Arguably the most cold-tolerant of the small grains, cereal rye is a staple across the Southeast. It produces an incredible amount of biomass and is good quality in the vegetative state — ideal for the basis of a cover crop, winter grazing, or straw production.
- Establishes quickly and grows through the colder season, but degrades slowly during the summer, providing an excellent weed mat as a cover crop
- More productive in harsher conditions than most other small grains
- Matures quickly, so there is a small window to capture high-quality grazing