FL 401 Winter Rye Grain Seed
• Broadcast 50 to 100 lbs. per acre on plowed ground
• Grain drill 60 to 75 lbs. per acre on a ploughed ground for winter forage
It is an excellent soil renovator and pioneer crop for new fields as it stabilizes excess soil and manure nitrogen. Grain rye can grow up to four to five feet and is very fast to establish, producing deer feed in as little as fourteen days in ideal conditions. This winter grazer rye grain is preferred by deer, turkey and rabbit.
Do not plant too early but wait until the cool weather begins. Grain rye varieties from northern states will produce little forage in late fall or early winter and will usually be severely damaged by leaf rust. Therefore, only plant varieties recommended for the south eastern United States.
Sometimes a grass or grain may be planted as a wind barrier to protect food crops like tomatoes. It is planted between the rows of the food crop to grow taller and therefore shield the food crop from the damaging effects of strong wind. Florida 401 is an excellent choice for winter wind barrier applications.