401 Rye Seed

401 Rye Seed

401 Rye Seed

$ 35.00 USD was
Note: Smaller sizes may be available upon request.
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401 Grain Rye Seed Information

  • Planting Time: Winter, Spring, Fall
  • Type: Annual/Winter Forage
  • Maintenance: Low
  • Applications: Erosion Control, Wind Barrier, Weed Suppression, Pastures, Grazing, Food Plots, Soil Renovation, Pioneer Crop
  • Germination Period: 14 Days
  • Climate: Southeastern United States
  • Seed Rate: 50 – 100 lbs. per acre (plowed ground); 60 – 75 lbs. per acre (plowed ground for winter forage)
  • Seed Depth – 1 – 1.5 inches

401 Grain Rye Use Map


This multi-use seed – also known as Florida Black Rye - is popular for winter grassing as it is fairly cold tolerant and produces more forage than oat and wheat. 401 Grain Rye has extensive root systems, and is able to stabilize excess soil and nitrogen, making it perfect for improving and renovating soil. When planted between rows of food such as tomatoes, it can act as a wind shield to protect the crop from strong and damaging winds. 401 Grain Rye grows tall, reaching heights of up to 4 to 5 feet. It is also a popular grass for erosion control, and weed suppression, and a preferred grazing crop for cattle, deer, rabbit and turkey.

Care and Maintenance

  • Planting Conditions: Start as cool weather begins.
  • pH: 5.5 - 6.5
  • Recommended Fertilizer: OK with ext.
  • Watering Requirements: Rainfall should be adequate
  • Mowing: Less Frequent; Grazing

Planting Instructions

  • Broadcast: 50 to 100 lbs. per acre on plowed ground.
  • Grain Drill: 60 to 75 lbs. per acre on a ploughed ground for winter forage.