Agronomy and Horticulture Department


Date of this Version



Published in Crop Sci. 43:434–435 (2003).


U.S. government work.


NE422T triticale (X Triticosecale Wittmack) (Reg. no CV-27, PI 629028) was developed cooperatively by the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station and the USDA-ARS. It was jointly released in 2001 by the developing institutions. NW422T was selected from the cross ‘Trical’/‘UB-UW26’ where Trical is most likely ‘Trical 100’ (a forage triticale developed by Resource Seed Inc., a subsidiary of Goldsmith Seed Company, Gilroy, CA) and UB-UW26 is an unknown winter triticale germplasm line given to the breeding program in the 1980s.The cross was made in 1990. The F1 generation was grown in the greenhouse in 1990-1991. The F2 and F3 generations were grown in bulk at the Agronomy Farm at Lincoln, NE, 1992 and 1993, respectively. Random heads were chosen from the F3 bulk and planted as head rows, which were harvested in 1994. NE422T is an F3-derived line that was visually selected in the F4 generation on the basis of its forage potential. The F3-derived F5 family was harvested as a single observation plot in 1995. NE422T was identified as NE96T422 and was grown at three unreplicated locations in 1996 and in replicated trials thereafter. NE422T was released primarily for its superior forage production in rainfed winter cereal production systems in Nebraska and similar areas in adjacent states.