This map shows the overall suitability of this crop in the state of Illinois.
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Secale strictum subsp. strictum
Synonyms: S. montanum

Common Name(s): Rye (progenitor)
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 100 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=79° (F)    Opt.Max=66° (F)
Opt.Min=55° (F)    Abs.Min=36° (F)
Precipitation: 14 to 18 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Rich loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Many varieties with different common growing areas and climatic requirements.
Genetic - rye progen., Animal Food - fodder


Geographical Origin:
Northern Africa, Western Asia, Southeastern Europe, Southwestern Europe
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