Cereal Rye Northern Region - GrowNotes™

Published: 6 Aug 2018

Cereal rye (Secale cereale) is a versatile crop, closely related to wheat and barley but a hardier variety. It is a comparatively modern cereal, first cultivated in northern Europe. Rye is thought to have originated from wild types of rye, which are weeds in wheat crops in Asia Minor.

Rye is grown for grain, forage, green manure or as a cover crop for erosion and compaction control. Rye is the most productive of the cereal grain crops under conditions of low temperature, low fertility and drought.


  • Planning/paddock preparation and planting
  • Plant growth and physiology
  • Nutrition and fertiliser
  • Weed and insect control
  • Nematode management
  • Diseases
  • Plant growth regulators and canopy management
  • Crop desiccation and spray out
  • Harvest and storage
  • Environmental issues
  • Marketing

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Region: North

ISBN: 978-1-921779-21-3 (print)