Can establish in cool weather in a variety of soil types.
The hardiest of the cereals, rye can be seeded later in the fall than any other grain or grass. It can be used as a forage or a cover crop, with decent forage quality if cut at flag leaf stage. It matures quickly, which often makes Triticale the better choice for overwintering forages and offering a wider harvest window.
Can establish in cool weather in a variety of soil types. It can be killed by incorporating, spraying, or, after boot stage, by mowing or rolling with a stalk chopper. Rye can deplete soil moisture in a dry spring and overwhelm the next crop with residue. It has allelopathy effect which works to suppress weeds, but also may stunt the following corn crop.
Drill ½ to ¾ inch deep at 60-200 lbs per acre or broadcast or aerial seed into standing corn at a higher rate.
- Can be seeded in the fall later than other small grains and used as forage or cover crop
- Fast-growing fibrous root system takes up residual nutrients and is good for no-till systems
- Very good for loosening soil and good soil builder
Pro Power Hybrid Rye
- Dedicated hybrid for forage
- High Silage yields
- Shorter maturity than wheat and triticale
- Great double crop option
- Performs well under stress
- Strong winter survivability