Triticum aestivum x Secale cereal* ('QuickGuard' Sterile Triticale)

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, especially when seeding as a nurse-crop in tandem with slower-to-establish perennial species. QuickGuard Sterile Triticale does not produce a viable seed unless it is exposed to pollen from other non-sterile triticales. Excellent option where short-term cover is desired.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Annual

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Introduced

Growth Form: Grass

Mature Height: 25 in.

Annual Precipitation: ≥6 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Low

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: None

Fire Tolerance: None

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Yes

CaCO3 Tolerance: Yes

pH Range: 4.5-8.3


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 13,000

Seeding Rate: 8-15 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination: 3-7


ADDITIONAL LINKS

Farm & Ranch Guide