Tetraploid Annual Ryegrass

Lolium multiflorum
SKU: 835865081990-835865079812
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Overview

Tetraploid annual ryegrass is a bunch type grass that is grown across the United States. It can tolerate a wide range of soil types and soil pH conditions and is commonly grown as a high-quality forage or as a quick growing cover crop. Interestingly, tetraploid cultivars have twice as many chromosomes as their diploid counterparts – meaning more genetic material for plant breeders to work with. This type has wider leaves, more robust growth than standard ryegrasses, and has higher forage quality. Its dry matter digestibility is generally greater than 65% and its crude protein content exceeds the requirements for most classes of livestock animal gains.

Supported Species Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Goats, Alpaca/Llama
Primary Usage Hay, Silage, Pasture, Cover Crop, Erosion Control

Specifications

Sun Requirement Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Preference Well Drained, Moderately Drained
Soil pH 5.5-7.2
Days to Maturity 35-40 Days
Height when mature 24-28 inches
Fertilizer

Perform a soil test for exact recommendations.

Hardiness Half-hardy

Planting Dates

Northern Zone Early/Mid Spring
Mid/Late Spring
Early/Mid Summer
Mid/Late Summer
Early/Mid Fall
Transitional Zone Early/Mid Spring
Mid/Late Spring
Early/Mid Summer
Mid/Late Summer
Early/Mid Fall
Southern Zone Early/Mid Spring
Mid/Late Spring
Early/Mid Summer
Mid/Late Summer
Early/Mid Fall

Planting Requirements

Planting Depth 1/4 - 1/2 inch
Seeding Rate

25 - 35 lbs./acre

climatesmap
Northern Zone -60 To -10 F
-50 To -23 C
Transitional Zone -10 To 20 F
-23 To -6 C
Southern Zone 20 To 70 F
-6 To 21 C

How To Plant

    Planting Requirements

    Planting Depth 1/4 - 1/2 inch
    Seeding Rate

    25 - 35 lbs./acre

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