Annual Ryegrass - Diploid

Annual Ryegrass - Diploid

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Seeding Rate: 15-20 lbs/acre

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Extending the grazing season while protecting and building the soil is a great benefit of this species. The biomass N content can range from 1.3-2.4% and varies depending on the amount of residual N left from the previous crop. Reports of annual ryegrass having the potential to scavenge up to 200 lbs of residual N/A/yr have been recorded. Ryegrass can be very successfully broadcast into established row crops. Winter killed ryegrass can still provide weed suppression, soil protection and trap residual N until spring. Ryegrass attracts very few pest insects that could pester the next crop. With lower needed seeding rates per acre means you will spend less of freight an your applicator can remain in the drill or in the air longer. I like the deep roots of annual ryegrass but when considering it for more northern area, it must be established prior to hard freezing in order to have the best chance of winter survival.

When is the right time to plant? Compare the germination temperature listed below to your soil temperature. Read this article for more info: When Can I Start Planting?

Basic Info
Maturity (Days) Seeds/lb C/N at Maturity Growth Habit Root Type/Depth Cold Kill (F) Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
Biennial 190000 High Upright Deep Fibrous 0 3 - 5
Use and Characteristics
N Fix Potential Lasting Residue Palatability Hay Harvest Regrowth Deep Compaction Surface Compaction Weed Suppression Crimp Kill
Very Good Excellent Very Good Excellent Very Good Excellent Excellent Difficult
Plant Depth Min Germ Temp(F) Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre) Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre)
1/4 - 1/2" 40 15-20 20-30
Heat Drought Shade Wet Soil Low Fertility Low pH Soil High pH Salinity High pH Calcareous
Fair Fair Very Good Excellent Poor Very Good Fair Fair