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ALBERT LEA SEED IN 2020 WE ARE INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE Farming is tough right now. 2019 was one of the most challenging years that farmers have ever seen, from adverse weather to low grain prices. But we believe in the resourcefulness and resilience of American farmers. We believe in the future of American agriculture, and that’s why we are putting our time and money where our mouth is. EXPANDING OPERATIONS. Our new $4 million seed-cleaning plant will allow us to provide our customers with high-quality organic & conventional small grain, soybean, and cover crop seed for decades to come. The plant will include a biological seed-coating system to improve the ability of our crops to withstand environmental stresses and to yield more high-quality grain. MORE AGRONOMIC SUPPORT FOR FARMERS. We’ve hired top-notch agronomists and will continue to hire agronomic specialists and support staff to help farmers make informed decisions about product selection and crop management. HIGH QUALITY SEED. We continue to invest in our long-held relationships with genetic suppliers and breeding programs to identify and develop products that perform for farmers like you. For example, we continue to: o Actively fund a breeding program to produce new aphid-tolerant soybean varieties. o Invest more in product testing, with private corn and soybean pre-commercial trials in seven states. o Develop our own commercial testing program for Organic corn and soybeans. IMPROVED ORDERING AND SHIPPING PROCESSES. One of our focus areas in 2020 is to improve how we serve customers to make ordering and shipping even easier. This is an ongoing challenge owing to the complex nature of our industry, and we will keep trying to “get it right” for you. INVESTMENT IN NETWORKS THAT SUPPORT FARMERS. We continue to invest directly in the organizations that support the U.S. farmer such as: Practical Farmers of Iowa, MOSES, Corn and Soybean Associations, NOFA-NY, NPSAS, OSA, OTA, OREI, ASTA, MCIA, OGRAIN, and many others.

Thank you, for all the work you do providing food, feed, and energy to the world. We believe in your work, and we are going to continue to support you.

Mac Ehrhardt Co-Owner

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Tom Ehrhardt Co-Owner

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CORN (Conventional) ..............................................................................................3 CORN (Organic) ...................................................................................................... 11 SOYBEANS (Conventional) .................................................................................. 17 SOYBEANS (Organic)..............................................................................................21 ALFALFA (Conventional).......................................................................................25 ALFALFA (Organic)................................................................................................ 29 SMALL GRAINS ........................................................................................................31 FIELD PEAS & PEA MIXTURES ............................................................................37 HAY & PASTURE MIXES ........................................................................................ 39 COOL SEASON GRASSES .......................................................................................41 LEGUMES & BRASSICAS ....................................................................................... 45 WARM SEASON FORAGES ................................................................................... 48 COVER CROP MIXES ...............................................................................................51 GRAZING & BIOMASS COVER CROPS ............................................................... 56 COVER CROP LEGUMES & BRASSICAS .............................................................57 WILDFLOWERS NATIVES CRP .............................................................................59 WILDLIFE FOOD PLOT............................................................................................61 SWEET CORN ............................................................................................................62 TURF & LAWN SEED .............................................................................................. 63 INOCULANTS, BIOLOGICALS, & MORE ............................................................ 65 ORDERING & DISCOUNTS .................................................................................... 66 Established in 1923, Albert Lea Seed is a third-generation, family-owned and operated farm seed company. We provide farmers conventional untraited and organic seed developed to perform for their soil, their operation, and their bottom lines.

You’re local and independent, and so are we! Since 1923. Albert Lea Seed 1414 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 127 Albert Lea, MN 56007 (800) 352-5247 www.alseed.com

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CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO 81-82 OUTSTANDING YIELD IN THE NORTH

EXCELLENT FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

82-Day CRM

90-Day CRM

• Very good root and stalk strength • Medium-tall hybrid with good overall plant health • Best performance on medium to heavy soils in 80-85 day corn country • Moves south well as a late-planted or replant hybrid • Early dual-purpose silage or grain hybrid

• High grain yields across the northern Corn Belt • Outstanding silage quantity and quality, but a narrow harvest window • Girthy, semi-flex ears; good grain quality • Very good emergence and drought tolerance • Best performance when kept north in 90-day corn country • Not recommended for corn-on-corn

81-82 $156/bag

68-86 ARTESIAN EXCELLENT YIELD & DROUGHT TOLERANCE • Agrisure® Artesian™ breeding provides outstanding drought tolerance on a variety of soil types • Excellent root and stalk strength allows more harvest flexibility • Medium-tall plant widely adapted across the northern Corn Belt • Very good late-season plant health • Moves south well as a late-plant or replant hybrid 68-86 ARTESIAN

$160/bag

I planted the 68-86 Artesian. That stuff just looks good. It’s all black-layered and standing good [Oct. 19, 2019] with good stalks and roots. All of the ears I checked are 16-18 around and I found a couple that were 20 around and about 40 kernels long. Postville, IA

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71-90UP (99.9% GMO Free) $176/bag

IMPRESSIVE YIELD & GRAIN QUALITY 93-Day CRM • High test weight hybrid with excellent grain quality • Excellent stalks and roots • Widely adapted east to west across ND, SD, MN, WI, and MI • Does move south as a late plant or replant hybrid • Avoid sandy ground • Made Grain Millers’ 2019 list of accepted hybrids 74-93 $156/bag

42-92

Also Available As

11 Location Avg. 2019

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

86-Day CRM

3

74-93

71-90UP

92-Day CRM

42-92 $156/bag 42-92P (99% GMO Free) $166/bag

11 Location Avg. 2019 210 200 195 190

205.8 bu

202.0 bu

199.7 bu

21.6% Moisture

22.0% Moisture

20.0% Moisture

Viking 42-92

DeKalb DKC43-10

Pioneer P9188

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198.7 bu

196.3 bu

21.5% Moisture

23.3% Moisture

Viking 74-93

DeKalb DKC46-36

195 190 185

• Four years of outstanding performance in yield trials and on farms • Impressive yields across varying soil types, populations, and environmental conditions • Strong stalks and roots give you harvest flexibility • Very good seedling vigor for early planting • Medium-tall plant performs well as a dual-purpose silage hybrid • Moves south well as an early or replant hybrid

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51-95

Also Available As

OUR BEST-SELLING HYBRID 95-Day CRM • Consistent performance year after year • Shorter hybrid with excellent stalk and root strength • Good overall plant health with good tolerance to Goss's Wilt • Very drought tolerant • Widely adapted across SD, MN, WI, northern IA, & MI • Best yield performance at medium to high populations 51-95 $156/bag 51-95P (99% GMO Free)

$166/bag

51-95UP (99.9% GMO Free) $176/bag


CONVENTIONAL CORN

52-96

Also Available As

NEW!

98-Day CRM

96-Day CRM ASK ABOUT AVAILABILITY SOLD OUT

$160/bag

52-96P (99% GMO Free)

SOLD OUT

$170/bag

46-96 GREAT GRAIN & SILAGE PERFORMANCE • Performs well across different soil types, populations, and management systems • Strong stalks and roots, best performance on well-drained soils • Outstanding Goss’s Wilt and Gray Leaf Spot tolerance • Medium-tall hybrid, good potential for an early silage option • Positive response to fungicide applications 46-96 $156/bag

11 Location Avg. 2019

205 200 195 190

23.5% Moisture

22.0% Moisture

196.3 bu

Viking 46-96

Pioneer P9608AM

DeKalb DKC46-36

23.3% Moisture

You got any of that 46-96 left? Boy was that good corn. I know it’s only a 96-day, but it did well for me. 192 bushels on light sandy ground and it stood well all year. Belmond, IA

2ND PLACE, 232 BUSHELS, IOWA NORTH FIRST TRIAL SUMMARY! 100-Day CRM • Very good drought tolerance with strong western performance • Strong stalks and excellent roots • Excellent overall plant health and strong disease resistance • Widely adapted with strong performance across MN, northern IA, SD, & northern NE • Related to Viking 51-95, excellent drydown

44-98 $156/bag

52-00 $160/bag

11 Location Avg. 2019 205 204.4 bu 200 195 190 185

198.8 bu

23.2% Moisture

24.0% Moisture

Viking 44-98

Pioneer P0157AM

196.6 bu 22.9% Moisture

DeKalb DKC49-72

99-00 STRONG STALKS, ROOTS, AND YIELDS 100-Day CRM

205.2 bu

NEW!

• Very good drought tolerance • Strong stalks and very strong roots • Girthy, semi-flex ear with excellent drydown • Widely adapted across the northern Corn Belt at high to medium-high populations • Not a good choice for fields with a history of Goss’s Wilt or poorly drained soils

96-Day CRM

210 207.5 bu

52-00

1ST PLACE, 262 BUSHELS, BRITT, IA FIRST TRIAL!

EXCELLENT YIELD & DROUGHT TOLERANCE

52-96

44-98

• “My best standing corn” is a frequent comment • Good overall plant health (including Goss's Wilt tolerance) • Very good stress tolerance, including drought and wet soil tolerance • Widely adapted east to west across on all soil types and most management systems • Strong performance across MN, northern IA, WI and eastern Corn Belt

60-01 LAST CALL!! 101-Day CRM • Remains a customer favorite • Attractive medium-tall plant with very good stalk and root strength • Semi-flex ear with very good test weight grain • Very good overall plant health and fall intactness for a conventional hybrid • Best when positioned away from wetter soils 60-01 $156/bag

That Viking 60-01 was the best I had, even when other hybrids went flat. Titonka, IA

99-00 $156/bag

Double my order on the 99-00 for next year. We had it on some ‘problem’ ground that lacked tile, but the Viking 99-00 looked really good. It stood well with all the water, looks like it’s going to 11 Location Avg.at2019 yield well, and it tested 22% 199.2 bu 198.8 bu moisture [October 10, 2019]. 200 196.6 bu It’s 195 doing everything you said it would. 190 23.4% 24.0% 22.9% 185

Moisture

Glenville, MN 180 Viking 99-00

Moisture

Moisture

Pioneer P0157AM

DeKalb DKC49-72

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55-02

Also Available As

51-04

Also Available As

OUTSTANDING YIELDS ON WELL-DRAINED SOILS

2ND PLACE, 247 BUSHELS, SOUTHEAST MN FIRST SUMMARY!

102-Day CRM

104-Day CRM

• Long, flex ears with above-average test weight grain • Best performance east of I-29, moves south well as an early hybrid • Out-yielded Pioneer P0589 by 5 bushels (11 location average 2019) • Not suited for poorly drained soils

• Outstanding dual-purpose hybrid • Excellent digestibility and tonnage ratings for silage • Excellent late-season health and aboveaverage height • Good emergence and root strength • Best performance on medium to heavy soils

55-02 $160/bag 55-02P (99% GMO Free) $170/bag

11 Location Avg. 2019 210 207.4 bu 205

198.8 bu

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25.6% Moisture

Viking 55-02

40-03

24.0% Moisture

Pioneer P0157AM

196.6 bu 22.9% Moisture

DeKalb DKC49-72

Also Available As

HIGH-YIELDING DEFENSIVE HYBRID 103-Day CRM • Widely adapted to many soil types & populations across the northern Corn Belt • Excellent drought tolerance & drydown • Strong stalks and roots; stands well until harvest • Good disease resistance, but watch fields with a history of Goss's Wilt • Good grain quality, made Grain Millers’ 2019 list of accepted hybrids 40-03 SOLD OUT $156/bag 40-03UP (99.9% GMO Free) $176/bag

51-04 $156/bag 51-04P (99% GMO Free) $166/bag

84-05

Also Available As

2ND PLACE, 274 BUSHELS, ALBERT CITY, IA FIRST TRIAL! 105-Day CRM • Outstanding performance from Champaign to Omaha to I-90 corridor • Widely adapted east to west • Very good tolerance to Goss’s Wilt, NCLB, GLS • Strong stalks and roots • Good tolerance to higher plant populations, with enough ear flex to handle tough ground 84-05 $160/bag

All of our Viking did real well. I had 80 acres of 84-05: that did 248 bushels. I had 80 acres of 48-08: that did 244 bushels. I think the 42-05 might have done the best, almost 250 bushels on 22 Location Avg. 2019 manured ground. 230 228.1 bu

200

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Moisture Corwith, IA 190 Viking 84-05

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2ND PLACE, 245 BUSHELS, NORTHWEST IA FIRST SUMMARY! 105-Day CRM • Very high yield potential with excellent response to intensive management • Adapted across the Corn Belt in its maturity zone • Very good tolerance to NCLB and Goss's Wilt • Medium height plant with good test weight grain • Avoid poorly drained soils 42-05 $156/bag

13-07

Also Available As

YIELD, AGRONOMICS, GRAIN QUALITY: YOU WILL LOVE THIS HYBRID 107-Day CRM • Outstanding yield potential • Very strong stalks and strong roots • Widely adapted from east to west across the Corn Belt • Excellent stress tolerance and fall intactness • Dries down like a 105-day hybrid • Good test weight and grain quality 13-07 $156/bag 13-07P (99% GMO Free) $166/bag

84-05P (99% GMO Free) $170/bag

220 top three fields My were all 215.4 bu 210 Viking corn. 201.8 bu

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42-05

23.6% Moisture

Pioneer P0589AM

23.3% Moisture

DeKalb DKC54-38

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I am combining the 13-07 right now; it is yielding over 200 bu and coming out at 23%. The kernels are bigger than my fingernail. They are huge. Just thought I would let you know I am really pleased with this hybrid. While I got you on the phone, let me order some more for next year Waukon, IA


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78-11

48-08

Also Available As

TRUE FOOD-GRADE

YIELD TOPPER! 108-Day CRM

111-Day CRM

• Best 2-year average in our yield trials (251 bushels 2017-18) • Exceptional tolerance to Goss’s Wilt, NCLB, and GLS • Strong roots and stalks • Excellent response to high populations and intensive management • Excellent performance across the central and eastern Corn Belt

• Exceptional test weight and grain quality for milling • Consistent high yields in four years of testing • Strong roots and stalks • Attractive hybrid with very good ear flex and staygreen • Adapted across eastern IA, IL, IN, OH

48-08 $156/bag

FODDER 4 108-Day CRM • Very tall, leafy hybrid with good suitability for grain or silage • Outstanding grain yield potential • Excellent emergence • Semi-flex ear with the ability to yield at variable populations • Good overall plant health and staygreen $145/bag

49-09 EXCELLENT YIELD & DROUGHT TOLERANCE

Also Available As

99% GMO-FREE

TOPS THE BEST AVAILABLE TRAITED HYBRIDS 112-Day CRM • Medium-tall, healthy plant • Outstanding root and stalk strength • Broadly adapted throughout the Corn Belt, performs well across different soil types, populations and management systems • Very good test weight and grain quality • Has shown excellent results in silage testing, white cob • Made Grain Millers' 2019 list of accepted hybrids 53-12 $156/bag

99.9% GMO-FREE THE PUREST NON-GMO SEED CORN ON THE MARKET.

53-12P (99% GMO Free) $166/bag

109-Day CRM

SOLD OUT

78-11P (99% GMO Free) $166/bag

53-12

EXCELLENT DUAL-PURPOSE HYBRID

Fodder 4

78-11 $156/bag

START PURE. STAY PURE.

ASK ABOUT AVAILABILITY

49-09 $156/bag

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CONVENTIONAL NON-GMO CORN CHARACTERISTICS Hybrid

CRM

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52-96

NEW!

52-00

NEW!

Pure, Ultra Pure

Pure G/S

CORN SEED TREATMENTS Nearly all of our conventional corn is treated with CruiserMaxx for Corn as well as two very effective biologicals.

EXCELLORATE • Blend of carbohydrates, plant nutrients, enzymes, and plant and soil stimulants • Helps overcome stresses during germination, emergence and early plant growth • Enhances biological activity and increase yields

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SABREX FOR CORN • Produces larger roots improving nitrogen & water-use efficiency • 10.4 bu/ac trial average overmuntreated (NDSU, 3 locations, 4 replications) • Proprietary mixture of Trichoderma mycorrhizal fungi • Improves stress resistance

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CRUISERMAXX 250® • Early-season protection from wireworms, black cutworms, and seed corn maggots • Broad-spectrum protection from seedborne and soilborne fungal damping-off diseases • Increased plant stand, uniformity, vigor, and yield


CONVENTIONAL CORN

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VIKING CLOSE-OUT CORN Save on hybrids we’re removing from inventory!

CRM

GDUs to BL

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Coating

Price

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74-93

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53-12

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$120

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Hybrid

No returns: all sales are final.

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DUAL PERFORMANCE

WHAT ARE VIKING DUAL-PURPOSE SILAGE HYBRIDS?

Dual-Purpose Grain/Silage Hybrids are grain hybrids that also produce excellent quality and tonnage for silage. Simply put, Viking GS hybrids are dual-purpose grain hybrids that also produce exceptional quality and/or tonnage for silage. We test our hybrids, in the field and in the lab, for silage quantityand quality against leading silage hybrid genetics at similar maturities. Only those hybrids that show consistently excellent tonnage and quality get the GS designation. Why choose Viking GS? Because grain has energy. Our GS hybrids are very high-yielding grain hybrids, so you are going to get a lot of grain in your silage, which equates to higher energy. GS hybrids have an optimal grain-to-stover ratio and have excellent standability compared to low-lignin specialty silage hybrids.

Viking Dual-Purpose Silage Hybrid Performance HYBRID COMPARISON

DM Tons

% DM

NDFD 30

Milk/Ton

Milk/Acre

Viking 42-92* vs. Mycogen F2F379*

7.7

33.3

52.5

3,588

27,785

7

32.2

60.9

3,527

24,391

Viking 46-96** vs. Mycogen F2F379*

8.3

36.7

53.4

3,609

27,574

7.2

32.2

60.9

3,527

24,391

Viking 51-04* vs. Mycogen F2F499*

8.4

32.9

52.6

3,485

29,107

7.3

31.1

59.4

3,551

25,314

Viking 48-08 vs. Pioneer P1197AM

9.1

36.8

55.2

3,643

32,984

8.5

32.7

56

3,616

30,741

See previous pages for these hybrid descriptions.

* 2016-2018 ** 4 locations in 2017

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O.99-79P FAST-EMERGENCE & TALL FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE 79-Day CRM • Excellent emergence and early vigor for fast canopy • Proven field-tested early genetics with excellent dual-purpose capabilities for grain or silage • Slower drying hybrid; true white cob • Excellent test weight • Best performance in zone or farther north as a later hybrid; avoid moving south for early production or replant O.99-79P (99% GMO Free) $230/bag

O.87-80P EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL FOR EARLY CORN

O.58-85

Available As

EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL

GREAT YIELDS & GRAIN QUALITY

85-Day CRM

90-Day CRM

• Slightly earlier single-cross version of O.45-88P

• Excellent yield performance across soil types and environments in the 90-day zone

• Very good ear flex for varied populations with above average test weight • Med-tall plant; good dual-purpose potential for grain or silage • Best performance in zone; avoid moving south for early production or replant • Made Grain Millers' 2019 list of accepted hybrids O.58-85P (99% GMO Free)

O.45-88P VERSATILE AND WIDELY ADAPTED 88-Day CRM

• Very good yield potential in its zone of adaptation

• Very good yield potential

• Good stalks and roots in maturity zone • Excellent drydown in the fall • Best performance at higher populations on medium to heavy soils O.87-80P (99% GMO Free) $230/bag

$230/bag

• Very good grain quality and heavy test weight • Flowers and matures early • Fast drydown restricts harvest window for silage • Avoid moving south of 90-day zone • Made Grain Millers' 2019 list of accepted hybrids O.71-90UP (99.9% GMO Free) $250/bag

0.58-85UP (99.9% GMO Free) $260/bag

80-Day CRM

• Good drought tolerance

O.71-90UP

• Early flowering hybrid with very good grain test weight • Healthy, moves south for late planting better than O.58-85 and O.71-90 • Strong emergence and early-season growth • Semi-flex ear, strongest yields as medium to high populations

I had 40 acres of O.71-90 go flat in a windstorm. We thought it was gone for sure. It was standing back straight within a week. None of it snapped. Edgerton, MN We had a field of O.71-90 under water for 5 days. It was completely covered, and we thought it was toast. It came back, greened up, and has nice ears on it now. We couldn’t believe it.

Clarkfield, MN

• Good dual-purpose potential for grain or silage especially in the north 0.44-88P (99% GMO Free) $230/bag

O.88-91UP CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE & DROUGHT TOLERANCE 91-Day CRM • Tough hybrid, dependably puts on an ear even under adverse conditions • Adapted across the northern corn belt, especially Minnesota and West • Excellent drought-stress tolerance, likes heat • Medium-height plant with very good stalk strength O.88-91UP (99.9% GMO Free) $220/bag

Elia Romano & Mac Ehrhardt check replicated organic corn test plots in Wesley, Iowa. October 2019

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O.98-91UP

NEW!

O.84-95UP

O.45-97UP

NEW!

CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE ON TOUGH GROUND

2ND PLACE, 187 BUSHELS, UW NORTH CENTRAL ORGANIC TRIAL!

EXCELLENT EMERGENCE & TOPEND YIELD

91-Day CRM

95-Day CRM

97-Day CRM

• Very good drought tolerance allows good western movement and performance on lighter soils • Very healthy plant with good emergence and a full flex ear • Best suited for tough, variable soils with yield target below 180 bushels • Very solid overall agronomics

• The best all-around 95-day organic grain hybrid we sell

• Exciting yield potential

O.98-91UP (99.9% GMO Free) $250/bag

O.98-91 is the best 91 day-andunder organic corn that we have ever seen. Excellent cob for chopping. The stalk strength is phenomenal. The staygreen looks really good. It just looks fantastic.

• Medium-height hybrid; very good stalk and root strength • Good overall plant health and very good test weight • Very good drought-stress tolerance • Widely adapted in 95-day corn country across the US • Best yield performance at medium to high populations • On Grain Millers’ list of accepted hybrids O.84-95UP (99.9% GMO Free) $250/bag

• Very good stalk and root strength • Widely adapted from I-29 across the eastern US, good north-south movement • Semi-flex ear with very good test weight O.45-97UP (99.9% GMO Free) $250/bag

O.98-98P HIGH-YIELDING ORGANIC GENETICS 98-Day CRM • Medium-tall plants with girthy, flex ears • Healthy plant with above-average emergence

John Dockendorf Greenwald Elevator Greenwald, MN

• Widely adapted for MN/IA and east across the Corn Belt

O.31-91

• Strong performance on all soil types, including poorly drained soil

NEW!

• Very good fall appearance and late season intactness

EXCELLENT EMERGENCE, WIDELY ADAPTED

O.98-98P (99% GMO Free) $230/bag

91-Day CRM • Very good yields over varying populations • Good staygreen and late-season intactness with ability to move south • Healthy, medium-tall plant with good silage potential • Very good drought stress tolerance, suited for all soil types 0.31-91

• Vigorous, healthy, medium-tall plant with good dual purpose potential

$220/bag

O.82-95P VERSATILE WHITE COB HYBRID FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

O.84-95 continues to be the best NET RETURN hybrid across the board for most of my organic customers in terms of yield, test weight, and dry down. You have to keep that O.84-95 in your arsenal because of its stability and proven record.

The Viking O.98-98 is looking fantastic. The ears are very girthy throughout the field. The kernels seem smaller, but there are a lot of them! Most ears are 20 rows around. When you crack it open, you can see that the kernels are actually longer than expected. There is a lot of corn out there. Milan, MN

Casey Staloch Viking Seed Dealer Minnesota Lake, MN

95-Day CRM

CONVENTIONAL UNTREATED 80 - 98 DAY CRM

• Very adaptable 95-day; above-average stress tolerance • Early flowering hybrid with excellent test weight grain • Exceptional emergence and earlyseason growth; gets a jump on weeds • Above-average height; good dualpurpose potential for grain or silage • Avoid compacted soils or soils heavy in clay content

87-80 UNT

$156/BAG

71-90UP UNT

$180/BAG

88-91UP UNT

$180/BAG

42-92P UNT

$166/BAG

51-95UP UNT

$176/BAG

O.82-95P (99% GMO Free) $250/bag

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O.85-00P

NEW!

O.48-08PGS 108-Day CRM

2ND PLACE, 232 BUSHELS, IA NORTH FIRST SUMMARY!

LEADING EDGE YIELD POTENTIAL

(AS VIKING 52-00)

• Exceptional top-end yield on your better soils (FIRST Trials 2018-19) • Long, flex ears with above-average grain test weight • Widely adapted across the Corn Belt east of I-29 • Position away from poorly drained soils

O.48-08PGS (99% GMO Free)

O.55-02UP (99.9% GMO Free) $250/bag

2ND PLACE, 257 BUSHELS, UW SOUTH ZONE ORGANIC TRIAL!

100-Day CRM • Consistently good yield performance across environments and years • Related to Viking O.84-95UP • Very good drought tolerance, moves well across SD and northern NE • Healthy plant with above average tolerance to Tar Spot, moves east well • Strong stalks and roots, very good intactness • Average test weight O.85-00P (99% GMO Free) $240/bag

O.69-01P IMPROVED VIKING O.69-99 101-Day CRM • Great choice for grain or silage • Bred for performance under organic farming conditions • 1st Place in 2019 WI Corn Hybrid Trials, South Central Zone Early Maturity Silage Trials • Tall, healthy plant with very good emergence • Excellent east-west adaptability, also moves south well • Wide harvest window for silage • Health and complete husk cover slow drydown O.69-01P (99% GMO Free)

ORGANIC

$230/bag

Viking O.69-01P

PROVEN SILAGE PERFORMACE

1st Place 34,500 lbs. Milk/Acre 100 Day Entries, 2019 WI Corn Hybrid Trials, South Central Zone, Early Maturity Silage Trials

2nd Place 26,300 lbs. Milk/Acre 100 Day Entries, 2019 WI Corn Hybrid Trials, North Central Zone, Late Maturity Silage

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O.55-02UP

VIKING CORN CORN VIKING ORGANIC CONVENTIONAL

102-Day CRM

O.46-02P

NEW!

3RD PLACE, 217 BUSHELS, ISU NORTH DISTRICT SUMMARY! 102-Day CRM • Consistent strong yields from central NE to NY • Semi-flex ear with very good test weight • Very good stalks and roots • Medium-tall healthy plant with good fall intactness O.46-02P (99% GMO Free) $230/bag

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O.74-10PGS 110-Day CRM • Outstanding grain yields • Very good tonnage and excellent quality when chopped for silage • Medium-height; impressive root strength • Excellent overall plant health with good late-season intactness and appearance • Widely adapted across many soil types and populations • Best performance in 110-day corn country and north O.74-10PGS (99% GMO Free) $230/bag

O.82-14PGS

O.51-04P OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE FOR GRAIN & SILAGE 104-Day CRM • Good yield; stable organic hybrid • Outstanding digestibility and tonnage ratings for silage; superior choice for dual-purpose hybrid • Good stalks and roots with aboveaverage emergence • Excellent late-season health, aboveaverage height • Best performance on medium to heavytextured soils; avoid coarse sands O.51-04

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TREMENDOUS YIELDS FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE 114-Day CRM • Tropical genetics, well-adapted to southern Corn Belt • Grain and silage yields competing with best-available conventional hybrids • Medium-tall hybrid with above average emergence • Girthy, flex ears, below-average test wt. • Very good tolerance to southern Rust, Goss’s Wilt, GLS, and NCLB • Best performance on well-drained soils

SOLD OUT

O.51-04P (99% GMO Free)

O.18-06UP

O.82-14PGS (99.% GMO Free) $230/bag

SOLD OUT

NEW!

CONVENTIONAL UNTREATED 100 - 112 DAY CRM

1ST PLACE, 251 BUSHELS, UMN SOUTHERN LOCATIONS! (105+ RM)

40-03UP UNT

$176/BAG

106-Day CRM

51-04GS UNT

$156/BAG

• Impressive grain yields from NE to NY with very good drydown

63-05P UNT

$166/BAG

• Medium height with very good emergence

48-08P UNT

$166/BAG

• Strong stalks and roots

74-10PGS UNT

$166/BAG

78-11P UNT

$166/BAG

53-12GS UNT

$156/BAG

• Good staygreen & fall intactness allows for a wide harvest window • Above average test weight & grain quality O.18-06UP (99.9% GMO Free) $250/bag

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GRAIN/SILAGE CORN HYBRIDS Organic dual-purpose grain hybrids also produce exceptional quality and/or tonnage for silage. We test our hybrids—in the field and the lab—for silage quantity and quality against leading silage hybrid genetics at similar maturities. Only those hybrids that show consistently excellent tonnage and quality get the GS designation. Why GS? Our GS hybrids are high-yielding grain hybrids, resulting in a lot of grain for your silage, which means more energy. GS hybrids have an optimal grain-to-stover ratio and have excellent standability compared to low-lignin specialty silage hybrids.

• • • • • • •

O.71-90UPGS – 90-Day CRM 42-92PGS UNT – 92-Day CRM O.51-04PGS – 104-Day CRM O.48-08PGS – 108-Day CRM O.74-10PGS – 110-Day CRM 53-12GS UNT – 112-Day CRM O.82-14PGS – 114-Day CRM

For in-depth descriptions and pricing, please refer to previous pages.

