Our 60/40 Pea/Triticale blend is an alternative spring forage option to the other commonly used mixtures of forage peas and small grains such as oats or barley. Spring triticale has advantages in yield while maintaining excellent forage quality. Forage Peas are very high in crude protein and digestibility and have good yield when blended with a grain crop such as triticale that can provide structure for them to grow upwards with. Pea/Triticale blends will be a later maturing spring forage option with excellent yield potential as a hay or haylage crop.
Drilled Seeding Rate: 100 lbs/acre
- Planting Time: Early Spring
- Both Peas and Triticale can tolerate any light frost that may occur after planting.
- Drilled Seeding Rate: 100 lbs/acre
- Ideal Seeding Depth: 1.5″-2”
Use the fertilizer rates below for maximum yield potential:
|Recommended Application Rate (Lbs/acre)|
|Soil Fertility Level||Nitrogen (N)||Phosphorus (P2O5)||Potassium (K2O)|
*Rates are recommended if no soil test is taken.
- Apply ½ rate of nitrogen at planting, and the other ½ rate during mid- to late-tillering of the triticale.
- Do not exceed a total of 25 lbs/a of N+K if fertilizer is placed in-furrow.
- Plant into a clean, weed-free seedbed.
- If weeds are present at planting, consider applying Glyphosate @ 32 oz/acre after planting but before crop emergence to control existing weeds.
- There are no herbicide options to control weeds after the crop has emerged.
Disclaimer: All products and rates were provided by university-based sources and product labels. Always follow label instructions and consult your local chemical dealer and seed dealer before making any applications or planting of the seed.
- Hay: Cut when the triticale is in the late boot through milk stages to ensure that it will cure easily.
- Haylage: Cut when the triticale is in the soft dough stage. This allows the peas to form pods as well which increases the feed value.
- Pea/Triticale blends are safe to graze if other harvest options become limited.
- Pea/Triticale blends are commonly followed with a second forage crop such as hay millet, sorghum-sudangrass, or grazing cover crop mixtures.