FX 1001 triticale is a cross between winter wheat and cereal rye. Its winter hardiness allows it to grow later in the fall than other cover crops. Its fibrous roots continue to grow through the winter down to 60 inches or more, building soil organic matter. Triticale’s rapid growth suppress winter weeds better than rye. It produces a lot of bio-mass that is good as a mulch mat, forage or straw. Triticale has an allelopathic effect on weeds and following corn crops.
- Reduced awn expression
- Early maturity
- Wide showy leaves
- Good for silage or fall/winter grazing
FX 1001 can be winter grazed, plowed under in spring as a green manure, cut and made into baleage, rolled after boot stage to provide a mulch.
Drill or no-till 80-120 lbs/A at a depth of 1/2 to 1 inch deep. Can be mixed with hairy vetch, crimson clover and annual ryegrass. Use about 40 lbs/A of nitrogen in the fall to help establish and 70 lbs/A again in the spring if it’s going to be used as a forage.
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