Around the world – the #RYEVOLUTION 2.0 begins!

Our farmers around the world grow KWS' hybrid rye – and show what great successes are possible with this robust crop. It meets today's and tomorrow's requirements for a modern, high-yielding crop and has the best properties for sustainable and healthy nutrition for people and animals. On our around-the-world tour, we visit our farmers and want to know more: What are the advantages, strengths and reasons for growing rye? Let us convince you too, with real, first-hand experiences!

The #RYEVOLUTION 2.0 is taking off – take off with us!

Starting a #RYEVOLUTION

Ryevolution unites Rye, Evolution and Revolution. What do the words stand for?

1.

Rye

Rye has excellent yield potential.

2.

Evolution

Rye shows high yield progress in hybrid breeding.

3.

Revolution

Rye is the best solution for current and future agricultural challenges.

advantages of rye

Hybrid rye could be
used up to

70 %
in finisher rations

Rye needs lower nitrogen
requirements

- 0,5 kg N
per 100 kg
harvested grain compared to wheat

Hybrid rye increased
grain yield up to

10 %
in 10 years (2009-2019)


Rye has lower water
requirements

25 %
less than wheat

Rye has the lowest

CO2
footprint among cereals

Hybrid rye saves

80 kg
C02 per ton of grain

Around the World: with farmer Claus Drejer, Denmark

The advanced farmer Claus Drejer is an advanced hybrid rye grower. He explains why KWS hybrid rye with PollenPlus technology is used for over 15 years on his farm. What positive effects he derives from it for his farm generally and especially for his pigs.

Rye has many advantages for me – it is robust,
very high-yielding on our sites, and involves little effort in cultivation.
  • VALUABLE IN PIG FEEDING

    "Rye in the feed makes my pigs calmer."

    Claus Drejer, Løgstør, Denmark
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Hybrid rye – an added-value feed component

Beneficial for the immune system

New findings on feed value means rye is also interesting for pig fodder. Rye contains a lot of fiber and fructans, which are converted in the pig's colon into organic acids such as butyrate. These acids have a positive effect on intestinal health and intestinal flora. This is good for the immune system, because its function is determined by the microbial composition of the intestinal flora. Butyrate also contributes to salmonella reduction and lowers the boar taint caused by skatole. An extensive field trial confirmed these results.

Rye promotes animal welfare

Rye promotes animal welfare, because the high fiber content mans pigs feel satiated for a longer time. The blood sugar level remains stable, well-fed pigs are more satisfied and more relaxed – and what´s more, farmers note consistently high performance. In addition, fiber is good for the gastric mucosa, which help to prevent stomach ulcers.

Not afraid of ergot

Farmers used to be afraid to use rye for feeding, because of the ergot toxin, so rye was used only in small amounts. However, the latest breeds of KWS with the PollenPlus® breeding system are only slightly susceptible to ergot. They produce more pollen pollinating the stigma, so the risk of fungi settlement is reduced.

Your consultants

John Burgess
John Burgess
Maize & Hybrid Rye Product Manager
Tel.: 07766 258264
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Dominic Spurrier
Dominic Spurrier
Seed Contracts and Sales Specialist
Tel.: 07776 998544
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Dr. Richard Grone
Dr. Richard Grone
Product Management Feed - BU Cereals
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