Preferred Seed

Preferred Seed, Preferred Results

Cover Crops

Preferred Peas & Triticale



Preferred Peas and Triticale is a blend of 55% Maxum 4010 Forage Canadian Field Peas and 45% improved forage Triticale. The 4010 is a small seeded pea specifically designed for the Dairy and Beef silage market. The vine length has been reported as long as six and 1/2 feet. The 4010 Pea combined with improved forage Triticale gives exceptional forage quality and high tonnage. Yields have been reported as high as 10 ton/ac. Used as a nurse crop, Peas and Triticale emerge quickly and grow vegetatively at a rapid rate. These characteristics make a mixture of Peas and Triticale an excellent choice for growers that are establishing new seedings. Peas and Triticale will mature (first flower for peas, grain head in the boot for triticale) in approximately 45-60 days, depending on weather conditions, producing excellent summer feed when ensiled. Pre-inoculated and ready for immediate planting.

Planting Guide


  • Seeding Rate (Alone/Acre):  125-175 lbs. / acre

  • Seeding Rate (As Nurse Crop/Acre): 75-100 lbs. / acre 

  • Seeding Depth(Inches):   ½ - 1

  • Life Cycle: Annual

  • Seeding Dates :  Northern:   Spring




Consult your local cooperative extension agent for specific planting recommendations for your area.    Find your cooperative extension agent.

Product Specifications

Sku: Preferred Peas & Triticale
Release Date: 08/16/10

Site Information

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Buffalo, NY 14227
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