Secale cereale, 'Aroostook', Common
Rye, ‘Aroostook’, Common
Bunch-type winter companion or cover crop; used for erosion control; may be planted anytime of year, but preferably in the fall or winter as rye has a strong ability to grow in cold weather.
General Product Information:
Item Number: SECCER02
Species Type: Naturalized
Cover Crops, Grasses & Grass-like Species
Classification: Herbaceous Annual, Herbaceous Annual
Characteristics: Flat blade leaves; also a cover crop for temporary pasture, haylage or green chop; conserves nitrogen and builds organic matter when seeded after row crops are harvested in the fall.
Habitat: More productive than other cereals in infertile sandy or acidic soils.
Bloom Period: Early spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 5.0 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 8 in
pH: 4.5 – 8.2
Indicator Regions (view map & key):
Northcentral & Northeast: NI
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: NI
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: NI
Shade: Full Sun
Approximate seeds per lb: 18,000
Seeding Rate: Expect to apply about 90 lb per acre.
Truax Seedbox: Coarse-High Rates or Fluffy-Low Rates