Forerunner is a facultative growth habit triticale variety. It can be grown in the spring or the fall. Winter growth is semi-prostrate, dark green and mid-cold. hardy.
Forerunner is tall, stiff, facultative, mid-season maturity with a smooth to sparsely pubescent neck.
An excellent choice for silage, hay or cover crop. Forerunner should be cut and ensiled at “boot” or heading stage for maximum nutritional value. Forerunner is an “awnletted” variety. Forerunner can grow to average heights of 50-60 inches for forage purposes. Straw strength is good. The crop stands well with higher rates of nutrients. Stems are soft and palatable to livestock. The leaves on Forerunner are broad and long, providing a good leaf/stem ratio.
Recommended seeding rate 100-125 lbs per acre.