2022 Organic Seed Guide

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2022

c i n a g r O SEED GUIDE


LOCALLY OWNED

A

lbert Lea Seed has been a family-owned and operated seed company for three generations.

For 98 years strong, our commitment to our customers has remained consistent: to offer a wide diversity of quality farm seed to farm families and to pair that with honest, fair and attentive customer service. We wouldn’t be approaching 100 years in business without holding true to our deepest-held values or the support of you, our customers. As consolidation in agriculture— and in the seed industry specifically—increases, we firmly believe that staying true to our independent roots will ultimately serve our farm customers and families for another three generations and beyond.

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We’re pleased to announce that we have established a stock-ownership structure to transition business ownership to our employees, beginning with the sale of minority stock ownership to three current employees and one former employee. Matt Helgeson, Ben Hinueber, Elia Romano, and Robert Atwell have taken ownership of a minority of shares. Their shares provide two seats on the company’s Board of Directors. The Ehrhardts will continue to be the majority shareholders for several years, but majority stock ownership will be turned over to employees thereafter. We believe our employees, our customers, and our community are best served by having our business owned by the people who run it and who live in the communities we serve.

ALBERT LEA SEED ORGANIC SEED CATALOG

The success and growth of Albert Lea Seed is due to the hard work and dedication of current and former staff members, and we firmly believe that this transition offers the best opportunity to maintain our business momentum and to reward the people who have built it. That means you can expect the same high quality seed, commitment to organic principles and a dedicated service staff for years to come. Thank you for your business, and we look forward to continuing to earn it.

Pictured above (l-r): Co-owners Elia Romano, Matt Helgeson, Tom Ehrhardt, Margaret Ehrhardt, Mac Ehrhardt, Ben Hinueber. Not pictured: Robert Atwell


EARLY PAY DISCOUNTS 10% paid by Oct. 15, 2021 8% paid by Dec. 15, 2021 6% paid by Jan. 15, 2022 3% paid by Feb. 15, 2022

ORDERING & SHIPPING We can ship direct to your farm or connect you with a dealer in your area.

Not available with John Deere Financing. Available on corn and soybeans only.

When you place your order, our knowledgeable sales staff will help you determine the best shipping method.

EARLY ORDER DISCOUNT 4% (NO DOWN PAYMENT REQUIRED)

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

On orders placed by Dec. 15, 2021 (Available on Corn & Soybeans only.) Cannot be combined with Early Pay discounts or JDF programs.

VOLUME DISCOUNT CORN

SOYBEANS

20-49 units $2/unit

40-99 bags $0.50/unit

50-99 units $3/unit

100-149 bags $0.75/unit

100-199 units $4/unit

150-199 bags $1.00/unit

200-399 units $5/unit

200-399 bags $1.25/unit

400+ units $6/unit

400+ bags $1.50/unit

We ship pallets of seed to all 50 states. For Midwest states, we have competitive LTL flat rates. 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.

RETURN POLICY BEFORE JUNE 15 We will cheerfully accept returns of seed corn, soybeans, and alfalfa until June 15 (or 30 days after purchase).

Bulk/Box Sales – Additional $1.00/unit

BOXED CORN AND SOYBEANS • • • • • • •

Corn available in 40-unit (80M/unit) bulk boxes Soybeans available in 40-unit (140M/unit) bulk boxes or totes No additional packaging discounts apply for boxes or totes Orders need to be placed by Feb. 28, 2022 Bulk boxes must be returned by June 30, 2022 Cost of returning boxes is the responsibility of the customer $600 deposit per box invoiced at time of delivery

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

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL SPECIAL TERMS INTEREST RATE

OFFERED THROUGH

PAYMENT DUE DATE

0% FIXED JDF + 3% E.P. Discount

OCT. 15, 2021

JAN. 2023

0% FIXED

JAN. 15, 2022

JAN. 2023

PRIME

FEB. 15, 2022

JAN. 2023

PRIME +3%

SEPT. 15, 2022

JAN. 2023

• Available on corn and soybean orders only. • Not available with early pay or early order discounts (except Oct. 15 offer)

• $2,500 minimum purchase. • ‘Regular’ purchase John Deere Financing is available on

any product with no minimum purchase (special terms do not apply). • JDF customer service 1-800-356-9033 • Apply online at: www.deere.com/en/finance/financing/multi-use-account

RESTOCKING FEE (AFTER JUNE 15) After June 15, there will be a $10/bag restocking charge on corn and $3/ bag restocking charge on soybeans, alfalfa, and other seeds. We will not accept returns of:

• Value-priced closeout corn hybrids • Seed corn or soybeans treated with a custom treatment • Opened, wet, dirty, unsaleable or damaged bags of seed

REPLANT POLICY If seed you purchase from us experiences an early-season 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. This catalog is printed on recycled paper.

