Selecting and Suppressing Triticale Cultivars for Organic No-till Rotations in Nebraska

Richard Little, Research Technologist
UNL East Campus, Lincoln, Nebraska
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Our objective was to improve the viability of organic bean production in wheat-based rotations by achieving triticale crimping success and a reasonably early planting date for soybeans and string beans in a rotational-till triticale mulch system. This objective was met by: 1) developing and employing an improved roller crimper design; 2) selecting among early-flowering high biomass experimental triticale lines in several organic environments to replace rye as a mulch crop; and 3) providing seed of triticale cultivars that function well as a mulch crop for further research on a larger scale.

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