KWS Progas Hybrid Rye

Certified Blue Tag
  • Forage type for silage or grazing
  • Tall, very high dry matter yields
  • More tons and milk/acre than triticale
  • Apply 100-120 lbs N per acre
  • Whole plant silage
  • Harvest at milk stage for best balance of quality and yield
  • Very early heading: consider for roll-down rye
  • Recommended planting rate approximately 800,000 seeds/acre.
  • 1 Unit = 1 million live seeds
  • Requires a license agreement

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KWS Progas Hybrid Rye
Performance Table
VarietyWinter HardinessDays to HeadingPlant HtStraw StrengthErgotTest Wt.Grain Protein2019 Yield (bu/A)Avg Yield 3 yrs (bu/A)
KWS Progas Hybrid Rye2IDTallIDIDIDID
Hazlet Winter Rye256624965.979.9
ND Dylan Winter Rye248829762.579
Danko Winter Rye141131765.983.3
ND Gardner Winter Rye34993975577.4
KWS Bono Hybrid Rye461111984.2115.6
KWS Brasetto Hybrid Rye281129975.4104.6
KWS Serafino Hybrid Winter Rye291123988.3116.5
KWS Tayo Hybrid Rye2721139124.4119.3
Aroostook Winter Rye1169442IDID
Organic Aroostook Winter Rye1169442IDID
Organic Spooner Winter Rye519649474.669.9


  • Can yield up to 160 bu/acre (up to 100% more than open-pollinated varieties)
  • Plants are shorter, stand well, and are more uniform in height and maturity than open-pollinated rye varieties
  • Disease resistant! All varieties have minimal risk for ergot with proper management
  • Excellent winter hardiness.
  • Superior grain quality for milling, distilling, and feed markets
  • Rye can be fed successfully in rations for dairy, beef and swine
  • Grain from hybrid rye cannot be saved for seed


Requires higher management than open-pollinated rye. Provide 1.12 lbs of available nitrogen per bushel of grain.


Seed in September in southern Minnesota. Seeding can continue into October farther south. Uniform seed spacing enables optimum tiller development. Plant 800,000 viable seeds/acre, ½” to ¾” deep.

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Additional information

Weight 51 lbs