ON THE COVER We are proud to feature Prairie Sky Farm, owned and operated by organic farmers Bob and Sara Pearson in Wesley, Iowa. The Pearsons produce seed for us and coordinate research efforts to evaluate and characterize Viking organic corn hybrids and soybean varieties. Top: Bob Pearson, swathing Organic Saddle Oats for seed production Lower Left: Bob Pearson, in a swathed seed production field of Organic Hazlett Winter Rye and MN Vinter Hairy Vetch

TO ORDER CALL: 800.352.5247 OR VISIT ALSEED.COM

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Organic CORN SEED CERTIFIED ORGANIC & UNTREATED CORN CHARACTERISTICS Certified Organic — ­ Coated with Viking Seed coating (OMRI-approved) CRM

ATTRIBUTE

HEAT UNITS

N&S REGION

E&W REGION

PLANTING POP.

EAR TYPE

HIGH POP.

EMERG.

O.99-79P

79

PURE

1940

1

E,C,W

Med-High

Semi-Flex

7

8

O.87-80

80

1950

1

E,C,W

Med-High

Semi-Flex

8

7

O.58-85UP

85

2140

1

E,C,W

Low-High

Flex

8

7

HYBRID

ULTRA-PURE

O.45-88P

88

PURE

2190

1,2

E,C,W

Med-High

Flex

8

8

New O.52-89UP

89

ULTRA-PURE

2230

1,2

E,C,W

Med-High

SemiFlex

8

8

O.98-91UP

91

ULTRA-PURE

2290

1,2

C,W

Med-High

Flex

7

7

O.31-91P

91

PURE

2300

1,2

E,C,W

Low-High

Flex

8

8

New O.62-93UP

93

ULTRA-PURE

2320

2,3

E,C,W

Med-High

Semi-Flex

9

8

O.84-95UP

95

ULTRA-PURE

2450

2,3,4

E,C,W

Med-High Semi-Fixed

9

7

O.52-96P

96

PURE

2460

2,3,4

E,C,W

Med-High

Semi-Flex

8

7

O.45-97UP

97

ULTRA-PURE

2470

3,4

E,C,W

Med-High

Semi-Flex

8

8

O.85-00P

100

PURE

2510

3,4

E,C,W

Med-High

Semi-Flex

8

8

O.69-01P

101

PURE

2520

3,4,5

E,C

Med-High

Flex

8

8

New O.FODDER

103

PURE

2520

3,4,5

E,C

Med-High

Flex

8

8

O.55-02UP

102

ULTRA-PURE

2530

3,4,5

E,C,W

Low-High

Flex

7

7

O.46-02P

102

PURE

2530

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med-High

Semi-Flex

8

8

O.51-04PGS

104

PURE Grain / Silage

2600

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med-High

Flex

8

7

O.18-06UP

106

PURE

2620

4,5,6

E,C,W

Med-High Semi-Fixed

8

8

O.48-08PGS

108

PURE Grain / Silage

2650

5,6

E,C,W

Med-High

Flex

8

8

New O.72-09P

109

PURE

2670

5,6

E,C,W

Med-High

Semi-Flex

8

7

O.82-14PGS

114

PURE Grain / Silage

2855

5,6+

E,C,W

Low-High

Flex

7

8

Untreated — Seed may be coated with Viking Seed coating (OMRI-approved) or may be raw (untreated). CRM

ATTRIBUTE

HEAT UNITS

N&S REGION

E&W REGION

PLANTING POP.

EAR TYPE

HIGH POP.

EMERG.

