- Agriculture, Forestry & Soils
- Field crops, grasses, plant fibers, spices, tree crops, herbs
Qualset, Calvin O. Department of Agronomy and Range Science, University of California, Davis, California.
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A cereal grass plant (× Triticosecale) obtained from the hybridization of wheat (Triticum) with rye (Secale cereale). Triticale (Fig. 1) is a crop plant with a small-seeded cereal grain that is used for human food and livestock feed. Worldwide, triticale is gaining importance as a cereal grain, with about 14.7 million tons (13.3 metric tons) per year being harvested from 9.6 million acres (3.9 million hectares). The European continent dominates the production of triticale, producing 90% of the total crop. Countries with the greatest production are Poland, Germany, France, and Belarus. See also: Cereal; Grain crops; Grass crops; Poales; Rye; Wheat
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