Characteristics:Rye(spring)

  • These cultivars are referred to as SPRING types in that they need increase in day length and rising temperature to get them to go to seed.
  • Normally have straight up growth habit.
  • Early plantings are ready for grazing within 50 days. Rotational graze for best results.
  • The grain is of great value to ruminants and has a crude protein of  10-13%.
  • Rye can be used for grazing, hay, silage as well as a grain feed.
  • Height range from 1.7m- 2.3m
  • Well adapted to extreme climate conditions
  • Open pollinated crop.

 

CROP/SPECIE  CULTIVARS
SEEDING
KG/HA
RAINFALL
MM/YEAR
SUITED
REGIONS
PLANTING
MONTHS
SOIL 
Rye (Spring)

Duiker

Duiker Max

50-80 300 over growing
period
Western Cape
Southern Cape
Eastern Cape
Apr-May Widely adapted to most soil conditions but does well on light sandy conditions

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