42-92PGS UNT

92

PURE Grain / Silage

2260

1,2,3

E,C,W

Med-High

Semi-Flex

9

8

51-95UP UNT

95

UTRA-PURE

2450

2,3,4

E,C,W

Med-High

SemiFixed

9

7

79-00P UNT

100

PURE

2500

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med-High

Flex

9

9

51-04PGS UNT

104

2600

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med-High

Flex

8

7

48-08P UNT

108

2650

5,6

E,C,W

Med-High

Flex

8

8

78-11P UNT

111

2750

4,5,6

E,C

Low-High

Flex

7

8

HYBRID

4

PURE Grain / Silage PURE Grain / Silage PURE

ALBERT LEA SEED ORGANIC SEED CATALOG


OUR NUMBERING SYSTEM

O

O = ORGANIC

60

MATURITY #: 01 = 101-Day CRM SPECIAL CHARACTERISTIC:

01

P = Viking “Pure” Non-GMO Seed Corn UP = Viking “Ultra-Pure” Non-GMO Seed Corn GS = Dual Purpose Hybrids for Grain or Silage UNT = Untreated

ASSIGNED NUMBER

EARLY GROWTH

NCLB TOL.

ANTHRACNOSE TOL.

DROUGHT TOL.

FALL STALK STRENGTH

ROOT STRENGTH

PLANT HT.

TEST WT.

DRY DOWN

SILAGE POTENTIAL

COB COLOR

8

7

7

7

7

7

9

8

6

8

White

7

7

7

8

7

8

7

8

9

7

Red

7

7

7

8

7

8

7

8

7

7

Pink

8

7

8

8

7

8

8

8

8

8

Red

8

7

7

7

8

8

7

7

7

7

Red

7

8

7

9

8

7

7

7

8

7

Red

8

7

8

8

8

7

9

8

7

8

Pink

8

7

7

7

8

8

8

7

7

7

Red

7

8

7

8

8

9

7

8

8

6

Red

8

8

9

8

8

8

7

8

7

7

Red

8

8

8

7

8

8

8

8

7

8

Red

8

8

8

8

9

8

7

6

8

6

Red

8

7

7

7

8

7

8

7

6

9

Red

8

7

7

7

8

7

8

7

NA

9

Red

7

7

7

7

7

7

8

8

7

7

Red

8

8

7

7

8

8

8

8

7

7

Red

8

7

8

7

7

8

8

7

8

9

Pink

8

8

8

8

8

8

7

8

8

7

Red

8

9

8

8

8

9

8

7

6

9

Red

7

7

7

7

8

8

8

7

7

7

Red

8

8

7

8

8

7

9

7

6

9

Red

EARLY GROWTH

NCLB TOL.

ANTHRACNOSE TOL.

DROUGHT TOL.

FALL STALK STRENGTH

ROOT STRENGTH

PLANT HT.

TEST WT.

DRY DOWN

SILAGE POTENTIAL

COB COLOR

8

8

7

8

8

8

8

8

7

9

Red

7

8

7

8

8

9

7

8

8

6

Red

9

ID

ID

7

8

8

8

7

9

8

Red

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

7

8

9

Pink

8

9

8

8

8

9

8

7

6

9

Red

8

ID

ID

7

8

8

8

10

6

6

Red

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Organic CORN SEED O.99-79P

New O.52-89UP

FAST-EMERGENCE AND TALL FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

NEXT JUMP IN PERFORMANCE

79-DAY CRM • Excellent emergence and early vigor for fast canopy • Proven field-tested 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

89-DAY CRM • Well adapted to move east to west with strong yield in the north • Excellent overall plant health and good choice for late or replant south of zone • Outstanding tolerance to Goss’s wilt • Strong emergence and early vigor leading to very good stalks and roots • Late season intactness and staygreen allows for a wide harvest window

O.87-80 EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL FOR EARLY CORN 80-DAY CRM • Proven, widely-adapted Organic Hybrid • Very good yield potential in its zone of adaptation • Good drought tolerance • Good stalks and roots in maturity zone • Excellent drydown in the fall • Best performance at higher populations on medium to heavy soils

O.58-85UP

O.98-91UP CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE ON TOUGH GROUND 91-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

O.31-91P

AVAILABLE AS:

EXCELLENT EMERGENCE, WIDELY ADAPTED

EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL

91-DAY CRM • Very good yields over varying populations • Good staygreen, late-season intactness and ability to move south as an early hybrid • Healthy, medium-tall plant with good silage potential • Very good drought stress tolerance, suited for all soil types • Related hybrid to our Viking O.45-88P

85-DAY CRM • Slightly earlier single-cross version of O.45-88P • 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 • Has made Grain Millers’ list of accepted hybrids

