Cereal Rye Seed
(Cold Hardy)

Mobilizes Excess Nitrogen

Item Number: SCN395


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Cold hardy cool season cover crop. Commonly planted cover crop grown across America. Multiple use cover crop, commonly combined with other legumes such as hairy vetch.

  • Application Rate: 90-160 lb/acre
  • Inoculant: NA
  • Plant Height: 5'-6'
  • Uses: Weed competition, erosion control, nitrogen absorbing root system, straw, attracts beneficials, forage
  • Facts to Note: Pair with other nitrogen-fixing legumes. Can germinate in soil temperatures as low as 34°F. Seed from late summer to midfall in zones 3-7 and from fall to midwinter in zones 8 and higher. Mow or till early to minimize nitrogen tie-up.


  • Adds Significant Organic Matter
  • Cold Hardy, Down to 25°F
  • Easily Established
  • Germination in Soils < 45°F
  • Good for Forage/Hay
  • Good for Weed Competition
  • Helps Control Erosion
  • Loosens Heavy Soils
  • Provides Quick Growth
  • Somewhat Drought Tolerant
  • Tolerates Mowing/Grazing
  • Tolerates Poor Drainage


Seed Unit Sizes 1 lb Life Cycle Annual
Plant Height Tall, over 36" Planting Time Fall, Winter
Seed Variety Single
Seed Unit Sizes 1 lb
Life Cycle Annual
Plant Height Tall, over 36"
Planting Time Fall, Winter
Seed Variety Single

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Shipping Weight: 1.10 lbs. Dimensions: 8"L x 5"W x 1.5"H


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