Stooling Rye
Festuca arundinacea Schreb.
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Image Cultivar Type Production period Morphological description Crop strengths Feeding value Production potential Crop uses Soil requirement Establishment
NCD Grazer Temperate, Cereal grain Winter, Annual

Prostate when young, erect when in seed, 1.0 – 1.5 m tall

Extensive, fibrous root system

Oblong shaped seeds; light brown; 0.8 cm long; 30 000 – 45 000 seeds/kg

Very palatable, long production season grazing crop

Can be planted much earlier than the Spring type ryes

Crude protein: 6 – 22 %

Digestibility: 53 – 63 %

Dry matter production: 5 - 12 t/ha/annum Grazing, hay, silage, grain production & rotational crop

Grows best on well-drained loamy soils, tolerates sandy soils

pH range of 4.5 – 8.0

Plant during February – April and August

Seeding rate of 25 – 50 kg/ha dryland and 50 – 75 kg/ha irrigated


SSR 729 Temperate, Cereal grain Annual, Winter

Tufted grass, prostate when young

Grows 1 – 1.5 m tall with extensive, fibrous root system

Oblong shaped seeds; light brown; 0.8 cm long; 30 000 – 45 000 seeds/kg

Very palatable grazing in winter, spring and early summer

More volume; more production than oats

Crude protein: 6 – 22 %

Digestibility: 53 – 63 %

Dry matter production: 5 - 12 t/ha/annum Grazing, hay, silage, grain production & rotational crop

Grows best on well-drained loamy soils and tolerates heavy clays and sandy soils

pH range of 4.5 – 8.0

Plant during February – April and August

Seeding rate of 25 – 50 kg/ha dryland and 50 – 75 kg/ha irrigated