New O.62-93UP SHOWY PLANT ALL SEASON LONG

O.45-88P VERSATILE AND WIDELY ADAPTED 88-DAY CRM • Very good yield potential • Early flowering hybrid with very good grain test weight • Healthy, moves south for late planting better than O.58-85 • Strong emergence and early-season growth • Semi-flex ear, strongest yields at medium to high populations • Good dual-purpose potential for grain or silage especially in the north

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ALBERT LEA SEED ORGANIC SEED CATALOG

93-DAY CRM • Excellent fall intactness allows for a wide harvest window • Girthy semi-flex ears show good response to a range of planting populations • Strong agronomics, including excellent emergence and early season vigor • Good adaptation moving south, with best performance in zone and north on medium to heavy soils


O.84-95UP

O.85-00P

BEST SELLING 95-DAY ORGANIC GRAIN HYBRID

2ND PLACE, 232 BUSHELS, IA 2019 NORTH FIRST SUMMARY! (AS VIKING 52-00)

95-DAY CRM • The best all-around 95-day organic grain hybrid we sell • Medium-height hybrid; very good stalk and root strength • Good overall plant health and very good test weight • Drought-stress tolerant • 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

100-DAY CRM • Consistently good yield performance • Related to Viking O.84-95UP • Excellent 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

O.52-96P

O.69-01P

TOUGH HYBRID, HIGHER YIELDS 96-DAY CRM • Strong emergence, suitable for reduced tillage operations • Very good root and stalk strength • Excellent plant health, including resistance to Anthracnose stalk rot • Good drought tolerance • Related hybrid to our O.84-95UP

GRAIN? SILAGE? TAKE YOUR PICK 101-DAY CRM • Bred for consistent performance under organic farming conditions • Tall healthy plant with very good emergence • Excellent east-west adaptability and southern movement • Best performance at medium to high populations • 69-01P is a very healthy hybrid with a tight husk-cover and may dry down like 104-day hybrid

O.45-97UP

• When utilized as a dual-purpose or silage hybrid, O.69-01P provides excellent tonnage and a wide harvest window

EXCELLENT EMERGENCE & TOP-END YIELD 97-DAY CRM • Exciting yield potential, good complement to our O.84-95UP • Vigorous, healthy, medium-tall plant with good dual-purpose potential • 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.98-98P HIGH-YIELDING ORGANIC GENETICS 98-DAY CRM • Medium-tall plants with girthy, flex ears • Healthy plant with above-average emergence • Widely adapted for MN/IA and east across the Corn Belt • Strong performance on all soil types, including poorly drained soil • Very good fall appearance and late season intactness

O.55-02UP LEADING EDGE YIELD POTENTIAL 102-DAY CRM • Exceptional top-end yield on your better soils • 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.46-02P 204 BU. 2-YEAR AVERAGE, IOWA CROP PERFORMANCE TEST, NORTH REGION! 102-DAY CRM • Widely-adapted with 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

TO ORDER CALL: 800.352.5247 OR VISIT ALSEED.COM

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Organic CORN SEED O.51-04PGS

New O.72-09P

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE FOR GRAIN & SILAGE

219 BU. ACROSS 7 LOCATIONS, 2020 VIKING HYBRID TESTING!

104-DAY CRM • Very good yielding, stable grain hybrid for organic fields • Outstanding digestibility and tonnage ratings for silage; superior choice for a dual-purpose hybrid • Good emergence and root strength • Good late-season health, above average height • Best performance on medium to heavy soils with good fertility

109-DAY CRM • Medium-tall hybrid with a wide range of adaptation • Strong roots and stalks • Excellent plant health and integrity; exceptional greensnap tolerance • Excellent yield potential, 10 bushel advantage over O.48-08 in 2019-20 testing

O.18-06UP

VIKING O.82-14PGS

NEW ADDITION TO GRAIN MILLERS LIST OF ACCEPTED HYBRIDS!

