Details on Hybrid Fall Rye
Many people are growing hybrid fall rye for its yield, weed suppressing ability, flexibility and net returns. There are milling and distilling markets but many feeders are using it as an alternative economic feed source. A win/win for the crop farmer and animal farmer.
More details of feed use here & forage use here.
Hybrid fall rye is sold by the unit, 1 unit is 1 million viable seeds.
Farmers target 0.8 of a unit per ac. If the crop is for forage use, organics, or you are seeding late in the fall the use rate could increase.
The amount of lbs per unit will change depending on the seed lot due to germination and seed size. Most seed lots are between 70-90 lbs per unit (56-80 lbs per ac use rate)
We can fill tote bags and usually have some in the warehouse ready to sell in 28 unit bag sizes (35 ac)
Even flowering timing is critical to reduce ergot risk so even seeding depth, slow seeding speeds and any residue management ahead of time is important.
Hybrid fall rye:
Blair Balog - Seed Specialist at Stamp Seeds
We offer a full range of seed treating and inoculant application options:
BASF Seed Treatment
Syngenta Seed Care
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