Often used for quick cover or erosion control because it germinates and grows quickly in cool weather, competes well with weeds, and opens and stabilizes the soil with its extensive, fibrous root system.
Application Rate: 0.5-2 lb/1000 sq ft. or 25-50 lb/acre
Inoculant: None needed
Germination: 5-7 Days
Plant Height: 3'
Days to Maturity: 12 months
Uses: Pasture grass, cover crop, erosion control
Facts to Note: When used for cover crop or pasture, Ryegrass is usually mixed with annual legumes for nitrogen fixation and improved palatability. Grows in any soil but it will not tolerate long periods of flooding. Plant in fall or spring.