TREMENDOUS YIELDS FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

106-DAY CRM • Impressive grain yields in the central and western Corn Belt, with very good dry down • Medium height plant with very good emergence • Strong stalks and roots • Good staygreen & fall intactness allows for a wide harvest window • Above average test weight and grain quality

114-DAY CRM • Tropical genetics, well-adapted to southern Corn Belt • Grain and silage yields competing with best available conventionals • Medium-tall hybrid with above-average emergence • Girthy, flex ears, and very good disease tolerance

VIKING O.48-08PGS OUTSTANDING YIELD AND AGRONOMICS 108-DAY CRM • Excellent emergence & response to high populations and intensive management • Excellent tolerance to Goss’s Wilt, NCLB & GLS • Strong roots and stalks • Good ear-flex and defense for tougher environments

Pictured from L to R: Jake Hansen, Theresa Pedretti, Carl Guadian, Mac Ehrhardt, Brian White, and Matt Helgeson

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ALBERT LEA SEED ORGANIC SEED CATALOG


START WITH PURE SEED. NON-GMO PURITY GUARANTEED

99%

99.9%

NON-GMO GUARANTEED

NON-GMO GUARANTEED

You can’t grow organic corn grain for a specialty market if the seed you plant has levels of GMOs. That’s why Viking offers organic seed guaranteed to be 99% or 99.9% GMO-free.

PLANT THE PUREST ORGANIC SEED ON THE MARKET. CORN HYBRID ZONE MAP WEST (W)

N&S MATURITY ZONE

CENTRAL (C)

EAST (E)

80–90 90–96 96–100 100–105 105–111 111–115 1

2

3

4

5

6

TO ORDER CALL: 800.352.5247 OR VISIT ALSEED.COM

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VIKING ORGANIC

DUAL-PURPOSE G RA I N / S I LAG E H Y B R I D S We test our hybrids, in the field and in 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 Dual-Purpose GS designation.

Why choose Viking Organic Dual-Purpose GS Hybrids? Because grain has energy. Our Dual-Purpose hybrids are exceptionally high-yielding grain hybrids, so you are going to get a lot of grain in your silage—which equates to higher energy. Dual-Purpose GS hybrids have an optimal grain-to-stover ratio and have excellent standability compared to low-lignin specialty silage hybrids.

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ALBERT LEA SEED ORGANIC SEED CATALOG


Organic Grain Hybrids that also Produce Excellent Quality & Tonnage for Silage VIKING ORGANIC DUAL-PURPOSE GRAIN/SILAGE HYBRID PERFORMANCE HYBRID COMPARISON

2020 UMN SILAGE TRIAL

Viking 42-92PGS UNT.

DM TONS

% DM

NDFD 30

MILK/TON

MILK/ACRE

11.2

37.1

36.9

3,159

35,568

10.6

33.7

39.9

3,035

32,017

10.1

41.8

34.3

3,243

32,757

9.8

42.1

34.5

3,182

31,108

12

35.9

37

3,260

39,200

11.8

33.3

39

3,100

36,400

11.9

33.8

37

3,210

38,200

11.2

32.2

39

3,190

36,000

11.5

30.6

40

3,140

36,300

11.3

30.6

39

3,150

35,400

VS. Dairyland DS-4018AM Viking O.45-97UP VS. Dairyland DS3715AM Viking O.51-04PGS VS.

2020 UW SILAGE TRIAL

Masters Choice MC 5790 Viking O.48-08PGS VS. Masters Choice MCT5851 Viking O.82-14PGS VS. Dairyland DS-5279Q

VIKING 42-92PGS UNT

VIKING O.48-08PGS

OUTSTANDING DUAL-PURPOSE GENETICS • UNTREATED

OUTSTANDING YIELD AND AGRONOMICS

92-DAY CRM • Impressive performance across varying soil types, planting populations, and environmental conditions • Very good seedling vigor for early planting • Medium-tall plant that has tested very well as a dual-purpose silage hybrid

108-DAY CRM • Excellent emergence & response to high populations and intensive management • Excellent tolerance to Goss’s Wilt, NCLB & GLS • Strong roots and stalks

VIKING O.51-04PGS

VIKING O.82-14PGS

ONE HYBRID TO DO IT ALL? THIS ONE IS IT!

