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Cereal Rye
Cereal Rye
Grass
Cool Season

Cereal Rye is probably the best known winter hardy grass being used as a cover crop. It works great to prevent soil erosion and to increase soil organic matter and carbon content. It can be planted later than almost all other covers, which is beneficial for crop rotations that occupy most of the growing season. While cereal rye has the potential to immobilize nitrogen temporarily, this can be mitigated with a good fertility plan or by planting in conjunction with a winter hardy legume such as hairy vetch to balance the C:N ratio. A mixture of hairy vetch and cereal rye is a good candidate for mechanical termination, if allowed to grow to anthesis.

Drilled seeding rate: 40-80 lb/Acre

Label Minimums:
98% Purity & 85% Germ.
Seed Lot Averages Closer to 99% Purity & 95% Germ.

Minimum order size is 56 lbs.
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Variety Cleaned Quality Report Minimum Quantity Available As Ships From Ships On Price per lb Total Price
VNS Yes Upon Request 2,000 lbs Bulk, Tote, Bag NE Sep 19, 2018 $0.26
VNS Yes Upon Request 56 lbs Bag NE Sep 19, 2018 $0.27
VNS Yes Upon Request 2,000 lbs Bulk, Tote, Bag SD Sep 19, 2018 $0.28

Cereal Rye is probably the best known winter hardy grass being used as a cover crop. It works great to prevent soil erosion and to increase soil organic matter and carbon content. It can be planted later than almost all other covers, which is beneficial for crop rotations that occupy most of the growing season. While cereal rye has the potential to immobilize nitrogen temporarily, this can be mitigated with a good fertility plan or by planting in conjunction with a winter hardy legume such as hairy vetch to balance the C:N ratio. A mixture of hairy vetch and cereal rye is a good candidate for mechanical termination, if allowed to grow to anthesis.

Drilled seeding rate: 40-80 lb/Acre

Label Minimums:
98% Purity & 85% Germ.
Seed Lot Averages Closer to 99% Purity & 95% Germ.