Triticum aestivum x Secale cereale

Triticum aestivum x Secale cereale

Quickguard

An annual with over 90% cytoplasmic sterility, developed from crossing wheat with rye. Use as a soil stabilizer and cover crop. Germinates and establishes rapidly but plants do not persist or reseed in successive years. Ideally suited for cost effective erosion control and temporary cover. Quickguard Sterile Triticale does not produce a viable seed unless it is exposed to pollen from other triticales. Excellent choice where short-term cover is desired.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Annual
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
12 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 30 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
49.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
13,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes