To late for rye?
We have 14 days of 20 degree overnights and mid 40s even some 50s for daytime high.
Thinking of seeding down a couple hundred more acres of winter rye. Guess not to worried if it vernalizes just dont want to kill the seed. Is that possible with winter rye?
Worst case is it dont vernalize and i have some first crop grass before row crops or just burn it down after planting.
Jon, how much rye did you get broadcast before the snow? Have you gone and brushed away any snow to see if anything has happened, or if any of it looks like it germinated? After the storm, our ground actually has thawed under the snow. Not sure if it is warm enough for the rye to do anything, but a guy can hope! I had rye planted at 1" deep, and a week before the snow we dug some up and it had small roots just starting. I should go try and do some digging this week before we get the arctic blast and see if the roots have grown more or if they have gone dormant