Ryegrass is a common winter forage in Georgia, and many improved varieties are available. It offers high quality forage, and can be utilized for hay or silage cuttings in addition to grazing.
Its production season is slightly later than other winter forages, and does well in blends with other species. The timing of peak production differs by variety. This is important for blending with other forage species and ensuring the ryegrass is removed soon enough to allow growth of summer perennial pastures.
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