TREMENDOUS YIELDS FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

104-DAY CRM • Outstanding digestibility and tonnage ratings for silage; superior choice for dual-purpose hybrid • Trial winner in universities across the Midwest! • Good stalks and roots, and above-average height • Best performance on medium- to heavy-textured soils; avoid coarse sands

• Good ear-flex and defense for tougher environments

114-DAY CRM • Tropical genetics, well-adapted to southern Corn Belt • Grain and silage yields competing with best available conventionals • Medium-tall hybrid with above-average emergence • Girthy, flex ears, and very good disease tolerance

TO ORDER CALL: 800.352.5247 OR VISIT ALSEED.COM

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Organic CORN SEED COATING ORGANIC VIKING SEED PRE-APPLIED TREATMENTS All Viking Organic Corn comes pre-coated with SoilBiotics® 1R and SabrEx® Root Innoculant. SoilBiotics® 1R is a carbon-based humic acid that allows for improved cold germination and emergence. SabrEx® Root Innoculant is a proprietary mixture of Trichoderma and Mycorrhizal Fungi that aids in plant rooting, nutrient and water uptake.

CUSTOM SEED TREATMENT OPTION*

New

Introducing BIOST® Seed Treatment Platform for Viking Organic Corn. This treatment option includes a broad portfolio of highly effective and proven biological seed treatments:

Available as a custom treatment on all organic and untreated Viking Hybrids • 12-unit minimum

• BIOST® EPA registered Nematicide and Fungicide 100 for added protection from nemotodes and soil-dwelling insect pests

• Orders must be placed by March 1, 2022 • Seed and treatment must be paid in full before treating

• Amplitude ST EPA registered fungicide for protection of soilborne fungal pathogens

• Custom-treated seed cannot be returned

• BIOST® VPH Organic 9.0 BioStimulant

This product is OMRI approved but carries restrictions for use. Grower should get treatment approved by organic certifier prior to purchasing.

*

VIKING CLOSE-OUT CORN / VALUE PRICE Save on hybrids we’re removing from inventory! Germination tested January 2022 with minimum of 93% warm, 85% cold.

HYBRID

CRM

ATTRIBUTE

COATING

# OF BAGS

BAG WEIGHT/SIZE

PRICE

O.88-91UP

91

Ultra-Pure

1R + SabrEx

27

57# RD

$195

O.52-96P

96

Pure

1R + SabrEx

100+

32# FL

$210

O.31-99

99

1R + SabrEx

41

32# FL

$175

O.35-00LFY

100

Leafy

1R + SabrEx

35

34# FL

$185

O.85-00P

100

Pure

1R + SabrEx

100+

31-34# FL

$210

79-00 Unt.

100

Pure

1R + SabrEx

160

42# RD, 50# FL

$145

O.46-02P

102

Pure

1R + SabrEx

100+

33.9# FL

$210

O.68-06

106

1R + SabrEx

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63# RD, 37# FL

$175

NO RETURNS: ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

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Organic O.P. CORN & SWEET CORN ORGANIC & UNTREATED SWEET CORN Planting Organic Sweet Corn

New MY FAIR LADY (SE) 78 DAY

Plant sweet corn seed into warm soil (at leasr 65-75 degrees F) at 1” depth. Early planting into cool, wet soils can result in poor germination and plant disease.

ORGANIC • SUGAR ENHANCED

• Sweet and tender full season bi-color hybrid • Selected for excellent performance under organic conditions • Characterized by long slender ears and moderate height • Developed by Dr. Bill Tracy of University of Wisconsin

BI-COLOR SWEET CORN

TEMPTRESS (SE-SU-SH2) 70 DAY CONVENTIONAL, UNTREATED • SYNERGISTIC

ENCHANTED (SH2) 78 DAY

• Best in class quality; Grower’s choice for early maturity • Excellent emergence and early vigor; specially selected for good emergence under organic field conditions • Large, attractive ear

CONVENTIONAL, UNTREATED • SUPERSWEET

• Showy bi-color with plump ears, excellent taste and texture • Juicy sweet from field to table • Developed by Seneca Vegetable Research • Isolate from other sweet corn varieties (se, su, tsw)

ALLURE (SE-SU-SH2) 75 DAY ORGANIC • SYNERGISTIC

• Adaptable and attractive mid-season • 8” ears with consistently 16-18 rows per ear and great tip fill • Tall healthy plant for ease of harvest • Holds up great for processing and freezing

LUSCIOUS (TSW) 75 DAY CONVENTIONAL, UNTREATED • SYNERGISTIC

• Proven hybrid on organic ground; excellent eating • Deep kerneled and delicious is a frequent comment • Good cold-soil germination compared to other organic/ untreated varieties • Attractive plant, good husk cover • 16-18 kernel rows, 8” ears

