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“Egreen” rye (Secale cereale L.) was developed by National Institute of Crop Science (NICS), RDA. It was released in 2007 because of its excellent earliness and yield potential. Crossing was made by an open pollination with 10 rye lines in 1995. Many lines from the open pollinated population were handled in a mass selection program in subsequent generations. Among them the line ‘SR95POP-S1-116-1-1-2’was selected for earliness and promising agronomic appearance and placed in yield trial for two years from 2003 to 2004. In 2005, it was designated “Homil 34” and subjected to regional yield trials. Over 3 years, “Egreen” averaged 8.34 MT ha-1 of forage yield (based on dry matter) harvested at the heading date of check variety “Olhomil”, which was superior to other varieties such as “Olhomil” and “Koolgrazer” with an increase of 8% and 10%, respectively. Heading date of “Egreen” was April 22, 3 days earlier than that of “Olhomil”. It would be recommended as a winter crop forforage and green manure before planting either maize or rice in Korea.