The AC Hazlet rye variety has very good resistance to both lodging and shattering, contributing to a decreased loss of grain before and during harvest. The AC Hazlet rye variety also does very well against winter damage, has excellent winter hardiness traits with a winter survival of 89%, and rye is very drought tolerant, more so than wheat or oats, but thrives best in a moist environment. When compared to other cover crops, rye is superior in all characteristics associated with cover crops.
We have personally have great luck with this variety with surviving in the winter and we have never had this verity lodge on us at all.
It also mills into very good rye flour. We have sold much of our harvest to the mill in Skowhegan " Maine Grains".