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Rye Grain

$15.00 per 50 lb. bag

An ideal, cool season cover crop for winter that is great for wildlife habitat, reduces soil erosion, holds unused nitrogen in top layers of soil and suppresses weeds.

Please call to order. (919) 989-3031

Weight 50 lbs
Botanical Name

Secale cereale

Life Cycle


Sowing Depth


Seeding Rate

100 lbs. per acre


14 days


All soils


Sun to Part Shade


4 – 5 feet

Blooming Period

Early Spring

Flower Color


Rye grain, (Secale cereale), is a popular cover crop over the winter months for many farmers and property owners. Winter hardy weeds can be mostly prevented by the presence of rye grain. By the spring, it can be harvested for seed or tilled into the soil, providing valuable organic matter. It can tolerate most soils and climates. Mature height is 4 to 5 feet. Initiates spring height growth several weeks earlier than wheat providing early spring overhead cover for quail. Excellent winter browse and mature seed is eaten by doves, quail, deer and wild turkey. Promotes better drainage and increases exchangeable potassium (K) near the soil surface. Rye grain is an excellent choice for winter browse followed by summer cover and food.