Grasses

KING ANNUAL RYEGRASS

#1702 | LOLIUM MUTLIFLORUM

KING RYEGRASS FACT SHEET

KING ANNUAL RYEGRASS

#1702 | LOLIUM MUTLIFLORUM

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Summary

King annual ryegrass is an aggressive producer of short term forage, suitable for both beef and dairy. As a cover crop or buffer strip, King provides many positive economic and environmental benefits.

Plant Characteristics
Taxonomy

Zone

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Temperature Zone
Warm, Cool, Transitional

Plant Characteristics

Leaf Color
Green
Growing Cycle
Annual
Growth Habit
Bunch-Type
Sun Requirement
Full Sun

Plant Information

Planting Season
Spring - Early-Fall
Plant Depth
0.25" - 0.5"
Minimum Soil Temp for Germination
50° F
Establishment
Easy
Kingdom
PLANTAE
Subkingdom
TRACHEOBIONTA
Super Division
SPERMATOPHYTA
Division
MAGNOLIOPHYTA
Class
LILIOPSIDA
Subclass
COMMELINIDAE
Order
CYPERALES
Family
POACEAE
Genus
LOLIUM
Species
LOLIUM MUTLIFLORUM

Coverage Area & Available Sizes

COVERAGE: 20-30 LBS PER ACRE

AVAILABLE SIZES:

Applications

Forage & Grazing

As a short term forage, King is suitable for hay, silage and pasture utilization.

Pasture & Range

As a short term forage, King is suitable for hay, silage and pasture utilization.

Soil Stabilization & Erosion Control

25-30 LBS PER ACRE

Cover Crop

Annual ryegrass, such as King, is proving to be a more suitable crop cover than wheat or cereal rye when followed by no-till  corn and soybeans.

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