Kudos delivers flexibility to farmers as it can be sown from autumn through to
early spring. Kudos can be grazed once when 2.5 t DM/ha has been reached, then left for WCCS.
Careful management should be applied to avoid overgrazing and affecting regrowth. Spring sown
Kudos results in high quality green chop or WCCS and is the preferred option for spring WCCS
production. Spring sown triticale is not a difficult crop to grow and has a wide harvest window
(compared with barley). When harvested at the recommended stage (approximately 130 days from
August sowings in Canterbury), silage has a good energy level and is sought after by dairy
farmers. The variety Prophet is also used for silage production, but is generally planted in
autumn primarily for winter grazing and spring silage.