Developed 1953 in GA as an early winter rye with superior performance in the SE piedmont and coastal plains.
A selection of the much older Abruzzi rye.
Rye cover crop is great for controlling erosion, adding organic matter, enhancing soil life, and suppressing weeds.
Its extensive root system makes it among the best
green manures for improving soil structure. It is an excellent soil
renovator and pioneer crop for new fields.
Rye is very good at releasing phosphorus and potassium. It also stabilizes excess soil and manure nitrogen.
Rye and vetch together are one of the preferred cover crops for no-till tomato planting.
Rye is also good for animal grazing; it's highly
palatable and of high nutritional quality, and comes back from grazing
and grows again.
Wren's Abruzzi performs better in the warm winters of
the southeast than other available varieties of rye. Rapid establishment
and growth, together with weed suppression, make Wren's Abruzzi an
excellent choice for certified organic growers.
Sow August 1 to November 15 as a winter cover crop.
Plant at 4-6 lbs per 1000 sq ft, or 60-112 lbs per acre.
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