Gulf Annual Ryegrass

Gulf Annual Ryegrass is a very useful, quick establishing (germination time is 7 – 10 days) annual grass high in palatability and nutrition. Gulf provides high yields of palatable, nutritious forage in pasture or grass hay mixes.

Gulf has a multitude of uses for which all are extremely beneficial to many different types of production.
Gulf Annual Ryegrass is used for erosion control as gulf comes up quickly, covers the ground profusely, and has a long root system to hold the soil. It can be used as a lawn mix component which acts as a starter that will quickly establish and hold the soil while permanent turf is being established. Gulf also captures nitrogen, making it a beneficial component to better the soil and retain moisture for the longevity of fields. Emergency crop gulf makes a quick, nutritious grass that can be grazed or cut planted by itself and is a great companion to other grasses and legumes.


Plant at 1/4″ depth. Gulf can be spring or early fall seeded, frost-seeded, broadcast or drilled.


Annual ryegrasses like moist, fertile soils and will respond to liberal applications of nitrogen.

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