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Italian Ryegrass

Italian Ryegrass is a fast-growing biennial ryegrass that offers an excellent combination of yield and quality in the seeding year. It is considered an annual in the Upper Midwest because it usually winterkills. It works well as a cover crop for new alfalfa seedings, as a green manure, or as emergency feed. Italian Ryegrass thrives in all kinds of soils. Italian Ryegrass has superior forage quality over Annual Ryegrass and will usually not head out in the seeding year unless planted very early.

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