Secale cereale is the hardiest grain and is grown the world over, for human and livestock consumption. It grows well in many climates and soils, and is frequently used as a rotation crop. It is tolerant of poor soils, high latitudes and altitudes. Rye is mainly used in making bread, but when fed to livestock, it is generally mixed with other grains. It also serves as grain cover crop. The recommended sowing time is April to May and at a sowing rate of  50kg/ha.