A great crop cover also the hardiest seeds for food plots or mixes. Rye is a winter annual pasture grass and an excellent cover crop. Elbon Rye has good fall and spring growth and is more winter-hardy than wheat or oats. Elbon Rye puts on much growth in winter when temperatures are above freezing. Although slightly less attractive than wheat or oats, it makes a good companion crop in a mix with small grains and clovers because of its extreme cold-hardiness.
Seeding Instructions- Plant August through October for good fall growth. Plant 90-120 lbs/acre alone or 90 in a mix. Excellent companion crop in a food plot mix with wheat, oats and clovers. Produces more winter growth than wheat or oats.
Fertility- Rye is adapted to most soil types and tolerates a pH of 5.5-7.5.
Forage Quality- Forage Yield 4-6 tons/acre. Protein content from 11- 23%.
Wildlife Food Plot Advantages - This winter annual pasture grass produces more winter growth than wheat or oats and can be planted earlier in the fall than most other food plot seeds or cover crops.