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Kodiak Annual Ryegrass Seed

Kodiak is an medium-early maturity, diploid variety. Great for grazing, silage, cover crop and winter overseeding. Up to 6 tons dry matter yield in the spring. Kodiak has superior cold tolerance. It is a fall planted cover crop because of its versatility, ease of establishment, amazing root system, and incredible nutrient-scavenging abilities. It is an excellent soil builder, great at erosion control and weed suppression.  It is endophyte free. 

  • An annual ryegrass selected for very tough growing conditions.
  • More forage per acre makes this an economical choice for growers.
  • Winterhardy.

Management:

Annual ryegrass has extremely fast emergence and establishes quickly on a variety of soil types. Prefers pH range 5-8. It works well alone or in mixes. In severe winter conditions, annual ryegrass can winter kill, but roots have usually grown down 24-32 inches, sequestering leftover nutrients and providing a good start for the following crop. Incorporation will work to kill ryegrass if it is completely covered. 

Establishment:

Drill at 15-20 lbs./A or fly on at 20-25 lbs./A, 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep, or fly into standing corn at the higher rate. You can also broadcast onto bare soil and roll with a cultipacker. Seed 40 days before killing frost date to help protect from winter kill. Annual ryegrass rates in mixes can be cut to 8-15 lbs. 

Available in: 

  • Comes by the pound and in pre-packaged 50 pound bags.