VIKING ORGANIC LEAFY, FLOURY CORN SILAGE-SPECIFIC HYBRIDS Viking leafy, floury (LF) hybrids pair excellent agronomics with outstanding silage yields, high starch content, highly digestible starch and digestible fiber to meet the agronomic and nutritional requirements of the dairy and beef industries. With more leaf area per plant than conventional corn hybrids, they need less time in the silo before they can be fed and produce high-quality milk and beef dependably and economically. Plant at 28,000-30,000 plants per acre for best agronomic performance, starch yield, and fiber digestibility. To ensure full expression of floury kernels (25% on each ear), do not interplant with any other corn hybrid. These hybrids also make excellent high-moisture corn, but should not be harvested for grain.

Viking O.33-95PLF

Viking O.34-00PLF

HIGH YIELDING AND DIGESTIBLE

OUR BEST 100-DAY SILAGE OPTION

95-Day CRM – White Cob

100-Day CRM – White Cob

O.33-95PLF: $230/bag

O.34-00PLF: $230/bag

OPEN-POLLINATED CORN KING PHILIP (RED) • 85 DAY

• Recognized as a landrace variety • Selected for multiple ears per plant,

small cobs and large seed

• Grain color ranges from dark yellow

to copper-red

Conventional Untreated $105 / 80M Unit

ORGANIC E-95 • 94-97 DAY

• Improved variety selected in WI for

yield and standability • Excellent for silage • Has yielded 118-146 bu/a Certified Organic

$115 / 80M Unit

MN 13 • 100 DAY

• Originated from the U of MN in 1880s • During Prohibition, Minnesota

farmers would sell MN 13 for moonshine to hedge against the Great Depression • 8’ height, 7 ½ inch ears, 12-18 straight kernel rows • Good standing

Conventional Untreated $105 / 80M Unit

RAINBOW FLINT • 110 DAY

• Ornamental corn variety producing

a beautiful array of colorful kernels

Conventional Untreated $105 / 80M Unit

BLUE • 110 DAY

• Blue kernels • Niche ornamental and feed use Conventional Untreated $52.50/40M unit

REBELLION • 110-115 DAY • Ga1 traits to greatly reduce

outcrossing

• Developed by Dr. Frank Kutka and

the Seed We Need Project

Certified Organic

$115 / 80M Unit

BLOODY BUTCHER • 120 DAY

• Heirloom corn variety since 1845 • 10'-12' tall with 2 to 3 ears per stalk • Deep red kernels used for flour or

corn meal

Certified Organic

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ORGANIC & UNTREATED CORN CHARACTERISTICS CRM

Attribute

Heat Units

N&S Region

E&W Region

Planting Pop.

High Pop.

Low Pop.

Emerg.

Early Growth

Plant Health

O.99-79P

79

PURE

1940

1

E,C,W

Med.-High

7

7

8

8

7

O.87-80

80

1950

1

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

7

7

7

O.58-85

85

2140

1

E,C,W

Low-High

8

8

7

7

7 7

O.58-85UP

85

ULTRA-PURE

2140

1

E,C,W

Low-High

8

8

7

7

O.45-88P

88

PURE

2190

1,2

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

6

8

8

7

O.71-90UPGS

90

ULTRA-PURE / Grain / Silage

2280

1,2

E,C,W

Low-High

8

8

8

8

7

O.88-91UP O.98-91UP

NEW!

91

ULTRA-PURE

2290

1,2

C,W

Med-High

9

7

7

8

8

91

ULTRA-PURE

2290

1,2

C,W

Med.-High

7

8

7

7

7

91

PURE

2300

1,2

E,C,W

Low-High

8

8

8

8

7

O.33-95LF P

95

PURE, Leafy / Floury

2450

2,3

E,C,W

Low

5

9

9

9

8

O.84-95UP

95

ULTRA-PURE

2450

2,3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

6

7

7

8

O.82-95P

95

PURE

2450

1,2

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

9

8

7

97

ULTRA-PURE

2470

3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

8

8

7

O.31-91P

NEW!

O.45-97UP

NEW!

O.98-98P

98

PURE

2490

3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

8

8

8

100

PURE

2510

3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

8

8

8

O.34-00LF P

100

PURE, Leafy / Floury

2550

3,4

E,C,W

Low

5

9

8

8

8

O.69-01UP

101

ULTRA-PURE

2520

3,4,5

E,C

Med.-High

8

6

8

8

7

O.55-02UP

102

ULTRA-PURE

2530

3,4,5

E,C,W

Low-High

7

8

7

7

7

O.46-02P

102

PURE

2530

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

8

8

8

104

PURE / Grain / Silage

2600

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

8

8

8

O.85-00P

NEW!

NEW!

O.51-04PGS

106

ULTRA-PURE

2620

4,5,6

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

6

8

8

9

O.48-08PGS

108

PURE / Grain / Silage

2650

5,6

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

8

8

9

O.18-06UP

NEW!

O.35-09LF P

109

PURE, Leafy / Floury

2650

5,6

E,C,W

Low

5

8

9

8

8

O.74-10PGS

110

PURE / Grain / Silage

2750

5,6

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

8

8

8

O.82-14PGS

114

PURE / Grain / Silage

2855

5,6+

E,C,W

Low-High

7

8

8

8

8

1950

1

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

7

7

7 7

UNTREATED CORN 87-80 UNT

80

71-90UP UNT

90

ULTRA-PURE

2280

1,2

E,C,W

Low-High

8

8

8

8

88-91UP UNT

91

ULTRA-PURE

2290

1,2

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

7

8

8

42-92P UNT

92

PURE

2260

1,2,3

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

8

8

8

51-95UP UNT

95

ULTRA-PURE

2450

2,3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

6

7

7

8

40-03UP UNT

103

ULTRA-PURE

2540

3,4,5

E,C,W

Low-High

9

7

8

8

8

51-04PGS UNT

104

PURE / Grain / Silage

2600

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

6

8

7

8

63-05P UNT

105

PURE

2600

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

8

8

8

48-08P UNT

108

PURE / Grain / Silage

2650

5,6

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

8

8

9

74-10PGS UNT

110

PURE / Grain / Silage

2730

5,6

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

8

8

8

78-11P UNT

111

PURE

2750

4,5,6

E,C

Low-High

7

9

8

8

8

53-12GS UNT

112

Grain/Silage

2760

5,6+

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

8

8

8

WEST (W)

CENTRAL (C)

EAST (E)

ORGANIC

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Drought Tol.

Fall Stalk Strength

Root Strength

Plant Ht.

Test Wt.

Dry Down

Silage Potential

Cob Color

7

7

7

9

8

6

8

White

8

7

8

7

8

9

7

Red

8

7

8

7

8

7

7

Pink

8

7

8

7

8

7

7

Pink

8

7

8

8

8

8

8

Red

8

7

7

7

8

7

8

Pink

Carbon-based humic acid

9

9

9

7

7

8

6

Red

9

8

7

7

7

8

7

Red

Allows for improved cold germination & emergence

8

8

7

9

8

7

8

Pink

7

6

7

9

NA

NA

10

White

8

8

9

7

8

8

6

Red

8

7

7

8

9

7

8

Pink

7

8

8

8

8

7

8

Red

7

8

7

8

7

7

7

Red

8

9

8

7

6

8

6

Red

8

7

7

9

NA

NA

10

White

7

8

7

8

7

6

9

Red

7

7

7

8

8

7

7

Red

7

8

8

8

8

7

7

Red

7

7

8

8

7

8

9

Pink

8

8

8

7

8

8

7

Red

8

8

9

8

7

6

9

Red

8

7

9

8

NA

NA

10

Pink

8

8

9

7

7

7

9

Pink

8

8

7

9

7

6

9

Red

8

7

8

7

8

9

7

Red

8

7

7

8

8

7

9

Pink

9

9

9

7

7

8

6

Red

8

8

8

8

8

7

9

Red

8

8

9

7

8

8

6

Red

8

9

9

7

8

8

6

Pink

7

8

8

8

7

8

9

Pink

8

7

9

8

7

7

7

Red

8

8

9

8

7

6

9

Red

8

8

9

7

7

7

9

Pink

7

8

8

8

10

6

6

Red

8

8

9

7

7

7

9

Pink

CLOSE-OUT VIKING ORGANIC CORN CRM

Coating

# of Bags

Kernel Shape

Bag Weight

Price

95

1R & SabrEx

39

MF, LR

39 TO 61

$185

O.31-99

99

1R & SabrEx

38

SF, SR

32 TO 39

$175

O.79-00UP

100

1R & SabrEx

31

MF

41

$195

O.38.05P

105

1R & SabrEx

63

SF, MR

32 TO 42

$185

O.68-06

106

1R & SabrEx

24

LR

58

$175

O.68-06P

106

1R & SabrEx

90

SF, MF, MR

37 TO 47

$185

O.79-08P

108

1R & SabrEx

10

MF

42

$185

Hybrid O.82-95P

ORGANIC CORN SEED COATINGS Viking seed corn is pre-applied with these OMRI-approved seed coatings

SOIL BIOTICS 1R

SABREX CORN Proprietary mixture of Trichoderma & Mycorrhizal Fungi Aids in plant rooting, nutrient & water uptake

OPTIONAL SEED COATINGS RESID HC Resid HC helps plants transfer nutrients and water from the soil efficiently and with less energy cost to the plant. Resid HC is a Biological Inoculant specially developed for seed treatment with a concentrated formulation (wettable powder). It stimulates and increases root growth, improves the efficiency of water use and nutrient uptake for corn yield increases. Resid HC’s active ”ingredient” is a mycorrhizal fungi called Glomus iranicum var tenuihypharum. It forms a symbiotic relationship with the corn plant: the plant provides Glomus iranicum var tenuihypharum with sugars essential for its survival, and Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum provides the plant nutrients and water. Resid HC is available as a pretreatment on these select Viking corn hybrids: O.84-95UP, O.85-00P, O.51-04PGS Call for pricing and details.

All sales are final. No returns on close-out corn purchases.

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CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO VIKING 2018N

VIKING 1518N

MN0810CN HIGH-YIELDING, ABOVE-AVERAGE PROTEIN

EXCELLENT YIELDS ON FARMS & IN TRIALS

VERY GOOD YIELDS & AGRONOMICS

0.8 RM

1.5 RM

• Taller, higher-yielding, higher protein, and 2 days later than Sheyenne

• Medium-stature, bushy bean that works great in wide rows

• Strong performance across MN, WI, IA, and IL

• Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788)

• Travels south well as an early option

• Good standing, best performance in zone

• Strong emergence and standability for a good no-till option

• Yellow hilum, average seed size

• Cyst nematode protection (PI88788)

MN0810CN

$30 / 140M Unit

• Avoid fields with history of white mold

DEPENDABLE AND WIDELY ADAPTED

$27 / 140M Unit

VIKING 1700N

NEW!

1.2 RM

YELLOW HILUM, HIGH PROTEIN

• 58 Bu. average over 2 years in our trials

1.7 RM

• Rps3a gene for excellent Phytophthora tolerance

• Equal yield to P21A20, 5 locations 2019

• Medium height, medium-bush, good standing

• Good standing, medium bushy plant

• Good performance south of zone as an earlier maturity option or replant • Black hilum, average seed size 1218N

• Protein usually above 42% • Cyst nematode protection (PI88788) • Widely adapted across SD, MN, & WI 1700N

$30 / 140M Unit

VIKING 1940KN NEW!

YELLOW HILUM, GREAT AGRONOMICS 1.4 RM • Yellow hilum with elevated protein • Very good defensive package allows for stronger performance across multiple environments • Strong yield performance across SD, MN, & WI • PI88788 gene for cyst nematode protection • Very good tolerance to IDC on high pH soils 1422NUP (99.9% GMO Free) $30 / 140M Unit

NEW!

VIKING SOYBEANS VIKING CONVENTIONAL CONVENTIONALSOYBEANS CORN

• Excellent standability • Black hilum, average seed size $27 / 140M Unit

VIKING 2155N 1ST PLACE, 63 BUSHELS, NASHUA, IA ISU TRIAL! 2.1 RM • Impressive yield potential, keeping up with the best traited beans in our trials • Good defensive package with good tolerance to IDC, Phytophthora, and Brown Stem Rot • Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788) • Well adapted to SD, IA, MN, WI, & northern NE 2155N

$27 / 140M Unit

PEKING CYST RESISTANCE & HIGH YIELDS 1.9 RM

• Excellent standing, bushy plant type

I planted Viking 2155N this year. They did 68.5 bu/acre on my home farm and 61 bu/acre on another farm, averaging 66 bu/ acre across everything.

1940N

Owatonna, MN

• Averaged over 61 bushels over 16 locations in MN & IA (2017-18) • Ideal for tough cyst nematode acres $27 / 140M Unit

I was eager to plant soybeans with Peking gene for cyst resistance. On 160 acres Viking 2340KN averaged 65 bushel/ acre on a field that averages around 62 bushels. Whittemore, IA

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• Very strong emergence, ideal for no-till or early planting

• Brown hilum, average seed size

$27 / 140M Unit

VIKING 1422NUP

• Medium height, medium-bush bean that works well in wide rows

2018N

• Brown hilum, average seed size 1518N

VIKING 1218N

2.0 RM

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1ST PLACE IN NASHUA, IA Viking 2155N

63.9 Bu/A 2019 Iowa State University Crop Performance Trial North Early Season Varieties


CONVENTIONAL SOYBEANS

VIKING 2100NUP

NEW!

YELLOW HILUM, HIGH PROTEIN

VIKING 2299NUP HIGH YIELDING, YELLOW HILUM

2.1 RM

2.3 RM

• Good yields and agronomics • Good standing, medium-bushy plant

• Widely adapted and utilized by the food grade market

• Rps1c gene for good Phytophthora tolerance

• Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788) • Taller plant that can lean before harvest

• Resistant to Brown Stem Rot

• Yellow hilum, average protein, larger seed

• Well adapted across SD, IA, MN, & WI 2100NUP (99.9% GMO Free) $30 / 140M Unit

• License required 2299NUP (99.9% GMO Free) $30 / 140M Unit

APHID RESISTANCE + VERY HIGH YIELDS 2.5 RM • Yellow hilum soybean, widely utilized by food-grade soybean companies • Excellent multi-gene aphid resistance may eliminate need for spraying insecticides • Very high yield potential, competing with traited soybeans in our replicated testing • Taller plant – can lodge late season

VIKING 2340KN PEKING CYST RESISTANCE & VERY GOOD YIELDS 2.3 RM • Ideal for tough cyst nematode acres

• License required

VIKING 2418N HIGHEST YIELDING BEAN IN OUR 2019 TRIALS, 59 BUSHELS! • Replaces Viking 2518N with more yield

• Very good IDC score and Peking cyst resistance

• Widely adapted across the Midwest • Good standing, medium-bush plant

• Medium height, bushy plant

• Rps1k gene for excellent Phytophthora protection

• Buff hilum, average seed size $27 / 140M Unit

NAVITA N2358

2188AT12NUP (99.9% GMO Free) $30 / 140M Unit

2.4 RM

• Out-yielded Viking 2155 for four years

2340KN

VIKING 2188AT12NUP

• Black hilum, average seed size 2418N

$27 / 140M Unit

I’m so impressed with Viking 2188AT12N on wet ground. I have a field tiled every 100 feet, and it’s almost always wet, and this year it was really wet, but the 2188s were still my highest-yielding bean, averaging 50+ bu/acre. Wabasha, MN

NEW!

VIKING 3144NUP

NAVITA = OUTSTANDING FEED 2.3 RM

HIGH YIELDING, FOOD GRADE

• Bred to make superior animal feed

3.1 RM

• Extremely high protein (44-45%)

• Yellow hilum, protein consistently above 42%

• Low anti-nutritionals (raffinose & stachyose)

• High yields across Iowa and Illinois

• Heat treatment needed for nonruminant feeding to break down trypsin inhibitors

• Good cyst, BSR, and SDS tolerance • Bushy, good standing plant

• Animal studies have shown dramatic advantages in feed-use efficiency

3144NUP (99.9% GMO Free) $30 / 140M Unit

• Very competitive yields and all-around defense Navita N2358

$30 / 140M Unit

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CONVENTIONAL SOYBEANS

CONVENTIONAL SOYBEAN CHARACTERISTICS Phyto. Gene

Phyto. Tol.1

IDC 1

Cyst Gene 4

Cyst Tol. 1

White Mold 1

SDS 1

Hilum

Protein

ID

Rps1a

5

6

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Yellow

Avg+

7

ID

Rps3a

7

7

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Black

Avg

M

6

7

none

8

8

PI88788

7

5

7

Yellow

Avg

M

MB

8

7

none

7

7

PI88788

7

6

ID

Brown

Avg

6

M

MB

7

ID

none

ID

6

PI88788

7

ID

7

Yellow

High

1.9

8

M

B

8

ID

none

7

6

Peking

9

ID

6

Yellow

Avg

2.0

8

M

M

8

ID

Rps3a

7

7

PI88788

7

7

7

Black

Avg

2.1

6

M

MB

8

8

Rps1c

7

6

PI88788

7

ID

6

Yellow

High

2155N

2.1

8

MT

M

7

8

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

7

8

Brown

Avg

2340KN

2.3

8

M

MB

7

ID

Rps1k

7

7

Peking

9

ID

ID

Buff

Avg

N2358

2.3

8

T

MB

7

ID

Rps1c

7

8

PI88788

7

ID

7

Brown

High+

2299N

2.3

6

MT

MB

5

5

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

6

5

Yellow

Avg

2418N

2.4

8

M

MB

7

ID

Rps1c

7

7

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Black

Avg

2188AT12N

2.5

6

MT

MB

4

5

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

5

5

Yellow

Avg+

3144N

3.1

6

M

B

6

9

none

ID

6

PI88788

7

ID

7

Imp. Yell

High

RM

MN0810CN

0.8

7

M

M

7

1218N

1.2

8

M

MB

1.4

6

MS

1.5

8

1.7

1422N

NEW!

1518N 1700N

NEW!

1940KN

NEW!

2018N 2100N

NEW!

NEW!

Emerg. 1 Height 2

Plant Type3

Variety

Lodge 1 BSR 1

(1) 9 = Excellent, 5 = Avg, 1 = Poor, ID = Insufficient Data (2) T = Tall, M = Medium, S = Short (3) B = Bush, M = Medium, T = Thin (4) FT = Field Tolerance, S = Susceptible * Aphid Tolerant variety

CUSTOM SOYBEAN SEED TREATMENTS*

VIKING SOY-PAK

CRUISERMAXXTM SOY-PAK

Optimize emergence and stand uniformity to maximize your soybean yields. Viking Soy-Pak fungicide package contains three fungicides (Apron® + Maxim® + Vibrance™) to give your soybeans the best available protection from seedling diseases.

Contains wide-spectrum protection against earlyseason insects (Cruiser 5FS); seed treatment fungicides (Apron XL and Maxim); protection from seedling fungal diseases (Vibrance™); multi-strain inoculation (Excalibre™); and improved uptake of moisture and nutrients (SabrEx™ SA).

$6.50/unit

$14/unit

PLANTER BOX BIOLOGICAL

SOYBEAN TREATMENT Graph-Ex SA™ contains a blend of Excalibre™ Soybean Inoculant plus SabrEx™ Root Inoculant in a talc-graphite carrier for both beneficial bacteria (Bradyrhizobia) and beneficial fungi (Trichoderma) for efficient use of soil nutrients. Improves seedling vigor, accelerates canopy closure, and improves nutrient/water efficiency. $24 (6-unit) $180 (50-unit)

* Ordering Custom Soybean Seed Treatments • 40-unit minimum • Seed and treatment must be paid in full before treating • Custom-treated seed cannot be returned • Seed treatments are eligible for early pay discounts and/or JDF Financing • Please call before pickup

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CONVENTIONAL SOYBEANS

WISCONSIN, MEET YOUR TOP S OY B EA N VA R I E T I ES University of Wisconsin 2019 Conventional & Traited Herbicide Soybean Trial SOUTHERN REGION

VIKING 2418N 2.4 RM 2.4 RM

1st Place*, 79 Bu/A [* Tied with Viking O.2155N]

VIKING 2155N 2.1 RM (as O.2155N)

1st Place*, 79 Bu/A [* Tied with Viking 2418N]

VIKING 2018N 2.0 RM 2nd Place [TIE], 78 Bu/A

VIKING 2188AT12N 2.1 RM (as O.2188AT12N)

3rd Place, 77 Bu/A

VIKING CONVENTIONAL SOYBEANS YIELD! CALL TO ORDER: 800.352.5247

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VIKING O.1518N

VIKING O.1202N

VIKING O.0654AT EARLY SOYBEAN WITH APHID RESISTANCE

BUSHY, HIGH-YIELDING; GOOD DEFENSE

OUTSTANDING YIELDS AND AGRONOMICS

Maturity: Group 1.2 Hilum: Brown Protein: Above Average Seed Size: Large End Use: Feed Grade

Maturity: Group 1.5 Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade

• Rag1 aphid-tolerance gives good protection against soybean aphids

• Excellent defensive characteristics; Rps1k gene for Phytophthora, PI88788 gene for cyst nematodes

• Highest yielding 1.5 soybean that we have tested

Maturity: Group 0.7 Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade

• Solid yielding genetics in-zone or excellent for use as a short-season or replant soybean further south • Good early-season emergence • Avoid high pH soils with a history of Phytophthora root rot 99% GMO Free

• Good standing and bushy plant type makes this bean competitive with weeds 99% GMO Free

$40 / 50lb bag

$44 / 140M bag

• Medium-statured, bushy bean that works well in wide rows • Widely adapted and moves south well as an early bean • Strong emergence and standability • Good all-around defensive characteristics 99.9% GMO Free

$40 / 140M bag

VIKING O.1544AT

O.MN0810CN HIGH-YIELDING, ABOVE-AVERAGE PROTEIN Maturity: Group 0.8 Hilum: Yellow Protein: Above Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed & Food • Taller, higher-yielding, higher protein and 2 days later than Sheyenne • Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788) • Good standing • Yellow hilum, average seed size 99.9% GMO Free

• Feed-grade soybean with dark hilum and above-average seed protein

$44 / 50lb bag

CONSISTENT YIELDS, APHID RESISTANCE Maturity: Group 1.5 Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade

• Better field IDC tolerance than O.1955AT

I had one of the best fields of Organic soybeans I have ever harvested with the Viking O.1518Ns. The overall field average was in the low 50’s and on the best ground they were well over 60 Bu./acre.

• Below-average height soybean with excellent standability

Cottonwood, MN

• Rag1 aphid-tolerance gives good protection against soybean aphids

• Slower-emerging variety • Avoid fields with a history of cyst nematodes 99% GMO Free

$40 / 140M bag

* LICENSE REQUIRED: IA1029, IA2104, IA2113RA12, 2299N, 2188AT12N These varieties are from germplasm that is intellectual property of Iowa State University and require the seed purchaser to read and sign a license agreement. In general, seeds must be used for the sole purpose of producing a single crop and not saved for replanting. If you have any questions about licensing, please call Dianah Ngonyama from ISU at (515) 294-9442.

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VIKING ORGANIC SOYBEANS

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ORGANIC SOYBEANS

VIKING O.1706N

O.N1958

NEW!

O.e1993N

NEW!

CONSISTENT CUSTOMER FAVORITE

NAVITA=OUTSTANDING FEED

Maturity: Group 1.7 Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade

Maturity: Group 1.9 Hilum: Black Protein: High+ Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade

• Consistently good on-farm yields year after year

• Bred for superior animal feed

Maturity: Group 1.9 Hilum: Imperfect Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade

• Competitive yields and good all-around defense

• Consistent, excellent performance for years

• Widely adapted, excellent emergence • Cyst-resistant soybean with good allaround defense (PI88788) • Consistent high yields • Very good field tolerance to Phytophthora, MR to BSR, and MT to white mold • Medium-tall, bushy plant suitable for wide rows; very competitive with weeds 99% GMO Free

$40 / 140M bag

• Extremely high protein (43-44%) • Low anti-nutritionals (raffinose & stachyose) • Trials show significantly improved feed efficiency • Heat treatment for non-ruminant feeding to break down trypsin inhibitors 99% GMO Free

WIDELY ACCEPTED, YELLOWHILUM, FOOD-GRADE Maturity: Group 1.8 Hilum: Yellow Protein: Very High Seed Size: Large End Use: Food Grade

• Medium-bush plant, well adapted to wide rows and organic production • Excellent standing • Strong defensive characteristics; resistant to SCN, BSR, PRR 99% GMO Free

$40 / 140M bag

$44 / 140M bag

O.IA2104* BENCHMARK FOOD-GRADE SOYBEAN

VIKING O.1955AT

O.IA1029*

TOPPED OUR ORGANIC SOYBEAN TRIALS IN 2018!

APHID TOLERANCE & CONSISTENT YIELDS

Maturity: Group 2.1 Hilum: Yellow Protein: Very High Seed Size: Large End Use: Food Grade

Maturity: Group 1.9 Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade

• True tofu soybean, very good recognition with soy marketers

• Rag1 aphid-tolerance provides aphid protection

• Good standability for a food-grade soybean

• Medium height, medium plant type

• Some field resistance to SDS

• Has done well in northern IA, MN, WI

• Keep off of high pH soils

• Good field tolerance to Phytophthora

• License required before seed delivery

• License required before seed delivery

• Avoid fields with a history of BSR and white mold

99.9% GMO Free

99.9% GMO Free

99.9% GMO Free

• Competitive yields for an early foodgrade • Med-height, med-bushy plant suitable for wide rows; competitive with weeds • Tested higher than 44% protein in 2018

$44 / 50lb bag

$44 / 140M bag

Mac Ehrhardt

Sara Pearson

SOLD OUT

Margaret Smith, PhD

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ORGANIC SOYBEAN SEED IN ORGANIC TRIAL Assessing our 2019 Replicated Organic Soybean Trial In Wesley, IA

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ORGANIC SOYBEANS

NEW!

VIKING O.2188AT12NUP*

OUTSTANDING YIELD POTENTIAL + VERY GOOD DEFENSE

A ‘WHOLE PACKAGE’ YELLOW-HILUM SOYBEAN

VIKING O.2155N Maturity: Group 2.1 Hilum: Brown Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade

Maturity: Group 2.5 Hilum: Yellow Protein: Above Average Seed Size: Large End Use: Feed & Food Grade

• First place in University of Wisconsin 2019 Soybean Trial, Southern Region 79 bu/A • Impressive yield potential, keeping up with the best traited beans in our trials • Good defensive package with good tolerance to IDC, Phytophthora, and BSR • Cyst nematode resistance (PI88788) • Well adapted to SD, IA, MN, WI, and northern NE 99% GMO Free

$40 / 140M bag

• Consistent high performance in our internal trials and university testing • Proven genetics, usually meets 42% protein contracts • Stacked Rag1 and Rag2 aphid-tolerance • Cyst-resistant (PI88788) soybean with good tolerance to IDC • Medium-tall plant suited for wide rows, can lean before harvest • License required before seed delivery 99.9% GMO Free

$44 / 50lb bag

VIKING O.2702N

O.IA2113RA12*

BEST-IN-CLASS YIELD POTENTIAL

STACKED APHID TOLERANCE, HIGH PROTEIN

Maturity: Group 2.7 Hilum: Brown Protein: Average Seed Size: Average End Use: Feed

Maturity: Group 2.2 Hilum: Yellow & Imp. Yellow Protein: High (42+) Seed Size: Large End Use: Feed & potential Food

• Topped replicated trials in 2017 & 2018

• Very good yields • Multi-source Rag1 and Rag2 aphid tolerant genetics; highest resistance to soybean aphid • Med-height, med-bush plant can lean before harvest • Under stress, this variety can express an imperfect yellow hilum, which makes it hit-or-miss as a true food-type soybean • License required before seed delivery 99.9% GMO Free

$44 / 50lb bag

VIKING O.2418N

NEW!

NEW!

MAXIMUM YIELD POTENTIAL Maturity: Group 2.4 Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade

• Out-yielded Viking 2299N by 7 bu. in 2018 • Medium-tall, bushy plant • Excellent standing 99% GMO Free

$44 / 140M bag

VIKING O.3028N

NEW!

WIDELY ADAPTED, OUTSTANDING YIELDS Maturity: Group 3.0 Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade • Excellent yields in 3 years of private testing • Med-tall, bushy plant type • Excellent emergence

• Replaces Viking O.2518N with more yield • Widely adapted across the Midwest

• Cyst resistant with good tolerance to IDC & SDS 99% GMO Free

$40 / 140M bag

• Good standing, medium-bush plant • Rps1k gene for excellent Phytophthora protection 99% GMO Free

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$44 / 140M bag

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ORGANIC SOYBEANS

ORGANIC SOYBEAN CHARACTERISTICS Variety

RM

Emerg. 1

Ht. 2

Plant Type3

O.0645AT

0.7

7

ID

ID

Lodge 1 BSR 1 6

ID

Phyt. gene

Phyt. tol. 1

IDC 1

Cyst Gene 4

Cyst Tol. 1

White Mold1

SDS 1

Hilum

ID

4

5

ID

ID

ID

ID

Black

Avg

Protein

O.MN0810CN

0.8

7

M

M

7

ID

Rps1a

5

6

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Yellow

Above Avg

O.1202N

1.2

7

M

MB

7

ID

Rps1k

8

5

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Brown

Above Avg

O.1518N

1.5

8

M

M

8

7

none

7

7

PI88788

7

6

ID

Black

Avg

O.1544AT

1.5

5

M

MB

7

ID

none

6

7

S

4

ID

ID

Black

Avg

O.1706N

1.7

7

MT

B

5

7

none

7

5

FT

6

8

7

Black

Avg

O.IA1029 O.N1958

NEW!

