Annual Ryegrass for Winter Hardy Cover Crop and Overseeding Pasture

winter cover crop Lonestar annual ryegrass Lolium multiflorum

Annual ryegrass is rapidly growing in popularity for use as a cover crop in the Midwestern states. It has long been favored as a winter-active companion crop in the Southern U.S., and for seeding into dormant warm-season forages.  Lonestar, an improved diploid annual ryegrass variety, was bred for excellent cold tolerance, high level of disease resistance,  seedling vigor and rapid forage growth.

Planting Instructions:

Seeding Rate:


Planting Depth:


Ideal Soil:


10-15 lbs/acre drilled
25-30 lbs/ acre broadcast

In Mixes

5-10 lbs/acre drilled
15-20 lbs/ acre broadcast

1/4-1/2 inch

Grows best in soil with a pH range of 6.0-7.0 and can tolerate poorly drained soils.

Water Management Compaction Management Nutrient Recycling
Erosion Control Quick Growth Forage Enhancement
Contact Details:
Tel (503) 566-9900
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