Marshall Annual Ryegrass #11607

Marshall Annual Ryegrass #11607

Marshall is a variety of ryegrass that was developed and released by Mississippi State University in 1981. It was developed for its excellent cold tolerance, which makes it particularly suited to regions with cold winters. In fact, it is rated by most specialists as the most cold-tolerant variety on the market; however, in warmer regions the plant is not as tolerant to crown rust as Gulf. Primarily Marshall ryegrass is used for pastures where it has high yields in forage production. Provides dramatically better steer weight gains as well over Gulf ryegrass. Can be used as a cover crop, forage, or hay production. Has a moderate tolerance to wet soils and temporary flooding. Adapts well to various soil types, where little preparation is needed for rapid germination. 

Planting Date: March to June / Fall - August to November

Planting Rate:  5 to 10 lbs per 1000 sq/ft for small area erosion control. 100 to 200 lbs per acre 

Broadcast Overseed Rate:20 to 30 lbs acre for pasture.

Coverage Depth: 1/8" to 1/2" maximum

Days to maturity: Annual Ryegrass will reach full maturity and die off for the growing season around July 1st when planted in either fall or early spring.