Double Play

An annual mixture that will give both quick fall growth and a spring harvest. Oats and annual ryegrass will give quick fall growth. The oats winter kill once temperatures drop into the teens. Both the triticale and the annual ryegrass will overwinter (with proper fall management) and will produce a cutting of high quality forage in the spring. This mix is balanced for both fall and spring production. While the fall production will be less than our Oats Plus mix, and spring production will be less than our DART and Triticale Plus mix, the combined fall and spring harvest offers excellent potential in regions where there is not enough of time to seed separate fall and spring crops.

Soil Adaptation

Excellent for overwinter nutrient management, but apply manure prior to seeding Wet soils– poor due to harvest difficulty Dry soils—fair. Productive during fall and spring, which tends to reduce drought risk pH range: 6.0 and Higher

Cutting Management

Fall growth: Prior to the end of university recommended wheat planting dates, a fall cutting must be made. Leave at least 5-6’” of stubble. Short cuttings may result in winterkill. Spring Growth: Oats will normally winter kill, leaving triticale and annual ryegrass for one cutting. This mix features our Gainer Triticale, which has an earlier maturing triticale which serves as a harvest indicator, when you see the first heads, its time to cut.

Crop Rotation

The ryegrass component of this mixture is excellent for building soil organic matter and utilizing nutrients including N and P. However, ryegrasses must be killed before the next crop.

Double Play Tech Sheet

At A Glance

  • Balance of Fall and Spring Production
  • 1 fall cut
  • 1 spring cut


  • 45% Gainer Triticale
  • 33% Oats
  • 22% Annual Ryegrass

Best Use:

  • Haylage, Baleage, managed grazing


  • Seeding rate: 150-200 lbs/A
  • Seeding Depth: 1/2” – 3/4”
  • Planting Dates: 4-6 weeks prior to wheat planting dates