Rye is an annual temperate grass or cereal crop, grown as either forage- or grain. It is categorized as a forage cereal together with Oats and Triticale. Forage cereals produce forage for autumn, winter and spring.
As a forage crop it can be utilised as grazing, silage or hay (if cut at a vegetative stage). It is very drought tolerant and more cold tolerant than Oats and Triticale.
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13 t DM/ha/season under full irrigation
2 - 7 t DM/ha/season under dry land or supplemental irrigation
Depending on environmental conditions and management
Popular winter grazing option
Relatively drought tolerant