Winter rye

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a kind of rye that is sown in autumn.

See also: Winter

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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They went through the muddy village, past threshing floors and green fields of winter rye, downhill where snow still lodged near the bridge, uphill where the clay had been liquefied by the rain, past strips of stubble land and bushes touched with green here and there, and into a birch forest growing on both sides of the road.
The least values in all nutrition treatments were achieved by forage pea and rapeseed mustard mix, significantly higher values were achieved by winter rye and common vetch mix and the highest by Sudan grass.
Most of the flowers at Seven Acres Farm are grown in raised beds, but in other areas in cultivation, cover crops of crimson clover and winter rye are planted to enrich the heavy clay soil.
She said her husband has begun planting a mixture of sweet clover, grass and winter rye as a cover crop to keep the soil in place on the affected area that she estimated at about 70 acres.
Other cover crops to consider for big gardens include hairy vetch, crimson clover, buckwheat and winter rye.
Winter rye is planted in the fall and then will resume growing in the spring.
* WINTER RYE. This is perhaps one of the best cover crops if you have a way to incorporate it into the soil (pigs do a great job of this).
Farmers who had planted winter rye were hit hard by the drought.
One of your best bets is winter rye (Secale cereale), the grain used to make rye flour (not ryegrass, which is a different plant).
USDA-ARS scientists and ASABE members Rob Malone and Dan Jaynes with Tom Kaspar are using the Root Zone Water Quality Model (RZWQM) to assess how winter rye cover crops in corn-soybean rotations could mitigate nitrate loads in field drainage water.