Rye
Secale cereale L.
Click on the cultivar name below for product characteristics COMPARISON CHART
Image Cultivar Type Production period Morphological description Crop strengths Feeding value Production potential Crop uses Soil requirement Establishment
AFG R1 Temperate, Cereal grain Annual, Spring & winter

Tall, hardy, tufted grass, 1.2 – 2 m tall

Stems ascending when young, becomes more erect when older

Oblong shaped seeds; light brown; 0.8 cm long; 30 000 – 45 000 seeds/kg

Quick short-duration rye with high leaf to stem ratio

More volume; more production than oats

Crude protein: 6 – 22 %

Digestibility: 53 – 63 %

Dry matter production: 5 - 12 t/ha/annum Grazing, hay, silage, grain production & rotational crop

Grows best on well-drained loamy soils and tolerates sandy soils

pH range of 4.5 – 8.0

Plant during February – May

Seeding rate of 25 – 50kg/ha dryland and 50 – 75kg/ha irrigated


SSR 1 Temperate, Cereal grain Annual, Spring & winter

Tall, hardy, tufted grass, 1.2 – 1.8 m tall

Oblong shaped seeds; light brown; 0.8 cm long; 30 000 – 45 000 seeds/kg

Quick short-duration rye

More volume; more production than oats

Crude protein: 6 – 22 %

Digestibility: 53 – 63 %

Dry matter production: 5 - 10 t/ha/annum Grazing, hay, silage, grain production & rotational crop

Widely adapted to most soil types, prefers well-drained loamy soils

pH range of 4.5 – 8.0

Plant during February - May and August

Seeding rate of 25 – 50 kg/ha dryland and 50 – 75 kg/ha irrigated