Albert Lea Seed

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Annual Ryegrass

Annual Ryegrass is a fast-growing annual grass that provides excellent quality forage until it heads out. It is an excellent emergency hay crop due to its early spring development and quick re-growth. It is also a good alternative to oats as a nurse crop for alfalfa and works well as a green manure. Annual Ryegrass grows in all soil types but is most productive on medium to heavy soils. Depending on heat and moisture stress, it usually heads out in the seeding year, reducing forage quality.

Annual Ryegrass*

Good Emergency Forage

  • Excellent seeding year production
  • Very high yield potential
  • Good for hay, grazing or plowdown
  • Needs adequate moisture and fertility for maximum production
  • Seed 4-5 lbs/acre as a cover crop
  • Seed 10-15 lbs/acre to beef up pastures or 30 lbs/acre straight
  • * = Variety Not Stated

Green Spirit Italian Ryegrass

Fast Establishment


  • From Barenbrug
  • Blend of diploid and tetraploid varieties
  • Later maturing, When spring seeded, does not head out in first year
  • For cutting or grazing
  • High dry matter production. High quality
  • Seed 4-5 lbs/acre as a cover crop or 30-35 lbs/acre straight

Tetila Italian Ryegrass

High Quality Forage

  • Fast growing, leafy
  • Highly digestible
  • Works well as a nurse crop for alfalfa
  • Quick establishment
  • When spring seeded, does not head out in first year
  • Excellent emergency forage crop
  • Seed 4-5 lbs/acre as a cover crop or 30-35 lbs/acre straight