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Characteristics:

  • These cultivars are referred to as WINTER types as they need a long cold spell to get them to go to seed. You can therefore plant them much earlier in the year than the SPRING types.
  • These cultivars also have a more prostrate growth habit. Suitable for grazing.
  • Early plantings are ready for grazing within 60 days. Rotational graze for best results.
  • The grain is of great value to ruminants and has a crude protein of 10-13%.
  • Stooling Rye can be used for grazing, hay, silage as well as a grain feed.
  • Seed rate: Dryland 40-50kg/ha, Irrigation 60-70kg/ha 7 Nurse crop 20-25kg/ha
  • Often used as nurse crop with early established ryegrass to increase TDM content
  • Drought tolerant
  • Offers farmers greater flexibility with fodder flow

 

CROP/SPECIE  CULTIVARS
SEEDING
KG/HA
RAINFALL
MM/YEAR
SUITED
REGIONS
PLANTING
MONTHS
SOIL
Rye Stooling (Winter)
  • MacBlue
  • Echo
  • Agriblue

 

25-50 Good moisture
conservation
or 300 water
over growing
period
The whole of
South Africa
Feb-Apr Widely adapted to most soil conditions
but does well on light sandy conditions.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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