winter Rye

  • We do not carry a specific variety of Winter Rye
  • All our winter rye is grown in the upper Midwest and is very winter hardy
  • Vigorous: can grow more than 5 feet tall

Trical 815 Winter Triticale

High Yields, High Quality

  • Very high leaf-to-stem ratio
  • A good choice for a premium, early spring forage
  • Can double as a grain crop
  • Outstanding digestibility and crude protein content
  • A very good candidate for double cropping

Fridge Winter Triticale

  • Tall winter triticale with excellent forage quality
  • Vigorous early growth and development
  • Strong straw strength
  • Dark green leafy foliage and reduced number/legnth of awns widens the harvest window
  • Excellent winter survival

McGregor Winter Barley

Very Good Yield Potential

  • Good standing, good test weight
  • Fair winter hardiness in the upper Midwest
  • We recommend planting before Sept 15 in MN and WI
  • Our grower in WI has gotten 125 Bu/Ac
  • Excellent tolerance to BYDV & powdery mildew