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4210. McClintic, Dennis. Feb. 1990. What ever happened to triticale?. The Furrow, p. 17-18..
Triticale plantings in the PNW have declined to about 5,000 acres, as government set-aside requirements have shrunk. This crop does not count against base and thus was ideal for use on set-aside. Also, its price is below wheat and barley, although it has a better amino acid balance and higher feed value than corn or wheat. Demand is growing in regions like the southeast where expanding hog and poultry operations are interested in the grain.

6380. Smith, H.A., C. Rust, D. Baldridge, G. Carlson, and G. Kushnak. 1989. Triticale: a Montana specialty crop.. MSU Extension Service Montguide MT 8904.
Describes potential uses for triticale and production considerations. Some researchers have concluded that triticale is best suited to drought-prone areas with poor soil, where wheat production is marginal. Triticale is mostly used as a feed grain similar to barley. It also has some use as a poultry feed due to a high lysine content. It makes good forage and silage as well.

6469. Smith, H.A., C. Rust, and D. Baldridge. 1989. Montana specialty crop dealer resource list.. MSU Extension Service EB41.
This lists commercial dealers in Montana who buy and/or sell the following specialty crops: alfalfa, Austrian winter peas, berseem clover, black medic, buckwheat, chickpeas, crambe, dry edible beans, fababeans, flax, lentils, lupin, millet, mustard, rapeseed, safflower, sunflower, spelt, teff, triticale, winter rye. Listed is the location, company name, whether they contract or buy on spot, and whether they buy or sell seed.

7841. Koala, S., J.R. Sims, H. El-Attar, and M. El-Halfawia. 1988. Phosphorus deficiency in semi-arid tropics and implications for grain legume production. p. 205-216.. IN: R.J. Summerfield (ed.). World Crops: Cool Season Food Legumes..

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