Merced Ryegrain Organic:
For quantities over 500 lbs. (more than 10 bags of 50 pounds) please contact us by Phone at 800 253 7346 or click here for a price quote and delivery options.
Merced has been a long time favorite as a highly competitive cover crop with its outstanding winter growth. Cereal Rye is the best cool-season cereal cover crop for absorbing unused soil N. Rye smothers weeds with its rapid establishment and nutrient uptake. It can suppress pests, reduce erosion & runoff, add large amounts of organic matter, reduce disease pressure, and improve soil structure. Merced Rye is widely adapted and does well on a variety of soil types. Merced Rye is winter active and is very cold tolerant. It should be planted in the spring in the coldest parts of the United States, It can be planted in the fall, winter or spring in the rest of the country. This seed is organic. Looking for a good cover crop to keep in the rotation after a organic carrot field has been harvested this is the perfect cover crop. As stated earlier it allows less weeds to come up and it will give you not only a good rotation after a heavy crop like carrots it gives you a opportunity to harvest the wheat as a grain and mow the stock to sell as filler for hay. The opportunities are abound when it comes to cover crops and this is a excellent choice.
Plant at 80 to 100 pounds per acre.