Westerwolds Ryegrass for early or late sowing and early grazing or cutting.
Annual or Westerwold Ryegrass is an annual grass, which is well-known for its quick establishment and early vigour. It can be sown from spring to the beginning of October. When sown early in Spring or late in the Autumn it can give, under favourable weather conditions, 5 to 6 cuts. However, in case of early sowing it has the tendency to set seed. The crop can be used as green manure or as forage crop.
We have tetraploid varieties 'Furore' or 'Lemnos' available. These new tetraploid varieties have coarse leaves with a dark green colour. They form a very palatable crop and are more winter hardy then older varieties. The sowing rate for both varieties is 35-40 kg per hectare.
- It is the only grass to produce a stem and seed head from a spring sowing - making it suitable for the production of hay for horses.
- It is a very good at lifting Nitrogen and is quick to make a large root mass, making it suitable as a green manure.
- It effectively seeks out and mops up nitrate from the soil.
- Can be used on its own, but even better with a companion like a nitrogen fixing Vetch, Egyptian clover, Crimson Clover or Persian Clover.
Org. Cert.: DE-OEKO-003 IE-ORG-03