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Annual Ryegrass Seed
A very fast grower that is a great cover crop. Fibrous roots prevent soil erosion and build organic matter!
A very fast grower that is a great cover crop.Fibrous roots prevent soil erosion and build organic matter! Plant early fall to late fall, or early to mid-spring. Can germinate in cool weather. Established protective cover quickly. Over seeds well at higher rates. Can scavenge as much as 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre. When used as a spring cover crop the grass should be killed before reaching seed formation stage.
Ryegrass (Lolium sp.)
- Cool season, grass
- Annual or perennial
- Upright plant growth
- Major types:
Annual (Oregon, Italian, Australian, Common)
- C:N ratio: 14-40
- Self pollinator (wind)
- Erosion Control
- Green Manure
- Nitrogen Scavenger
- No Till
- Organic Matter (Biomass)
- Weed Suppression
How to Plant:
Till ground before planting. Then firm ground to make flat. Use a seed broadcaster to spread seed evenly over the ground. Next flatten ground again to secure seeds into soil.
|Sowing Season||Seeding Depth||Seeding Rate (1,000 Sq. Ft.)||Seeding Rate (1 Acre)|
|Amaranth||Spring & Summer||1/4 - 1/2"||1 lb.||15-25 lbs.|
|Barley||Spring & Summer||3/4 - 2"||2 lbs.||75-125 lbs.|
|Buckwheat||Spring & Summer||1/2 - 1 1/2"||2-3 lbs.||50-100 lbs.|
|Millet||Summer||1/2 - 1"||1/4 lb.||6-10 lbs.|
|Oats||Spring & Summer||1/2 - 1 1/2"||4 lbs.||100-150 lbs.|
|Rye, Winter||Anytime||3/4 - 2"||4 lbs.||75-125 lbs.|
|Ryegrass||Anytime||0 - 1/2"||1 lb.||25-50 lbs.|
|Sudangrass||Spring & Summer||1/4 - 1/2"||1-2 lbs.||35-65 lbs.|
|Wheat||Spring||1/2 - 1 1/2"||4 lbs||75-150 lbs.|
Cover Crop Calculator:
1 Acre = 43,560 square feet, or 435'x100'
1 Pound = 16 Ounces