'ND Dylan' Winter Rye (RFP-282)


'ND Dylan' is a high yielding winter rye variety that has very good winter hardiness. Data gathered over multiple years indicate a yield advantage over current commercial varieties. It is a tall variety with good straw strength. 'ND Dylan' is a medium-late variety, one day later to heading than Rymin and five days earlier than Dacold. Test weight is equal to Rymin and better than Dacold. Seed weight is average, slightly higher than Dacold. Tested across 26 sites in ND from 2006-2016, 'ND Dylan' had a higher yield than Dacold, Hancock and Spooner. Biomass data is limited, although data gathered indicates total dry matter yields of 'ND Dylan' to be greater than Dacold and Rymin. Winter hardiness ratings and early season vigor scores demonstrate 'ND Dylan’s potential for use as a grain, cover or forage crop.

'ND Dylan' is named to honor the memory of Dylan Zwinger, a young man who loved the land.

The renewed interest in winter rye as a grain, cover or forage crop illustrates the need for a reliable source of adapted seed.  Certified rye seed has not been grown in North Dakota for a number of years. The release of 'ND Dylan' ensures seed of a known pedigree and seed source.

General Characteristics:

  • High yield
  • Good winter hardiness
  • Medium-late maturity
  • Good straw strength

This variety has been exclusively licensed by the ND Crop Improvement and Seed Association.  Additional information about growing this variety can be found at https://www.ndcropimprovement.com/seed/

To help ensure genetic purity, 'ND Dylan' rye is protected under PVPA Title V (certificate no. 201800167) and must be sold as a class of certified seed.


ND Dylan Brochure.pdf 

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