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Agronomy Tip: Annual Ryegrass and Cereal Rye Cover Crops

Ryan Moore, Small Seed Manager for Beck's Hybrids emphasizes the difference between these two commonly confused cover crop varieties:

“Annual ryegrass is a turf-like cover crop, grows well and has prolific roots, but is tough to burn down in the spring. Cereal rye (also called winter rye) is fast-growing, has excellent rooting depth and weed suppression, and is easy to burn down in the spring.”

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