KB Royal is the newest annual ryegrass from our friends at KB Seed Solutions. This variety has been bred especially for cover crop applications. KB Supreme is a deep rooting annual ryegrass that scavenges nitrogen and other left over nutrients, converting them into an organic form that will keep them from leaching through the winter. This nutrient cycling translates into bigger harvests and better profits.
- The newest annual ryegrass
- Exceptional root growth
- Especially bred for cover crops
- More consistent winter hardiness
- Available in blue tag certified
Annual Ryegrass establishes very rapidly, which gives high productivity in the planting season. Annual ryegrass is one of the best choices for overseeding warm season pastures cover crop because of its versatility, ease of establishment, amazing root system, and incredible nutrient scavenging abilities. It is an excellent soil builder, great at erosion control and weed suppression. The massive root system can add 5000 – 9000 lbs of organic material per acre, growing down to 54 inches, providing channels for air, water, and following crop root systems. Farmers have reported corn root zones down to nearly 5 feet following ryegrass. Annual ryegrass is best suited for grazing or harvest as silage. Annual Ryegrass is also used as a cover crop all across the Midwest.
Drill at 15-25 lbs/Acre, 1/4 to 3/8 inch deep or fly on into standing corn at the higher rate. You can also broadcast onto bare soil and roll with a cultipacker. Seed 40 days before killing frost date to help protect from winter kill. Annual ryegrass rates in mixes can be cut to 8-15 lbs.
Annual ryegrass has extremely fast emergence and establishes quickly on a variety of soil types. It works well alone or in mixes. In severe winter conditions, annual ryegrass can winter kill, but roots have usually grown down 24-32 inches, sequestering leftover nutrients and providing a good start for the following crop. Incorporation will work to kill ryegrass if it is completely covered. If using glyphosate, apply a full rate when the days are warm, averaging over 50°F and the grass is growing vigorously.
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