Forage rye is also suitable for grazing in early spring. Forage rye provides a flexible sowing option after maize/cereals and can be grazed or zero grazed.
- A mixture of at least two ACRES crops from the prescribed list must be sown.
- Forage rye cover crops must remain in place until after 1 January.
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Sowing rate: 60-75 kg/ha
Sowing time: Sow from mid-July up until 15 September if sowing for ACRES
Frost tolerance: Good winter hardiness
Catch crops: Catch crops options
Pests & diseases: Monitor at establishment for leather jackets, slugs and frit-fly. Generally not a problem once established