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Wild rye

Secale multicaule

 

One of the main advantages of wild rye, an ancient cereal, is its low demands. These make it a perfect component of wildlife food plots and wild plant mixtures. Wild rye is extremely robust and can tolerate temperatures of as low as -25°C. One interesting feature is its use in multi-year cultivation, allowing it to remain available to game animals as a feed reserve during unfavourable conditions. Impressive heights of over 2 m can be reached, especially in the first year. In addition to grazing, the plants also provide cover for numerous wild species. When cultivated, wild rye can thrive on nearly all sites and soil types. As an ancient cereal, the grain yields are considerably lower than cultivated rye. In recent years, wild rye has seen a resurgence in its cultivation for human diets due to its very high nutrient and fibre content.

 

Bundle: 25 kg

Art.-No.: 700150

Category: Flowering and gameland seed mixtures

  • Sowing and fertilising instructions
    Sowing rate:

    120–140 kg/ha

    Distance between rows:

    as cereals

    Sowing period:

    April to October

    Fertiliser:

    max. 60 kg N/ha when growing as a catch crop

    Sowing depth:

    1–2 cm