The selections below are not reflective of the entire line-up. These are products/concepts that we feel should be highlighted for the 2014 winter annual forage season.
“It (Triticale 815) gets repeat sales and higher yields, close to 4 tons of dry matter. That’s good for something that grows over the winter. The combination of yield and quality makes it a win-win. When we add ryegrass to it, we’ve seen better soil conditioning from the ryegrass roots for coming back into the spring with corn. 815 Triticale all the way! Can’t beat it, all-around star.”
Agronomist & Kings Dealer , Union County, PA
Triticale & Annual Ryegrass. Designed for one or two cuts of spring haylage. This mixture will have excellent NDFd when harvested prior to boot stage (flag leaf stage preferred). Even more tonnage than triticale by itself! It’s also great to thicken alfalfa fields in the fall for one big cutting in the spring. We consider this to be one of our premier winter forage options.
– Great double crop forage
– Utilizes a lot of nutrients
– Great for baleage or grazing
– High sugars for better fermentation & VFA
– More energy than triticale by itself
TRITICALE PLUS with CRIMSON CLOVER
Many of our producers have tried an exciting combination of our Triticale Plus and Crimson Clover. The trick is to seed the Crimson through the small box and the Triticale Plus through the large box. Mixing in Crimson Clover adds one more soil building component and can increase protein in the forage.
Mixture of forage oats and annual ryegrass. This mix combines the strengths of each product and can be planted in early spring and late summer. Planted at a heavy rate it will yield one fall cut, plus up to two spring cuts.
A combination of Crimson Clover, annual ryegrass and oats works well as a late summer/early fall planted cover crop or as a forage mix. The oats provide the early cover mentioned, and the crimson clover and annual ryegrass overwinter as a grass-legume cover. If using this as a forage combination, target a planting date in late summer and increase the seeding rate from 60#/acre (as recommended for cover crop use) to 120#/acre. This will give you a nice harvest of oats in the fall, and then the grass-legume mix can overwinter to provide a soil cover and produce a spring forage harvest.
BARLEY with CRIMSON CLOVER
This is an early cover crop that produces high yielding quality forage if proper planting dates are available. Put barley in the big box and crimson clover in the small box. Seed at 100#/acre of barley with 25#/acre of crimson clover. With the earlier planting date, the winter barley will tiller earlier compared to the later planted small grains. The high leaf to stem ratio of barley and its high digestibility contribute to a high NDFd analysis, while the addition of the crimson clover increases the dry matter yield and quality components, including the protein value of the mix.
TriCal® 815 TRITICALE
This leafy winter triticale was bred for high forage yield and quality. 815 consistently has superior NDF di-gestibility in our test plots! See the Penn State Data on the next page. Its maturity date is similar to most winter wheats. Very wide harvest window allows you flexibility in attaining both forage quantity and quality.
A high quality winter annual that can be used for both forage or as a nitrogen fixing cover crop. Adapted to warmer parts of Pennsylvania and south. Ready to plow down 2 to 3 weeks earlier in spring than hairy vetch. Good for forage.
MO-1 ANNUAL RYEGRASS
This is an excellent annual ryegrass that was bred in Missouri and selected for improved winter hardiness and high forage yields. In addition to MO-1, we will have other ryegrass varieties available.
Kings PEA OAT MIXTURE
50/50 mixture of forage peas and forage oats.
Great nitrogen producing annual cover crop.