Growing grain rye.

Has anyone here grown rye for grain? Have been offered a buyback contract for feed rye that caught my attention.

What is the yield like?

Yes last year. 3t/acre. If it goes flat in the wind then you’ve got a lot of stubble to sort out. Tined drills won’t direct drill into it.
1 fungicide
120kg N & S
2 shorteners for your sanity (I promise)
Straw yield 30% more than wheat
It’s very vigorous so you won’t need a herbicide unless you’ve got bare areas.
 
Do not try to drill it into clart.

It does get disease. You can bank on that.

PGR the hell out of it. If you are on a fertile site, PGR it some more.

Crop should be competitive enough to deal with many weed issues. Check herbicide approval though for your anticipated weed spectrum. A bit of autumn residual may well be enough.
 
there is market but it is limited and prices not great as a result - circa £90/t today I was told earlier ?


on a good contract / buyback though it could work
I’m told that values would be comparable to barley in which case I can see it working. Looks like it has lower inputs too with a lower amount of N requirements to winter barley.
 

Colin

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Perthshire
Should be worth more than barley as its between wheat and barley in nutrition terms, it should be linked to wheat price somehow to give the option to hedge a forward price. 2 maybe 3 fungicides and 2 splits 150 kgN total. plenty PGR if you think you've done enough gjve it some more. Can get brown rust and mildew. Responds to management but can be grown cheap/lower yield.
 

ih1455xl

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Mixed Farmer
Location
northampton
Had a email from glencore about this think it said £30/t under wheat
I might try 20 acres anyone recommend a good variety seed seems to be plenty dear enough
 

robbie

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BASIS
I like the sound of rye, I've got some very light land and the extra straw is what appeals most.

This last few weeks I've been mulling over in my head what crops I could grow that would yield more straw than wheat and barley and so far winter oat and triticale were in the running but reading this thread rye may be a contender.

What are the conventional rye varieties like compared to the hybrids. The hybrids seem hellishly expensive.

The straw job around here is getting silly, we're the most highly populated area for pigs in the country and with power stations at snetterton, Ely and the one just into Lincolnshire(cant remember the name) straw is king so we need to be looking at the yields of it aswell as grain.
 

Renaultman

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Arable Farmer
Location
Darlington
Should be worth more than barley as its between wheat and barley in nutrition terms, it should be linked to wheat price somehow to give the option to hedge a forward price. 2 maybe 3 fungicides and 2 splits 150 kgN total. plenty PGR if you think you've done enough gjve it some more. Can get brown rust and mildew. Responds to management but can be grown cheap/lower yield.
If it's the deal I'm thinking of they are aware of the greater differential between wheat and barley at the moment and think it will be taken in to account.
 
I’ve been looking a Serafino from the KWS stable. Think it looks the best all round variety they offer. Seed is expensive compared with wheat and two row barley, but a smaller premium compared to hybrid barley for instance.
 
Is that a hybrid I assume you can’t hss
How much is the seed
Been offered Dukato at £740/T
Wow that’s expensive, I’ve been quoted £630 to £650 per pack. Should do 6ha depending on seed rate.

No, can’t FSS from hybrid but then I’m not that worried. We’ve grown hybrid barley and rape, so accepting hybrids to a degree.
 

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