- A winter annual grain that is cross pollinated between two varieties. So much more production it is your only choice for pasture. Fills the winter void and replaces expensive haying operations
- Grows 12°F colder than Wheat, common Rye, or Ryegrass.
- Wheat stops growing at 52°F
soil temperature, Coldgrazer Rye continues to grow down to 40°F soil temperature.
- Grows 30 days longer into the fall and starts growing 30 days earlier in the spring. Matures earlier than wheat, making it ideal for earlier double cropping (Oats in spring)
- Produces a much Higher Forage Yield than Wheat, common Rye, or Ryegrass.
- Higher protein test than wheat.
- The seed production ﬁelds are alternatively sown with multiple varieties of rye for cross pollination, thus considered a strain cross. Wheat does not cross-pollinate.
- Plant 80 – 100 lbs. per acre. (drill rate min 80#/ acre, traditional seed bed with broadcasting- 100#/ acre)
- Planting depth: 1-½” – 2”
- Plant from September 1 through November 15.
- Split fertilizer application recommended. ½ in fall, ½ in spring.
- The labor costs are the same any time you go across a ﬁ eld with a no-till drill planting grass or clover, so you might as well get the extra pasture by adding the Cold-Grazer.