VARIETY SUMMARY LowBoy low-growing annual ryegrass is an innovative new tool for cover crop systems. Unlike traditional annual ryegrasses, LowBoy’s growth focuses on canopydensity rather than height. Additionally, LowBoy plants form a tremendous rootssystem that is both deep and wide. LowBoy also has improved cold tolerance. Finally,LowBoy terminates with ease. These features make LowBoy a candidate for use bothin a single-species as well as a multi-species cover crop system. LowBoy is alsoendophyte-free and safe for all livestock.
GREAT GROUND COVERAGE LowBoy covers more ground. Compared to other annual ryegrasses, LowBoy has much more aggressive tillering. This spreading effect minimizes bare soil, runoff,evaporation, and unwanted weeds during the growing season. LowBoy is trulyexcellent temporary ground cover.
DEEP AND WIDE ROOTS In multiple evaluations, LowBoy has demonstrated an extensive root system with two predictable characteristics. First, LowBoy has very dense roots directly under eachplant. These roots are wide and thick, penetrating soil with countless channels.Second, LowBoy sends roots deep. In soil pit/plug studies, LowBoy demonstrated rootdepths as deep, if not deeper than other well-known cover-crop ryegrasses.
COLD TOLERANT LowBoy has shown very good cold tolerance throughout the country, providing confidence in use throughout the United States.
EASY TERMINATION When late spring arrives, LowBoy goes away with ease, making transition to row crops or warm season crops easy. Compared to traditional ryegrasses, LowBoy hassignificantly less top-growth. Excessive top-growth can be difficult to burn downchemically as well as hinder no-till seeding and sufficient light penetration to dry outand warm up soil. LowBoy is there when you need it, and leaves when you don’t,allowing easier establishment of primary crops, such as corn and soybean
Single Seeding Rate 12lbs/A drilled, 15 lbs/A broadcast