Performance of dairy cows fed annual ryegrass
silage and corn silage with steam-flaked or ground corn.
Plumer, Annual Ryegrass
Variety Report, University of Illinois Extension, 2012.
Seeds of vigorous covers, such as annual ryegrass
, oats and hairy vetch, will germinate if left on the surface, especially if broadcast just before a soaking rain.
Each turfgrass species was maintained at its recommended height (Turgeon 2002): 1.3 cm for seashore paspalum, 2.5 cm for bermudagrass, 5.1 cm for centipedegrass and zoysiagrass, and 7.6 cm for annual ryegrass
has lower requirements than clover for P (Ozanne et al.
exhibits a more rapid germination and vertical shoot growth rate than perennial ryegrass.
Coarse Grasses 53.17 percent annual ryegrass
95 percent germ.
Focusing on annual ryegrass
, red clover, and Bermuda grass, they've found that over half of all the animal waste nutrients taken up by forage plants concentrates in their stems or runners.
Cut tall fescue such as Marathon to 21/2 inches tall; annual ryegrass
, buffalo grass, fine fescue, and Kentucky bluegrass to 2 inches; St.
Cover crop treatments included winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), fall rye (Secale cereale L.), annual ryegrass
(Lolium multiflorum L.) planted in monoculture and in mixtures with crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum L.), crimson clover, winter wheat + hairy vetch (Vicia villosa) and hare control.
Non-leguminous plants such as oats and annual ryegrass
are good for adding organic matter.
A mixture of annual ryegrass
, tall fescue, and red top and white clover was hydromulched across the entire cap for soil conservation and eye appeal.