HuntStand Hunting App
Winter Rye Seed Old vs. New
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
CAMPDAVID 06-Aug-21
DanaC 06-Aug-21
Korey Wolfe 06-Aug-21
Pat Lefemine 07-Aug-21
DanaC 07-Aug-21
welka 07-Aug-21
Ambush 07-Aug-21
jmiller 07-Aug-21
From: CAMPDAVID
06-Aug-21
Just spoke to my local feed store. They have 2020 Winter Rye seed on hand now and will have 2021 seed in about three weeks. My question is does it make a difference...should I wait for the new seed?

From: DanaC
06-Aug-21
Are they price-discounting the old stuff? I'd offer them 20 cents on the dollar ;-)

From: Korey Wolfe
06-Aug-21
A recent germination test will tell you what you need to know. The 2020 stuff might be higher than the 2021 seed depending on a lot of factors.

From: Pat Lefemine
07-Aug-21
How much 1-2 or even 3 year old seed do you think is present in the deer head seed that you buy off the shelf? Plenty.

I’ve planted 3 year old oats and 4 year old brassicas. I’m sure some of it didn’t germinate but most will and you likely won’t notice it.

From: DanaC
07-Aug-21
I guess my question is, are a lot of *other* guys holding off buying until the new stuff comes in?

If the store manager thinks he's going to get stuck with piles of the old, he might be willing to dicker on price. Can't hurt to ask.

From: welka
07-Aug-21
Planted 2 yr old rye grain several times. Just boost #/acre by 15# and you should be good.

From: Ambush
07-Aug-21
Dealers aren't worried. SitO buys up all the old stock grain for bait.

From: jmiller
07-Aug-21
Just up the seeding rate and you'll be fine.

  • Sitka Gear