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Triticale in California


J. P. Gustafson
C. O. Qualset
J. D. Prato
Y. P. Puri
W. H. Isom
W. F. Lehman

Authors Affiliations

J. P. Gustafson is Research Assistant, Department of Agronomy and Range Science; C. O. Qualset is Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy and Range Science; J. D. Prato is Extension Agronomist, U. C. Davis; Y. P. Puri is Associate Specialist and Superintendent, Tulelake Field Station; W. H. Isom is Extension Agronomist, U. C. Riverside; W. F. Lehman is Assoc. Agronomist, Imperial Valley Field Station, El Centro.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 26(2):3-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v026n02p3. February 1972.

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Triticale (a wheat-rye hybrid) must compete for acreage mainly with barley and wheat. Assuming no price differential among the cereal feed grains, the yields and production costs for triticale must be equivalent or more favorable before a substantial triticale production can be anticipated in California. The results presented here indicate that, under most conditions, triticale does not yield better than other feed grains. Production costs are expected to be similar for triticale, barley, and wheat except in areas where more irrigations are required for late maturing triticale varieties.

Gustafson J, Qualset C, Prato J, Puri Y, Isom W, Lehman W. 1972. Triticale in California. Hilgardia 26(2):3-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v026n02p3
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