O.1955AT

1.8

4

M

MB

6

ID

none

ID

ID

S

4

ID

ID

Yellow

Very High

1.9

8

M

MB

7

9

none

5

7

FT

7

ID

7

Black

Very High

1.9

7

M

M

7

3

none

7

4

FT

6

6

5

Brown

Avg Avg Very High

O.e1993N

1.9

6

M

MB

8

5

Rps1k

7

6

PI88788

7

ID

6

Imp. Black

O.IA2104

2.0

4

M

MB

6

ID

none

ID

5

S

4

ID

5

Yellow

2.1

8

MT

M

7

8

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

7

8

Brown

Avg Very High

O.2155N

NEW!

O.IA2113RA12

2.2

4

M

MB

4

ID

none

ID

7

S

4

ID

ID

Yellow

O.2418N

2.4

8

M

MB

7

ID

Rps1c

7

7

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Black

Avg

NEW!

O.2188AT12NUP

2.5

6

MT

MB

5

5

O.2702

2.7

7

MT

B

7

ID

3.0

8

MT

MB

7

7

NEW!

O.3028N

NEW!

none

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

5

5

Yellow

Above Avg

ID

ID

FT

ID

ID

ID

Brown

Avg

6

7

PI88788

7

ID

7

Black

Avg

UP = Ultra-Pure (99.9% Non-GMO); (1) 9 = Excellent, 5 = Avg, 1 = Poor, ID = Insufficient Data (2) T = Tall, M = Medium, S = Short (3) B = Bush, M = Medium, T = Thin (4) FT = Field Tolerance, S = Susceptible * Aphid Tolerant variety.

SEED PURITY

Guaranteed

Seed Purity is extremely important to farmers growing grain for a non-GMO contract. Not only have we committed the entire Viking brand to seed purity, we also have made significant investments to establish the seed industry’s first non-GMO Purity Guarantee. • Seed designated with the Ultra-Pure Label are guaranteed to be 99.9% GMO-Free. • Seed designated with the Pure Label are guaranteed to be 99% GMO-Free We meet this high standard on select corn hybrids and soybean varieties through rigorous purification, geographic isolation, and stringent testing. Additionally, all Viking soybean seed is produced under the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association’s Non-GMO Seed Program, which traces, inspects, and verifies the seed.

We can't guarantee that all our Pure and Ultra-Pure line-up is 100% GMO-free, but we do guarantee the seed purity lives up to the label. CALL TO ORDER: 800.352.5247

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ALFALFA VARIETY SELECTION When selecting an alfalfa variety, the key considerations are: • How long will the field be in production? • How many cuttings a year do you plan to take?

ALFALFA VARIETY KEY CHARACTERISTICS HD

HIGHLY DIGESTIBLE

Alfalfa lines with the HD distinction are tested for quality from the very first selection by the breeders. These lines have low lignin levels resulting in milk/ton yields that are first in class.

• What is the end use for the forage (quality needs)? • What are the unique challenges for the field location (disease/insects)?

ALFALFA: PLANTING BEST PRACTICES • Seed alfalfa into a firm seed bed ¼-inch to ½-inch deep. • Spring seeding: April 15 to May 15 (southern Minnesota) • Fall seeding: August 1 to 15 • Adjust these dates accordingly further north and south • Plant 15-20 lbs/acre for alfalfa alone; 15 lbs/acre mixed with grasses • Optimum pH: 6.7 - 6.9 (soil test and lime accordingly 12 months prior to seeding) • Maintain phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) at optimal levels throughout life of stand. Soil test in fall and supplement as needed.

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CONVENTIONAL ALFALFA

HQ

HIGH QUALITY

Highest quality alfalfa lines from WL, one of the largest alfalfa breeding programs in the world.

AP

APHANOMYCES RACE 2 RESISTANCE

Farmers in northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and southwest Wisconsin face challenges with Aphanomyces root rot in alfalfa. If you are in one of these regions choose a variety with race 2 Aphanomyces resistance. These varieties also have resistance to race 1.

LH

LEAF HOPPER RESISTANCE

These varieties maintain excellent yields and forage quality under heavy pressure from leafhoppers.

IMPROVE ALFALFA HAY & HAYLAGE

BENEFITS OF ALFALFAGRASS MIXTURES

University of Minnesota field tests show that seeding an alfalfa/grass mix comprised of 30% to 40% grasses achieves higher yields in the final stand. In fact, orchardgrass or tall fescue mixtures with alfalfa had approximately 15% more milk production potential per acre compared to alfalfa alone.

YIELD

ALFALFA-GRASS MIXTURE OPTIONS See premixed options in our Hay & Pasture Mixes section or individual grass varieties in the Cool Season Grasses section. Ask about our custom mixing!

Alfalfa-grass mixtures will often provide greater yield than direct-seeded alfalfa.

DRYING RATE

Grasses like orchardgrass, tall fescue, meadow fescue, smooth bromegrass, and timothy speed hay drying rates.

FEEDING VALUE

Grasses add higher fiber (NDF) digestibility than alfalfa which increases relative forage quality (RFQ).

WEED SUPPRESSION

Grasses provide competition and cover to edge out weeds.

PERSISTENCE

Grasses alter the micro-climate and catch snow which improves winter insulation and alfalfa survival rates.

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CONVENTIONAL ALFALFA

CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO ALFALFA CHARACTERISTICS PHYTO. ROOT ROT

VERTIC. ROOT ROT

HR Race 1

HR

HR

R

HR

HR Race 1 HR Race 2 MR Race 3

HR

HR

HR

30/30

HR Race 1

HR

HR

MR

4

29/30

HR Race 1

HR

2.4

3

28/30

R Race 1

Hi-Gest® 360

1.5

3

30/30

WL 349HQ

1.7

4.4

45/45

WL 365HQ

1.1

4.9

WL 358LH

2

WSI

FD

DRI

Viking 372HD Brand*

2

4

30/30

Viking 392AP Brand*

1.9

4.5

35/35

Viking 342LH Brand*

1.9

4

Viking 330M Brand*

2.2

Viking 3100 Brand*

TRAFFIC TOL. APHANOMYCES

STEM BACTERIAL FUSARIUM NEMATODE WILT WILT

ANTHRACNOSE

APHIDS

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

HR Race 1

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

R

X

HR Race1 HR Race 2 R Race 1

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

HR (Races 1 & 5)

R

30/30

X

HR Race 1

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

HR

HR

4.1

30/30

X

HR Race 1

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

1.9

3.5

33/35

X

HR Race1 R Race 2

HR

R

HR

HR

HR

2

2.5

25/30

X

R Race 1

MR

MR

HR

R

HR

Honest John Brand*

2.5

3.5

29/30

HR Race 1

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

Vernal

2.2

2

11/30

S

R

R

Nitrogen Brand*

NA

9

ID

R

S

HR

NEW!

ForeGrazer V Matrix Creeping

X

R Race 1

S

R

HR

WSI (Winter Survival Index) – Measures ability to withstand severe winters. Varieties are rated from 1 (superior) to 4 (adequate). If a variety does not have a WSI rating, you can use the Fall Dormancy as a guide. The most persistent alfalfas are those with low WSIs and good pest and disease resistance.

Disease & Pest Resistance – Poorly drained fields require alfalfas with better disease resistance (especially Phytophthora and Aphanomyces). Select varieties with superior disease resistance to ensure a long, productive stand.

FD (Fall Dormancy) – The measure of how tall an alfalfa plant grows after the last cutting and before going dormant for the season. An alfalfa with a lower number goes dormant earlier in the fall. A higher number indicates later dormancy, faster regrowth after cutting.

HR = Highly Resistant R = Resistant MR = Moderately Resistant

DRI (Disease Resistance Index) – DRI is important where humidity is high and disease pressure intense. DRI is a scale that measures disease resistance to six common alfalfa diseases: aphanomyces, phytophthora root rot, verticillium wilt, bacterial wilt, fusarium wilt and anthracnose. Each disease (and in some cases, races within a disease) are rated 1 to 5, with 5 indicating the greatest disease resistance. The first number is the total score for the diseases and races evaluated, and the second number is the total score possible (no. of diseases included in the rating x 5, the score for greatest disease resistance).

RESISTANCE LR = Low Resistance

S = Susceptible

Forage Quality – Varieties with a high Relative Feed Quality (RFQ) are designated with either HQ or HD (WL 365HQ, Viking 349HQ, & Viking 372HD).

Carl Gaudian tours a field of Viking 372HD with alfalfa breeders from Legacy Seeds in West Bend, IA

* Variety Not Stated

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CONVENTIONAL ALFALFA

VIKING 392AP BRAND*

VIKING 372HD BRAND*

ONE ALFALFA TO RULE THEM ALL

HIGHEST YIELD WITH EXCEPTIONAL DIGESTIBILITY • Highest-yielding alfalfa in the line-up. • Highly Digestible (HD) provides increased milk production for top profitability (10% more than top competitors) • Lignin levels comparable to other high digestible varieties • Fast recovery for 3- to 5-cut system • Holds exceptional forage quality, even in delayed harvest • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

$220/50 lb bag

• Maximize yield, quality, and survival on all types of ground

VIKING 342LH BRAND* GOT LEAFHOPPERS? NO PROBLEM! • Built-in leafhopper protection with glandular hairs

• Top-yielding 3- to 5-cut variety with excellent forage quality, great choice for dairy or beef cattle

• Outstanding yield and forage quality

• Outstanding resistance to Race 2 Aphanomyces (AP); great fit for SE Minnesota, NE Iowa, and SW Wisconsin.

• Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

• Branch-rooted trait for lateral roots & better performance on wet soils

• Excellent fit in a 3- to 4-cut harvest system

$220/50 lb bag

• Excellent grazing and wheel traffic tolerance • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

$220/50 lb bag

* Variety Not Stated

In three replications*, Viking 372HD matched quality but delivered higher yield and profits. 4-CUT YIELD

CP

NDFD 30

MILK/TON

MILK/ACRE

MILK REVENUE/ACRE†

REVENUE COMPARED TO VIKING 372HD

Viking 372HD®

7.53

19.74

34.82

2,412

18,162

$3,360

Hi-Gest 360

7.14

19.40

33.57

2,333

16,655

$3,081

–$279/acre

HarvXtra®**

6.80

18.40

34.23

2,316

15,750

$2,914

–$446/acre

VARIETY ®

VIKING 372HD = $446 EXTRA INCOME / ACRE / YEAR COMPARED TO HARVXTRA * Trial data from three 2018 replications in Waupaca, WI

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HD® is a Registered Trademark of Legacy Seeds, Inc

** HarvXtra® = L-448HVXRR

HarvXtra® is a Registered Trademark of Forage Genetics, LLC

† Using $18.50/cwt milk price

Hi-Gest® is a Registered Trademark of Dow Agrosciences, LLC

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CONVENTIONAL ALFALFA

WL 349HQ

VIKING 330M BRAND*

NEW!

BEST DISEASE RESISTANCE AVAILABLE!

YIELD AND QUALITY FOR 3- OR 4-CUT SYSTEM

• Outstanding yield potential and agronomic performance under 4- to 5-cut harvest management systems

• Good all-around disease resistance

• High resistance to aphanomyces races 1, 2, and 3, and to anthracnose races 1 and 5 • High-quality feed value levels highly desirable for dairy and cash hay producers

• High-quality, FD4, multi-leaf alfalfa • Very good yields, quick recovery • Good choice for dairy-quality hay • Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

$140/50 lb bag

MATRIX CREEPING ALFALFA • Strong yields and high-quality with second-to- none creeping habit (spreads by rhizomes) • First creeping alfalfa with good disease resistance for wetter soils (DRI=25/30) • Begins creeping habit in establishment year • Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

• Superb winterhardiness and persistence • Apex Green coating (OMRI)

I am very happy with Viking 330M. We had such a wet, messy spring that we didn't seed our oats & alfalfa until the first week of June. When we finally cut the oats, the 330M was knee-high. After that it regrew and we got an excellent late-season first-year cutting of 140 big round bales off 80 acres.

$275/50 lb bag

WL 365HQ PREMIUM QUALITY ALFALFA • Very high yields in a 4- to 6-cut system • From the WL HQ line coupling high yield and high forage quality • Superior cold tolerance along with high fall dormancy

Dassel, MN

• Fast recovery and canopy closure • Apex Green coating (OMRI)

$265/50 lb bag

WL 358LH BEST LEAFHOPPER-RESISTANT ALFALFA AVAILABLE! • Industry’s leading “Eighth Generation” leafhopper resistance • Spray less: tolerates 10 times the level of potato leafhoppers than conventional competitors • Superb yields and quality in a 4- to 5-cut harvest system • Apex Green coating (OMRI)

$245/50 lb bag

VIKING 3100 BRAND* YIELD AND VALUE FOR 3-CUT SYSTEM • Ideal for 2- or 3-cut harvest systems • Historically our best-selling alfalfa • Good yield and disease resistance

$140/50 lb bag

VERNAL GOOD CHOICE FOR 2- TO 3-CUT SYSTEMS • Best persistence on light soils • Limited disease resistance • Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

$90/50 lb bag

HONEST JOHN BRAND* QUALITY ALFALFA WITH TRACE OF CLOVER • A blend of high-yielding, diseaseresistant alfalfas with good winter hardiness • Well-adapted for haylage or dry hay across the Upper Midwest • Some lots may contain up to 3% red clover— clearly listed on the tag

• Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

• Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

$120/50 lb bag

NITROGEN BRAND*

HI-GEST® 360 ALFALFA

BIG NITROGEN FIX, FAST

HIGHLY DIGESTIBLE • Improved fiber digestibility and whole plant intake • High leaf-to-stem ratio • Conventional breeding for no yield drag • Wider harvest window: up to 7 days past late bud • Fungicide treated

$100/50 lb bag

$330/50 lb bag

• Maximum 1-year biomass and N production • High fall dormancy (FD=9) • Use as an annual crop: likely to winterkill in the Upper Midwest • Best used as a single-season plowdown or for hay • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

$175/50 lb bag

FOREGRAZER V DUAL-PURPOSE HAY AND GRAZE • Sunken crowns for more protection from hoof and wheel traffic • Aphanomyces Races 1 & 2 resistance • Flexible for grazing or 3 to 4 cuts/yr • Excellent forage quality with very high yield potential • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

$210/50 lb bag

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ORGANIC VIKING 5200 BRAND* HIGH YIELD & FAST RECOVERY • Fall dormancy 5 alfalfa, so best adapted and good winter survival in the 1-80 corridor and south

ORGANIC TRAVOIS CREEPING GRAZING TYPE ALFALFA • Stems grow near ground level but with rising tips

• High yield and fast recovery after cutting

• Vigorous grower with lateral root network for stability prevents losses from soil heaving

• Superior forage quality

• Proven survival in the north

• Excellent disease package (30/30 DRI)

• Good yield and disease resistance

• Performs well in a wide variety of soils (good saline tolerance)

• Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

• Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

Organic Travois $240/50 lb bag

Organic Viking 5200 $270/50 lb bag

ORGANIC VIKING 3800 BRAND* CONSISTENT AND VERSATILE • Very high-yielding alfalfa (FD4) with fast recovery • Excellent quality, well-suited for dairy or beef cows • Excellent disease resistance (29/30 DRI) • Deep-crown set can withstand mild to moderate grazing and hoof traffic • Medium resistance to potato leafhopper

ORGANIC MATRIX CREEPING GRAZING-TYPE ALFALFA • Strong yields and high-quality with second-to-none creeping habit (spreads by rhizomes) • First creeping alfalfa with good disease resistance for wetter soils • Begins creeping habit in establishment year • Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI) Organic Matrix $260/50 lb bag

• Best suited for 3- or 4-cut systems • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI) Organic Viking 3800 $280/50 lb bag

ORGANIC VIKING 340M BRAND* HIGH LEAF-TO-STEM RATIO • High-quality, FD3, multi-leaf alfalfa • Good all-around disease resistance • Very good yields and quick recovery in a 3-cut system • Good choice for all classes of livestock

ORGANIC HARDY BRAND* ECONOMICAL CHOICE • Good fit for short haying rotations on heavy soils or long rotations on drier ground • Good inexpensive plowdown option • Limited disease resistance; avoid wet ground • Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI) Organic Hardy $210/50 lb bag

• Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI) Organic Viking 340M $260/50 lb bag

* Variety Not Stated

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ORGANIC ALFALFA

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ORGANIC ALFALFA

ORGANIC ALFALFA CHARACTERISTICS TRAFFIC TOL. APHANOMYCES

WSI

FD

DRI

Organic Viking 5200 Brand*

2.5

5

30/30

HR Race 1 HR Race 2

Organic Viking 3800 Brand*

2.1

4

29/30

HR Race 1 R Race 2

Organic Viking 340M Brand*

2

3

27/30

R Race 1

PHYTO. ROOT ROT

VERTIC. ROOT ROT

STEM BACTERIAL FUSARIUM NEMATODE WILT WILT HR Race 1

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

R

R

HR

R

R

HR

R

HR

HR

HR

HR

R

MR

S

1

x

S

R

Organic Matrix

1

x

S

R

2.2

2

11/30

S Race 1

APHIDS

HR

Organic Travois

Organic Hardy Brand*

ANTHRACNOSE

S

ID

Refer to page 26 for key characteristic descriptions.

ALFALFA SEED TREATMENT All of our alfalfa seed is coated with one of these OMRI-listed inoculants: APEXTM GREEN HYDROLOC Encapsulates each seed in a mix of micro-nutrients, including iron, zinc, & manganese; bacteria; and a hydrating polymer for improved water uptake and seedling growth. Contains rhizobia strains to promote nodulation. Hydrating polymer holds water around seed, improving germination and seedling survival, especially under adverse conditions.

PRE-VAILTM Clay-based pre-inoculant improves early seedling vigor through increased root development and excellent nodulation for higher yields. Contains high levels of rhizobia – 100 million viable cells per gram.

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WHEAT SPRING WHEAT SPRING WHEAT CHARACTERISTICS Variety

Days to Heading

Ht. (in.)

Test Wt. 2-Yr (lbs/bu)

Straw Strength

Leaf Rust

Scab

Avg. Yield 3-Yr (Bu)

Avg. Protein 2-Yr (%)

Lang-MN

57.3

32.7

60.6

Avg

1

3

79.5

14.8

Shelly

57.4

29.5

59.4

Avg

3

4

84.2

14.1

Bolles

57.8

32.3

59.2

Strong

2

4

74.8

16.1

ND VitPro

54.2

32.2

61.4

Strong

3

3

74.8

15.2

All data from University of Minnesota 2019. 1=resistant; 9=susceptible

BOLLES

LANG-MN

• Highest available grain protein & baking quality among U of MN HRS wheat varieties

• Good combination of yield, quality, and disease resistance

• Direct replacement for Glenn

• Excellent quality for milling with high protein and test weight

• Excellent leaf rust resistance

• Very good scab tolerance

• Above-avearage standability Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

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SHELLY

ND VITPRO**

• Top yielding wheat

• High protein, heavy test weight; excellent milling traits • Moderately resistant to stem rust; very good scab tolerance • Med. to early maturity with improved straw strength Organic & Certified

Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

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• Shorter height, good standability, widely adaptable • Good disease resistance package • Average protein grain Conventional Certified

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EXPEDITION • The standard for yield, winter hardiness & test weight

SOFT RED WINTER WHEAT ERISMAN**

LCS 3334**

• Variety developed by U of IL & organic farmer Jack Erisman specifically for organic producers

Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

• Widely adapted

VIKING VOLLA SRW

Organic & Certified

SMALL GRAINS

• Good yielding and good disease resistance to FHB & Stripe Rust

Organic & Certified

• Good baking and excellent milling quality • Excellent standing, good choice for high management and fertile soils • Early maturity, medium height Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

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NEW!

• Very high yield potential, excellent performance in WI, IL, IN, MI, & OH, in 2019 • Very good scab tolerance, mediumheight, very good straw-strength, awned • Good choice for organic farms trying to maximize SRWW yields

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NEW!

• Good combination of grain quality, yield, and scab tolerance • Medium-tall, very good straw strength, smooth heads • Above average test weight, protein, and grain quality ASK ASK

HARD RED WINTER WHEAT

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SY WOLF • Excellent yield performance in all management systems; excels in heavy residue • Excellent overall disease tolerance, good straw strength and winter hardiness

** License required

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• Good tillering and drought tolerance moving west Conventional Certified

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OATS SUMO

DEON

• Released by SDSU specifically for organic operations, very early • Excellent test weight and very good crown rust resistance • Good standability, suited for underseeding • Very good on-farm yield results Organic & Certified

$13.00/Bu

NEW!

SADDLE

• Consistent, strong yield potential; second highest in long-term testing from UMN • Early maturing oats with excellent standability • Average crown rust resistance Conventional Certified

$10.80/Bu

REINS • Our best oats for underseeding forages/ plowdowns • Short, early, and very good standing • Very heavy test weight and good yield potential Conventional Certified Bulk Conventional Organic & Certified Bulk Organic

$10.80/Bu $9.80/Bu $13.00/Bu $12.00/Bu

NEW!

ESKER2020

• Improved version of Esker oats with superior yield potential, test weight and disease resistance • Medium maturity, medium tall plant • Very good crown rust resistance Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

$10.80/Bu $13.00/Bu

JERRY

• Highest yield potential! Good choice for straw production • Excellent crown rust resistance • Often meets milling requirements • Tall & late, not a good choice for underseeding Conventional Certified Bulk Conventional Organic & Certified Bulk Organic

$10.80/Bu $9.80/Bu $13.00/Bu $12.00/Bu

• Taller, medium-late oat for forage and/ or cover cropping • Susceptible to Crown Rust • Not a good choice for underseeding when taken for grain • No longer protected by PVP Conventional Uncertified Organic & Uncertified

$9.80/Bu $12.00/Bu

EVERLEAF 126 FORAGE

HAYDEN • Great all-around oat – great yield, great test weight, good standing • Often meets milling requirements • Strong western movement • Direct replacement for Shelby 427 Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

• True, forage-type oats , late heading, leafy and soft-stemmed • Excellent height, good standability • Not recommended for underseeding • Seed 3 bu/A for maximum yield potential Organic & Certified

$10.80/Bu $13.00/Bu

STREAKER HULLESS • Hulless oat, high protein feedstock • Depending upon environmental conditions, can show up to 5% hulled oats Organic & Certified

$18.00/Bu

MORTON • Higher yielding and better standing than Jerry • Tall, late oat for forage and/or cover cropping • Susceptible to Crown Rust • Not a good choice for underseeding when taken for grain • No longer protected by PVP Conventional Uncertified

$18.00/Bu

LAKER FORAGE OATS

NEW!

• Tall, late-heading forage oats; high dry biomass yields with excellent forage quality • High protein & RFQ for more milk • Not recommended for underseeding • Seed 3 bu/A for maximum yield potential Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

$14.00/Bu $16.00/Bu

COVER CROP BRAND OATS* • Economical blend of cleaned & germtested oats seed • Good option for chopping, baling or cover cropping • Fully compliant with applicable seed laws & PVP registration

$8.80/Bu

* VNS, variety not stated ** License required

Conventional Uncertified Bulk Conventional Organic & Uncertified Bulk Organic

$9.00/Bu $8.00/Bu $12.00/Bu $11.00/Bu

OATS CHARACTERISTICS Test Wt.

Crown Rust

BYDV

2019

3-Yr

Very Strong

Very High

White

5

9

96.3

100.9

Med

Very Strong

Avg

White

5

5

125.3

126.4

55.1

Short

Very Strong

Very High

Tan

9

8

116

117.2

57.4

Med-Tall

Strong

Avg

Yellow

3

7

124.3

ID

Deon

58.7

Med-Tall

Strong

High

Yellow

3

4

121.8

124.1

Hayden

59.2

Med-Tall

Avg

Very High

White

8

3

90

130

Streaker Hulless

56.7

Med-Tall

Avg

Very High

NA

7

3

84.7

83.5

Morton

Late

Tall

Avg.

High

White

Susc.

ID

ID

ID

Jerry

Med-Late

Tall

Below Avg

High

White

Susc.

ID

ID

ID

Everleaf 126 Forage

Very Late

Very Tall

ID

NA

NA

ID

ID

NA

NA

Very Late

Very Tall

ID

NA

NA

ID

ID

NA

NA

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

NA

NA

NA

NA

Sumo Saddle

NEW!

Reins Esker2020

NEW!

Laker Forage Oats

NEW!

Cover Crop Brand Oats*

Height

Straw Strength

53.6

Med

54.1

Avg. Yield (Bu)

Seed Color

Variety

Days to Heading

Data from University of MN 2019 statewide averages. Crown Rust & BYDV: 1 = resistant, 9 = susceptible

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SMALL GRAINS

BARLEY SPRING BARLEY MOREX* • 6-ROW

• Economical choice for chopping, baling, or cover cropping • Can be combined for livestock feed Conventional Uncertified Organic & Uncertified

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QUEST • 6-ROW

$20/Bu

ROBUST • 6-ROW

• Farm-proven for grain or chopping • Taller plant type, medium maturity Conventional Uncertified Organic & Uncertified

TRADITION • 6-ROW

• Established high-yielding barley with solid agronomics • Developed specifically for the malting/ brewing industry • Good standability and disease resistance

LCS CALYPSO** • 2-ROW • An early two-row malting barley with high yield potential • Excellent tillering with med. height • Good standability • Better winter hardiness vs. Violetta

Conventional Certified

Conventional Certified

$14.50/Bu

• Forage barley developed specifically as a alfalfa or forage underseeding companion • High protein, low fiber, low lignin for improved digestibility • Short with excellent standability • Chop early for harvest quality Conventional Certified

$12.50/Bu $16/Bu

Conventional Certified

KWS TINKA** • 2-ROW

• 2-row malting barley • Strong yield potential all across the Upper Midwest • Good tolerance to FHB • Medium height & maturity

ROYAL (FORAGE) • 6-ROW

• Strong yield potential • Dual purpose grain or forage • Very good fusarium head blight resistance (scab) Organic & Certified

WINTER BARLEY

$14/Bu

HAYS (FORAGE) • 2-ROW

• High yielding forage barley, up to 3.2 tons/acre • Very tall, great for baling & silage; not suitable for underseeding • Harvest at medium dough stage Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

$21/Bu $28/Bu

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LCS VIOLETTA** • 2-ROW • German variety bred for superior malt quality • Early maturing and short height • Good disease resistance Conventional Certified

$23.00/Bu

SB151 • 6-ROW • Good winter hardiness in zone 5 in 2018-2019. • Plant early (by Sept. 15) for best overwintering potential. • Early maturing, medium height • Excellent standability and disease resistance • Awnless for improved feed quality Organic & Certified

$22.50/Bu

$14/Bu

ND GENESIS** • 2-ROW

• Highest-yielding barley for malting and feed; excellent malt quality • Large kernel size, low protein = good fit for hotter climates • Tall with good standability • Good leaf disease resistance Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

$14/Bu $20/Bu ** License required BARLEY CHARACTERISTICS

Days to Heading

Plant Ht. (in.)

Straw Strength

Avg. Yield (Bu) Malt

Type

Forage

Variety

Feed

Use

Awns/Rachilla Hairs

Protein %

Plump %

Scab

2019

3-Yr

Semi-Smooth

ID

ID

ID

ID

ID

Semi-Smooth Short

13.3

93

5

ID

High

Semi-Smooth Short

14.1

94

9

ID

Avg.

Semi-Smooth Long

13.4

92

6

69.1

76.3

Semi-Smooth

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Awnless

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Semi-Smooth Long

11.5

95

6

73.6

80.6

Semi-Smooth Long

11

98

6

ID

46

ID

ID

Avg.

103.6

ID

ID

ID

Avg.

92.8

ID

ID

ID

ID

ID

ID

6-Row

Med.

Short

Strong

Quest

6-Row

59

36

Avg

Robust

6-Row

60

37

Avg

Tradition

6-Row

54

37

Very Strong

Royal

6-Row

Early

Short

Strong

Hays

2-Row

Late

Med-Tall

Strong

ND Genesis

2-Row

55

34

Avg

KWS Tinka

2-Row

61

30

Strong

• •

Morex

• • • • • • • • • • • • •

SPRING BARLEY

2-Row

Early

Med

Very Strong

LCS Violetta

2-Row

Early

Short

Very Strong

SB151

6-Row

Early

Med.

