Winter Rye

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  1. bigbluetruck

    bigbluetruck Active Member

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    That's what I heard as well for the reason of the shortage, demand is going up every year, but a short crop this year. I'm trying my first wack at cover cropping in at least one of our ag fields this year. Having Rye and turnips/radishes seeded into standing corn to try and suppress some weeds, provide a mulch and try to get some more OM back into a almost beach sand field. Going to soybeans next season
     
  2. Mennoniteman

    Mennoniteman Well-Known Member

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    Rye is $18 per hundred in SE Pennsylvania, same as last year, bin run, then the local mill runs thru a cleaner. I didn't hear of any shortage?
     
  3. swat1018

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    I just bought 22 bushel of fresh cut, bin-run rye, from a farmer. $7.50/bu. In the tri-state (Indiana, Ohio, Michigan) area. He had more, if anyone wants the info. Not certified seed, but I planted bin-run last year and was as good a crop as I've ever had.
     
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  4. THE LLC

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    Means wheat will go up too. Glad they legalized baiting in Georgia. Now all I need is some Swamp Donkey. LOL
     
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  5. Mennoniteman

    Mennoniteman Well-Known Member

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    Does SD work better than trophy rock?
     
  6. JFK52

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    I find winter rye will grow in my marginal soil food plots with no problem if it is planted on it's own. I like to overseed it in my Northern managers mix RR Eagle beans. This year the drought stunted the Eagle beans to the point where I doubt they will canopy. That plus the fact that the deer are eating on them just as they should be. I just try to get it out before a decent rain.
     
  7. Cap'n

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    I don't sell much WR but I can tell you that I have a truckload of Perennial Rye (turf type) coming in 2 weeks and it was about the same price as last year. I haven't seen the PO but I believe it's coming out of Minnesota and not Oregon. That tells me the crop was not too bad. Bluegrass however is way up and in short supply. The only WR i sell is for cover crop on bare ground that will be seeded in the spring for turf and it is as close to zero/zero weed and crop as is available so I really don't know about bin run or any of that. I just wait until our forklift driver knocks the corner off of a few bags then write it off as trucking damaged. Then all i need is some turnips and brassicas.
     
  8. weekender21

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    $15 for a 56lb bag in western NC, up from $13 last year.
     
  9. Charleston Treeman

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    We got it for 19 last year. No word in how much it will be this year.

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  10. Jeff H

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    Nixa seed company in Nixa Mo. priced it today at $19.85 for 50 lb bag.
     
  11. deer patch

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    Certified wheat is $11.40 per 50 pd bag today.
     
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  12. Creek chub

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    My atv crapped out on me today. I got most of my plots planted except two that I was going to sow with winter rye / crimson clover. Can I just broadcast the rye and expect decent germination? Maybe up the poundage sown to increase my chances
     
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    Yes and yes. Especially if you do so before a rain. WR shouldn't go in till at least Labor Day here, and maybe a little later for you but it won't hurt anything.
     
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  14. dogghr

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    Checked price of WR this past week at my local feed store. 14$ so same as last year. Even urea I bought had dropped in price.


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  15. Tap

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    I bought some yesterday at Osterlings near Butler Pa.
    $10 for a 50# bag. That's the best price per-pound that I could find in this area.
    Some places still don't have it yet.

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