Annual Ryegrass establishes quite rapidly, which gives high productivity in the planting season. This species is mainly used for overseeding warm season pastures in the fall. Annual Ryegrass is capable of producing high forage yields in a very short period of time. Annual ryegrass is best suited for grazing or harvest as silage. Annual ryegrass is also used as a cover crop. This builds more organic matter faster than small grains. It must be mold board plowed or sprayed with Roundup, etc. before planting again. Chiseling and discing will not kill it!

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