Strong

• • •

LCS Calypso

• • •

WINTER BARLEY

Smooth

All data from UMN 2019 statewide averages. Except KWS Tinka & Winter Barley data from Cornell University 2018 data set. Scab: 1 = resistant, 9 = susceptible

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WINTER RYE HYBRID WINTER RYE

OPEN-POLLINATED WINTER RYE

• Can yield up to 160 bu/acre (up to 100% more than open-pollinated varieties)

• Plants are shorter, stand well, and are more uniform in height and maturity WINTER RYE*

• Economical choice for forage, grain, or cover cropping Conventional Uncertified Organic & Uncertified

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• Grain from hybrid rye cannot be saved for seed

AROOSTOOK • Early-heading; popular choice for rollercrimper application in organic notill systems • Very tall variety with good winter hardiness • Good spring recovery and early-season vigor Conventional Uncertified Organic & Uncertified

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HAZLET • Good yields, test weight, and stand • Does not require license Conventional Uncertified Organic & Uncertified

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ND DYLAN** • NDSU release with excellent winter hardiness • Good grain yield and high test weight grain • Tall-growing, can lodge on fertile soils Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

DANKO

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• Polish varietal selected for high yields, heavy test weight, large, plump kernel size and good milling/distilling characteristics • Good winter hardiness and standability • Historically planted in Canada; gaining ground in the US Organic & Certified

than open-pollinated rye varieties • Disease resistant! All varieties have minimal risk for ergot with proper management • Excellent winter hardiness. • Superior grain quality for milling, distilling, and feed markets • Rye can be fed successfully in rations for dairy, beef and swine

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Management: Requires higher management than open-pollinated rye. Provide 1.12 lbs of available nitrogen per bushel of grain.

CO

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EFFICIENT

Seeding: Seed in September in southern Minnesota. Seeding can continue into October farther south. Uniform seed spacing enables optimum tiller development. Plant 800,000 viable seeds/acre, ½” to ¾” deep.

KWS BINTTO HYBRID RYE**

KWS BONO HYBRID RYE**

• Excellent long-term yield results (112 bu/ acre 4 year average Cornell University) • Shortest hybrid rye available • Excelent straw strength • Broadly adapted

• One of the two highest-yielding hybrids on the market (129 bu/acre 3-year avg in U of MN testing) • Excellent straw strength • Excellent drought tolerance – best dryland variety Conventional Certified

Conventional Certified

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KWS DANIELLO HYBRID RYE**

KWS BRASETTO HYBRID RYE**

• • • •

• The benchmark hybrid rye. Consistent yield performance across years & environments (119 bu/acre 3-year UMN avg.) • Stands very well, good resistance to Fusarium • Superior grain quality for milling, distilling, or feed • Good winter hardiness in Upper Midwest Conventional Certified

Lowest ergot hybrid available Very high yields Excellent straw strength Best performance on well-drained soils

Conventional Certified

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KWS PROGAS HYBRID RYE** • Forage type hybrid for whole-plant silage or grazing

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• Tall, very high dry matter yields compared to triticale

KWS SERAFINO HYBRID RYE**

• Harvest at milk stage for best balance of quality and yield

• Newest variety with highest yield potential • Low in ergot; excellent grain quality • Excellent straw strength • Very good drought stress tolerance Conventional Certified

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• Very early heading; consider for rolldown rye system Conventional Certified

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Variety

Winter Hardiness

Maturity

Plant Ht

Straw Strength

Ergot

Test Wt

Grain Protein

2019 Yield

Avg Yield 3 Yrs

OPEN-POLLINATED WINTER RYE CHARACTERISTICS Winter Rye*

Excellent

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

NA

NA

Aroostook

1

1

6

9

4

4

2

ID

ID

• Tall, very early maturing variety bred specifically to replace Aroostook

Hazlet

2

5

6

6

2

4

9

65.9

79.9

• Excellent winter hardiness. Higher seed yields and more biomass accumulation vs. Aroostook

ND Dylan**

2

4

8

8

2

9

7

62.5

79

Danko

1

4

4

1

3

1

7

65.9

83.3

ND Gardner**

3

4

9

9

3

9

7

55

77.4

• Good candidate for organic roll-down cover crop use or as a forage crop

KWS Bono

2

9

7

1

2

1

9

84.2

115.6

Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

KWS Brasetto

2

8

1

1

2

9

9

75.4

104.6

KWS Serafino

2

9

1

1

2

3

9

88.3

116.5

KWS Bintto

2

ID

1

1

2

ID

ID

ID

ID

KWS Daniello

2

ID

3

1

1

ID

ID

ID

ID

KWS Progas

2

ID

Tall

ID

ID

ID

ID

ND GARDNER**

* VNS, variety not stated ** License required

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HYBRID WINTER RYE CHARACTERISTICS

All data from University of Minnesota 2019. Aroostook adapted from 2018 University of Minnesota data set. KWS provided data on Bintto, Daniello and Progas. Ergot: 1 = resistant, 9 = susceptible; Straw Strength / Protein: 1 = best, 9 = worst; Maturity: 1 = earliest, 9 = latest; Test Weight: 1 = heaviest, 9 = lightest; Plant Height: 1 = short, 9 = tall; Winter Hardiness: 1= not hardy, 9 = very hardy

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TRITICALE TRITICALE 101 Triticale is a cereal grain species that was hybridized to combine the favorable traits of rye and wheat: rye's growth, vigor, and cold tolerance, and wheat's baking characteristics. It is tolerant of droughty, lower fertility soils, and it’s less prone to lodging than open-pollinated winter rye. TRITICALE IS VERSATILE

FORAGE/FEED QUALITY

triticale has 30 percent more bioavailable

Triticale can be grazed, chopped for silage,

Spring-seeded winter triticale won't produce

phosphorous than corn.

harvested for straw, or the grain can be

seed, and it can be used for grazing. The

harvested for feed.

digestibility, water soluble sugars, and forage

PLANTING

Triticale also is used for cover cropping. In

productivity are similar to oat and rye.

before the local winter wheat planting date.

fact, winter triticale has higher potential

To achieve high-quality triticale forage, cut in

biomass production than winter wheat and

the flag leaf to boot stage prior to heading.

winter barley, which is a strong indicator of

Yields range from 2 to 4 tons of dry matter

weed suppression.

per acre. Delaying harvest to the soft-dough

Triticale has excellent resistance to rust and good Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV), and

risk of winterkill and heaving.

quality.

good resistance to wheat streak mosaic

Thanks to a high lysine concentration

virus and other common viruses that target

(0.39%), triticale can be used in feed rations

wheat.

to replace corn, which has only a lysine

SPRING TRITICALE VNS SPRING TRITICALE* • Higher-yielding and higher-quality forage alternative to barley & spring oats • Tall and leafy • Yields well under tough soil and weather conditions • Mix with field peas for even higher forage quality Conv. Uncertified $16 / 50 lb bag Organic & Uncertified $21.50 / 50 lb bag

WINTER TRITICALE NEW! FORAGE FX1001

VNS WINTER TRITICALE* • Economical choice for forage or cover cropping Organic & Uncertified

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FRIDGE • Forage-specific variety; tall, leafy and winter hardy • Awnletted head with strong stems

• Very high yielding forage triticale • Nearly awnless, <5% awn expression • Taller and earlier maturing. Adaptable to variable growing regions (including dryland) Conventional Uncertified

HY OCTANE

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NEW!

• Tillers rapidly. Good for haying, silage and grazing

• Excellent yielding forage-type triticale

Conventional Uncertified

• Reduced awns for better feed value

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• Very good winter hardiness • Strong early vigor and earlier heading

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deep. Anything shallower makes triticale at

percent, but the delay also reduces forage

concentration of 0.26%. Additionally,

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Drill about 100 – 120 pounds per acre at 1¼”

stage can boost yields by more than 50

DISEASE RESISTANCE

* VNS, variety not stated

Plant winter triticale 10 days to two weeks

Conventional Uncertified Organic & Uncertified

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ANCIENT HEIRLOOM GRAINS & OTHERS ANCIENT HEIRLOOM GRAINS With a recent resurgence in consumer demand for ancient/heirloom grains in milling and brewing, these specialty grains can offer a premium in the marketplace. Identify your market before planting and plan ahead! Emmer and Einkorn thresh with the hulls intact (like oats). Most milling and malting markets will require the grain be dehulled before accepting, so have a plan for dehulling yourself. However, if you plan to save grain for seed, store with the hull intact. Dehulled grain quickly loses its viability to germinate. • Avoid excess nitrogen fertilizer and keep off deep, rich soils to avoid lodging. • Plant 100-150 lbs per acre at 1” deep in the spring. • Because the seeds are planted with attached hulls, watch for flowability issues through the drill. • Swathing/windrowing may be a better choice than direct harvest due to lodging risk.

EINKORN HEIRLOOM SPRING WHEAT • Diploid; the oldest & smallest seeded of the ancient wheats • Low yield, but can survive on poor, marginal soils • Grain is higher in protein, beta carotene, lutein, and micronutrients compared to modern wheat. • Lower gluten levels, bread made with einkorn flour will not rise as much vs. modern wheats • Not gluten free, though some with sensitivity to gluten find that they are able to digest einkorn Organic & Uncertified

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HORNET HYBRID SUNFLOWERS NEW!

LUCILLE EMMER HEIRLOOM SPRING WHEAT

• Tetraploid; ancient relative of modern wheat • Large, plump, and highly aromatic grain; also known as farro • Gluten content can vary; higher in protein and antioxidants than traditional wheat • Usually has higher mineral content, higher fiber and a lower glycemic index than modern wheat

• Heritage variety with taller growth habit and late maturity • Tall height shades out weeds better than modern varieties • Can tolerate poor soils because of a bigger root system • Unique, rich, and complex flavor and excellent baking qualities Organic & Uncertified

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• Higher yielding than einkorn; good disease resistance Organic & Uncertified $55 / 50 lb bag

DAYTONA SUNFLOWERS

• Excellent seed and oil yield

• High yielding, high oleic oilseed hybrid

• Medium maturity

• Medium maturity

• Resistant to downy mildew

• Short statured

• Very good uniformity at flowering

• Good standing

• Consistent high-oleic oil content (82% or higher)

• Plant 20,000-28,000 seeds/acre after soils have warmed to 50⁰F

• Head/seed size flex according to stand density

• 1 bag of seeds 5-8 acres

• Recommended 18,000-23,000 seeds/ acre

TURKEY RED WINTER WHEAT

Organic

$250/ 150M Unit

Conventional Untreated $250/ 150M Unit

SUCCOTASH*

FLAX

• Mix of about 40% oats*, 30% spring wheat*, and 30% barley* • 3-species mix improves yield and feed quality for both hay and grain • Should be swathed according to oats maturity before combining for optimum yield and drydown • Plant 100 lbs/acre Conventional Organic

$14.00 / 50 lb bag $21.00 / 50 lb bag

* VNS, variety not stated

LEGUMES & BRASSICAS

• Plant 50-70 lbs/acre • Annual plant that grows to a height of 24 to 36 inches • Tap root may penetrate to 40 inches • Requires 50-day vegetative period, 25-day flowering period and 35 days to mature • Self-pollinating crop. Seed is produced in a boll of 4-8 seeds • Avoid poorly drained soils, and soils subject to drought and erosion • Seed 25 to 45 pounds per acre into firm, moist soil at a depth of ¾" to 1½" Conventional Brown Conventional Golden

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FIELD PEAS Planted early, field peas grow tall and leafy, and are tolerant to frost & drought. Best Use: Can be pastured and harvested for silage, hay, or grain. Requirements: Avoid wet ground. Prefers cool weather. Reduce planting rates when using as a cover crop for perennial forages. Inoculate before planting. Plant peas deep! (1.5" to 3" deep) Management: One-cut/graze crop; allow growth for maximum forage yield. Must be swathed for optimum grain yield. Planting Date: March - April or Aug 1 - Sept 15. If spring seeding, seed as early as possible. Seeding: 50-75 lbs/acre along with 75-100 lbs/acre of small grain for forage or 150-200 lbs/acre alone for grain.

4010 FIELD PEAS*

DELTA FIELD PEAS

DS ADMIRAL FIELD PEAS

• Leafy, speckled forage specific pea • Significantly more biomass than yellow grain type peas • Best choice for forage Conventional Uncertified (3200 seeds/lb) $20/50 lb bag Organic & Uncertified (3200 seeds/lb) $24/50 lb bag

• Tried and true dual-purpose yellow pea for grain or forage • Upright, tall and better standing than most other varieties • Broadly adapted with consistent above average yields • Unmatched food quality because of near-perfectly round shape • Good adaptability to wetter climates and non-traditional pea growing regions Conventional Certified (1800 seeds/lb)

YELLOW FIELD PEAS*

$20/50 lb bag

NEW!

• Yellow, dual-purpose peas: grain/forage • Good grain yield potential; equivalent results to DS Admiral in drier climates • Medium maturity, similar to DS Admiral • Shorter height vs. DS Admiral. 4010 will give you maximum forage yield Organic & Uncertified $25/50 lb bag (2200 seeds/lb)

FLUTE FIELD PEAS

NEW!

• Green pea variety bred specifically for organic production systems • Good yield potential • Med. to tall plant height with good standability • Good disease resistance to powdery mildew • Equivalent seed-size to DS Admiral

• Dual-purpose field pea • Good choice for grain or forage • Medium height, good standing Organic & Uncertified $25/50 lb bag (2000 seeds/lb)

Organic & Certified (2100 seeds/lb)

$27/50 lb bag

WINTER PEAS Viney, cool-season annual legume. Pea residue breaks down quickly. Best Use: Excellent forage quality for livestock, silage, or cover crop/plow down. Can produce up to 2-4 tons DM/acre. Requirements: Prefers cool weather and well-drained soils. Does not tolerate acidic soils. Inoculate before planting. Can withstand colder autumn temperatures than field peas. Management: Not reliably winter hardy in Upper Midwest. Planting Date: March - April or Aug - Sept. If spring seeding, seed as early as possible. Seeding: 50-100 lbs/acre drilled. 1-2” deep.

AUSTRIAN WINTER PEAS

ICICLE WINTER PEAS • Strong winter hardiness potential • Excellent root system and high biomass production in the spring • Smaller seed size; lowers seeding costs • White flower; more digestible, and sweeter tasting to livestock compared to purple types Conventional

$28/50 lb bag

• Use as spring forage pea in cover crop mixes or forage blends • Can provide from 90 to 150 lbs nitrogen/ acre at full flowering • Withstands temperatures as low as 10°F with minor injury • Does not overwinter in areas colder than Hardiness Zone 6. • Sensitive to heat and humidity Conventional (4000 seeds/lb) Organic

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PEA MIXES Small grain and pea mixtures for forage quality and tonnage. Best Use: Seed at a full rate in early spring for silage or baleage. Can yield 2-4 tons DM/acre. Can be used as a cover crop for spring-seeded alfalfa to maximize forage production in the seeding year. Requirements: Not suited for dry hay. Inoculate before planting. Grows best in cool weather. Management: Harvest when small grains are at boot stage for best forage quality & quantity. Tonnage will increase as grain heads out, but quality and regrowth will diminish. Protein ranges from 14% to 19%. Planting Date: March - April or Aug – Sept. In spring, seed as early as possible. Seeding: Drill 100-150 lbs/acre at least 1” deep in early spring. Use the lighter rate if underseeding with alfalfa.

BARLEY/YELLOW FIELD PEAS • 60/40 mix of peas and 6-row barley • Swath and combine to produce animal feed with higher protein than small grain alone • Can be ground and fed direct on the farm. No need for roasting. • Triticale/pea or oat/pea will yield higher tonnage for silage • Larger pea requires heavier seeding rate of 150-200 lbs/ac Organic

$22/50 lb bag

TRITICALE*/4010 PEAS*

BARLEY*/4010 PEAS* • 50/50 mix of tall, high yielding barley with forage peas • Barley tends to be ready to harvest earlier than oats or triticale

• 50/50 mix of spring triticale & forage pea • Best forage quality of the pea mixtures; higher RFQ & protein percentage

Conventional

Conventional

$18/50 lb bag

Organic

$24/50 lb bag

$18/50 lb bag

OAT*/4010 PEAS* • 50/50 mix of tall, good standing oats and forage peas Conventional

$18/50 lb bag

Organic

$22/50 lb bag

WHEN SHOULD YOU INOCULATE PEAS & OTHER LEGUMES? Most legumes used for oilseed, forage, and cover crops aren’t native to the U.S. – and neither are their specific companion Rhizobia species. Because of this, any legume new to a cropping system should be inoculated with the specific Rhizobia species needed for nitrogen fixation. Albert Lea Seed recommends inoculating your legume species if the legume: •

Has never been grown before in your rotations.

Was grown in the past, but you aren’t sure that plants nodulated. Was leaf color and yield performance poor? Plants may not have been wellnodulated.

Was grown in the past but only in a small proportion of the total crop mix.

Has not been grown for several years. In this situation, Rhizobia levels in the soil will decline with time.

If a legume species has been repeatedly grown, you may not need to inoculate each time. Factors that affect rhizobia survival in the soil include: low pH (less that 5.5-6.0), and extremely hot or extremely dry soil conditions.

HOW TO INOCULATE LEGUMES An inoculant is a formulation of a carrier and the live Rhizobia bacteria. Commercial inoculants may be powdered (peat, clay, or talc/graphitebased), granular, or liquid and are formulated to either apply directly to seeds or drop in the seed furrow at planting. Peat-based inoculant contain the most bacteria per unit of carrier, but the bacteria in this formulation is very short-lived. After opening a package and applying to seed, the seed should be planted within 24 hours. Granular applications are formulated for ease of application to apply directly in a seed furrow, rather than on the seed. Individual planter and drills may not be equipped for this type of application. Clay-based inoculants are applied to seeds and maintain viable Rhizobia for a year or more.

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For field peas, forage, and cover crops, we carry OMRI-approved, peat-based inoculants specific to each legume species. For soybeans, we also carry a liquid formulation, a peat-based formula, and a talc/graphite- based biological seed treatment that contains rhizobia in addition to a beneficial fungi, Trichoderma. Ask about these inoculants when you order seed. For other legumes, we provide preinoculation of all of our organic and conventional alfalfa, red clover, and white clover seed varieties, with either ApexTM Green Hydroloc or PrevailTM. These clay-based inoculants are OMRIapproved.

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GRASS-ONLY MIXTURES GRASS PASTURE MIX #1 A fast-establishing, high energy grass-only mix that is a perfect fit for long term pastures. Can be planted alone or with legumes. Best Use: Long-term, all-grass pasture. Adaptation: Well adapted to all soils, productive all summer long. Management: This mix should be grazed or cut prior to the grass heading out. Slower to dry when used for dry hay. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre straight or 5-25 lbs/ acre with a legume or legume mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 20% Laura meadow fescue • 20% Cowgirl tall fescue • 20% Spring Green festulolium • 15% Smooth bromegrass* • 15% Sierra perennial ryegrass • 10% Amba orchardgrass Conventional $2.30/lb • $57.50/25 lb bag

GRASS HAY MIX #2 A mix of improved grass varieties with excellent persistence, palatability, and tonnage. Three species mix for maximum versatility. Adding grass to your alfalfa hay consistently gives you higher yields, less crown loss due to winterkill, less insect pressure and better erosion control. Best Use: Best suited as a high quality alfalfa companion. Adaptation: Well adapted to all types of soils. Management: Cut hay based on grass maturity, not alfalfa for maximum feed value. Especially important for first cutting in spring as grass will mature ahead of alfalfa. Cut higher than straight alfalfa (3" to 4"). Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre straight or 5-10 lbs/acre with alfalfa or legume mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep.

MILKWAY MIX

DAN PATCH HORSE PASTURE MIX

Barenbrug's Milkway mix contains high yielding meadow fescue and extremely digestable softleaf tall fescue cultivars. Milkway is the ideal grass blend for TMR silage production. Best Use: Suited as an alfalfa companion for dairy production. Adaptation: Well adapted to all types of soils. Management: Cut hay based on grass maturity, not alfalfa for maximum feed value. Cut higher than straight alfalfa (3" to 4"). Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre straight or 5-10 lbs/acre with alfalfa or legume mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 60% STF-43 tall fescue blend • 40% HDR meadow fescue blend Conventional $3.20/lb • $160/50 lb bag

RENOVATOR MIX Designed to boost production in hay fields and pastures. Renovator Mix is composed of fast-establishing, high quality grasses that will persist for 2 to 3 years. All classes of livestock can benefit from this mixture. Best Use: Interseed into existing hay or pasture fields. Adaptation: Well suited for most soil types. Management: Not intended for long-term pasture or hay production. Most productive in spring and fall. Planting Date: April - May Seeding: 10 to 30 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and drag. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 30% Spring Green festulolium • 25% Max Italian ryegrass • 20% Hakari Alaska bromegrass • 15% Barolex tall fescue • 10% Elise orchardgrass Conventional $2.10/lb • $105/50 lb bag

Excellent quality pasture all season long. Each species is carefully selected for palatability and persistence, and to handle the close grazing habit of horses. Fast establishing annual ryegrass in this mix is your cover crop; no need for oats. Best Use: Performs well for close grazing. Adaptation: Best suited for medium to heavy soils. Management: Continuous tight grazing will require annual interseeding. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 30-35 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 20% Tirem grazing Kentucky bluegrass • 20% Ginger Kentucky bluegrass • 15% Barolex tall fescue • 15% Laura meadow fescue • 10% BG-24T perennial ryegrass • 10% Climax timothy • 10% Annual ryegrass* Conventional $3.00/lb • $150/50 lb bag

• 40% STF-43 tall fescue blend • 30% HLR orchardgrass • 30% Hakari Alaska bromegrass Conventional $2.90/lb • $72.50/25 lb bag

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HAY & PASTURE MIXES

GRASS-ONLY MIXTURES, continued SHADY PASTURE MIX

This mix is composed of “shade-tolerant” grasses. Best Use: Areas with less than 3 hours of direct sunlight. Adaptation: Intended for use in areas next to tree lines or on the inside edges of groves. For increased productivity, add 1-2 lbs/acre of white clover. Recommendations: These grasses will never be as productive or traffic tolerant as they would be in full sun. Heavy traffic and/or dense shade may require frequent reseeding. Avoid full shade. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-35 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼"to ½" deep. • 20% HLR orchardgrass • 15% Laura fescue blend • 15% Barolex tall fescue blend • 15% Chewings fescue* • 15% Max Italian ryegrass • 10% Creeping red fescue* • 10% Hard fescue*

WATERWAY MIX

The most versatile of all of our grass mixtures. High species diversity ensures consistent performance across variable soil and environmental conditions. Fast-establishing annual ryegrass in the mix is your cover crop; no need for oats. Best Use: Use in waterways, ditches, and as an economical permanent pasture. Adaptation: Well suited to most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 25% Smooth bromegrass* • 15% Cowgirl tall fescue • 15% Meadow fescue* • 15% Sierra perennial ryegrass • 10% Shamrock Kentucky bluegrass • 10% Annual ryegrass* • 10% Climax timothy

NRCS WATERWAY MIX

Meets FSA / NRCS specifications for most counties for waterways or other projects. Best Use: Use in waterways, ditches, airport runways, and permanent pasture. Mix one bushel of oats per acre as a cover crop. Adaptation: Well suited to most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: Seed 30-35 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 70% Smooth bromegrass* • 15% Climax timothy • 15% Sierra perennial ryegrass Conventional $2.60/lb • $78/30 lb bag

Conventional $2.00/lb • $100/50 lb bag

Conventional $3.00/lb • $150/50 lb bag

GRASS-LEGUME MIXTURES HOLSTEIN PRO A premium quality mixture supports the high energy and nutritional demands of lactating cows. Very high yield potential. Fast regrowth after cutting. Excellent winter hardiness and first-in-class disease resistance. Best Use: Best suited for high quality haylage, dry hay and baleage production. Adaptation: Well adapted to most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 15-20 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 45% Viking 372HD brand alfalfa* • 45% Viking 392AP brand alfalfa* • 5% HLR orchardgrass • 5% STF-43 Tall fescue Blend Conventional $3.50/lb • $175/50 lb bag

BEEF PRO

HAYMAKER MIX

Our best-selling hay mixture. Two good alfalfa varieties with a touch of grass to improve yield and promote faster dry-down.

A mix of improved alfalfa, grass and red clover varieties. Improved persistence, palatability, disease resistance, and tonnage.

Best Use: Best suited for haylage, baleage, or dry hay production. Add more grass for a balanced pasture mix. Adaptation: Well adapted to most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: Seed 15-20 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 45% Viking 330M brand alfalfa* • 45% Viking 3100 brand alfalfa* • 5% Elise orchardgrass • 5% Climax timothy

Best Use: Well-suited for haylage or baleage production. Reduce seeding rate and add more grass for faster dry down. Adaptation: Best sown on well-drained soils. Handles wetter soils better than Beef Pro. Recommendations: Clover may slow drydown. Avoid droughty soils. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 15-20 lbs/acre. Drill ¼" to ½" deep. • 75% Viking 330M brand alfalfa* • 15% Climax timothy • 10% Ruby Red brand medium red clover*

Conventional $2.20/lb • $110/50 lb bag

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GRASS-LEGUME MIXTURES, continued

SUPER GRAZING MIX A high quality, long lasting pasture mix including grazing clover, chicory and birdsfoot trefoil. Diverse mix increases production during hot summer months for a healthier, more resilient pasture. Best Use: Long-term pasture. Adaptation: Well suited for most soil types and all livestock. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 20% BG24T perennial ryegrass • 15% Laura meadow fescue • 15% Smooth bromegrass* • 15% Ginger grazing Kentucky bluegrass • 15% Spring Green festulolium • 10% Barolex tall fescue • 5% Birdsfoot trefoil* • 2.5% Chicory VNS* • 2.5% Alice grazing white clover Conventional $2.90/lb • $145/50 lb bag

GRAZE & CHOP MIX Great mix for graze and chop fields. Fast establishing and high yielding legume and grass mix. Excellent choice for 3 - 4 year pasture or high energy baleage. Add brome for permanent pasture or hay field. Best Use: Pasture or Baleage. Adaptation: Well suited for most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 20-25 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 20% Foregrazer V alfalfa • 10% Ruby Red brand* red clover • 25% Spring Green festulolium • 15% Meadow fescue* • 10% Cowgirl tall Fescue • 10% Sierra perennial ryegrass • 10% Annual ryegrass* Conventional $2.40/lb • $120/50 lb bag

LAUGH & GROW FAT HOG PASTURE MIX

100% ORGANIC GRASS-LEGUME MIXTURES ORGANIC DAIRY PRO MIX A premium quality alfalfa & grass mixture that supports the high energy & nutritional demands of dairy cattle. Excellent yield and persistence, fast regrowth after cutting. Best Use: Best suited for high quality haylage, dry hay and baleage production. Adaptation: Well adapted to most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 18-20 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 90% Viking 340M brand* alfalfa • 5% Safe tall fescue • 5% Luxor orchardgrass Organic $4.40/lb • $220/50 lb bag

ORGANIC PASTURE MIX Mixture of improved grasses well suited for use for grazing & cutting. Mix in organic clover or alfalfa for a balanced pasture. Best Use: Long-term pasture or hay field. Adaptation: All soils. Most productive in early spring and fall. Management: This mix should be grazed or cut prior to the grass heading out. Slower to dry when used for dry hay. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre straight or 5-25 lbs/ acre with a legume or legume mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. 30% Smooth bromegrass* 20% Minto meadow fescue 15% Perseus festulolium 15% Tomaso perennial ryegrass 10% Climax timothy 10% Annual ryegrass* Organic $4.00/lb • $100/25 lb bag

ORGANIC HAY MIX Mixture of improved cool season grasses well suited as an alfalfa companion. Adds digestible fiber to hay and maximizes yield potential and reduces insect pressure.

