FLEX 719 is an awnletted winter triticale developed by Northern Agri-Brands LLC. Flex 719 was selected for its awn length, lodging resistance, substantially higher seed yield, and high silage forage yield. Flex 719 possess excellent lodging tolerance. Identifying characteristics are early maturity and awnletted. Recognized classes are breeder, Foundation, Registered and Certified Northern Agri-Brands. Application for Plant Variety Protection is anticipated in 2017.
The triticale variety “NT09423” is a new University of Nebraska release. It is a hexaploid, winter type triticale that is rated as very late for its maturity, being one day later the NE4227. Plant height is rated short at 114 centimeters.The plant color at boot stage is green. Anthocyanin is absent on the stem. Stem neck shape is described as straight. The flag leaf is twisted and waxy bloom is present on the leaf at boot stage. Leaf carriage is upright and the auricle color is described as white or colorless. The grain head is mid-dense, fusiform in shape and awned. Awn color is tan and the seed color is amber. Performance data indicates the variety has good winter hardiness. NT09423 is a three generation variety (F, R, C).
SURGE is an awnless facultative triticale that was developed by Northern Agri-Brands LLC. Surge was selected for its awnless character, and respectable late boot stage silage yield. Surge has been tested and found to be adaptive to Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. including Washington and Idaho as well as adaptive to Wisconsin. Surge possess excellent pre-dough forage quality. Identifying characteristics include very later maturity and awnless spikes. Recognized classes are Breeder, Foundation, Registered and Certified. Application for Plant Variety Protection is anticipated in 2017 and the Title V option will NOT be taken.