Cereal Rye: Elbon

CSGR010

Cereal Rye has an excellent fibrous root system that alleviates surface compaction. Rye can be successful planted later then almost…

Cereal Rye has an excellent fibrous root system that alleviates surface compaction. Rye can be successful planted later then almost any other cover crop due to its low germination and growth temperature requirements. Cereal rye is known for being the best cereal crop at retaining residual N. It’s typical for a fall planted cereal rye crop to scavenge on average 25 to 50 lbs of N, with cases scavenging in excess of 100 lbs of N. The vigorous spring growth has successful weed suppression through competition and allelopathic chemicals. Rye can be terminated in the spring through the alternative methods of rolling, mowing, or crimping after boot stage. Rye will out yield any other cereal crops when planted in droughty, infertile, or sandy soils.

Basic Info

Maturity (Days)
N/A
Seeds/lb
22000
C/N at Maturity
High
Growth Habit
Upright
Root Type/Depth
Deep Fibrous
Cold Kill (F)
-30
Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
3 - 6

Use and Characteristics

N Fix Potential
Lasting Residue
Excellent
Palatibility
Good
Hay Harvest
Good
Regrowth
Good
Deep Compaction
Fair
Surface Compaction
Excellent
Weed Suppression
Excellent
Crimp Kill
Easy

Planting

Plant Depth
3/4 - 2"
Min Germ Temp(F)
34
Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre)
60-120
Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre_)
90-150

Tolerance

Heat
Fair
Drought
Very Good
Shade
Good
Wet Soil
Good
Low Fertility
Excellent
Low pH Soil
Very Good
High pH Salinty
Good
High pH Calcareous
Very Good