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Ryegrass is known as the highest quality grass! This is especially true when it comes to digestibility and sugars, which means higher energy. Cows milk more, stay in better body condition, and may even breed better on a Ryegrass diet (versus and Orchardgrass or Alfalfa diet) whether it’s in a grazing, or a haylage system. Ryegrass is harder to dry for hay. Under ideal conditions, plenty of fertility and moisture, Ryegrass may out yield Alfalfa. And, if harvested or grazed at a young stage, it’s a better feed. Ryegrass comes in many different forms: Perennial, hybrid, Italian and annual. Ryegrass keeps growing longer in the fall than most grasses. It’s not very drought tolerant, but if fertility is kept very high and it’s not overgrazed. It can be almost as drought tolerant as Orchardgrass. Hot weather and especially warm nights with moisture really slows down growth. As long as the nights stay cool, it can take a lot of daytime heat.
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Green Spirit Italian RyegrassGreen Spirit Italian Ryegrass is a premium, late-maturing blend of Tetraploid and Diploid Italian Ryegrass, benefiting from the diversity of the two, and performing very well over the last 4 years. Green Spirit is probably the singe most used Italian Ryegrass in the Midwest because of its fast establishment, high yield, and overall performance. We have a lot of good comments on Green Spirit. Seeding rate at 35-40 lbs/acre.Barenbrug USA - This product is supplied by Barenbrug, a world-wide, forage-based company that has specialized in high quality grasses and legumes for over 100 years.
- High Yielding
- Late Maturing
- Super regrowth
BG-34 Perennial RyegrassBG-34 is a blend of the best late-maturing, winter hardy varieties of perennial ryegrasses available. BG-34 is the standard of high quality pastures and hay fields throughout the northern U.S. Dairy farmers report milk production increases of up to 10 pounds of milk per cow per day when feeding BG-34 perennial ryegrass. Used in a pure stand or in a mix with white clover, BG-34 provides extremely high quality forage. Seeding rate at 30-40 lbs/acre.Barenbrug USA - This product is supplied by Barenbrug, a world-wide, forage-based company that has specialized in high quality grasses and legumes for over 100 years.
- Winter hardy
- High quality
BG-24T Perennial RyegrassBG-24T is a unique, innovative blend of early and intermediate-maturing diploid and tetraploid perennial ryegrass varieties. Contains more heat and cold tolerant perennial ryegrass varieties. Research has shown that under high summer temperatures, intermediate maturing varieties perform better than very late maturing varieties. These new varieties have better disease tolerance and perform better in the extreme environmental conditions of the cooler regions of the U.S. BG-24T consists of mainly diploid perennial ryegrass varieties which provide stand density along with some tetraploid perennial ryegrass varieties which improve the overall palatability and productivity of the grass field. Seeding rate at 30-40 lbs/acre.Barenbrug USA - This product is supplied by Barenbrug, a world-wide, forage-based company that has specialized in high quality grasses and legumes for over 100 years.
- Very high sugars
- Tremendous yields
Remington Perennial RyegrassRemington is a new intermediate maturing tetraploid variety specifically developed by Barenbrug for producers in the U.S. Remington was tested (under the breeder's code LpTROM99) in numerous private and official trials in the U.S. It shows exceptional winter-hardiness in Wisconsin, tolerance to heat and stand persistence in Kentucky and high dry matter production in New York trials. Remington is the key component of BG-24T. Seeding rate at 30-40 lbs/acre.
- Best in winter hardiness
- Very dense growing
- Excellent yields
Tillage RootMax™ - Deep Root Annual Ryegrass™NEW! Tillage RootMax™ from Cover Crop Solutions is a deeper-rooted annual ryegrass (ARG) with roots that build great soil structure and extend up to 80% deeper than typical ARG. These deeper roots scavenge more nutrients and build better soil structure. Uniform stand establishment can make it easier to kill in the spring. Optimal planting dates are August 1st to September 30th. Available in 50 lb bags or 2000 lb totes. Seeding rate is 18 lbs per acre drilled, 20 lbs per acre broadcast. Additional freight charges may apply. SPECIAL PRICE - LIMITED TIME, CALL FOR DETAILS
- Uniform stand establishment - easier knock down
- Over 80% deeper roots - more nutrient scavenging
- Better soil structure deep down where it really counts
- Blue Tag Certified for genetic purity
- Late Maturing - More time to spray in spring
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