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or rye grass  (rī′grăs′)
Any of several grasses of the genus Lolium, native to Eurasia and often used for forage or for stabilizing soil.

[Alteration of raygrass : ray, darnel (from Middle English rai, perhaps alteration of Old French ivraie, from Latin ēbriāca, from feminine of ēbriācus, drunk (from the plant's effects if ingested), from ēbrius; see inebriate) + grass.]


(ˈraɪˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs)

any of several European grasses of the genus Lolium, as L. perenne, grown for forage in the U.S.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ryegrass - any of several annual or perennial Eurasian grassesryegrass - any of several annual or perennial Eurasian grasses
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
genus Lolium, Lolium - darnel; ryegrass
English ryegrass, Lolium perenne, perennial ryegrass - European perennial grass widely cultivated for pasture and hay and as a lawn grass
Italian rye, Italian ryegrass, Lolium multiflorum - European grass much used for hay and in United States also for turf and green manure
bearded darnel, cheat, darnel, Lolium temulentum, tare - weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
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In 2014, the species cover in the control plot for both soil types averaged 36% medusahead, 16% yellow starthistle, 13% slender oat (Avena barbata Pott ex Link), 12% annual ryegrass, 6% ripgut brome (Bromus diandrus Roth), 6% soft chess, 4% hare barley (Hordeum murinum L.
When we pointed out in 2009 that banning field burning would force us to instead use pesticides to manage our annual ryegrass fields, Rep.
Treatments consisted of: (a) species managed pure: white oat (Avena sativa, WO), black oat (Avena strigosa, BO), annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum, Ry), forage peanut (Arachis pintoii, FP), white clover (Trifolium repens, WC), and red clover (Trifolium pratense, RC); (b) grass mixtures BO + Ry, and WO + Ry; and (c) grass-legume consortia BO + Ry + FP, Ry + FP, Ry + FP + WC, Ry + FP + RC, Ry + FP + WC + RC, BO + WO + Ry + WC, BO + WO + Ry + RC, and BO + WO + Ry + FP + WC + RC.
Weeds targeted in the survey include common sowthistle, fleabane, wild turnip, African turnip weed, wild oats, feathertop Rhodes grass, awnless barnyard grass, sweet summer grass, liverseed grass, windmill grass, annual ryegrass, wild oats and Brassica species.
Although this subject has been recently well explored in some tropical climate grasses, the use of canopy height, as a management criterion in annual ryegrass pastures is still not well established, particularly in the case of intermittent stocking.
In high traffic areas, covers that can take a good deal of wear are in order, such as annual ryegrass and white clovers.
In high-traffic areas, covers that can take a good deal of wear are in order, such as annual ryegrass and white clovers.
Just to give you a flavour of the range of green manures available, here are a selection: alfalfa, annual ryegrass, Buckwheat, clover (various forms), field beans, fenugreek, Hungarian grazing rye, lupin, mustard, tares and trefoil.
common centipedegrass (Erimochloa ophiuroides (Munro) Hack), 'Pensacola' bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Flugge), 'Sea Dwarf' seashore paspalum (Paspalum vaginatum Swartz), and 'Gulf' annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.

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