OPEN-POLLINATED CORN MN 13

ORGANIC E-95

95 - 100 DAY MATURITY • Yellow dent open-pollinated variety • Originated from the U of MN around the 1880s • Minnesota farmers sold MN 13 for moonshine to hedge against the Great Depression • 8’ height, 7 ½ inch ears, 12-18 straight kernel rows • Good standing

94 - 97 DAY MATURITY • Improved variety selected in WI for yield and standability • Excellent for silage • Has yielded 118-146 bu/a

ORGANIC REBELLION 110 - 115 DAY MATURITY • Yellow dent corn from breeder Frank Kutka • Traditional open-pollinated nutritional value with potential to yield with modern hybrids • Carries the Ga1s allele, making it resistant to cross pollination from other varieties, including GMO corn • Very vigorous, consistently has two+ ears per stalk • Must be kept isolated from popcorn fields

ORGANIC BLOODY BUTCHER 120 DAY MATURITY • Old dent-type corn grown since the 1840s • Stalks reach 8 to 12 feet tall • Produces 2 to 6 ears per plant • 8- to 12-inch long ears with striped red or dark red kernels on pink to red cobs • Rich, sweet flavor for flour or corn meal but can be roasted or fried when young

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Organic SOYBEAN SEED SOYBEAN MATURITY GROUP ZONE MAP ZONE MATURITY 1

<0.5 RM

2

0.5 – 1.2 RM

3

1.2 – 2.3 RM

4

2.3 – 3.0 RM

5

3.0 – 3.8 RM

6

3.8 – 4.5 RM

VIKING ORGANIC SOYBEAN CHARACTERISTICS VARIETY O.0645AT*

New O.0821N

RM

EMERG.

HT.

PLANT TYPE

LODGE

PHYT. GENE

PHYT. TOL. (1)

IDC

CYST GENE

CYST TOL.

BROWN STEM ROT

WHITE MOLD (1)

SDS

HILUM

PROTEIN

0.7

7

M

M

6

ID

4

5

ID

ID

ID

ID

ID

Black

Avg

0.8

8

M

MB

7

none

7

7

PI88788

7

6

ID

ID

Brown

Avg

O.1202N

1.2

7

M

MB

7

Rps1k

8

5

PI88788

7

ID

ID

ID

Brown

Above Avg

O.1518N

1.5

8

M

M

8

none

7

7

PI88788

7

7

6

ID

Black

Avg

O.1544AT*

1.5

5

M

MB

7

none

6

7

S

4

ID

ID

ID

Black

Avg

New O.1718N

1.7

8

M

M

7

Rps1k

7

7

PI88788

7

8

7

ID

Brown

Avg

O.1706N

1.7

7

MT

B

5

none

7

5

FT

6

7

8

7

Black

Avg

O.IA1029

1.8

4

M

MB

6

none

ID

ID

S

4

ID

ID

ID

Yellow

Very High

O.N1958

1.9

8

M

MB

7

none

5

7

FT

7

9

ID

7

Black

Very High

O.1955AT*

1.9

7

M

M

7

none

7

4

FT

6

3

6

5

Brown

Avg

O.e1993N

1.9

6

M

MB

8

Rps1k

7

6

PI88788

7

5

ID

6

Imp. Black

Avg

O.2155N

2.1

8

MT

MB

7

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

8

7

8

Brown

Avg

O.2244AT*

2.2

6

M

M

7

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

ID

ID

ID

Mixed

Avg

O.2418N

2.4

8

M

MB

7

Rps1c

7

7

PI88788

7

ID

ID

ID

Black

Avg

O.2188AT12N*

2.5

6

MT

MB

5

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

5

5

5

Yellow

Above Avg

O.2702

2.7

7

MT

B

7

ID

ID

ID

FT

ID

ID

ID

ID

Brown

Avg

O.IA3054RA12

3.0

5

M

M

7

none

ID

5

S

4

ID

ID

ID

Yellow

Very High

3.1

8

M

M

7

Rps1k

7

7

PI88788

7

ID

ID

ID

Black

Avg

New O.3118N*

(1) 9 = Excellent, 5 = Avg, 1 = Poor, ID = Insufficient Data

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(2) T = Tall, M = Medium, S = Short

