Popular fall cover crop that does not winter kill.
Growth continues much later into the fall than other cover crops, with early spring growth that protects soil from erosion. Vigorous, deep roots add lots of organic matter. Often grown with vetch (mix also available). Correct timing of spring turn in is important to successfully kill rye. Seeding rate: 100 lbs/acre, 3-4 lbs/1000 sq ft.
Sow in late summer
- Prevents erosion