Annual Ryegrass

Species: Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.)
Cultivars: TAM 90
Origin: Europe
Use: Grazing, hay
Description:
General:

Life Span:

2-4 feet tall, bunchgrass, auricles present, plant base often purplish.
Annual
Adaptation:
pH:
Soil:
Rainfall:
Temperature:
5.5-7.5
Sandy-loam, clay-loam.
18-65 inches.
12ยบ F (minimum).
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
General:
20-25 lb PLS/A
September-October
<0.25 inch
$8-10/A
March-May
4000-7000 lb/A
More productive on wetter soils.
Notes:
  • Due to later maturity, it is important to keep it grazed short to prevent competition when overseed into permanent pastures.

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