Annual Temperate Grasses

Annual temperate grasses refer to Italian- and Westerwold ryegrass. They are often used for the same purpose and most commonly they are sown as a high quality short-term winter crop to provide multiple grazings in winter and spring. Westerwold ryegrass can only be sown in autumn while Italian rye can be sown in autumn and spring. Westerwold ryegrass are best used as rotation crop with maize (or other summer grown crops under irrigation) and Italian rye performs very well when used to over sow kikuyu or other run out pastures.