Research was conducted this past year at the Marshfield Research Station evaluating a production system that involves fall planting triticale as a cover crop and spring harvesting the triticale as forage followed by no-till planted soybeans.
Take-homes after year one of project:
- Triticale can be successfully planted late into fall
- Triticale can have very good forage quality
- Cutting as a control measure for cover crops provides effective control while avoiding an additional herbicide application
- There was no yield penalty for soybeans following triticale as compared to those following no cover crop – even with a shorter maturity
- Triticale forage adds value to the entire system