Annual Ryegrass - Tetraploid

    Description

    Annual ryegrass stands out as a captivating and remarkable grass within the realm of cover crops. It offers a plethora of advantages, including winter grazing, impressive yields, and an often underrated impact on breaking through compacted soils. Notably, tetraploid ryegrass boasts rapid establishment, extended and broader leaves, but that comes with a reduced cold tolerance when compared to its diploid annual ryegrass.

    Annual Ryegrass - Tetraploid

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      Seeding Rate: 15-20 lbs per acre.

        Description

        Annual ryegrass stands out as a captivating and remarkable grass within the realm of cover crops. It offers a plethora of advantages, including winter grazing, impressive yields, and an often underrated impact on breaking through compacted soils. Notably, tetraploid ryegrass boasts rapid establishment, extended and broader leaves, but that comes with a reduced cold tolerance when compared to its diploid annual ryegrass.

        When is the right time to plant?

        Annual Ryegrass - Tetraploid has a minimum germination temp of 40 °F. Reference your average soil temperature to determine ideal planting time.
        Read this article for more info: When Can I Start Planting?

        Basic Info

        N Fix Potential None
        Seeds/lb 190,000
        C/N at Maturity High
        Growth Habit Upright
        Root Type/Depth Deep Fibrous
        Cold Kill 0 °F
        Dry Matter Potential 3 - 5 tons/acre

        Use & Characteristics

        Maturity Biennial days
        Lasting Residue Very Good
        Palatability Excellent
        Hay Harvest Very Good
        Regrowth Excellent
        Deep Compaction Very Good
        Surface Compaction Excellent
        Weed Suppression Excellent
        Crimp Kill Difficult

        Planting

        Plant Depth 1/4 - 1/2"
        Min Germ Temp 40 °F
        Drilled Seed Rate 15-20 lbs/acre
        Broadcast Seed Rate 20-30 lbs/acre

        Tolerance

        Heat Fair
        Drought Fair
        Shade Very Good
        Wet Soil Excellent
        Low Fertility Poor
        Low pH Soil Very Good
        High pH Salinity Fair
        High pH Calcareous Fair

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