Annual Ryegrass

Great for one-time color enhancer during warm season winter dormancy, weed suppression or short-term erosion control

Ryegrass Varieties

Annual Ryegrass
Annual Ryegrass

Annual ryegrass is usually slightly lighter in color than perennial ryegrass and has a more coarse texture. It's great for one-time, short term use.

Color
Light
Texture
Coarse
Lifecycle
One Season
Drought Tolerance
 
Heat Tolerance
 
Cold Tolerance
 
Shade Tolerance
 
Flood Tolerance
 
Low Fertility
 
Silage
 
Hay
 
Grazing
 
Stockpile
 
Annual Ryegrass
Perennial Ryegrass

More permanent as it lasts for several seasons, provides long-term erosion control and serves as a great food source for pasture-grazing animals.

Color
Medium
Texture
Fine
Lifecycle
Multiple Season
Drought Tolerance
 
Heat Tolerance
 
Cold Tolerance
 
Shade Tolerance
 
Flood Tolerance
 
Low Fertility
 
Silage
 
Hay
 
Grazing
 
Stockpile
 
Annual Ryegrass
Intermediate Ryegrass

A short-lived perennial used in mixes for overseeding warm-season grasses and for grazing or silage where some rapid establishment is needed.

Color
Dark
Texture
Wide blade
Lifecycle
One Season
Drought Tolerance
 
Heat Tolerance
 
Cold Tolerance
 
Shade Tolerance
 
Flood Tolerance
 
Low Fertility
 
Silage
 
Hay
 
Grazing
 
Stockpile
 

Disease Resistant Forage Annual Ryegrass Varieties

High production can be expected in the Southern US from November to May. Annual ryegrass tolerates close, continuous grazing extremely well.
Tetrastar
Tetrastar Annual Ryegrass

Improved Disease Resistance ∙ Quick to Establish ∙ Rapid Regrowth ∙ Exceptional Grazing Tolerance ∙ Excellent Digestibility

Lonestar
Lonestar Annual Ryegrass

Improved Cold Tolerance ∙ Improved Rust Resistance ∙ Great Seedling Vigor ∙ Quick Establishment ∙ Excellent Digestibility ∙ High-Yielding ∙ Ideal for Grazing

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