This mix of cool- and warm-season annual species get a quick start in the spring and provides grazing throughout the summer. Hogs relish this mixture, which also can be used for cattle and sheep. It contains leafy, Hybrid Piper Sudangrass, 4010 Forage Field Peas, Annual Ryegrass and Barkant Forage Rape (an improved variety of forage rape). Best Use: Managed grazing, with rest periods of about three weeks between grazing cycles. Seeding: 20 lb/A with 2 bu. of oats

Best Use: Best suited as high-quality alfalfa companion. Adaptation: Well adapted to all types of soils. Management: Cut hay based on grass maturity, not alfalfa for maximum feed value. Especially important for first cutting in spring as grass will mature ahead of alfalfa. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre straight or 5-10 lbs/acre with alfalfa or legume mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 40% Safe tall fescue • 30% Fleet meadow brome • 15% Climax timothy • 15% Luxor orchardgrass

ORGANIC BUFFER STRIP MIX A great mix for buffer strips along organic fields. Best Use: Long-term buffer establishment. Adaptation: All soil types. Planting Date: April - May Seeding: 10 to 30 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and drag. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 50% Smooth bromegrass* • 15% Tomasa perennial ryegrass • 15% Safe tall fescue • 10% Climax timothy • 10% Annual ryegrass* Organic $3.60/lb • $90/25 lb bag

ORGANIC RENOVATOR MIX Fast establishing mixture boosts productivity in existing hay fields or pastures. Survives 1 - 2 years. Very high yield, especially in spring and fall. High energy ryegrass-based mix for superior quality. Best Use: Interseed into existing hay filed or pasture. Adaptation: Suited for heavy high fertility soils. Management: Not for long-term pasture or hay production. Slower to dry when cut for dry hay. Planting Date: April - May Seeding: 10 to 30 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and drag. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 30% Perseus festulolium • 20% Danergo Italian ryegrass • 20% Luxor orchardgrass • 15% Tomaso perennial ryegrass • 15% Annual ryegrass* Organic $3.50/lb • $175/50 lb bag

ORGANIC GRAZE & CHOP MIX A diverse mixture of improved legumes & grasses to maximize gain and improve production for grazing livestock. No need for a cover crop; annual ryegrass acts as the nurse crop. Best Use: Pasture or baleage. Adaptation: Well suited for most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 20-25 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 20% Viking 340M brand alfalfa* • 20% Tomaso perennial ryegrass • 15% Perseus festulolium • 15% Fleet meadow brome • 10% Climax timothy • 10% Annual ryegrass* • 10% Medium red clover* Organic $3.80/lb • $95/25 lb bag

Organic $4.00/lb • $100/25 lb bag

Conventional $1.00 / lb • $50/50 lb bag

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* Variety Not Stated (VNS)


HAY & PASTURE MIXES

HAY & PASTURE MIXES & COOL SEASON GRASSES SELECTION GUIDE Best Use

HAY & PASTURE MIXES

Agronomic Performance

Environmental Adaptation

Hay

Pasture

Speed of Establishment

Yield Potential Spring/Fall

Yield Potential Summer

Alfalfa Companion Potential

Heat/ Drought Tolerance

Wet Soil Tolerance

Winter Survival

F Slow Dry

E

G

G

F

F

G

G

E

Grass Hay Mix #2

E

G

G

E

E

E

E

G

G

Milkway

E

G

F

G

E

E

E

G

G

Renovator

G Slow Dry

G

E

E

G

G

F

G

F

Dan Patch

P

E

G

G

F

P

F

G

E

Shady Pasture

F

G

G

F

G

P

E

G

G

Waterway

G

G

G

G

F

P

G

G

E

NRCS Waterway

G

G

F

G

F

P

F

G

E

G Slow Dry

P

G

E

G

NA

G

G

G

E

P

F

G

E

NA

G

F

G

ALL GRASS Grass Pasture Mix #1

GRASS + LEGUME Haymaker Beef Pro Holstein Pro

E

P

F

E

G

NA

E

F

G

G Slow Dry

G

G

E

G

NA

F

E

G

Super Grazing Mix

P

E

G

G

G

P

F

G

E

Hog Pasture

P

E

E

E

E

P

E

F

NA

F Slow Dry

E

G

G

F

F

G

G

E

E

G

G

E

G

E

E

G

G

G Slow Dry

G

E

E

G

G

F

G

F

G

G

G

F

F

P

F

G

E

E

P

F

E

G

NA

E

F

G

G Slow Dry

G

G

E

G

NA

F

E

G

Graze and Chop

ORGANIC GRASS MIX Pasture Hay Renovator Buffer Strip

ORGANIC GRASS & LEGUME MIX Dairy Pro Graze & Chop

COOL SEASON GRASSES (SEE PAGES 43-46 FOR PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS) Smooth Bromegrass

G

G

P

E

P

F

F

G

E

Meadow Bromegrass

E

E

F

E

F

G

F

G

G

Mountain/Alaska Bromegrass

E

G

F

G

G

G

G

F

G

Orchardgrass

E

G

G

E

G

E Select laterheading type

F

F

G

Perennial Ryegrass

F

E

E

E

F

P

P

G

F

Timothy

G

F

F

G

F

G

P

G

E

Tall Fescue

E

G

F

G

E

E

E

G

G

Meadow Fescue

G

E

F

G

G

G

G

E

G

Festulolium

F

E

G

G

G

F

F

G

F

Annual Ryegrass

P

F

E

F

P

P

P

G

P

Italian Ryegrass

G Slow Dry

G

E

G

F

Seeding year

F

G

P

Kentucky Bluegrass

P

G

P

P

P

P

P

G

E

Reed Canarygrass

G

F

P

E

G

F

E

E

E

E = Excellent; Good = Good; F = Fair; P = Poor * Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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ORCHARDGRASS

BROMEGRASSES

A bunch-type, tall-growing, cool-season perennial grass. One of the most commonly used and productive cool season grasses, tolerant to shade, fairly drought resistant with good winter hardiness. Regrows quickly and is a common component in pasture and hay mixtures.

A leafy, deep-rooted, sod-forming, very persistent perennial grass. Forage quality compares with other cool-season grasses. Matures later in the spring than orchardgrass and makes less summer growth but is much more winter hardy. Best Use: Suitable for hay or long-term pasture. Adaptation: Grows best on well-drained silt-loam or clay-loam soils. Management: Slow to establish; rarely provides a productive crop until second year. Begin grazing at 8-10”. Stop when grass is 4”. Optimal re-growth period of 28-35 days between grazing. Low tolerance to 3- and 4-cut hay systems. Survives but goes dormant during drought and temperature extremes. In pure stand, requires early spring and fall applications of N to maintain high yields. Planting Date: March-May, August 1-31 Seeding: 15 lbs/ac alone or 2-5 lbs/ac w/ alfalfa. Suggestions: Seed meadow brome or Alaska brome for haying applications, smooth brome for long-term pastures.

Best Use: Suitable for hay or pasture. Begin grazing at 6-8”; stop when grass gets to 3-4”. Adaptation: Better adapted to well-drained soils and is especially well adapted to mixes with legumes such as alfalfa or red clover. Management: Generally persists longer than most cool-season grasses in frequently cut, properly managed alfalfa mixtures. Close grazing in the fall is consistently associated with winter-kill so leave 3-4”. High palatability in all classes of livestock makes it susceptible to over-grazing. Minimum required regrowth period of no less than 28 days when rotational grazing. Planting Date: March-May, August 15-31 Seeding: 8-12 lbs/ac alone or 3-5 lbs/ac in a mix Suggestions: For mixes with alfalfa, carefully select both varieties: alfalfa variety should be a quick recovery type (high FD) to compete with fast-growing orchardgrass. Select latermaturing orchardgrass varieties (HLR, Elise, Luxor, or Niva) for alfalfa mixes.

NIVA

AMBA • Medium maturing, early growth • High yields of dry matter; excellent forage quality • Highly digestible and very winter hardy Conventional $2.80/lb • $140/50 lb bag

• Very large root mass; excellent drought tolerance • Later-heading gives it a wider cut or graze window • Excellent persistence and winter hardiness Organic

HLR • Blend of improved, mid- to late-maturity varieties • HLR = high leaf ratio, means higher digestibility and improved palatability • Less clumpy than traditional varieties • Excellent winter hardiness • Tolerant of rust and other leaf diseases

SMOOTH BROME • Sod-forming, very persistent

$5.20/lb. $260/50 lb bag

LUXOR • Very late maturity • Very good forage yield; excellent winter hardiness • Very good disease resistance Organic

$5.20/lb. $260/50 lb bag

• Very late maturity • Very high yielding variety with great regrowth potential • High level of disease resistance, notably stripe rust • Exceptional drought tolerance Conventional

NEW!

OTELLO

$3.20/lb • $160/50 lb bag

• Medium to late maturity Organic $5.20/lb. $171.60/33 lb bag

FLEET MEADOW BROME • Leafier and more palatable • More fall production than smooth brome • Heads out 7-10 days later than Smooth Brome Conventional $2.40/lb • $120/50 lb bag Organic $4.00/lb • $100/25 lb bag

NEW!

ECHELON

• Very late maturity; broadly adapted • Excellent persistence and vigor • Superior disease resistance Organic

Conventional $2.00/lb • $100/50lb bag Organic $3.80/lb • $95/25 lb bag

• Exceptional winter hardiness

Conventional $4.20/lb • $105/25 lb bag

ELISE

• Excellent for erosion management on slopes

$5.20/lb. $260/50 lb bag

HAKARI ALASKA BROME • Yields more and recovers faster than smooth brome • Non-sod forming, excellent alfalfa companion; dries easily • Establishes very fast, must faster than smooth brome or orchardgrass • High quality • Not as persistent as smooth brome • Seed 8-15 lbs in a mix or 35 lbs alone Conventional

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Orchardgrass

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$3.60/lb • $180/50 lb bag

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)


COOL SEASON GRASSES

TIMOTHY

TALL FESCUE

A shallow-rooted, perennial, cool-season grass well adapted to the Upper Midwest. Very winter hardy and very palatable.

The best companion grass with alfalfa because they establish and mature at similar rates. It is a deep-rooted, hardy, bunch-type grass. Its extensive root system helps it withstand drought conditions. More productive in midsummer than brome. All of our tall fescue varieties are endophyte-free. New varieties have finer, softer leaves, a trait that improves palatability and digestibility. Can provide 2-3 cuttings of hay annually. Very tolerant of intensive grazing.

Best Use: Better for hay crop than as a pasture species. Usually mixed with alfalfa or clover for hay or pasture. Preferred grass in horse hay. Frost seeds fairly well. Adaptation: Best production is on heavy ground and cooler climates. Management: Shallow root system makes it a poor choice on droughty soils. Sensitive to high temperatures, so mid-summer regrowth may be limited.

Best Use: Suitable for hay or pasture. Can be seeded in pure stands or with other grasses or legumes. Ideal for winter stockpiling as cut hay or pasture. Begin grazing at 6"-8" and remove animals when grass is down to 3"-4". Adaptation: Adapted to all soil types from drought-prone to poorly drained & wet soil. Management: When used as an alfalfa companion, time the first cutting according to fescue maturity, rather than the alfalfa. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th cuttings can be timed with the alfalfa.

Planting Date: March-May, August 1-31

Planting Date: March-May, August 1-31

Seeding: 8 lbs/acre alone or 1-2 lbs/acre in a mix.

Seeding: 20-25 lbs/acre alone or 4-12 lbs/acre in a mix.

CLIMAX

Suggestions: Seed meadow fescue with tall fescue to improve palatability in pasture mixes.

COWGIRL

• Leafy, rust resistant • Early maturing, common alfalfa companion Conventional $0.94/lb • $47/50 lb bag Organic $2.20/lb • $110/50 lb bag

• Soft-leaved variety, highly palatable • Excellent for grazing or haying

• Drought tolerant and very winterhardy

• Very tolerant of intensive grazing • Very good stress tolerance Conventional $1.90/lb • $95/50 lb bag

BARPENTA • Later maturing, highly palatable • Winter hardy; good resistance to rust • Very high yielding Conventional $2.50/lb • $125/50 lb bag

KORA • Very high yielding and digestible

STF-43 • Premium blend of late-maturing, highly digestible soft-leaf tall fescues • Suited for mixing with alfalfa for haying Conventional $2.88/lb • $144/50 lb bag

BAROLEX • Highest quality and softest-leaved variety

Organic

$4.80/lb • $240/50 lb bag

SWAJ • Very high palatability • Very winter-hardy and drought tolerant • Soft leafed, suitable for grazing or haying Organic

$4.80/lb • $240/50 lb bag

SAFE Organic

$4.40/lb • $220/50 lb bag

• Excellent hardiness and disease resistance • Best grazing variety

Timothy

Tall Fescue

Conventional $2.98/lb • $149/50 lb bag

MEADOW FESCUE

Highly productive, winter-hardy, perennial bunch grass with long and slender, bright green, and succulent leaves. Softer-leaved and more palatable than tall fescue. More persistent than perennial ryegrass with equal nutrition but stronger summer production under hot, dry conditions. Best Use: Long-term pasture mixes or alfalfa companion. Begin grazing at 6-8”and remove animals when the grass is down to 3-4”. Adaptation: Grows in cool, moist conditions, and tolerates wet soils with occasional flooding. Can reach 30” tall in rich soil. Management: Yield may be less than tall fescue but animal intake / performance should be higher due to increased palatability. Planting Date: March-May, Aug. 1-31 Seeding: 20 lbs/acre alone or 6-12 lbs/acre in a mix. Suggestions: Include meadow fescue in any mixture for hay or pasture to improve palatability and tonnage. * Variety Not Stated (VNS)

VNS MEADOW FESCUE*

LAURA

• Winter hardy variety

• High-yielding and fast to establish

• Very good persistence, yield and quality

• Early-maturing and widely adaptable to all soil types

Conventional $2.80/lb • $140/50 lb bag

HDR • Blend of Barenbrug high yielding meadow fescues • Most digestible and higher energy forage grass available • Excellent disease resistance Conventional $3.20/lb • $160/50 lb bag

• Very high quality, excellent choice for haying or grazing Conventional $3.20/lb • $160/50 lb bag Organic $4.80/lb • $240/50 lb bag

SW MINTO • Late-heading variety • Wide cutting or graze window • Good yield and persistence Organic $4.80/lb • $240/50 lb bag

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COOL SEASON GRASSES

ANNUAL RYEGRASS

ITALIAN RYEGRASS

Establishes very rapidly, giving you higher productivity in the planting season. Capable of producing forage yields in a very short period of time. Has good cold tolerance.

Quick re-growth, early spring development and prolonged fall growth. High quality forage without low-quality stems and seed heads: will not head out in the seeding year unless a hard freeze sets in after seed has germinated. Behaves as an annual in the Upper Midwest. Recognized as excellent rotation crop for plowdown or emergency feed. Best Use: Best suited as a pasture crop seeded at full rate. When seeded at lower rate, can be used in hay mixtures and as a nurse crop for alfalfa seedings. Adaptation: Best on heavier, moisture-holding soils. Keep off of droughty ground. Management: Begin grazing at 4"-6" and stop when the grass is down to 2"-3". Planting Date: March-May, Aug. 1-15 (for late fall grazing). Seeding: 30-35 lbs/acre alone or 3-4 lbs/acre as alfalfa cover crop. Suggestions: Use instead of small grain as cover crop over new alfalfa seedings. Can produce up to half ton more of additional hay in seeding year than a small grain. Seeding heavier than recommended amount may smother alfalfa seeding. Seed early spring onto pasture that has been closely grazed the previous fall to improve yield and quality.

Best Use: Single year forage production, or as green manure plowdown seeded in the fall. Adaptation: Well adapted to heavier soil types. Management: Heads out in early to midsummer. Usually winterkills in northern zones. Planting Date: March-May, Aug.-Sept. Seeding: 30 lbs/acre alone or 10-15 lbs/ acre to beef up existing pastures

per pound

Conventional Organic $.72/lb $1.72/lb $.60/lb $1.60/lb $.54/lb $1.52/lb

per 50 lb bag

Conventional Organic $36/bag $86/bag $30/bag $80/bag $27/bag $76/bag

1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs. 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

ROOTMAX BRAND*

• Blend of diploid and tetraploid Italian ryegrasses • Combines the high sugars, high yield, and leafiness of tetraploids with the dense tillering and rapid seedling growth of diploids • Excellent rust resistance per pound

1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs. per 50 lb bag

per pound

Conventional $.85/lb $.76/lb $.67/lb

per 50 lb bag

Conventional $47/bag $42/bag $37/bag

• Tetraploid variety; high sugar content, plant quality, and animal performance • Larger leaves, fewer but larger tillers for more open and erect growth habit • Less-competitive growth habit is a great choice in a legume mixture • Excellent season-long yield & fast regrowth • Good disease resistance

1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs. 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

PERENNIAL RYEGRASS Establishes rapidly; excellent wear tolerance; relatively high yielding; high nutritive value. Grows from 1'-2' tall. Recovers rapidly and tillers extensively. Best Use: For grazing or haylage in mixture with red clover or white clover. Begin grazing at 4-6”– stop when grazed to 3”. Adaptation: Best on heavier, moistureholding soils. Not suited for sandy ground. Management: Slow mid-summer growth. Graze closely and frequently. To maximize winter hardiness, graze or cut to 4-6” going into fall freeze. Apply 50# of N along with sulfur, and maintain good levels of calcium and micronutrients. Planting Date: March-May, Aug. 1-31. Can be frost seeded early spring in permanent pasture. Seeding: 25-35 lbs/acre alone or 4-10 lbs/ acre in mix.

COOL SEASON GRASSES

Conventional $104/bag $95/bag $89/bag

MAX ITALIAN RYEGRASS

per pound

1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs.

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Conventional $2.08/lb $1.90/lb $1.78/lb

• Increased tillering for faster ground cover in the fall • Extensive root development, excellent nutrient scavenger • Consistently winter kills in northern hardiness zones

1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

per 50 lb bag

1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

NEW!

DANERGO

GREEN SPIRIT

ANNUAL RYEGRASS*

NEW!

Conventional $1.28/lb $1.12/lb $1.02/lb Conventional $64/bag $56/bag $51/bag

SIERRA

• Tetraploid; erect growth and high sugar content for improved quality • High resistance to rust and fusarium • Very good standability per pound

Organic $2.80/lb $2.60/lb $2.50/lb

1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs. per 50 lb bag

Organic $140 /bag $130/bag $125/bag

1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs.

NEW!

ORYX

• Diploid; excellent tillering and dense for good weed competition • Diploids stay persistent in heavy grazing situations • Early-medium maturity • Higher sugar content than other diploid varieties • Excellent disease resistance, including rust per pound

Organic $2.80/lb $2.60/lb $2.50/lb

1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs. per 50 lb bag

Organic $140 /bag $130/bag $125/bag

1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs.

CALIBRA

• Early maturing diploid variety

• Tetraploid, productive variety

• Excellent drought and cold tolerance

• Excellent disease tolerance & good winterhardiness

• Good option for grazing environments Conventional $1.50/lb • $75/50 lb bag

BG-24T • More heat and cold tolerant than BG-34 & better disease tolerance • Blend of intermediate & late diploid and tetraploid varieties Conventional $2.40/lb • $120/50 lb bag

• Highly digestible for pasture or silage Organic

TOMASO • Diploid variety with high forage yields and fast establishment • Good disease resistance & winter survival Organic

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$3.86/lb • $193/50 lb bag

$3.86/lb • $193/50 lb bag

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)


COOL SEASON GRASSES

KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS

FESTULOLIUM

A short-to-medium height, long-lived, highly palatable, perennial grass. It spreads via rhizomes to form a dense sod. Pastures composed of Kentucky bluegrass mixed with legumes have higher nutritional values than pure grass pastures.

Cross between meadow fescue or tall fescue and perennial or Italian ryegrass. Combines ryegrass' quick establishment, high feed value, production, and palatability with fescue's persistence and summer productivity. High sugar content that is easily digested, allowing animals to gain a high-energy ratio for milk/meat conversion. Provides excellent seasonlong forage. Best Use: Recommended for silage in a mixture with alfalfa or red clover in short-term rotations (2-3 years). Also used in fast-establishing pasture mixes or for overseeding pastures. Begin grazing at 4"-6"and remove animals when grass is 2"-3". Adaptation: Likes medium-heavy soils. When mixed with alfalfa or clover, provides companion to enhance palatability and quality. Management: Should not be seeded alone due to its susceptibility to cold, but it has good persistence with legumes or other grasses. Planting Date: March-May, Aug. 1-15. Seeding: 25-40lbs/acre alone. 15-20lbs/acre when overseeding. 5-10 lbs/acre in mix. Suggestions: When using bromegrass or orchardgrass, add festulolium to improve quality of pasture or haylage.

Best Use: Ideal for permanent pastures that are continuously grazed. It tolerates close and frequent grazing better than other cool-season forage grasses. Especially well-suited for horse pastures Adaptation: Grows best during cool, moist weather on well-drained, fertile soils. Management: It is slightly slower to establish than many other cool-season grasses. However, once established, it spreads quickly via extensive rhizome production. Planting Date: March-May, Aug. 15-31 Seeding: 30 lbs/acre alone for pasture or 4-10 lbs/acre in a mix. 100-150 lbs alone for lawns.

GINGER • Forage specific variety • Dense sod, high yield; excellent in pasture • Very early spring greenup and forage production Conventional $3.40/lb • $170/50 lb bag

NEW!

TIREM

• High yielding dual purpose forage or turf variety • Deep roots and exceptional performance in drought conditions • Great choice for low maintenance situations Conventional $3.20/lb • $160/50 lb bag

NEW!

SHAMROCK

• One of the most aggressive bluegrasses available • Early spring green-up, medium dark green color • Great for home lawns, parks or commercial use Conventional

$2.70/lb • $135/50 lb bag

• Tetraploid cross between meadow fescue and Italian ryegrass

• Tetraploid cross between meadow fescue and Italian ryegrass

• Excellent spring yield and better than average winterhardiness

• Very high forage yield – similar to that of Italian ryegrass

• Deep and robust root system; can tolerate environmental stresses

• Dominating yields and high forage quality for 2-3 years

Conventional

• Meadow fescue background provides persistence and winter hardiness

$1.94/lb • $97/50 lb bag

• Late maturity

PERUN • Tetraploid cross between meadow fescue and Italian ryegrass • From its ryegrass parent it gets fast establishment, forage quality and palatability. • From its meadow fescue parent it gets a deeper root system and extended performance in summer heat and drought. Organic

Organic

$4.20/lb • $210/50 lb bag

FEDERO • Tetraploid cross between meadow fescue and Italian ryegrass • Late maturity; very good forage quality and persistence Organic

$4.20/lb • $210/50 lb bag

$4.20/lb • $210/50 lb bag

REED CANARYGRASS

FORAGE CHICORY

Tall-growing, high-yielding, sod-forming perennial grass. Excellent winter hardiness, persistence and disease resistance. Best Use: Harvested as silage or hay, or used for pasture. Excellent quality if cut/ grazed early. Plant in pure stands or mixed with legumes. Adaptation: Well adapted to wet soils, tolerant to both poor drainage and drought conditions. Mature stands can persist in standing water. Tolerant of acidic soils. Management: Poor competitor as a seedling and slow to establish. Palatability good when maintained in early- to midvegetative stages. Manage grazing and rest periods: begin grazing at 10-12” and remove animals at 4-5”. Will not tolerate close grazing. For hay, cut at least three times per year. Planting Date: March-May, Aug. 1-25 Seeding: 8-10 lbs/acre alone or 2-4 lbs/acre in a mix.

Not a grass, but a perennial, broadleaved forb that produces leafy growth high in nutritive and mineral content (if properly managed). Deep taproot provides tolerance to drought conditions. Chicory provides both spring and summer forage. Very persistent.

LOW ALKALOID REED CANARYGRASS • Low alkaloid variety for grazing or haying Conventional $3.40/lb • $170/50 lb bag

Reed Canarygrass * Variety Not Stated (VNS)

NEW!

PERSEUS

SPRING GREEN

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Best Use: An excellent companion for grass pastures. Adaptation: Well adapted from heavier-tolighter soils due to its deep taproot. Management: Manage grazing so that chicory doesn’t get too mature. Loses palatability when allowed to head out. Planting Date: March-May Seeding: 4-6 lbs/acre alone or 2-3 lbs/acre in a mix. May be drilled or broadcast.

TRIGGER FORAGE CHICORY • Excellent forage quality • Rapid recovery after grazing Conventional $5.20/lb • $260/50 lb bag

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RED CLOVER Red clover establishes easily and rapidly but isn’t as drought-tolerant or winter-hardy as alfalfa. Best Use: Pasture, haylage, dry hay or cover crop Adaptation: Red clover grows on wet and low pH soils that won’t support alfalfa. Better adapted to heavier soils. Pasture & Hay • Difficult to dry as hay but improved varieties (Ruby Red, Freedom) dry down faster • Can cause livestock bloat when heavy stands are grazed Planting Date: February - May, July 15 - August 30. Can be frost-seeded. Seeding: 8-12 lbs/acre straight; 2-5 lbs/acre in a mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. Cutting/Grazing • Medium red clovers recover after being cut unlike mammoth red clover • Don't cut after September 1 in the seeding year to allow for overwintering • Graze or cut for hay when 25% - 50% of the red clover stand blooms • Leave at least 2" growth after each harvest

MEDIUM RED CLOVER*

RUBY RED BRAND* MEDIUM RED CLOVER

• Fast establishment, good recovery, persists 2 to 3 years • Economical choice for haying, grazing and cover cropping • Inoculated with OMRI-listed coating (50 lb bags) 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

Conventional $99 $92 $87

Organic $190 $180 $175

KENLAND RED CLOVER

NEW!

• Older variety that is well known and widely planted • Better winter survival than VNS • Better disease resistance than VNS • Coated with Apex Green Hydroloc – OMRI listed (50 lb bags) 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

Organic $195 $185 $180

FREEDOM! MR MEDIUM RED CLOVER • Tremendous dry matter production • Excellent choice for hay • Reduced stem pubescence aids in rapid drydown • Better winter hardiness than Freedom • Coated with Nitro-Coat® - OMRI listed (25 lb bags) 1-13 bags 14-79 bags 80+ bags

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• Highest yielding red clover we sell! • 1st place in 2019 UMN red clover trial for 2-yr DM total and single-year DM. • 1st place in 2018 Pennsylvania State varietal trial with a total of 7.73 ton/A in three cuts • Excellent persistence & disease resistance • Fast drying and high forage quality • Fast establishment and rapid recovery after cutting • Coated with Prevail – OMRI listed (50 lb bags) 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

2019 University of Minnesota Red Clover Trial Rosemount, MN Dry Matter Yield, in tons per acre 2018 6.2

4.6

10.8

Cinnamon Plus

5.5

4.2

9.7

Diadem Red Clover

4.7

3.7

8.4

Freedom MR

5.9

4

9.8

Kindia Red Clover

4.8

3.8

8.6

Marathon

6.2

4.4

10.5

Range

1.5

0.8

2.3

LSD 5%

0.6

0.6

0.9

7

9

6

CV %

Conventional $130 $120 $113

• Improved variety selected under organic field conditions in Manitoba • More persistent than VNS Medium Red • Widely adapted to broad range of soil types & growing conditions • Good disease resistance • Coated with Apex Green Hydroloc – OMRI listed Organic $195 $185 $180

Conventional $97.50 $90 $85

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2 Yr.

Ruby Brand Red Clover

MANITOBA BRAND* MEDIUM RED CLOVER

(50 lb bags) 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

2019

(seeded 2017)

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)


LEGUMES & BRASSICAS

WHITE CLOVER Perennial, spreading clover more persistent than red clover. Tolerates field traffic and moist conditions. Types: • White Dutch is short growing but has the greatest persistence and winter hardiness. • New Zealand is intermediate in height, flowers profusely and has some heat tolerance. • Ladino fixes the most nitrogen, is taller and higher yielding, but less persistent than White Dutch. Best Use: Excellent choice for beef or dairy pastures to increase productivity, palatability, intake, protein, and energy. Adaptation: Widely adapted, easy to establish, and prefers medium to heavy soils. Avoid droughty soils. Pasture & Hay • Not a good choice for horse pastures. • Can cause bloat. • Most white clovers are aggressive; keep seeding rates low. Planting Date: February – May, July 15 – August 30. Can be frost-seeded. Seeding: 6-8 lbs/acre straight or 1-3 lbs/acre in a mix. Drill or broadcast. Do not plant deeper than ¼ in. Smaller seed than red clover.

LADINO WHITE CLOVER* • Taller, large-leaved white clover • Excellent pasture companion Conventional $3.50/lb • $175 / 50 lb bag Organic $6.80/lb • $340 / 50 lb bag

• Excellent grazing tolerance • An improved variety of ladino white clover with large leaves • Coated with Nitro-Coat® - OMRI Listed Conventional $4.60/lb • $115 / 25 lb bag

CRIMSON CLOVER*

FORAGE LEGUMES • Non-spreading winter-hardy legume that can persist 1-3 years • White or pale pink blossom Best Use: Pastures, silage mixes, cover crop Adaptation: Grows in moist and acidic soils (down to pH of 5.0). Performs best on wetter ground; tolerant of occasional flooding and poorly drained soils. Management: Introduce grazing animals to alsike-heavy pastures slowly to avoid bloat. Can be difficult to dry and should not be used in horse pastures. Do not cut or graze closer than 2". Planting Date: Feb. – May, July 15 - Aug. 30. Can be frost-seeded. Seeding: Drill ¼" deep or broadcast & roll 1-3 lbs/acre in a mix; 6-10 lbs/ acre for cover crop. Conventional $3.00/lb • $150/ 50 lb bag Organic $3.20/lb • $160 / 50 lb bag Organic Mix w/7% Yellow Blossom $2.20/lb • $110 / 50 lb bag

KURA CLOVER* • Extremely persistent, spreading, perennial legume • Extensive rhizome system vegetatively propagates itself • Slow to establish (2-3 years) Best Use: High-use pastures or living mulch Adaptation: Stands up to heavy field traffic and frequent intensive grazing. Avoid droughty, shallow soils. Management: Do not seed with nurse crop and manage weeds until established. Do not intensively graze past Sept. 1. Planting Date: April 15 - June 1; July 15 - Aug. 15 Seeding: Broadcast 6 lbs/acre straight or drill ¼" - ½" deep. $ASK / 50 lb bag

Reed Canarygrass * Variety Not Stated (VNS) LEGUMES & BRASSICAS

(50 lb bags) 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

Conventional $78 $71 $68

Organic

$6.80/lb • $170 / 25 lb bag

NEW ZEALAND WHITE CLOVER* • Tolerates drought conditions better than White Dutch and is more vigorous • Tolerates a wide range of soils • Excellent tolerance to grazing • Ideal for living mulch or green manure Conventional $3.50/lb • $175 / 50 lb bag

WHITE DUTCH CLOVER* • Low-growing clover; good traffic tolerance and persistence • Usable as living mulch in orchards and vegetable gardens • Avoid dry soils Conventional $4.00/lb • $200/50 lb bag

BERSEEM CLOVER*

See page 53 for a full description.

