Cereal Rye Excellent Cover Crop for Winter Soil Protection

Lolium multiflorum

Annual ryegrass is rapidly growing in popularity for use as a cover crop in the Midwestern states. It has long been favored as a winter-active companion crop in the Southern U.S., and for seeding into dormant warm-season forages. Lonestar, an improved diploid annual ryegrass variety, was bred for excellent cold tolerance, high level of disease resistance, seedling vigor and rapid forage growth.

Planting Instructions:

Seeding Rate:
60-120 lbs/acre drilled
90-160 lbs/acre broadcast
Planting Depth:
No deeper than 2 in.
Ideal Soil:
Adapted to a wide range of soils.