As a rule, triticale combines the high yield potential and good grain
quality of wheat with the disease and environmental tolerance (including
soil conditions) of rye. Only recently has it been developed into a
commercially viable crop. As a feed grain, triticale is already well
established and of high economic importance. Triticale has received
attention as a potential energy crop and research is being conducted on
the use of the crop's biomass in bioethanol production.