ALSIKE CLOVER*

Conventional

ALICE GRAZING WHITE CLOVER

RIVENDEL WHITE CLOVER • Small-leaved grazing clover most persistent in permanent pastures • Short rhizomes and short leaf growth, which makes it tolerant to close grazing • Excellent disease resistance • Coated with Apex Green – OMRI listed

Organic $170 $160 $150

SAINFOIN* • Deep rooted, drought resistant legume with hollow stem and many leaflets • Non-bloating, excellent quality and palatability • Not as winter hardy as alfalfa • Does not tolerate poorly drained soils. Best used west of MN/SD border Best Use: Pasture for dryland grazing and/ or single-cut hay crop Adaptation: Intolerant to flooding, wet soils but well suited for drier soils Planting Date: March – April Seeding: Drill 2-5 lbs/acre in a mix, 3040 lbs/acre straight ¼ - ½ in. deep. or broadcast and roll Conventional $2.20/lb • $110 / 50 lb bag Organic $2.20/lb • $110 / 50 lb bag

WHITE BLOSSOM SWEET CLOVER* • A tall-growing, biennial legume • Abundant white blossoms and high nectar content • Later maturing than yellow blossom sweet clover Best Use: Bee forage, N-fixing cover crop Adaptation: Prefers well-drained soils. Avoid acidic soils Management: Can become a volunteer weed if allowed to set seed Planting Date: February – April Seeding: Broadcast or drill 8-12 lbs/acre, ¼" to ½" deep

NON-BLOATING FORAGE See Page 58 for a full description 50 lb bags) 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

Conventional Frosty $145 $138 $134

50 lb bags) 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

Conventional VNS $110 $100 $95

BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL*

• Deep-rooted, winter-hardy perennial legume with yellow blossoms • Does not cause bloat when grazed • Holds its leaves at maturity better than clovers and alfalfa but challenging to dry and harvest for hay • Slow establishment and potentially invasive habits Best Use: Grazing, long-term pasture, or cover plant for roadsides and wildlife Adaptation: Tolerant of poorly drained, saline, acidic or alkaline soils Management: Allow self-seeding every 3 years to maintain stand life. Planting Date: February – May, July 15 – Aug. 30. Can be frost-seeded. Seeding: Drill 2-4 lbs/acre in a mix, 6-10 lbs/ acre straight ¼ in. deep or broadcast and roll Conventional $4.80/lb • $240 / 50 lb bag

Conventional $4.00/lb • $200 / 50 lb bag

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LEGUMES & BRASSICAS

BRASSICAS Brassicas are a genus of plants in the mustard family (Brassicaceae), also known as cruciferous vegetables or cole crops. More than 30 wild species and hybrids are in cultivation, plus numerous cultivars and hybrids of cultivated origin. Almost all parts of cultivated species contain nutritional value, including the root, stems, leaves, flowers, buds, and seeds. They provide high amounts of vitamin C and soluble fiber. Best Uses • Used to lengthen the grazing season. All brassicas have highly digestible cell walls and very high protein levels. • Excellent for cover cropping (typically as part of a mix). High dry matter production both above and below ground builds organic matter in the soil. • Used in deer food plots for their high palatability and late-season availability. Adaptation: Brassica plants require well-drained soil rich in organic matter with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. Grazing • Graze brassicas carefully; too much intake can cause health problems in cattle • Allow livestock time to adjust to a change in diet

FORAGE RAPE • Succulent plant related to cabbage • Persists well after the first frost but rarely overwinters in Upper Midwest Best Use: Forage for hogs, sheep, and young stock. Can be grazed multiple times. Management: Ready to pasture in 6 to 8 weeks. Keep it cut or grazed down so it doesn’t get tall and woody. Supplement perennial cool season pastures in August and September or interseed warm season grasses to improve their feed quality. Can blister white pigs from grazing. Planting Date: Early spring until August Seeding: 3 lbs/acre or 1-3 lbs in a mix ¼" deep

DWARF ESSEX RAPESEED

BARNOPOLI FORAGE RAPESEED

• Highly palatable • Nutritious with excellent protein per pound

Conventional $1.20/lb $1.04/lb $0.96/lb

1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs.

Conventional $60/bag $52/bag $48/bag

per 50 lb bag

1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

• Late maturing rape with short stems and large paddle leaves • Produces high quality forage • Good as a stand alone crop or in mixes of clover, turnips and other brassicas per pound

Conventional $2.00/lb $1.80/lb $1.70/lb

per 25 lb bag

Conventional $50/bag $45/bag $42.50/bag

1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs. 1-13 bags 14-79 bags 80+ bags

POLISH RAPESEED (B. RAPA) • Earlier maturity and greater shatter resistance • Well adapted to short-season growing areas per pound

1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs. per 50 lb bag

1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs.

Organic $2.60/lb $2.40/lb $2.30/lb Organic $130 /bag $120/bag $115/bag

FORAGE TURNIPS • Hardy, large-rooted brassica that produces abundant high quality forage below and above ground • Can yield up to 4 to 6 tons of DM/acre • High energy feed with 85% total digestible nutrients and 10% protein • Roots grow about half above ground

FORAGE KALE*

Best Use: Pasture forage. Has been pastured successfully with up to a foot of snow. Management: Add 50-100 lbs. N and medium rates of K and P. Ready to graze in 60-90 days. Planting Date: May to August Seeding: Seed 2-3 lbs/acre ¼ to ½ inch deep BARKANT TURNIP • Improved variety: 50% more dry matter than purple top turnip and almost five times the leaf production

PURPLE TOP TURNIPS • Most common variety in US per pound

Conventional 1-299 lbs. $1.74/lb 300-1999 lbs. $1.60/lb 2,000+ lbs. $1.50/lb per 50 lb bag

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Organic $2.60/lb $2.40/lb $2.30/lb

Conventional Organic $87/bag $130/bag $80/bag $120/bag $75/bag $115/bag

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• Ideally suited for grazing with sheep and cattle per pound

1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs. per 25 lb bag

1-13 bags 14-79 bags 80+ bags

Conventional $2.20/lb $2.00/lb $1.90/lb Conventional $55/bag $50/bag $47.50/bag

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• High feed quality • Very leafy and will produce high yields far into late fall/early winter • Best cold tolerance of the brassicas with a survival tolerance down to 10° F Best Use: Cattle and sheep grazing; will compare favorably with alfalfa as pasturage Management: Ready to graze in 110-150 days Planting Date: May to August Seeding: 4-5 lbs/acre, ¼ to ½ inch deep Conventional $2.80/lb • $140 / 50 lb bag

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)


SORGHUM-SUDANGRASS A hybrid cross between forage sorghum and sudangrass; intermediate in size and yield. Fast-growing, highly productive, multi-cut, warm-season annual grass bred to maximize summer forage. Can grow 8’ tall if left uncut. Protein can reach 14% but has less energy than corn silage, because it lacks grain. Best Use: Best suited for grazing, green chop, baleage, or silage. Adaptation: Good soils, but is drought tolerant. Likes hot weather. All hybrids we sell are resistant to downy mildew and anthracnose. Management • Harvest between 40”-50” (boot stage) for highest quality feed. • Cut 6” above ground for best regrowth. Larger stems make drying for hay more difficult than with sudangrass. • High planting rates produce finer stems which dry better with increased quality. • Manage risk for prussic acid and nitrate concentrations during drought or following frost. Planting Date: Late-May – early July (soil temps 62°F+) Seeding: 20-30 lbs/acre drilled, 25- 35 lbs/ acre broadcast. Use high end of the rate for finer stems and faster drydown. Plant ¾”-1½” deep.

VIKING 100 BRAND* • Thin-stemmed type, highly palatable hybrid • Early maturing, multi-cut hybrid; first cut at 40-50 days • Excellent tillering and stay-green characteristics

BMR-TYPE SORGHUM-SUDANGRASS Brown Mid-Rib (BMR)-type warm season annual grass forages contain a BMR gene (from conventional breeding techniques) that limits production of an enzyme needed for lignin formation as plants grow. With the altered gene, less lignin forms, resulting in higher digestibility of the forage and greater animal intake. The visually-evident brown midrib is a useful indicator of the trait.

VIKING 200 BMR BRAND* • BMR (Gene 6) • Reduced lignin for improved digestibility and daily gain • Fine, sweet stalk for high palatability • Tillers profusely and has dry stalk trait for quick dry-down • Best sorghum sudangrass choice for haying • First cut in 40-50 days (boot or preboot stage) Conv. Untreated Organic

$62/50 lb bag ASK

• High leaf-to-stem ratio

Conv. Untreated

$68/50 lb bag

• BMR (Gene 6) • Brachytic dwarfing genes improve quality and standability • Shortened internode length; very high leaf-to-stem ratio • Shorter than other hybrids but produces equal or higher total tonnage with up to 50% more leaves • High sugar content improves palatability and feed intake • Superior regrowth for quicker harvests • First cut in 40-50 days (boot or preboot stage)

NEW!

• Delayed maturity compared with Viking 100 • Heads about 20-30 days later than conventional sorghum sudan hybrids, widening the window for high-quality vegetative harvest • Ideal for very high yield, single-cut harvest, saving time and trips across the field

Conv. Untreated

• Higher protein and digestibility than other conventional sorghum sudan hybrids Conv. Untreated $46/50 lb bag * Variety Not Stated LEGUMES & BRASSICAS (VNS)

• Photo-period Sensitive BMR (Gene 6) • Long photo period requirement prevents plants from heading out in the northern U.S. • Allows for a longer grazing period or later, single–cut silage harvest • Retains nutritional quality for a wide window of harvest • Can postpone silage harvest up to 50”80”, wilt before ensiling. • Can produce 7-10 tons DM/acre • Cut in 65-85 days; on earlier end of this range for two-cut system

SURPASS BMR BRACHYTIC DWARF

Conv. Untreated $44/50 lb bag Conv. Fungicide Treated $44/50 lb bag (variety is Tridan)

VIKING 150 BRAND*

VIKING 300 BMR BRAND*

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$64/50 lb bag

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VIKING 400 & VIKING 401 BMR FORAGE SORGHUM

TEFF GRASS

GRAIN SORGHUM (MILO) • Easier to grow than corn and more drought resistant

• Medium maturity, sterile, hybrid forage sorghums with the BMR 6 trait

Best Use: Excellent attractant and food source for deer, game birds, and other wildlife. Great bedding cover.

• 7 to 8 feet tall with stalks and leaves similar in size to corn; will head out but not produce seed • Sweet sorgo type that can reach 18- 21% soluble sugar content at early heading stage • Yields from 18-25 tons at 65% DM • Reduced lignin trait (BMR) can equal the quality of corn silage Best Use: Silage, may make baleage if seeded at high rates Adaptation: Does well on dryland or irrigated fields but requires one-third less water than corn. Management: Isolate from other sorghums by one mile to protect sterility and prevent seed formation. Manage potential for prussic acid and nitrate buildup. Harvest in the heading stage at 80-85 days for highest sugar content. Will reach boot stage at 70-75 days. Planting Date: Late-May – early July (soil 62°F+) Seeding: Seed 8-10 lbs/acre in 30” rows, ½”1” deep. (For hay, plant at higher rate). Viking 400 Brand* Treated w/ Concep $85/50 lb bag Viking 401 Brand* Conv. Untreated $74/50 lb bag

• Mineral content high in calcium and iron • Attractive green color important for premium horse hay market • Adaptable to most soil types with few disease and pest problems • Can interseed into thin alfalfa stands Best Use: Fast growing emergency forage crop and for double cropping. Ideal hay for horses, cattle, and other livestock. Management: Needs at least 50 lbs N, adequate P and K and sulfur. Harvest in pre-boot to early boot stage about 45- 50 days after planting. Leave 3-4 inches when cutting or grazing. Planting Date: Late May to late July (soil 62°F+)

Best Use: Good choice for silage, syrup production, and grazing. Seed can be harvested for feed. Adaptation: Drought tolerant and likes hot weather. Management: Manage potential for prussic acid and nitrate build-up. Planting Date: Late May to early July (soil 62°F+) Seeding: Row plant, drill, or broadcast 1020 lbs/acre 1” deep Conv. Untreated

$70/50 lb bag

Management: Requires nitrogen fertility (up to 150 lbs N per year). Manage potential for prussic acid & nitrate build-up. Planting Date: Late May to early July (soil at 62°F+) Seeding: Drill 5-15 lbs/acre ½” to 1½” deep. Use high end of rate for broadcasting.

OPEN POLLINATED* • Varying height, later maturing Conv. Untreated

WGF (WILDER GAME FOOD) • Short (26” to 30”) and early maturing with large seed head

Conv. w/Nitro-Coat® (OMRI approved) $2.50/lb • $125/50 lb bag Conv. w/Yellow Jacket (Non-OMRI approved) $2.50/lb • $125/50 lb bag

• Use taller sorghum-sudangrass for screening purposes

• Ideal for food plots

Fungicide Treated

MILO / SOYBEAN MIX • Mix of medium-height milo (grain sorghum) and a tall, bushy non-GMO soybean

• Annual grass with finer stems and higher quality compared to sorghumsudangrass and forage sorghum, but will yield less (3-5 tons/acre dry) • Coarser than Japanese millet • Grows 4’ to 7’ tall Best Use: Hay, grazing, green chop, silage, or baleage. Use multi-cut system or managed grazing for best quality. Adaptation: Likes hot weather. Management: Harvest 6” above ground for excellent regrowth potential. When harvested early (30”), sudangrass contains high levels of energy and protein. Quality and energy significantly reduced after heading. Manage potential for prussic acid and nitrate build-up.

• Maximizes forage production and quality when planted after an earlyspring forage • Yields 5-9 tons dry matter with protein between 10-14% Best Use: Not suitable for dry hay; must be ensiled. Management: Double-crop for silage after harvesting a spring forage such as oats/peas. Plant early (before June 25) and harvest in 60-90 days for best results. Manage potential prussic acid problems after frost. Planting Date: Plant after last frost date through mid-July. Seeding: Drill 150 lbs/acre 1” deep. Conv. Untreated

Conv. Untreated

$58/50 lb bag

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$25/50 lb bag

Not available for pickup until late spring. Order early and call before picking up.

Seeding: Drill 20-30 lbs/acre ¾”-½” deep or broadcast 25-35 lbs/acre. (Use high end of the rate for hay production.)

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$50/50 lb bag

PIPER SUDANGRASS

Planting Date: Late-May – early July (soil at 62°F+)

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$24/50 lb bag

Seeding: Seed 8-12 lbs coated seed/acre ⅛” to ¼” deep into extremely firm seed bed. Roll after seeding.

ROX ORANGE CANE • Medium, early-maturing forage sorghum developed for sweet syrup • Can reach 8’ to 12’ tall for high silage tonnage • Similar appearance to corn, except seed head is on top. • Old-timers interplanted this with silage corn to widen their harvest window when corn starts to dry down.

Adaptation: Cool temperatures limit feed grain production for livestock in the Upper Midwest. Prefers slightly warmer temps than corn.

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)


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MILLET Millets are some of the oldest of cultivated crops harvested for food or feed. The crop is favored due to its productivity and short growing season under dry, hot conditions. Multi-Cut Species • Japanese Millet • Hybrid Pearl Millet • BMR Hybrid Pearl Millet Single-Cut Species Minimal regrowth that may be direct grazed. • Foxtail Millet • Proso Millet Seed at higher ends of seeding rates for finer stems and improved dry down.

JAPANESE MILLET* • Upright, annual grass with quick growth in adequate moisture and fertility • Finer stems than pearl millet or sorghums • When cut before heading, protein ranges from 14-20% • Customers report high palatability Best Use: Hay, grazing, and silage. Excellent feed for cattle, horses, and sheep. No prussic acid problems. Adaptation: Tolerant of wet soils and will survive standing water, but does not perform well on droughty or low fertility soils. Not frost-tolerant. Management: Can be cut 2 or 3 times if planted June 1. Cut before heading and leave 6” of stubble for faster recovery. In a single- cut system, it can reach 5’ tall. Earlier cutting leads to higher quality, lower yields, and more drying time. Planting Date: Mid-May to early June (soil 62°F+) Seeding: Seed 25-35 lbs/acre ½”-1”deep Conv. Untreated

$45/50 lb bag

HYBRID PEARL MILLET • Erect, annual bunchgrass that can grow 4’ to 5’ tall • Multi-cut, warm-season forage grass • Coarser stems than Japanese Millet, but can produce more tonnage • Forage is high in protein and highly digestible with no prussic acid production or problems Best Use: Hay, pasture, and green chop. Most frequently used in beef cow/calf and dairy operations. Adaptation: Likes good ground but can produce under low rainfall and low soil fertility. Management: Begin grazing at 18-24". Mechanically harvest before heading at a height of 3 to 4 ft. Leave 6” of stubble for faster recovery after cutting or grazing. Regrows rapidly in warm summer months. Planting Date: Mid-May – early July (soil 62°F+) Seeding: ½”-1”deep. Drill @ 15-20 lbs./A. Broadcast @ 25-30 lbs./A Conv. Untreated Leafy 22 $68/50lb bag Contain dwarfing gene resulting in high leaf to stem ratio and forage quality

Conv. Untreated Pearl 120 Brand* $68/50lb bag Non-dwarf variety

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)

EXCEED BMR HYBRID PEARL MILLET • Brown Mid-Rib (BMR) for improved feed intake, higher digestibility, and more milk • Dwarfing gene increases leaf to stem ratio and standability • Excellent drought tolerance and disease resistance • Ideal for grazing cows and calves or finished steers and heifers. Management: Begin grazing dwarf pearl millet at 24 – 30”. Can graze down to 6 inches if you then allow time for regrowth. Leaving 6” of stubble results in rapid recovery after cutting or grazing. Planting Date: Mid-May – early July (soil 62°F+) Seeding: ½”-1”deep. Drill @ 15-20 lbs./A. Broadcast @ 25-30 lbs./A Conv. Untreated

$84/50 lb bag

GERMAN-TYPE FOXTAIL MILLET* • Fast-growing, annual grass grows to 5’ • Fine quality forage, easy to hay Best Use: Single-cut emergency hay crop (Can be ready to cut in 50 days) Adaptation: Likes good ground but tolerates tough, unfavorable conditions because of drought tolerance and early maturity. Management: Harvest in boot stage. Planting Date: Late May – early July (soil 62°F+) Seeding: 20-25 lbs/acre, ½”-1”deep Conv. Untreated

$36/50 lb bag

PROSO MILLET* • Fastest-growing millet • Easy to hay with fine quality • Fast maturing and can produce 2-3 tons of DM • Serves as a catch crop where others have failed Best Use: Single-cut forage or grain; excellent for emergency hay, silage, or green-chop. Adaptation: Good drought tolerance Management: Forage ready to cut in 40-50 days; cut in boot stage before heading for best quality. Grain crop in 70 to 90 days. Planting Date: May to early July (soil 62°F+) Seeding: 20-30 lbs/acre, ½”-1”deep Conv. Untreated

$30/50 lb bag

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COVER CROP MIXES NITROMAX CC1

WINTERMAX CC3

GRAZEMAX CC4

DIVERSE BLEND FOR COVERAGE

WINTER HARDY & SOIL BENEFITS

TONNAGE FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR

Oats 48.5% + Field Peas 48.5% + Radish 3%

Conventional Blend: Winter Rye 80% + Hairy Vetch 15% + Radish 5% Organic Blend: Organic Winter Rye 80% + Organic Hairy Vetch 15% + Organic Turnips 5%

Conventional Blend: Oats 98% + Kale 1% + Turnips 1% Organic Blend: Organic Oats 98% + Organic Polish Rape 1% + Organic Turnips 1%

Maximize fall soil coverage & green manure production after early-harvested crops like small grains, sweet corn, vegetables, corn silage, or early soybeans. • Palatable mix for chopping or grazing • Good scavenger of N and other leachable nutrients • Excellent fall growth and biomass • Works on a variety of soils • Winterkills in Upper Midwest,not a good fit after grain corn or soybeans Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15

Our most winter-hardy blend combines the hardiness and aggressiveness of winter rye, the N-fixation potential of hairy vetch, and the deep soil penetration of the radish. • Winter-hardy species for excellent spring biomass and soil coverage • Winter rye and hairy vetch in this diverse blend reliably winter over in the Upper Midwest

Seeding: 75-100 lbs/acre at ½" to ¾" deep. Drill for best results. Avoid aerial application.

• Plant after small grains, vegetables, corn silage, or early soybeans

(per pound) Conventional 1-299 lbs $0.55 300-1,999 lbs $0.46 2000+ lbs $0.42

Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15

Organic $0.74 $0.62 $0.56

VALUEMAX CC2 HIGH DIVERSITY & HIGH SEEDS PER LB Conventional Blend: Annual Ryegrass 60% + Crimson Clover 20% + Rapeseed 5% + Radish 15% Organic Blend: Organic Annual Ryegrass 65% + Organic Crimson Clover 20% + Organic Turnip 10% Organic Rapeseed 5%

• Not recommended to plant after full season crops

• High seeds/lb. & low cost make this an easy choice for fall forage • Excellent fit after hayfield termination, small grains, sweet corn, or silage corn • Grazing livestock may paw bulbs out of the ground after frost • Winterkills in Upper Midwest, not a good fit after full-season crops Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15

Seeding: 50-75 lbs/acre at ¼" to ½" deep. Drill, broadcast or aerial.

Seeding: 75-100 lbs/acre at ¼" to ½" deep. Drill or broadcast.

(per pound) Conventional 1-299 lbs $0.85 300-1,999 lbs $0.72 2,000+ lbs $0.65

(per pound) Conventional 1-299 lbs $0.50 300-1,999 lbs $0.42 2,000+ lbs $0.38

Organic $1.12 $0.90 $0.87

Organic $0.68 $0.60 $0.54

AERIALMAX CC5 PERFECT FOR ROTATION

Diverse combination of small-seeded cover crops to build healthy soils, fix nitrogen, and sequester nutrients.

Conventional Blend: Winter Rye 95% +Radish 2.5% + Dwarf Essex Rape 2.5%

Designed for aerial application into standing corn or soybeans. Mix diversity provides excellent fall / early spring soil coverage.

• Annual ryegrass adds biomass and weed competition; crimson clover fixes N; radish breaks up compacted soil; rape establishes quickly for soil protection • Can establish under shade and canopy with adequate moisture • Suitable for grazing in the fall but avoid after full season crops • Winterkills in Upper Midwest, not a good fit after grain corn or soybeans

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Formulated for cost-effective biomass production for fall grazing. Oats and barley produce most fall tonnage in the Upper Midwest. Kale and turnips diversify this blend and add highly digestible protein and is palatable late into the fall.

Planting Date: Last cultivation; Aug. 1 Sept. 15

• Best results when flown on or applied prior to corn dieback (at or before black layer) or at soybean leaf yellowing before leaf drop • Time your fly-on with a predicted rain for best establishment success • Not a good fit for V6/last cultivation seeding in corn • Winter rye will winter over, other species will winterkill • Can be grazed if established early

Seeding: 15-20 lbs/acre at ¼" to ½" deep. Drill, broadcast, or aerial apply into standing crops in the fall or for seeding at V6 in corn. Later seeding will reduce clover growth.

Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 (Can be planted later than range but later planting will lessen growth of radish and rape) Seeding: 50-60 lbs/acre at ½" to ¾" deep. Drill, broadcast or aerial apply.

(per pound) Conventional 1-299 lbs $1.34 300-1,999 lbs $1.12 2,000+ lbs $1.02

(per pound) 1-299 lbs 300-1,999 lbs 2,000+ lbs

COVER CROPS

Organic $2.12 $2.00 $1.92

CALL TO ORDER: 800.352.5247

Conventional $0.45 $0.39 $0.36

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)


COVER CROPS

COVER CROP MIXES, continued SUMMERMAX CC6

CULTIVATIONMAX CC8

JUMP-START YOUR SOIL HEALTH

COVER CROP INTO CORN

EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK

Organic Blend: Organic Annual Rye 40% + Organic Mammoth Red Clover 40% + Organic Turnip 10% + Organic Polish Rape 10%

Conventional Blend: Oats 25% + Chickling Vetch 15% + Common Vetch 10% + Sunnhemp 10% + Buckwheat 10% + Annual Ryegrass 10% + Crimson Clover 10% + Sorghum Sudangrass 5% + Radish 2.5% + Turnips 2.5%

Shade-tolerant blend of organic cover crop species formulated for seeding at last cultivation in corn (V5-V6 stage). Conventional Blend: Buckwheat 20% + Cowpeas 20% + Soybeans 20% + Proso Millet 15% + Sorghum/ Sudangrass 10% + Sunn Hemp 10% + Sunflowers 5%

Vigorous warm-season mix of summer annual grasses, broadleaves, and legumes for maximum summer growth, weed suppression, and soil building.

• Small-seeded mix for companion planting with corn at last cultivation. Time with rain at seeding. • Emerges and stays semi-dormant until corn dies back in fall. Will not impede growth or harvest of corn • Not recommended for interseeding into soybeans as canopy is shady

• Ideal for summer fallow soil building, prevent-plant situations, or for summer forage. • Out-competes weeds with tremendous growth and biomass • Terminate/plow in when buckwheat and/or sunn hemp flowers • Sunn hemp seed can be toxic to livestock, remove livestock at sunn hemp flowering

• Best suited for medium to heavy textured soils; will likely struggle on sandy soils without irrigation

Planting Date: May 30 – Aug. 15 after all danger of frost has passed

(per pound) 1-299 lbs 300-1,999 lbs 2,000+ lbs

Seeding: 40-50 lbs/acre at ½" to ¾" deep. Drill for best results. (per pound) Conventional 1-299 lbs $1.08 300-1,999 lbs $0.90 2,000+ lbs $0.82

Organic ASK ASK ASK

MULTIMAX CC7 ADAPTABLE & DIVERSE Conventional Blend: Annual Ryegrass 40% + Crimson Clover 15% + Berseem Clover 15% + Lentils 15% + Dwarf Essex Rape 5% Radish 5% + Turnips 5%

Blend of grasses, legumes, and brassicas. Smaller seed size and high seeds/lb. provide premium diversity for low cost. • Can establish under shade and canopy with adequate moisture • Excellent candidate for seeding into standing crops or at the V6/last cultivation stage. Time with rain at seeding

Planting Date: June 1 – July 5, V6/last cultivation will depend on planting date and corn maturity. Seeding: 12-15 lbs/acre at ¼" to ½" deep. Drill or broadcast, but best drilled with specialized interseeding equipment. Organic $2.48 $2.36 $2.28

PLOWDOWN BLEND CC9 BIOMASS + NITROGEN FIX Organic Blend: Organic Mammoth Red Clover 30% + Organic Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover 30% + Organic Hardy Alfalfa 25% + Organic Alsike Clover 15%

Our most popular cover crop legume mixture for nitrogen plowdown produces abundant biomass and fixes N for the following cash crop. Positions your fields well for corn the following year. • Excellent fit for underseeding spring small grains or frost seeding into winter small grains: should not interfere with small grain growth or harvest • Well adapted to wide range of soil types and field conditions • Can fix 50-100+ lbs. N/acre: legumes will be at peak N-fixation potential at flowering

• Well adapted to all soil types and field conditions

• Will over winter for spring plowdown before corn or soybeans

• Can be grazed if properly managed

Planting Date: Feb.-May; Aug. 1 – Aug. 15.

• Winterkills in Upper Midwest, not a good fit after full-season crops

Seeding: 12-15 lbs/acre at ¼" to ½" deep. Drill or broadcast.

Planting Date: Last cultivation or Aug. 1 - Sept. 15. Later planting will lessen prevalence of clovers. Seeding: 15-20 lbs/acre at ¼" to ½" deep. Drill, broadcast or aerial apply. (per pound) 1-299 lbs 300-1,999 lbs 2,000+ lbs

NEW!

SOUPMAX CC10

(per pound) 1-299 lbs 300-1,999 lbs 2,000+ lbs

Our most diverse mix, contains 10 species. Maintains vigorous growth over wide range of soils, weather conditions and growing seasons. • Warm and cool season mix to maximize versatility • Plant after small grains, peas or sweet corn • Diverse mix allows longer planting window • Winterkills in Upper Midwest, not a good fit after full-season crops Planting Date: June 1st – Sept 15th Seeding: 40-50 lbs/acre at ½" to ¾" deep. Drill for best results. (per pound) 1-299 lbs 300-1,999 lbs 2,000+ lbs

Conventional $1.16 $0.98 $0.90

NEW!

FIXNMAX CC11

Organic Blend: Organic Peas 35% + Organic Faba Beans 30% + Organic Lentils 16% + Organic Hairy Vetch 16% + Organic Rapeseed 3%

Maximize your nitrogen fixation with this diverse all legume blend! • Organic blend of cool season legumes for maximum N production in fall • Rapeseed offers quick establishment to act as a nurse crop for legumes • Plant in the fall following small grains, peas, sweet corn or vegetables • Hairy vetch will over winter for spring plowdown Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 Seeding: 60-75 lbs/acre at ½" to ¾" deep. Drill for best results (per pound) 1-299 lbs 300-1,999 lbs 2,000+ lbs

Organic $1.28 $1.16 $1.10

Organic $3.00 $2.88 $2.80

Conventional $1.34 $1.26 $1.20

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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COVER CROPS

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COVER CROPS

COVER CROP GRASSES WINTER RYE*

COVER CROP OATS*

ROOTMASTER BRAND* ANNUAL RYEGRASS

Most common and most hardy fallseeded cover crop in northern climates.

