There are both annual and perennial improved varieties of ryegrass seed. Annual and Perennial Ryegrass are cultivated for improvements for both pasture usage and lawn use. The varieties listed below are just a few from a large category of 100's that have been developed. For a list
of improved ryegrass varieties please see the menu or visit our online store
Most of the improved varieties of rye grass seed have been developed to provide a rye grass that has better wear resistance, shade tolerance and resistance to various diseases and insects that affect
ryegrasses. Some of the newer ryegrass varieties also have traits that help to extend the area of adaptation or planting area.
Annual Rye Grass
ANNUAL RYEGRASS ( Lolium multiflorum) - also called Italian Rye Grass,
is a cool season grass generally used as a temporary planting for overseeding warm or cool
season grasses. Gulf Annual is the most used variety with tens
of millions of pounds used each year. Read more about Annual Ryegrass.
Annual Rye Grass For Overseeding Pastures
Improved annual rye grass for wildlife forage or livestock pasture use include:
Annual Rye Grass For Lawn, Sports Fields, Commercial Use
Again Annual Ryegrass (Italian) would be used to overseed lawns or for erosion control
Perennial Rye Grass
PERENNIAL RYEGRASS (Lolium perenne) - is a ryegrass that will live year after year as a lawn or pasture in the Northern USA. If planted in the Southern USA, perennial
ryegrass will behave as an annual variety and will die off completely during the summer months usually in May/June.
Perennial Rye Grass for Pasture Use
Highly digestible and a favorite of cattle, horses, all animals including wildlife such as deer. A valuable winter and spring grazing crop and
can be used alone or seeded with small grain crops to lengthen the season. Can be
overseeded onto other pasture grasses. A fast growing multi-use forage crop requiring
minimal tillage and competitive enough to make a place for itself.
Perennial Ryegrass Pasture Varieties are numerous. Some are: Citadel,
Mongita, Madera, Pagent, Achiever, SR-4000, Vivid, Linn Perennial Ryegrass,
Windstar, and Festulolium hybrid pasture mixture. More about Perennial Ryegrass For Pastures.
Do Not Plant Ryegrass Lawn Varieties For Forage Or Pasture Use
Make sure the variety you plant is an endophyte safe variety - intended for pasture use. Many of the newer turf type lawn varieties should NOT be planted for forages.
Perennial Rye Grass For Lawns
There are at least 200 varieties or more of improved Perennial Ryegrass currently sold on the market in the US and worldwide. Each variety is developed with a specific
criteria as the end result. The end result of years of study and development has produced varieties with better color, leaf structure, resistances to drought, coldness, diseases, lower
growth for mowing heights; any mixture of plant genetics to extend the area of adaptation plus extend the formulas for a successful lawn. With so many to choose from a little study can
help you to try to achieve the qualities to best improve an existing lawn or start a new one. Perennial Rye grass is also used in Cool Seasons lawns in grass seed mixtures at ratios of 10%
to 50% to provide more density to the turf grass lawn.
Seedland Sells These Improved Ryegrass Lawn Varieties
Champion GQ Ryegrass and Clubhouse GQ For a complete
list of annual & perennial ryegrass seed visit our
online store Seedland.com.
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