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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

Rootmaster Brand Annual Ryegrass

Fast Ground Cover

  • Increased tillering for faster ground cover in the fall
  • Extensive root development, excellent nutrient scavenger
  • Consistently winter kills in northern hardiness zones
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