Fast establishing, produces abundant biomass, and competitive with weeds.

Consistent winter kill and better weed competition

• Competes heavily with weeds: quality forage/green manure in spring • Excellent feed value as late-season forage; protein levels up to 18% • Well adapted to all soil types including low fertility, acidic, or sandy soils • Will germinate down to 35°F soil temp and can survive the winter when planted late into fall (until first snow) • For highest spring forage and grain yield try to plant at least six weeks before freeze up • Can suppress germination of following crops (especially small seeded grasses) • Allow terminated rye to decompose for 7-10 days prior to seeding follow crop • Heavy N and water usage in the spring. Terminate early spring if drought forecasted.

• Excellent biomass production and fall forage potential • Fibrous root system builds soil structure and captures excess nutrients. • Good scavengers of P & other soil nutrients • Easy to control and can fit into almost any rotation • Oats will winterkill

• Variety selected for consistent winter kill in northern hardiness zones: can survive winter in zone 5 or higher • Diploid variety with increased tillering for faster ground cover in the fall • Extensive roots, excellent nutrient scavenger and palatability for grazing • Good candidate for aerial application and well adapted to varying soil types • Can be seeded at last cultivation/V6 or flown on into standing corn or soybeans

(50 lb bags) Conventional Organic 1-9 bags $15 $19 10-39 bags $13 $17 40-199 bags $12.50 $16.50 200+ bags $12 $16 Pricing for Winter Rye can change at any time.

Conventional $9.00/Bu Organic $12.00/Bu

(per pound) 1-299 pounds 300-1,999 pounds 2,000+ pounds

COVER CROP BARLEY* An economical option for cover cropping. • Excellent for fall forage and grazing • Heavy tillering when planted in the fall offering good soil coverage • Will winter kill when planted in the fall • Offers early spring coverage before soybeans or other full season crops

Conventional $0.94 $0.84 $0.74

ANNUAL RYEGRASS* The most economical grass choice for cover cropping.

Conventional $12.50/Bu Organic $16.00/Bu

SORGHUM-SUDANGRASS AROOSTOOK WINTER RYE An early-heading variety currently favored in organic no-till systems with a roller-crimper. • USDA-selected winter rye variety, good spring recovery and early vigor • Tall variety with potential to mature up to two weeks earlier than other varieties • Recommended 3 bu/acre seeding rate for no-till and roll down systems • Can plant late into fall (until first snow) but performs best when seeded at least six weeks before freeze up

A warm-season hybrid cross between Sorghum and Sudangrass • Fast growing summer annual, excellent weed suppression • Produces large amounts of biomass that can be incorporated into the soil as organic matter • Excellent forage for livestock • Wait to plant until soil is 62° F Conventional Viking 100 Conventional Viking 150 (delayed maturity) Organic Viking 200

$44/50lb $46/50lb ASK

• Rapid growing with an extensive root system that builds soil structure and holds soil in place • Single year forage production, or as green manure plowdown seeded in fall • Well adapted to heavier soil types • Heads out in early to mid-summer; usually winterkills in northern zones (per pound) Conventional 1-299 pounds $0.72 300-1,999 pounds $0.60 2,000+ pounds $0.54

Organic $1.72 $1.60 $1.52

Conventional ASK Organic ASK

BROADLEAF COVER CROPS BUCKWHEAT*

Quick-growing, broadleaved summer annual ready to incorporate in 35 to 45 days. • Potential for multiple plantings per year: grain crop in 70 to 90 days • Competitive with tough weeds like giant ragweed and Canada thistle • Residue breaks down rapidly • Mellows soil, breaks up surface compaction • Excellent scavenger of P & other nutrients • Thrives on nutrient-deficient soils • Sensitive to frost, drought, excessive heat and any carryover herbicides • Easy to terminate: terminate at first sign of flowering to avoid volunteer weeds (50 lb bags) Conventional 1-9 bags $44 10-39 bags $41 40-199 bags $38 200+ bags $36

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COVER CROPS

Organic $48 $45 $42 $40

PEREDOVIC SUNFLOWER

PHACELIA* Non-leguminous annual broadleaf with fern-like leaves and purple blossoms.

• Fast growing summer annual broadleaf for weed suppression • Extensive root system to break up compaction • Attractive flowers for pollinators • Very tall providing a large amount of biomass back into the soil to increase soil organic matter Conventional

$30/50 lb bag

• Provides early-season soil coverage and produces abundant flowers attractive to pollinators • Flowers 6-8 weeks after emergence • Will winterkill at 18°F and residue breaks down quickly • Plant early enough in the fall • Avoid broadcasting/aerial application Conventional $3.20/lb

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* Variety Not Stated (VNS)


COVER CROPS

BRASSICA COVER CROPS

DWARF ESSEX RAPE

TAPMASTER BRAND RADISH* • Daikon bred for long taproot to break up plow pan & loosen soil • Non-bolting variety if planted in the fall or late summer • Excellent scavenger of N, P & Ca • Will winter kill in the upper Midwest (per pound) Conventional 1-299 pounds $2.00 300-1,999 pounds $1.80 2,000+ pounds $1.60

Organic $4.10 $3.90 $3.80

COVER CROP RADISH* • Vigorous taproot growth accumulates leachable nutrients, protects soil, improves infiltration, and mitigates compaction • Adapted to most soil types; avoid wet areas • Plants break down completely by spring; no need for fall or spring tillage • Winterkills in the Upper Midwest, not for spring planting; will bolt and produce seed (per pound) Conventional 1-299 pounds $1.80 300-1,999 pounds $1.62 2,000+ pounds $1.52

(per pound) Conventional 1-299 pounds $1.20 300-1,999 pounds $1.04 2,000+ pounds $0.96

NEW!

POLISH RAPE

• Later flowering than Dwarf Essex Rape • Similar fall growth and biomass production to Dwarf Essex Rape • Slower emergence and vigor relative to Dwarf Essex Rape • Very good option for cover cropping or fall grazing Organic $2.60 $2.40 $2.30

(per pound) 1-299 pounds 300-1,999 pounds 2,000+ pounds

CARWOODI OILSEED RADISH

PURPLE TOP TURNIP • Hardy, leafy, large-rooted brassica that produces abundant biomass above and below ground • Excellent fall grazing potential • Good competitor with weeds • Scavenges N and other nutrients to prevent leaching (per pound) Conventional 1-299 pounds $1.74 300-1,999 pounds $1.60 2,000+ pounds $1.50

• Succulent, leafy & quick-growing • Good biomass accumulation; especially ideal for fall grazing • Leafier and taller than turnips • Rapid and vigorous growth, low cost, and high seeds/lb • Performs better than radishes for aerial application in dry soil conditions

Organic $2.60 $2.40 $2.30

• Developed for nematode suppression • Branching root system excellent at trapping nitrates • More lateral roots than daikon radish, concentrated closer to soil surface • Allow 60 days for biomass production Conventional $2.50/lb

FORAGE KALE* • Economical, cold-tolerant choice for grazing • Highly palatable and can be grazed late into fall • Frost-tolerant • Looks similar to turnip and radish early in establishment Conventional: $2.80/lb

PACIFIC GOLD MUSTARD • Certified, non-GMO variety of brown mustard bred specifically for cover cropping • Excellent biomass production and rapid growth, good competitive ability with weeds • High levels of plant glucosinolates can reduce pathogenic soil fungi and nematodes, chop or mow the mustard prior to incorporation to maximize effect • Does not thrive in cover crop mixes • Terminate before seed set to avoid volunteer weeds (per pound) Conventional 1-299 pounds $3.16 300-1,999 pounds $2.90 2,000+ pounds $2.80

YELLOW MUSTARD* • Economical choice for cover cropping • Good fit if frost-seeded before soybeans or flown in fall • Very fast growing, potential for smother crop but does not thrive in mixtures • Control plant at first flower to avoid seed set, which may lead to unwanted volunteers (per pound) Conventional 1-299 pounds 1.34 300-1,999 pounds $1.16 2,000+ pounds $1.06

WINTER CAMELINA* • Brassica for cover cropping • Excellent winter hardiness, similar to winter rye • The only brassica that will consistently overwinter in the upper Midwest • Can be grown as winter annual oilseed for double cropping; harvest as an oilseed crop in late June Conventional $2.80/lb

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)

Seeding Rate (lbs/acre)

Winter Kill2

Drilled

Broadcast1/Aerial

In Mix

Approx. Seeds/Lb

Aroostook Winter Rye

50-100

120-150

25-75

18,000

Aug-Nov

½- ¾ inch

NO

Buckwheat

50-100

NA

15-25

15,000

May-Aug

½ - 1½ inch

YES

6-8

8-9

2-3

25,000

Aug-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

Cover Crop Barley

72-96

120-144

48-64

14,300

Mar-May, Aug-Sept

½- ¾ inch

YES

Cover Crop Oats

80-96

128-144

48-64

16,000

Mar-May, Aug-Sept

½- ¾ inch

YES

Cover Crop Radish

6-8

8-9

2-3

25,000

Aug-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

Dwarf Essex Rape

4-7

7-9

1-2

145,000

March-May, July-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

Forage Kale

3-4

4-5

1-2

144,000

March-May, July-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

Pacific Gold Mustard

15-20

20-25

3-5

180,000

Feb-April, Aug-Sept

¼ - ¾ inch

YES

Peredovik Sunflower

3-4

NA

1-2

5,000

April-Aug

1 – 3½ inch

YES

Phacelia

7-12

NA

3-5

220,000

Aug-Sept

¼ inch

YES

Purple Top Turnip

3-5

5-6

1-2

220,000

March-May, July-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

RootMaster Annual Ryegrass

15-20

25-30

4-5

227,000

Mar-May, Aug-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

Sorghum-Sudangrass

20-25

30-35

5-10

18,000

Mid-May-Early July

½ - 1 inch

YES

6-8

8-9

2-3

25,000

Aug-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

Carwoodi Oilseed Radish

TapMaster Tillage Radish Winter Camelina Winter Rye Yellow Mustard

Seeding Date Range

Seeding Depth

Species Name

3-5

5-6

1-2

400,000

Sept - Oct

¼ inch

NO

50-100

120-150

25-75

18,000

Aug-Nov

½- ¾ inch

NO

15-20

20-25

3-5

180,000

Feb-April, Aug-Sept

¼ - ¾ inch

YES

Incorporating broadcast seed by dragging or lightly disking will increase successful germination. 2 Winter kill success will vary. Typically dependent on severity of winter and snow cover. 1

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LEGUME COVER CROPS Cool Season Legumes HAIRY VETCH* Most widely planted and hardy winter annual legume • Fall planted, viney legume with exceptional biomass production • Can be heavy N fixer (up to 100 lbs of N/ acre at flowering) • Improves soil structure, good nutrient scavenger and competes well with early season weeds • Seed in mid to late August in the upper Midwest for best overwintering capability • Seed with oats, winter rye, or other companion crop to increase chance of winter survival • Produces hard seed; terminate vetch before seed set to avoid volunteer weeds • Do not seed into small grains if harvesting for marketable grain: seed is hard to separate (per pound) 1-299 pounds 300-1,999 pounds 2,000+ pounds

Conventional $2.20 $2.04 $1.96

(per pound) Northern Origin Calif. Origin Organic Organic 1-299 pounds $2.60 $2.50 300-1,999 pounds $2.44 $2.34 2,000+ pounds $2.34 $2.24

PURPLE BOUNTY HAIRY VETCH Early maturing hairy vetch variety released by USDA ARS • Winter hardy variety that flowers up to 2 weeks earlier than other hairy vetch varieties • Selected for high nitrogen fixation potential and increased biomass • Great fit for Upper Midwest rotations with more N production earlier in spring • Can be used with early winter rye varieties for roll-down systems (per pound) 1-299 pounds 300-1,999 pounds 2,000+ pounds

80% Germ Conventional $2.20 $2.04 $1.96

COMMON VETCH* • Viney legume with compound leaves • Good growth for cover cropping if seeded early in the fall • Excellent candidate for aerial application • Will winterkill in the Upper Midwest Conventional $1.40/lb

AC GREENFIX CHICKLING VETCH • Viney, spring-seeded annual legume used for plowdown and N production • 8-10 weeks of growth produces 80100lbs N/acre • Frost and drought tolerant, high moisture efficiency • Performs best on well drained soils • Can be cut for forage, but do not feed seed to livestock • Seed needs to be drilled or planted not broadcast Conventional

$56/50 lb bag

SPRING FIELD PEAS* • Good annual legume option for early spring and fall cover cropping • Excellent forage quality for grazing or cut forage in the fall or spring • Best companion seeded with a small grain for optimum tonnage • Peas need to be drilled or planted not broadcast Conventional 4010 Organic 4010

AUSTRIAN WINTER PEAS* • Viney, fall-seeded, winter annual legume excellent for use as cover crop or forage crop • Can produce up to 1-2 tons dry matter/ acre and fix 90-150 lbs. N/acre and high quality forage with protein content of 14% to 20% • Plant in late summer/early fall to maximize biomass accumulation before freeze up • Not reliably winter hardy in MN/WI/SD Conventional

COVER CROPS

$22/50 lb

ICICLE WINTER PEAS* • Improved winter hardiness – potential for overwintering in the upper Midwest • Excellent root system and high biomass production • Small seeded, lowers seeding cost • White flower: more digestible and sweeter tasting to livestock compared to Austrian Winter Peas • Can be seeded in spring as forage or in cover crop blends Conventional

$28/50 lb

CRIMSON CLOVER* • Rapidly growing summer annual clover • Seed early in fall for most biomass accumulation • Later seeding in September results in less growth before freeze up • Commonly used legume component in cover crop mixes • Behaves as a winter annual in southern U.S. (Zone 8 and south) (per pound) Conventional 1-299 pounds $1.56 300-1,999 pounds $1.42 2,000+ pounds $1.36

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$20/50 lb $24/50 lb

BERSEEM CLOVER* • Smaller seeded than Crimson, reduced seeding rate reduces seeding cost • Fast-growing annual for quick biomass • Fixes up to 100 lbs N at flowering • Excellent early fall cover crop potential after silage corn, small grains or early soybeans • Slightly more cold tolerant than crimson but usually winterkills (per pound) Conventional 1-299 pounds $2.20 300-1,999 pounds $2.00 2,000+ pounds $1.90

FROSTY BERSEEM CLOVER • Bred for later maturity, cold tolerance, productivity, and nutritional value • Multi-cut variety; multiple harvests, aggressive growth, establishes quickly • Excellent palatability; cows selectively graze for it with no recorded cases of bloat • Slightly more cold tolerant than crimson clover but usually winterkills (per pound) 1-299 pounds 300-1,999 pounds 2,000+ pounds

Conventional $2.90 $2.76 $2.68

BALANSA CLOVER* • Quick establishing, cool season, annual legume with hollow stems • Good biomass accumulation and N-fixation potential, more cold tolerant than crimson clover; can potentially overwinter • Potential early fall cover crop option after silage corn, small grains or early soybeans • Can be included in cover crop mixes and may be grazed as part of mixture Conventional $2.40/Lb

MAMMOTH RED CLOVER* • Single-cut red clover most often used as a cover crop • Excellent choice for under-seeding small grains in spring, frost seeding into winter grains, or fall seeding into standing crops • Establishes faster and is coarser stemmed than medium red clover • Minimal recovery after cutting. Avoid droughty soils (per pound) 1-299 pounds 300-1,999 pounds 2,000+ pounds

Organic $3.40 $3.20 $3.00

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* Variety Not Stated (VNS)

Organic $2.68 $2.50 $2.36


MEDIUM RED CLOVER*

COVER CROPS

SUBTERRANEAN CLOVER*

• Double-cut red clover used as cover crop or forage • Recovers better than Mammoth when under-seeding or frost seeding small grains in the spring • Finer stemmed and better feed value than Mammoth red clover • Fast establishing and can persist 2-3 years or be used as a one year plow down. (per pound) Conventional 1-299 pounds $1.98 300-1,999 pounds $1.84 2,000+ pounds $1.74

• Low profile shade tolerant annual clover and tolerant of wet conditions • Incredible weed suppression ability and can be grazed • Will winterkill in Upper Midwest, winter hardy in zone 7A and south • Fixes large amount of nitrogen and can be inter-seeded into corn at last cultivation or flown on Conventional $3.80/lb

Organic $3.80 $3.60 $3.50

WHITE SWEET LUPIN* • Cool-season cover crop legume with upright showy flowers and hollow stems • Aggressive taproot builds soil structure deep in the profile; makes immobile P, Mn, and other nutrients available to following crop • Easy to control by mechanical tillage, excellent N fixation potential • Avoid heavy clay soils or waterlogged soils. Well suited for lighter soils

YELLOW BLOSSOM SWEET CLOVER* • Tall-growing biennial clover closely related to alfalfa with high biomass and N-fixation potential • Very drought tolerant and very winterhardy, good scavenger of P, K, and other immobile nutrients • Best plowdown legume for lighter and/ or sandy soils • Cut or plowdown before seed set to avoid volunteer weed issues (per pound) Conventional 1-299 pounds $1.80 300-1,999 pounds $1.64 2,000+ pounds $1.54

Conventional $1.80/lb

SAINFOIN* • Non-bloating legume; highly drought tolerant, excellent choice in a rangeland mix or as stand-alone replacement for alfalfa • Deep-rooting system breaks up soil compaction and increases water infiltration • Performs best on well drained or sandy soils; will not perform well on wet soils (prone to root/crown rot)

Conventional (70% germ) Organic

$0.64/lb $0.84/lb

Warm Season Legumes IRON & CLAY COWPEAS • Vigorous-growing summer annual that thrives in hot, wet conditions • Excellent drought stress tolerance (better than soybeans) and fixes up to 150 lbs N/acre • Ready to plowdown 60-90 days after planting • Plant in summer at soil temp >65°F Conventional

LENTILS*

Organic $1.80 $1.64 $1.54

FABA BEANS* • Tall, bushy annual legume thrives under cool, wet conditions; not tolerant to heat & drought, somewhat frost tolerant • Can produce 3.5-6 tons/A DM as a cover crop & can fix up to 140 lbs N/acre • Large taproot breaks up compaction • Large seed; slow to emerge - plant early • Use for hay or silage; good forage quality

• Short-growing, cool season legume very well suited for cover cropping • Shorter stature than peas but very good drought and frost tolerance • Smaller seed size ideal for aerial application into standing crops, will winterkill in the Upper Midwest and can be spring planted • Suited for all soil types including dry soil and fixes good amount of N Conventional $0.82/lb Organic $1.08/lb

$50/50 lb bag

SUNN HEMP* • Tall-growing, warm-season annual legume with tremendous biomass and N-fixing capacity • Quick growing, very heat and drought tolerant has the potential to put on over 5,000 lbs. of biomass in 60 days. Thrives on poor soils • Plant when soil temperatures are >65°F. Requires same inoculant as cowpeas • Terminate crop at first flower to avoid fibrous stalks Conventional $1.50/lb

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)

Conventional $2.20/lb Organic $2.20/lb Seeding Rate (lbs/acre) Drilled

Broadcast1/Aerial

In Mix

Approx. Seeds/Lb

Seeding Date Range

Seeding Depth

Winter Kill2

Total N (Lbs/Acre/Yr)3

60-75

NA

25-50

3,900

Aug-Sept

1-2 inch

YES

70-150

Balansa Clover

5-8

6-9

2-3

500,000

March-May, July-Sept

¼ inch

2

YES

50-100

Berseem Clover

12-15

15-20

2-5

200,000

Mid-May-August

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

55-100

Chickling Vetch

60-70

NA

20-40

2,600

March-May

1-1 ½ inch

YES

80-100

Common Vetch

50-60

70-80

25-30

4,200

Aug-Sept

½ -1 inch

YES

50-120

Crimson Clover

12-20

25-30

2-5

150,000

June-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES

55-130

Species Name Austrian Winter Peas

Faba Beans

100-150

NA

25-50

1,400

March-April, Aug- Mid-Sept

1-3 inch

YES

50-140

Frosty Berseem Clover

12-15

15-20

2-5

200,000

Mid-May-August

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

55-100

Hairy Vetch

25-30

35-40

10-15

16,000

Aug-Oct

½ - 1 inch

YES

70-200

Icicle Winter Peas

60-75

NA

25-50

4,200

Aug-Sept

1-2 inch

NO

70-150

Iron & Clay Cowpeas

50-75

NA

25-35

3,000

June-Aug

½ - 1 inch

YES

150

Lentils

40-50

60-75

20-30

15,000

March-May, July-Sept

½ - 1 ½ inch

YES

20-30

Mammoth Red Clover

8-12

15-18

2-5

272,000

Feb-May, Aug

¼ - ½ inch

NO

70-150

Purple Bounty Hairy Vetch

25-30

35-40

10-15

16,000

Aug-Oct

½ - 1 inch

NO

70-200

Sainfoin

2

30-34

40-45

2-5

18,500

April-May, Aug-Sept

¼ inch

YES

50-100

125-175

NA

50-75

2,000

March-May, Aug-Sept

2-3 inch

YES

70-150

Subterranean Clover

15-20

25-30

8-10

70,000

Aug-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

70-100

Sunn Hemp

15-20

NA

4-8

11,000

June-Aug

½ -1 inch

YES

100-140

White Sweet Lupin

50-75

NA

25-35

4,000

March- May

¼ - ¾ inch

YES

100-200

Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover

8-12

15

2-5

259,000

Feb-May, Aug

¼ - ½ inch

NO

100-200

Spring Peas

Incorporating broadcast seed by dragging or lightly disking will increase successful germination. 2Winterkill success will vary. Typically dependent on severity of winter and snow cover. 3Total N is dependent on several factors including soil temperature, how long crop is allowed to grow, etc. 1

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WILDFLOWER MIXTURES

MIDWEST NATIVE MIX

Season-Long Beauty & Pollinator Habitat Our wildflower mixtures contain 10-20 species providing natural beauty and pollinator habitat all season long. Plant into weed-free soil in spring, early summer or late fall. Weeds are inevitable during establishment; pull or mow weeds before they go to seed or become too competitive with the flowers.

NEW!

URBAN POLLINATOR MIX

Join the growing trend! Our food and ecological systems are at serious risk due to decline of habitat for beneficial insects. Transform your lawn or garden areas, small or large, into native grasses and wildflowers to help restore habitat for bees, butterflies, and moths. This mix of native, short-grass species and wildflowers will reach 3-4’ high and provide year-round interest. Little maintenance required; mow just once each spring to knock down the previous season’s growth. Spend your time enjoying flowers and wildlife, rather than time on your lawnmower. Ask us about the Minnesota Lawns2Legumes program for statesponsored funding to implement this Urban Pollinator Mix or visit bwsr.state. mn.us/lawns-legumes. Other states are developing similar cost-share programs. If you desire a more traditional lawn, but still want to support bee habitat, consider our Bee Lawn Seed Mix, found on page 63. Rate per Acre: 10 lbs Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 8 oz

$40 / lb

MONARCH NATIVE MIX Composed of native wildflowers and milkweeds, the Monarch Native Mix supplies nectar sources to adult monarchs. Milkweeds are utilized for egg-laying and provide food to monarch caterpillars. Use in the monarch’s summer breeding range and flyway zones of the Midwest. Ask about adding native grasses (short or tall) to achieve a prairie appearance. Rate per Acre: 8-10 lbs Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 8 oz

Contains wildflowers that are native to the Midwest. For maximum adaptability, most species are derived from seed sources located within this geographical region. Excellent for recreating a permanent prairie habitat. Ask about adding native grasses (short or tall) to achieve a prairie appearance. Rate per Acre: 8-10 lbs Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 8 oz

A colorful composition of annuals and perennials that tolerate partial shade. Works best in locations that receive strong, filtered sunlight or 1-4 hours of direct sun per day. This mix is not suitable for densely shaded locations. Rate per Acre: 8-12 lbs Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 8 oz

$30 / lb

$55 / lb

BEE FEED MIX A blend of annual and perennial flowers provides nectar and pollen to wild bees, honeybees, and other pollinators. Contains early-, mid-, and late-blooming flowers in order to provide bee forage all season long. Flowers are suitable for short-tongued and long-tongued bees and come in a wide range of colors for an attractive display. Recommended for maintained plantings. Occasional replanting or yearly interseeding may be required to maintain a thick stand. Rate per Acre: 8-12 lbs Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 8 oz

$32 / lb

MIDWEST MIX Contains annuals and perennials for ornamental landscaping. Flowers will provide color throughout the growing season, including the seeding year. This mixture contains native species as well as non-native species that are adapted to the region. Rate per Acre: 8-12 lbs Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 8 oz

$34 / lb

KNEE-HI MIX One of most popular flower mixtures. It is composed of annuals and perennials that are generally less than 24 inches tall at maturity. Occasional replanting or yearly interseeding may be required to maintain a thick stand. Rate per Acre: 8-12 lbs

$49 / lb

Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 8 oz

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PARTIAL SHADE MIX

WILDFLOWERS –NATIVES WILDFLOWERS, NATIVE &SPECIES CRP

$30 / lb

CALL TO ORDER: 800.352.5247

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)


WILDFLOWERS, NATIVES & CRP

NRCS CRP MIXES Our CRP mixtures are designed to meet state NRCS specifications. Since the mixtures can vary depending on availability, please call for exact species composition and pricing.

MN CP21 BUFFER MIX • For strips of vegetation that remove contaminants from overland flow • Helps filter out phosphorus, nitrogen, and sediment for environmental protection • A grass-only mix, 55 seeds/sq ft

NATIVE GRASSES & FORBS Our native grass and wildflower species come from Midwest growers and are adapted to the Upper Midwest. We meet all state and federal seed laws, and we do not sell seed contaminated with palmer amaranth. Native grasses and forbs are priced by Pure Live Seed (PLS). Visit www.alseed.com for full descriptions of our native species and mixtures. Price / PLS lb

Pure Stand Seeding Rate PLS lbs / acre

Height

NATIVE GRASSES Big Bluestem

$12.00

8

6'

Buffalograss

$16.00

30

6"

• Establishment of permanent native grasses or wetland restoration

Dropseed, Prairie

$175.00

6

2’-3’

Dropseed, Rough (composite)

$20.00

5

2-4'

• 90% grass, 10% forbs

Dropseed, Sand

$10.00

1

2’-3’

Grama, Blue

$17.00

4

1'

Grama, Side Oats

$8.50

8

2.5'

Ask

8

3'

MN CP2 / CP23 / CP28

IA CP2 • Establishment of permanent native grasses • Grass/forbs mix or grass-only

Green Needlegrass Indiangrass

$13.00

8

6'

Little Bluestem

$13.00

10

3'

Ask

6

8'

Switchgrass, Dacotah

$6.00

6

3' - 5'

Switchgrass, Cave-In-Rock

$10.00

6

3' - 5'

Wheatgrass, Int. (non-native)

$4.00

8

3 - 4'

Wheatgrass, Slender

$5.00

8

3'

Wheatgrass, Tall (non-native)

$4.00

8

3' - 6'

• At least 15 species, minimum of 5 grass species and 5 forb species

Wheatgrass, Western

$6.00

8

3'

Wildrye, Canada

$6.00

8

4'

• Iowa minimum of 40 seeds/sq ft

Wildrye, Virginia

$7.50

12

4'

IA CP23 • Grass and forbs seed mix adaptable to wet or hydric soil conditions • Common for Iowa wetland restoration • Synonymous with IA CP25 wet/hydric

IA & MN CP25/CP38 • For restoring tall-grass prairie plants and associated wildlife species

• Minnesota minimum of 35 seeds/sq ft • About 60% grass, 40% forbs • Ideal for mesic soil conditions. • Available for other soil types upon request

IA & MN CP42 POLLINATOR

Prairie Cordgrass

Pure Stand Seeding Rate Price / PLS ounce PLS lbs / acre Height

NATIVE FORBS Black-Eyed Susan

$2.50

• For restoring and conserving native plant communities to benefit pollinators, bees, monarchs, and beneficial insects

2

2'

Clover, Purple Prairie Coneflower, Purple

$3.50

8

2'

$2.50

10

4'

Coneflower, Yellow (Grayhead)

$6.00

4

4'

• 25% grass, 75% forbs (at least 3 forbs species per bloom period)

Coreopsis, Lance Leaf

$3.00

4

2'

• Contains bunch grasses to provide bird nesting

Milkweed, Butterfly

$26.00

8

2'

Milkweed, Common

$10.00

8

3'

• Iowa minimum of 40 seeds/sq ft

Milkweed, Swamp

$17.00

8

4'

• Minnesota minimum of 35 seeds/sq ft

Partridge Pea

$1.50

10

2'

Wild Bergamot

$7.00

1

4'

IA FIREBREAK MIX • Comprised of introduced grasses, alfalfa, and clover

OTHER SPECIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

• Planted around the perimeter of a field to stop the spread of fire OTHER MIXES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Call us for mixtures not listed above or if you’re unsure as to what you need. We also offer mixtures for Wisconsin.

