Rye

Jamie Schechinger

Description

  • 3-4 feet tall
  • leaves bluish-green color
  • Annual
  • Harvested for its seeds

Growing

  • winter crop or spring crop
  • less rich soil
  • grows until 3-4 feet tall
  • 6.3 million bushels (2011)
  • Georgia and Oklahoma

Harvesting

  • When dry
  • Used to use sickle blade
  • Combines
  • Combine at 22% moisture --> additional drying

Pest

  • Generally free
  • Ergot fungus--> pesticides

Uses

  • Bird feed --> seed
  • Cereal --> grain/seed
  • Bread/pastry's --> grain/seed
  • Flour --> grain/seed
  • Cover Crop --> left over stalk

Fun Facts

  • 70% shipped to South Korea
  • World's longest underdog crop
  • Poverty grain
  • 51% made into drinks