4892 Winter Rye Organic
Jack of all trades as a cover crop, rye will quickly provide ground cover even at cold temperatures. Its extensive root system efficiently scavenges excess nitrogen that would be otherwise lost over the winter months. The root system of rye is much more thorough than other cereal crops adding to its desirability as a soil builder, and a means to reduce compaction. Rye is among the last cover crop that will germinate and grow below 5C. This means the planting window is very wide depending on what the intent of the crop is. Mow and incorporate before seed is set. After incorporation allow 4-5 weeks before seeding into. Seeding rate: 2-3lbs per 1000 sq. ft., 60-100lbs/acred drilled, 90-160lbs/acre broadcast.