* Variety WILDLIFE FOOD Not PLOTStated (VNS)

CALL TO ORDER: 800.352.5247

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WILDLIFE MIXES

SMALL BURNET*

We specially formulate food plot mixes for every season and game. The high diversity in each mix ensures a good stand and appeals to game species. All ingredients in our wildlife mixes are variety not stated.

FEATHER FLUSH

BIG RACK The go-to perennial legume mix. • Best perennial mix on the market • Year-long high-energy forage for deer and turkey • Diverse mix of clovers and alfalfa • Forage rape provides brassica treat during seeding year 30% Red Clover 10% Crimson Clover 10% Ladino White Clover 10% Alsike Clover 10% Alfalfa

15% Perennial Ryegrass 7.5% Small Burnet 5% Chicory 2.5% Dwarf Essex Rape

Seeding Date: Spring or Early Fall Seeding Depth: ¼” Rate per Acre: 18-20 lbs $35 / 10 lb bag (½ acre) • $140 / 50 lb bag

BUCKSHOT BRASSICAS

Sure to please turkey and pheasant appetites. • All species in mix provide great bird food • Fast growing summer annuals • Plant after all danger of frost has passed 35% Grain Sorghum 30% Buckwheat 20% Field Peas

Seeding Date: Late Spring Seeding Depth: ½” to 1” Rate per Acre: 25 lbs

Top 4 brassica species for grazing during hunting season. • Will be grazed heavily after the first hard frost • After grazing leaves, deer will graze radish and turnip bulbs through winter 40% Daikon Radish 30% Purple Top Turnip

20% Dwarf Essex Rape 10% Forage Kale

Seeding Date: Late Summer to Early Fall Seeding Depth: ¼” to ½” Rate per Acre: 7-10 lbs $29 / 8 lb bag (1 acre) • $125 / 50 lb bag

10% Peredovik Sunflower 5% Proso Millet

FROSTY SUITE Winter grain mix for the ultimate hunting plot. • Deer go nuts for peas and Buck Forage Oats • Lasts into early winter with wheat and rye coming back in spring 25% Winter Rye 25% Buck Forage Oats

Seeding Date: Late Summer/ Early Fall Seeding Depth: 1” Rate per Acre: 100-150 lbs

$36 / 50 lb bag

INDIVIDUAL WILDLIFE SPECIES DEER PLOT CORN

WILDER GAME FOOD GRAIN SORGHUM • Early maturing, short stature (26”-30”) • Dual-purpose food and cover for game birds and deer Seeding Date: Late Spring Seeding Depth: ½” to 1” Rate per Acre: 8-12 lbs

• Mixed maturity • Fungicide and insecticide treated • Non-Roundup Ready Seeding Date: Spring Seeding Depth: ¾ to 1½” Rate per Acre: 25 lbs

$50 / 50 lb bag

BUCK FORAGE OATS • Longer staygreen than spring oats – even throughout hunting season! • Deer will find and eat through snow cover Seeding Date: Late Summer/ Early Fall Seeding Depth: ½” to 1½” Rate per Acre: 100-120 lbs

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$46 / 50 lb bag

WILDFLOWERS WILDLIFE FOOD–PLOT NATIVE SPECIES

• Highly attractive and nutritious for deer • Best mixed with other species Seeding Date: Spring Seeding Depth: ¼” to ½” Rate per Acre: 3-5 lbs

PEREDOVIK BLACK OIL SUNFLOWER

$30 / 50 lb bag

CALL TO ORDER: 800.352.5247

$6.50 / lb

VIKING 100 SORGHUM SUDANGRASS • Grows to 8’ tall and keeps standing • Provides good cover for large game – (and hunters) – around food plots Seeding Date: Late Spring Seeding Depth: 1” Rate per Acre: 25 lbs Untreated

$44 / 50 lb bag

SUPPLEMENTAL ANTLER KING DEER & ELK PELLETS Superior palatability keeps ‘em coming back for more! • Backyard treat for supplemental feeding • Research-proven: protein, vitamins, and special yeast culture

$80 / 50 lb bag

• 90- to 100-day maturity • 4'-5’ tall, great for game bird fields Seeding Date: Spring Seeding Depth: 1” Rate per Acre: 7lbs

$4.75/lb

SUGAR BEET* (NON-GMO)

$62.50 / 50 lb bag

25% Austrian Winter Peas 25% Winter Wheat

• Perennial evergreen forb grows 15-18" tall • Very palatable and high in protein - deer love it! • Survives under tough conditions including heat, drought and variable soils Seeding Date: Spring Seeding Depth: ¼” to ½” Rate per Acre: 15-20 lbs

$19.99 / 50 lb bag

ANTLER KING HI-PROTEIN BIG BUCK BLOCK “Buck magnet” attracts deer to your plot • 18% protein composition • Protein, vitamins, and minerals to maximize body and antler growth • Contains high levels of chelated antlerbuilding minerals

$25.99 / 25 lb block * Variety Not Stated (VNS)


Seeding: Seed 10-15 lbs/acre or 1lb/1000’. Plant 1 -1 1/2” deep. Row width: 30”-36”, seed spacing: 8”-12”. Min. soil temperature: 55-60°F (treated), 65-70°F (untreated). Isolation: Isolate all su, se, and synergistic varieties from super sweets (sh2) Isolate by distance (garden: 25-75 ft, acreage: 250 ft) Isolate by time (plant at 12-14 day intervals). Harvest: When kernels are milky plump, about 18-24 days after silks emerge. Heat accelerates development, so monitor closely in hot weather.

Plant Height

Ear Length

Row Count

$8.50/M

Short

8"

16

R, MEMV, NCLB

$19.00/M

$17.5/M

Med. Tall

8”

16-18

R

$ 16.75/M

$14.75/M

$13.75/M

Tall

8”

16-18

R,SW, NCLB

Premium bi-color with stout ears Sweet, creamy with very tender kernels Attractive husk package

$9.50/M

$9.00/M

$8.50/M

Avg

8.5"

16-18

NCLB

Very popular yellow hybrid Versatile and high yielding

$9.50/M

$9.00/M

$8.50/M

Avg

8"

16

R, MDMV, SW, NCLB

Open pollinated bi-color; excellent flavor and texture Good tip fill and husk coverage Strong emergence

$15.5/M

13.75/M

$13.00/M

Tall

7" - 8"

14-16

R, SM

2,500 seeds

25,000 seeds

50,000 seeds

Variety

Features 2,500 seeds

Price 25,000 seeds

50,000 seeds

Bi-color, strong emergence, early vigor Sturdy plant architecture

$9.50/M

$9.00/M

Bi-color, premium eating quality and performance From same breeding program as Xtra-Tender 2171 Must be isolated from all other types of sweet corn (se, su, tsw and op)

$21.25/M

Bi-color, outstanding yield Distinctive slender ear Consistent tip fill

Organic and Untreated (Organically approved coating)

TEMPTRESS - 70 day

Conventional Untreated QuadSweet

NATURAL SWEET - 71 day Certified Organic Supersweet (Sh2)

NEW!

ALLURE - 75 day

Certified Organic Synergistic (se-su-sh2)

LUSCIOUS - 75 day

Conventional Untreated TripleSweet

BODACIOUS - 75 day

Conventional Untreated Sugary Enhanced (SE)

WHO GETS KISSED - 78-84 day Open Pollinated Certified Organic Sugary Enhanced (se)

Conventional Bi-Color • Synergistic / Quad Sweet • TREATED

Disease

SWEETNESS - 68 day

Tasty bi-color with excellent sugar retention Rugged healthy plant with best emergence

$9.50/M

$9.00/M

$8.50/M

Short

8”

16

ID

TEMPTRESS - 70 day

Selected for strong emergence and early vigor Sturdy plant architecture

$9.50/M

$9.00/M

$8.50/M

Short

8"

16

R, MEMV, NCLB

ALLURE - 75 day

Outstanding yield Distinctive slender ears with consistent tip fill

$9.50/M

$9.00/M

$8.50/M

Tall

8”

16-18

R,SW, NCLB

Customer favorite with tasty sweet kernels Medium-green husk and good tip fill Improved rust resistance

$9.50/M

$9.00/M

$8.50/M

Avg

8"

14-18

R

2,500 seeds

25,000 seeds

50,000 seeds

Synergistic (se-su-sh2) QuadSweet

Synergistic (se-su-sh2)

PROVIDENCE - 80 day Synergistic (se-su-sh2)

Conventional Bi-color Supersweet (Sh2) • TREATED

SOLSTICE - 70 day

NEW!

Supersweet with premium taste to early fresh market Quick snap for ease of harvest Attractive dark leafy green hulks & strong emergence

$10.50/M

$10.00/M

$9.50/M

Medium

7.5"-8"

16

NCLB

ENCHANTED - 78 day

NEW!

Showy plump ears with excellent taste and texture Sugary sweet from field to table

$10.50/M

$10.00/M

$9.50/M

Tall

8"

18-20

SW, NCLB, R

Conventional Bi-Color • Sugary Enhanced (SE) • TREATED TEMPTATION - 69 day PEACHES & CREAM - 72 day AMBROSIA - 75 day DELECTABLE - 84 day

1 LB

10 LB

25 LB

Early variety with strong emergence and vigor Sweet and flavorful

$22.50/lb

$22.00/lb

$21.50/lb

Short

8"

16-18

SM

Popular mid-season variety Good sugar retention

$16.50/lb

$15.50/lb

$14.50/lb

Avg

8.5"

18-20

ID

Very popular variety with top quality and flavor Average emergence and vigor Plant into warm soils

$16.50/lb

$15.50/lb

$14.50/lb

Avg

8"

16

NCLB, SW

Full season bi-color with excellent texture and taste

$16.50/lb

$15.50/lb

$14.50/lb

Avg

9"

18

R, MDMV, SW, NCLB

10 LB

25 LB

Conventional Yellow • Sugary Enhanced (SE) • TREATED BODACIOUS - 75 day KANDY KORN - 81 day INCREDIBLE - 85 day

$16.50/lb

$15.50/lb

$14.50/lb

Avg

8"

16

R, MDMV, SW, NCLB

Tall, healthy plant with a strong stalk Large ears with sweet kernels Attractive green and burgundy husk

$16.50/lb

$15.50/lb

$14.50/lb

Avg

8"

14-16

SW

Full-season gourmet hybrid Tight husk protection Superb eating quality

$16.50/lb

$15.50/lb

$14.50/lb

Tall

8.5-9"

18

R, MDMV, SW

1 LB

10 LB

25 LB

$16.50/lb

$15.50/lb

$14.50/lb

Tall

7.5-8

18-20

ID

2,500 seeds

25,000 seeds

50,000 seeds

$11.00/M

$10.50/M

$10.00/M

Avg

8"

16

SW, NCLB

Conventional Yellow • Sugary (SU) • TREATED N.K. 199 - 89 day

An old-time favorite, large golden ears, great taste Modest sugar retention Eat or process shortly after harvest

White • Sugary Enhanced (SE) • TREATED WHITEOUT - 73 day

1 LB

Very popular yellow hybrid Versatile and high yielding

Hearty ears full of sweet & tender white kernels Good plant health for strong stands

Disease Resistance Codes: SM= Smut NCLB= Northern Corn Leaf Blight SW= Stewart’s Wilt R= Common Rust ID= Insufficient Data MDMV= Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus

WILDLIFE FOOD PLOT

CALL TO ORDER: 800.352.5247

SWEET CORN

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Lawn Seed Mixtures for the Homestead The secret to establishing a new lawn faster? Variety and quality. Our seed mixtures include improved varieties with better drought resistance, earlier spring green-up, vibrant green color and overall better lawn health. No annual species, clay coatings, noxious weeds, or fillers – just pure, quality seed for a greener yard.

LAWN SEED MIXTURES NEW!

BEE LAWN MIX

SHADY LAWN MIX

OUR BEST LAWN MIX Premium Bluegrass Blend

Adaptive

Bring on the Bees!

• Improved bluegrass varieties provide enhanced drought resistance, rapid spring green-up, and disease resistance

• Excellent shade tolerance

• Help reverse the trend of bee decline by planting this mix of fine-fescue grasses and flowers. Flowers will provide high quality nutrition for bees and other pollinators.

• Perennial ryegrass germinates rapidly for quick establishment, while creeping red fescue enhances light shade adaptability • Home lawn, commercial lots, parks, or sports fields • Irrigated or non-irrigated • Sun or light shade 20% Concerto bluegrass 20% Appalachian bluegrass 20% Selway bluegrass 20% Boreal creeping red fescue 20% LS 2300 perennial ryegrass 50 lb bag 25 lb bag 10 lb bag 5 lb bag 1 lb bag

• Two premium shade-tolerant fescues for diversity and persistence in shady areas • Grows well in sun as a multi-purpose mix 30% LS3000 Chewings fescue 30% Boreal creeping red fescue 20% Concerto Kentucky bluegrass 20% LS2300 Perennial ryegrass 50 lb bag 25 lb bag 10 lb bag 5 lb bag 1 lb bag

$137.50 $73.75 $33.50 $19.25 $5.35

$125.00 $67.50 $31.00 $18.00 $5.10

SUSTAINABLE LAWN MIX Low Maintenance • Attractive lawn with slower growth compared to Kentucky bluegrass • Fine-bladed, wispy appearance

RUFF & TUFF LAWN MIX Persistence • Ideal for non-irrigated lawns, farmsteads, hog lots, high traffic areas or athletic fields • Highly attractive, economical, fast establishing mix • Deep-rooted for drought tolerance • Superior wear-tolerance 70% Paramount turf-type tall fescue 10% Selway Kentucky bluegrass 10% Boreal creeping red fescue 10% LS2300 perennial ryegrass 50 lb bag 25 lb bag 10 lb bag 5 lb bag 1 lb bag

• Great in tough soils

$112.50 $61.25 $28.50 $16.75 $4.85

• Best for no-mow areas, vineyards, orchards, and septic mounds • Can tolerate dense shade • Good drought tolerance • Thick turf out-competes weeds • Does not require fertilizer or irrigation 34% LS3000 chewings fescue 33% Boreal creeping red fescue 33% Hard fescue* 50 lb bag 25 lb bag 10 lb bag 5 lb bag 1 lb bag

• Critical for much of our food supply, pollinators are in decline due to habitat loss and pesticide use. Adding habitat to our neighborhoods can make a large impact. • Can be treated much like a regular lawn. Mow at least 3” high and refrain from mowing when flowers are blooming. Do not use herbicide; control weeds by hand weeding. • White clover fixes atmospheric nitrogen, reducing the need for nitrogen fertilizer. New lawn: Seed 150lbs/acre (or 4lbs/1000 sq. ft). Overseeding existing lawn: mow as short as possible, aerate or disturb the soil with a shovel or rake, and spread seed. 32% LS3000 Chewings fescue 32% Boreal creeping red fescue 32% Hard fescue 1.75% White Dutch clover* 2% Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris)* .25% Creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum)* 50 lb bag 25 lb bag 10 lb bag 5 lb bag 1 lb bag

$212.50 $111.25 $48.50 $26.75 $6.85

$137.50 $73.75 $33.50 $19.25 $5.35

MIXTURE SEEDING RATE Bare soil: Broadcast or drill 150-250 lbs per acre (4-7 lbs per 1,000 sq ft). Use heavier rate for quicker establishment and fill. Use lower rates if drilling seed. Existing lawns: Overseed at 75-175 lbs per acre (2-4 lbs per 1,000 sq ft). Use lower rates if drilling seed.

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SWEET& CORN WILDFLOWERS TURF LAWN SEED – NATIVE SPECIES

CALL TO ORDER: 800.352.5247

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)


INDIVIDUAL LAWN SPECIES TIREM KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS • Deep roots and exceptional performance in drought conditions • Great choice for low maintenance situations • Germinates and establishes rapidly • Good overall disease resistance including dollar spot, rust, summer patch and red thread • Qualified by the Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance for water saving potential Seed 1-2 lbs per 1,000 sq ft or 50-100 lb per acre $3.20/lb

LS2300 PERENNIAL RYEGRASS

MICROCLOVER® – LEGUME FOR LAWNS

• Quick to to germinate (3-5 days) and fill in • Supreme wear tolerance and quick recovery from traffic • Excellent dollar spot and gray leaf spot resistance • Short-lived species lasts 2-3 years • Best-suited as a nurse crop in the upper-Midwest, or for areas of regular overseeding such as golf courses Seed 6-12 lbs per 1000 sq ft or 250-450 lb per acre $1.90/lb

BOREAL CREEPING RED FESCUE

• Smaller leaves, fewer flowers, lower growth and less aggressive than white Dutch clover

• Fine-bladed fescue species with deep green blades

• Fixes atmospheric nitrogen, thus reducing fertilization needs

• Excellent addition to bluegrass and tall fescue mixtures

• Creates a darker green and more drought-resistant lawn

• Prefers shady, cooler areas

• Damaged or killed by herbicides

• Medium dark green color

• Non-aggressive creeping habit; spreads by rhizomes which allow it to fill in bare spots

• Seed a pure stand or mix with grass for diversity

Seed 1-2 lbs per 1,000 sq ft or 50-100 lb per acre

Seed 3.5-5 lbs per 1000 sq ft or 150-200 lb per acre

Seed .5 lbs per 1000 sq ft or 5% by weight in a lawn grass mixture

$3.20/lb

$2.00/lb

$25.00/lb

CONCERTO KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS • Good for home lawn, athletic field and commercial usage • Excellent seedling vigor; good resistance to most disease • Exceptional early spring green-up

SHAMROCK KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS • One of the most aggressive bluegrasses available; forms a dense sod, outcompetes weeds and withstands foot traffic well • Early spring green-up, medium dark green color • Great for home lawns, parks or commercial use Seed 1-2 lbs per 1,000 sq ft or 50-100 lb per acre $2.70/lb

PARAMOUNT TURF-TYPE TALL FESCUE • Fine-bladed tall fescue variety for excellent turf quality • Ideal for home lawns, athletic fields, commercial lots and farmstead applications • Excellent on non-irrigated areas • Very good traffic and drought tolerance Seed 7-10 lbs per 1000 sq ft or 250-300 lb per acre

LS3000 CHEWINGS FESCUE

EROSION CONTROL BLANKETS & STAPLES

• Fine-bladed fescue species that can be cut very low

For Erosion Protection & Vegetation Establishment

• Excellent shade and drought tolerance

• Protect your seeding investment

• Very upright, bunch-type growth with marginal wear tolerance

• Single layer blanket that is best for mild slopes

Seed 3.5-5 lbs per 1000 sq ft or 150-200 lb per acre

• Ultraviolet degrading netting degrades over a period of 3 months

$2.20/lb

Available in two sizes: • 8’ x 112’ – $40.00

HARD FESCUE* • Fine-bladed fescue species with bluishgreen appearance • Bunch-type growth, and relatively slow growing • Toughest of all the fescues-most drought resistant, shade tolerant, and disease resistant

• 4’ x 112’ – $22.00 Other blankets available in pallet quantities upon request. 6” steel staples (box of 1,000) – $50.00 4” Ecoduty biodegradable staples (box of 1,000) - $115.00

• Does not require fertilizer or watering Seed 3.5-5 lbs per 1000 sq ft or 150-200 lb per acre Hard Fescue

$2.94/lb

$1.75/lb

* Variety Not Stated (VNS) WILDLIFE FIELD PEAS FOOD & PEA PLOT MIXTURES

CALL TO ORDER: 800.352.5247

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INOCULANTS

BIOINSECTICIDES PYGANIC

AMERICA’S BEST LIQUID INOCULANT FOR SOYBEANS • Triple stack Rhizobia strain package for top yield responses on a wide variety of soils • Sterile liquid formulation offers maximum nitrogen fixing potential for increased yields • Inoculate as you fill your planter or use infurrow for greater flexibility • Not OMRI listed 50 Unit Treatment 160 Unit Treatment

$80 $210

GRAPH-EX SA

Soybean Inoculant & Seed Lubricant • Combines Excalibre Soybean Inoculant plus SabrEx Root Inoculant • Beneficial bacteria (Bradyrhizobia) and beneficial fungi (Trichoderma) for efficient use of soil nutrients • Planter box treatment contains a talcgraphite carrier for seed lubrication • Over the past 4 years, averaged 4.5 bu/a more than untreated soybean plots • Not OMRI listed 6 Unit Treatment 50 Unit Treatment

EXCEED LIQUID INOCULANTS

$24 $180

NEW!

SABREX FOR CORN & WHEAT/CEREALS

• OMRI-listed • Labeled for use against soybean aphids, potato leafhopper, and other insects • Active ingredient is pyrethrum, extracted from chrysanthemum species • Immediate, broad spectrum control of pests • Contact insecticide with no residual activity (zero pre-harvest interval) • Liquid formulation can be tank mixed • Application rate: 9 oz./acre (Aphids) Varies for other species. Carrier: 20 gal. of water/A • Breaks down in sunlight; apply at dusk Quart $160 Gallon $590

NEEMIX BIOINSECTICIDE®4.5

• OMRI-listed • Liquid formulation labeled for use on soybean aphids; lepidopterous larva including cutworms, armyworms, and borers; Colorado potato beetles; white flies and others • Active ingredient: azadiractin, extracted from seeds of the neem tree • Antifeedant and growth disruptor insecticide with some residual activity (4 days or fewer) Quart $190

Soybeans & Pea/Vetch

OMRI LISTED SUPPLEMENTS / FERTILIZER

• Same successful inoculant now available in a liquid formulation! • OMRI-listed for organic production; always check with your certifier before using any new inputs • Much easier to apply vs. the dry peat-based product • Can be applied to seed or in-furrow • Seed must be planted within 24 hours of application to maintain viability

• Organic soil fertilizer and animal feed supplement made from dried ocean seaweed • Ideal for potassium-loving crops • 60 minerals, 21 amino acids, and 12 vitamins for balanced feed nutrition

50 Unit Treatment (Soybean) 200 Unit Treatment (Soybean) 50 Unit Treatment (Pea/Vetch) 200 Unit Treatment (Pea/Vetch)

$95 $320 $60 $240

EXCEED PEAT-BASED INOCULANTS • Maintain a high rhizobia count to ensure successful nodulation • Works with any type of planting equipment • Can be applied wet (slurry method) or dry at time of planting Soybeans (OMRI Listed) • 30 units (1,500 lbs) $28.00 • 6 units (300 lbs) $6.00 Peas, Vetch, & AC Greenfix (OMRI Listed) • 30 units (1,500 lbs) $25.00 • 2 units (100 lbs) $6.00 Cowpeas/Sunn Hemp (OMRI Listed) • 30 units (1,500 lbs) $25.00 • 100 lbs OMRI LISTED $6.00 Alfalfa & Clover (OMRI Listed) 50 lbs $6.00 Birdsfoot Trefoil, 50 lbs $8.00 Sainfoin, 100 lbs $12.00 Lupin, 100 lbs $12.00

KELP MEAL

SWEET CORN BIOLOGICALS WILDFLOWERS INOCULANTS, – NATIVE SPECIES & MORE

$60 / 50 lb

SUSTANE FERTILIZER 8-2-4

• Composted turkey litter, feather meal, and sulfate of potash • For sweet corn, pastures, gardens, orchard/ berry crops, trees, shrubs, and turf • High nitrogen for long lasting nutrition

$38/50 lb bag

REDMOND 10 FINE SALT

• Premium sea salt for animal feed • Contains naturally occurring essential trace minerals including zinc, manganese, copper, and iodine • 93% sodium chloride and 0% synthetic chemicals

• Trichoderma seed inoculant creates bigger root systems and increases tillering in wheat • Stimulates root growth, enhances nutrient and water utilization, and increases stress tolerances • Typical yield responses of 4 bu/a in wheat and 8 bu/a in corn • OMRI listed for organic use Wheat/cereals custom preapplied $7/Unit Wheat/cereals planter box $125/90 Unit Corn planter box $315/24 Unit

MYCO SEED TREAT • Biological and nutrient seed inoculant with seed lubricant • Dry blend of 15 different beneficial plant bacteria and fungi, including mycorrhizae fungi • Does NOT contain inoculum for nitrogen fixation of legumes • Supports microbes during initial growth stages with key nutrients • Promotes increased nutrient cycling, improved seedling vigor, stand establishment, root growth, and season-long health • Recommended for all crops and commonly applied in the planter box • OMRI listed for organic use 8 Unit Treatment 40 Unit Treatment

$49 $200

SEED LUBRICANT FARMTALC SEED LUBRICANT • Talc and graphite based • Improves seed flow and plant stand • Ideal when planting seed treated with Cruiser & Acceleron • OMRI approved 80% Talc/20% Graphite Suitable for most planters 8 oz tub treats, 1 unit 5 lb tub treats, 12 units 25 lb tub treats, 60 units

$4 $30 $52

20% Talc/80% Graphite For CaseIH 12xx and 21xx Planters (except newer 21xx planters) 8 oz tub treats, 1 unit 5 lb tub treats, 12 units 25 lb tub treats, 60 units

$7 $60 $95

$14 / 50 lb

DIATOMACEOUS EARTH • Protect crops from bugs by dusting DE in the garden to help eradicate aphids, ants, earwigs, slugs, and more • Treat chickens (and even barn cats) with DE for mites and lice by adding some to their dust bath • Repels flies: sprinkle on manure areas

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BIOLOGICAL SEED COATINGS

$28 / 50 lb

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ORDERING & DISCOUNTS

Call us at 1-800-352-5247 to place your order or call your local dealer.

LESS-THAN FULL BAG QUANTITIES For seed sold by the pound: One $4 handling fee per item

ORDERING & SHIPPING Many of our customers visit us in the spring to place their orders in person, but we can also ship direct to your farm or connect you with a dealer in your area. When you place your order, our knowledgeable sales staff will help you determine the best shipping method. •

We ship parcels to all 50 states by UPS or Spee-Dee. Rates are determined by weight and destination.

We ship pallets of seed to the contiguous 48 states. For Midwest states, we have competitive LTL flat rates (MN, IA, and WI often for less than $100/pallet). Call for current rates or quotes to other US states. You must have semi access and a loader with forks.

We attempt to ship in-stock orders within 48 hours of receiving payment, but we cannot guarantee delivery dates or times.

CORN AND SOYBEAN VOLUME DISCOUNTS CORN

SOYBEANS

20-49 units $2/unit 50-99 units $3/unit 100-199 units $4/unit 200-399 units $5/unit 400+ units $6/unit

40-99 bags $0.50/unit 100-149 bags $0.75/unit 150-199 bags $1.00/unit 200-399 bags $1.25/unit 400+ bags $1.50/unit Bulk Sales – Additional $1.00/unit

BOXED CORN AND SOYBEANS

RETURN POLICY Spring-Planted Seed We will accept returns until June 15, or 30 days after the date of purchase – whichever is later. After June 15, there will be restocking charges: • Seed Corn - $20 per unit • Soybeans - $5 per unit • Small Grains, Peas and Pea Mixtures - $3 per bag • Alfalfas, Clovers, Grasses, Brassicas, Mixes, etc. - $3 per bag • Inoculants and Biologicals – 20% of cost Fall-Planted Seed Summer annuals, cover crop seed and winter grains purchased/delivered after June 15 must be returned by October 15, or within 30 days; whichever is later. After October 15, there will be restocking charge of $3 per bag for all seed. We will NOT ACCEPT returns of: • Custom-treated seed • Value-priced corn hybrids • Custom Mixes • CRP Mixes • Opened, wet, dirty, unsaleable, or damaged bags of seed

REPLANT POLICY

Corn available in 40-unit (80M/unit) bulk boxes

Soybeans available in 40-unit (140M/unit) bulk boxes or tote bags

No additional packaging discounts apply for boxes or totes

Boxed orders need to be placed by Feb. 28, 2020

Bulk boxes must be returned by June 30, 2020

Cost of returning boxes is the responsibility of the customer

$600 deposit per box invoiced at time of delivery, due on June 30.

If seed you purchase from us experiences an earlyseason crop loss, you may be eligible for replant seed at half-price. We will provide replant seed of the same species for half of the full retail price or replant seed of a different species for half of the value of the replant or original planted seed (whichever is lower). We will not warrant alfalfa seed planted between June 1 and August 1, and we do not provide any replant discount for winter-killed seed of any kind.

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL SPECIAL TERMS INTEREST RATE

OFFERED THROUGH

PAYMENT DUE

PRIME +4.25%

MAR. 15, 2020

JAN. 2021

PRIME +7.45%

SEPT. 15, 2020

JAN. 2021

• Available on corn and soybean orders only. • Not available with early pay discounts. • $2,500 minimum purchase. • ‘Regular’ purchase John Deere Financing is available on any product with no minimum purchase (special terms do not apply)

SMALL GRAINS IN PRO-BOXES • A $50/box charge applies for small grain in boxes • After 60 days you will receive a $600/box CALL invoice TO

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2020 Albert Lea Seed Farm Seed Catalog  

Conventional, non-GMO and organic farm seed, including corn, soybeans, cover crops, cereal grains, and pasture/forage.

2020 Albert Lea Seed Farm Seed Catalog  

Conventional, non-GMO and organic farm seed, including corn, soybeans, cover crops, cereal grains, and pasture/forage.

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