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Bounty Annual Ryegrass

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Bounty Annual Ryegrass Cover Crop Plant

Annual ryegrass has benefits to offer in both cover crop and forage plantings with easy establishment by drill, broadcast, or aerial seeding. Annual ryegrass enhances water filtration and soil quality and can significantly increase crop yields during stress years. It has been shown to drastically reduce soybean cyst nematode and also has the ability to break compaction both physically (deep root structure) and chemically (root exudates). Non-allelopathic traits, ease of emergence, and shade tolerance make annual ryegrass the primary grass species for interseeding, especially when interseeding into corn. A bonus attribute is the ability to redeposit phosphorous & potassium from the subsoil to within reach of shallower rooting plants.

Don’t confuse annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) with cereal rye (Secale cereale). How they grow and are utilized as a cover crop are different for each specie. Annual ryegrass has a finer leaf blade that is glossy in appearance and a more extensive root system than cereal rye, while cereal rye has more above ground top growth than annual ryegrass.

Bounty annual ryegrass is a consistent, proven variety with an excellent history of winter hardiness and superior rooting depth. Bounty annual ryegrass is also a good choice for late winter/early spring frost seeding where winterkill of other crops was an issue (or planned) and quick spring growth is needed to kick start soil biology. For full termination guidelines, refer to the Annual Ryegrass Management Guide produced by the Oregon Ryegrass Commission.

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Key Benefits

  • Non-Allelopathic to Corn

  • Reduces Compaction

  • Increases Water Infiltration

  • Excellent Forage

  • Marestail Suppression

Herbicides To Avoid

Corn

  • Pyroxasulfone (Zidua)

  • Metolachlor (Dual, etc)

  • Atrazine or simazine at >1 lb will be problematic for legumes and mustards unless lots of rain

    • <0.75 lab/A may allow for most legume cover crops, mustards, and annual ryegrass.
    • Atrazine < 1 lb/A can allow cereal grain establishment

Soybean

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate LBS/AC Drilled: 10 – 15
Broadcast: 15 – 20
Aerial: 20 – 25
Seeding Depth 0 – ½”
Minimum Germination Temperature 40° F
Interseed Early & Late
Seeds/LB 165,000 – 175,000
Seeding rate can be increased for forage production. Consult with your Bio Till representative.

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Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 10 – 15
Broadcast: 15 – 20
Aerial: 20 – 25
Seeding Depth 0 – ½”
Min. Germ. F° 40° F
Interseed Early & Late
Seeds/LB 165,000 – 175,000
Seeding rate can be increased for forage production. Consult with your Bio Till representative.