Winter Rye

Winter Rye

Cereal rye is an excellent winter cover crop because it rapidly produces a ground cover that holds soil in place against the forces of wind and water. Rye’s deep roots help prevent compaction in annually tilled fields, and because its roots are quite extensive, rye also has a positive effect on soil tilth.

Compared to other cereal grains, rye grows faster in the fall and produces more dry matter the following spring--up to 10,000 pounds per acre, although 2 tons is more typical in the Northeast. Rye is the most winter-hardy of all cereal grains, tolerating temperatures as low as -30°F once it is well established. It can germinate and grow at temperatures as low as 33°F.










Price (per bu)
$15.25
Seeding Rate (lbs per acre): 60-75
 Lbs/Bu: 56
 Average seeds per lb:
18,000
Seeding Date:
September
 Days to Germinate:
7


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