Italian ryegrass has a fit for forage where a farmer does not want the grass to go to seed and also wants good forage quality as a crop seeded after something else or under seeded to it.
In 2020 we had a customer buy Oryx Italian ryegrass to under seed with oats in May. After he took the oats for green feed he watered it and this picture below is 2 weeks after the green feed came off. This picture taken Sept 11 2020.
Oryx Italian ryegrass is a diploid type of Italian ryegrass, they are more fine-leaved and dense in growth. They are more resistant to damage by grazing cattle. The diploids have a higher dry-matter content.
Tetraploid varieties are typically darker and more broad-leaved, and slightly higher yielding with higher sugar content, better winter hardiness, and more open growth.
We most commonly sell Harmony Italian blend Italian ryegrass as its a blend of of Diploid & Tetraploid types.
For other cover crop ideas see: Cover crops
Blair Balog - Seed Specialist at Stamp Seeds
We offer a full range of seed treating and inoculant application options:
BASF Seed Treatment
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