Triticale, the man-made crop: potential and prospects for western Canada

The triticale breeding program at Olds College – Field Crop Development Centre is mainly focusing on developing dual purpose promising lines suitable for forage and feed grain.
In western Canada both spring and winter triticale types have the potential to be used in multiple farming systems as annual forages for ruminant animals and biofuel production.
The genetic base of triticale in narrow, widening the germplasm is important, we conduct a wild hybridization between wheat and triticale with the hope of incorporating useful genes from both species.