Gulf Annual Rye Grass Seed

Gulf Annual Rye Grass Seed

Gulf Annual Rye Grass Seed

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Annual Rye Seed Information

  • Planting Time: Cooler, Winter Months
  • Type: Annual
  • Maintenance: Low
  • Applications: Pastures, Grazing, Soil Conservation, Weed Suppression, Improve Crop Quality, Inhibit Disease and Pests
  • Germination Period: 7-14 days
  • Climate: Higher elevations, cooler, humid climates
  • Seed Rate: 40 lbs. per acre (Broadcast); 20 lbs. per acre (Grain Drill)
  • Seed Depth – ¼ to ½ inch

Description

Annual Rye is a fast germinating seed that performs well when used to increase organic matter, suppress weeds and prevent erosion. It is also popular for grazing. The nurturing qualities of this seed makes it perfect for use in ‘living sod’ cash crop systems, as it reduces soil splashing, improves the quality of crops, and can even suppress diseases and pests. Farmers use it to improve their topsoil systems. It can be planted year round in higher elevations; otherwise, cooler winter months are recommended. Once well established, Annual Rye performs well in temporary waterlogged soils, however, it requires sun as it does not tolerate shade for long periods of time.

Annual Rye Seed Growth Area

Care and Maintenance

  • Planting Conditions: Good Seed Bed
  • pH: 5.6 – 7.0
  • Recommended Fertilizer: OK to Soil Test
  • Watering Requirements: Medium Levels of Water
  • Mowing: Less Frequent; Grazing

Planting Instructions

  • Broadcast: 40 lbs. per acre
  • Grain Drill: 10 lbs. per acre (pure live seed in a well-prepared, weed free field)
  • Plant at a depth of ¼ to ½ inch.