Winter Rye

Uncertified - Variety Not Stated

Most common and most hardy fall-seeded cover crop in northern climates.

Winter rye competes heavily with weeds and produces lots of forage/green manure in the spring. Will germinate down to 35°F soil temp. Excellent feed value as late-season forage with protein levels up to 18%.

  • Best used as a cover crop, forage crop and/or grain crop
  • Well adapted to all soil types including low fertility, acidic, or sandy soils
  • Can be planted deep into the fall (until first snow)
  • Can suppress germination of following crops (especially small-seeded crops). Allow biomass to decompose for 7-10 days prior to planting cash crops.
  • Heavy N and water user in the spring
  • Kill early if drought is forecast
  • Variety Not Stated
  • Call for Price on Semi Load Quantity

$20.00 / 50lb Bag

Quantity Price
1 - 9 $20.00
10 - 39 $17.00
40 - 199 $16.50
200+ $16.00
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Winter Rye
Performance Table
Species NameDrilledBroadcast/AerialIn MixApprox. Seeds/lbSeeding Date RangeSeeding DepthWinter Kill
Winter Rye50-10012015025-7518,000Aug-Nov½ - ¾ inchNo
Max Italian Ryegrass15-2025-304-5227,000March-May, Aug-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes
Viking 100 Brand Sorghum-Sudangrass20-2530-355-1018,000Mid May-Early July½ - 1 inchYes
Viking 150 Brand Sorghum-Sudangrass
Piper Sudangrass
Japanese Millet25-3532-505-15145,000Late May-July½ - 1 inch
German Foxtail Millet
Proso Millet20-3030-455-1580,000Late May-July½ - 1 inch
Hybrid Grain Sorghum (Milo)
Grain Sorghum - Open-Pollinated
RootMax Annual Ryegrass
Annual Ryegrass15-2025-305-1018,000Mid May-Early July¼ - ½ inchYes
Green Spirit Italian Ryegrass
Winter Triticale30-10060-12015-4015,000Aug-Early Oct½ - 1 ½ inches

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