Closeup of annual ryegrass plants

Annual Ryegrass

Described as the King of Annuals, this forage produces tremendous yields mid-spring through early summer. A high sugar crop, it is excellent for putting gain on livestock who may have lost condition over the winter. Annual ryegrass can be broadcast or drilled, tolerates traffic, and is excellent for grazing, baleage, or dry hay. Although it has inconsistent fall growth, it produces an incredible amount of root mass in a limited timeframe, contributing greatly to soil organic matter production, and it tolerates wet feet better than most winter annuals.

  • Credence in April

    Credence

    A medium maturity, tetraploid variety with excellent rust resistance.

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  • lowboy

    LowBoy

    LowBoy is a low-growing variety ideal for low biomass cover crops and overseeding lawns.

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  • McKinley

    McKinley

    McKinley is a newer, diploid variety with a strong genetic background.

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  • Rapido

    Rapido

    A new, early maturing ryegrass that yields earlier in the spring and reduces competition with warm-season grasses.

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  • Striker

    Striker

    Striker is an improved medium-late tetraploid with a focus on high forage yield balanced with high seed yield.

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  • Baqueano tetrapliod annual ryegrass in a field.

    Baqueano

    A late maturing, tetraploid variety of ryegrass with impressive performance in University trials.

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    Gulf Annual

    An annual ryegrass ideal for overseeding lawns and erosion control areas.

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    Marshall

    An old diploid variety with good yield.

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  • Andes Tetraploid Ryegrass

    Andes

    Andes is a tetraploid annual ryegrass developed from DLF’s very successful variety Abundant. It is a winter-hardy variety with high yield and quality.

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  • Koga Tetraploid Annual Ryegrass

    Koga

    Extremely late maturing tetraploid.

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