Interested in Rye?
14th June 2021
RYE NOT? Interest in hybrid rye for grain is growing in the UK, not just because of its agronomic merits but also because it adds diversity to the rotation.
Recent research demonstrates rye’s benefits as a feed grain for pigs, opening up an expanding market opportunity for growers.
WHY GROW HYBRID RYE?
Yield and marketing options aside, hybrid rye has a host of agronomic qualities that make it an attractive crop to grow in the UK. It’s much more drought tolerant than other cereals, using 25% less water/ha than winter wheat. That makes it ideal for free-draining, sandy or acidic soils of moderate fertility, as well as in regions where annual rainfall is less than 650mm.
Want to find out more about hybrid rye and how it could benefit your farm? Download the KWS Hybrid Rye Guide today.