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Italian Ryegrass

Italian Ryegrass

Italian ryegrass provides excellent forage quality that will last 2-3 years, depending on climate and available moisture. Due to its quick regrowth, very early development in spring and prolonged growing period in the fall, this species usually has greater overall productivity than other cool season grasses. Can be drilled into existing stands to boost yields. When planted in the spring, Italian ryegrass will not go to seed in the first season. This results in high quality forage production without the low quality stems and seed heads during the first year. Recently, Italian Ryegrass has been recognized as the perfect rotation crop for plow down or emergency feed. Crops that follow a stand of Italian ryegrass also show higher yields, compared to other green manure crops. Ideal for grazing and silage/balage operations. Does not dry down well for hay.
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  • Green Spirit Italian Ryegrass

    Green 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

    Tech Sheets
    Green Spirit Brochure
    Green Spirit - WI Trial
    Green Spirit - WI Trial Update
    Grass in the Crop Rotation - Dr Undersander
    Grass in the Cows Diet - Dr Combs
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