Green Spirit Italian Ryegrass
Green Spirit Italian ryegrass provides excellent quality forage for up to two years, with quick regrowth, very early development in the spring, and prolonged fall growing period in the fall, this seed species usually has greater overall productivity than other cool season grasses.
- High quality, high yielding blend of diploid and tetraploid Italian ryegrasses
- Good choice as a rotation crop for fall planting. When planted in the spring, seed heads do not emerge during the first year.
- Perfect high-quality emergency feed
- Offers higher yields of higher quality forage for a lower seed cost compared to small grains
- High dry-matter production
- Harvest 4-5 times per season
$16.50 – $90.00
|Species Name||Drilled||Broadcast/Aerial||In Mix||Approx. Seeds/lb||Seeding Date Range||Seeding Depth||Winter Kill|
|Green Spirit Italian Ryegrass|
|Max Italian Ryegrass||15-20||25-30||4-5||227,000||March-May, Aug-Sept||¼ - ½ inch||Yes|
|Viking 100 Brand Sorghum-Sudangrass||20-25||30-35||5-10||18,000||Mid May-Early July||½ - 1 inch||Yes|
|Viking 150 Brand Sorghum-Sudangrass|
|Japanese Millet||25-35||32-50||5-15||145,000||Late May-July||½ - 1 inch|
|German Foxtail Millet|
|Proso Millet||20-30||30-45||5-15||80,000||Late May-July||½ - 1 inch|
|Hybrid Grain Sorghum (Milo)|
|Grain Sorghum - Open-Pollinated|
|Winter Rye||50-100||120150||25-75||18,000||Aug-Nov||½ - ¾ inch||No|
|RootMax Annual Ryegrass|
|Annual Ryegrass||15-20||25-30||5-10||18,000||Mid May-Early July||¼ - ½ inch||Yes|
|Winter Triticale||30-100||60-120||15-40||15,000||Aug-Early Oct||½ - 1 ½ inches|
Quick re-growth, early spring development and prolonged fall growth. High quality forage without low-quality stems and seed heads: will not head out in the seeding year unless a hard freeze sets in after seed has germinated. Behaves as an annual in the Upper Midwest. Recognized as excellent rotation crop for plowdown or emergency feed.
Best suited as a pasture crop seeded at full rate. When seeded at lower rate, can be used in hay mixtures and as a nurse crop for alfalfa seedings.
Best on heavier, moisture-holding soils. Keep off of droughty ground.
Begin grazing at 4″-6″ and stop when the grass is down to 2″-3″.
March-May, Aug. 1-15 (for late fall grazing).
30-35 lbs/acre alone or 3-4 lbs/acre as alfalfa cover crop.
Use instead of small grain as cover crop over new alfalfa seedings. Can produce up to half ton more of additional hay in seeding year than a small grain. Seeding heavier than recommended amount may smother alfalfa seeding. Seed early spring onto pasture that has been closely grazed the previous fall to improve yield and quality.