I couldn't get rye at my local coop so I bought triticale this year. I probably could have gone with wheat, but I am interested to see how this does. I live around big ag so there is wheat everywhere. I thought I would give them something different.
Yes....trit makes up about half of our fall blend with rye.....usually plant about 30-40 ac.
-larger leaf, higher tonnage, and later maturing than rye
-higher aphid and disease resistance than wheat
-wet soil tolerant
IF we use wheat aphid damage in spring is severe....spring tonnage is reduced....few weeds are suppressed...and cow days per acre are reduced.
If you have aphid or disease issues in wheat then switch to trit.