Wrens Abruzzi Rye – The Perfect Winter Cover Crop

Wrens Abruzzi Rye is very popular in the South Eastern states, where it is widely renowned for its rapid establishment and its quick growth. Simply put, it is one of the most versatile and effective of all winter cover crops, making it an ideal choice for organic growers.

During the difficult winter months, using Wrens Abruzzi Rye as a cover crop can control soil erosion through improving the soil structure and supressing weeds. It also adds organic matter to soil, making it an excellent soil renovator and a hugely effective pioneer crop for new fields. On top of this, Wrens Abruzzi Rye is very good at releasing phosphorous and potassium, which works to further enrich soil in preparation for a truly fruitful spring.

Wrens Abruzzi Rye has uses beyond that of a cover crop.

It is also the small grain most widely used for the winter grazing of horses, deer, and other livestock. It is highly palatable, supremely nutritious and, best of all, it grows back strongly after grazing. So if you breed horses or livestock and you’re looking for a healthy, convenient and cost effective solution for winter feeding, look no further than Wrens Abruzzi Rye.

Indeed, Wrens Abruzzi Rye is particularly suited for winter grazing, as it is much more resistant to the cold than both oats and wheat, and it produces more forage than either. In the warm winters of the South Eastern states, Wrens Abruzzi also performs much better than most any other available variety of rye. However, growers must take care when choosing when to plant. If Wild Abruzzi Rye is planted too early in the season, it is often damaged by seedling diseases.

To get the best results from Wrens Abruzzi Rye as a winter cover crop, it should be planted later in the season. Most experts recommend planting between August 1 and November 15, to safeguard against seedling diseases and to guarantee an even and enriching growth.

For more information on Wrens Abruzzi Rye, including optimum seed rates and growing conditions, check our dedicated information page. Alternatively, feel free to give us a call on 352 748 2085.