ALBERT LEA SEED ORGANIC SEED CATALOG

(3) B = Bush, M = Medium, T = Thin

(5) FT = Field Tolerance, S = Susceptible

*Aphid Tolerant variety


VIKING 0.0654AT

VIKING O.1544AT

EARLY SOYBEAN WITH APHID RESISTANCE

CONSISTENT YIELDS, APHID RESISTANCE

MATURITY: GROUP 0.7

MATURITY: GROUP 1.5

Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• Rag1 aphid-tolerance gives good protection against soybean aphids • Solid yielding genetics in-zone or suitable for use as a short-season or replant soybean further south • Avoid high pH soils or fields with a history of Phytophthora root rot

New VIKING 0.0821N MATURITY: GROUP 0.8 End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• Out-yielded MN 0810 in 2019 & 2020 across all locations • Keeps it’s plant height and bushiness moving south of zone (for late or re-plant) • Great emergence and standability • Good cyst bean with strong IDC tolerance

• Rag1 aphid-tolerance gives good protection against soybean aphids • Better field IDC tolerance than O.1955AT • Below-average height soybean with excellent standability • Slower-emerging variety • Avoid fields with a history of cyst nematodes

OUTSTANDING YIELDS AND AGRONOMICS MATURITY: GROUP 1.5 Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• 3rd place, 66 bu. U. WI North Central trials • Medium-stature, 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

New VIKING O.1718N

VIKING O.1202N BUSHY, HIGH-YIELDING; GOOD DEFENSE MATURITY: GROUP 1.2 Hilum: Brown Protein: Above Average Seed Size: Large

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

VIKING O.1518N

VERY HIGH YIELDS, GREAT SOUTHERN MOVEMENT Hilum: Brown Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• 70 bu. 3-year average U. WI North Central trials • Rps1k gene for Phytophthora, PI88788 gene for cyst nematodes • Good standing and bushy plant type makes this bean competitive with weeds

EARLY ELITE GENETICS MATURITY: GROUP 1.7 Hilum: Brown Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• Excellent standing, with good branching capability • Great emergence • Outstanding defensive characteristics including tolerance to white mold, brown stem rot, and iron chlorosis • Very good yield across years and locations

TO ORDER CALL: 800.352.5247 OR VISIT ALSEED.COM

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Organic SOYBEAN SEED VIKING O.1706N

VIKING O.1955AT

CONSISTENT CUSTOMER FAVORITE

APHID TOLERANCE & CONSISTENT YIELDS

MATURITY: GROUP 1.7

MATURITY: GROUP 1.9

Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• Widely adapted, excellent emergence • Cyst-resistant soybean with good all-around defense (PI88788) • Very good field tolerance to Phytophthora, MR to BSR, and MT to white mold • Medium-tall, bushy plant suitable for wide rows; competitive with weeds

• Rag1 aphid-tolerance provides aphid protection • Medium height, medium plant type • Has done well in northern IA, MN, WI • Good field tolerance to Phytophthora • Avoid fields with a history of BSR and white mold

O.IA1029**

EXCELLENT 2-YEAR PERFORMANCE IN OUR ORGANIC SOYBEAN TRIALS!

WELL KNOWN, YELLOW-HILUM, FOOD-GRADE MATURITY: GROUP 1.8 Hilum: Yellow Protein: Very High Seed Size: Large

End Use: Food Grade Bag Size: 50 lbs.

• Competitive yields for an early food-grade • Med-height, med-bushy plant suitable for wide rows; competitive with weeds • Tested 44% protein in 2020 • License required before seed delivery

MATURITY: GROUP 1.9 Hilum: Imperfect Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• Selected for performance on organic farms • Medium-bush plant, well adapted to wide rows and organic production • Excellent standing • Strong defensive characteristics; resistant to SCN, BSR, PRR

VIKING O.2155N

O.N1958

CONSISTENTLY 5 BUSHELS BETTER THAN O.2265!

NAVITA=OUTSTANDING FEED

MATURITY: GROUP 2.1

MATURITY: GROUP 1.9 Hilum: Black Protein: High+ Seed Size: Medium

O.E1993N

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• Bred for superior animal feed • Competitive yields and good all-around defense • Extremely high protein (43-44%) • Low anti-nutritional (raffinose & stachyose) • Trials show significantly improved feed efficiency • Heat treatment required for non-ruminant feeding to break down trypsin inhibitors

Hilum: Brown Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• 79 bu. 2-year U. WI Southern Trials! (2019-2020) • 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 • Has matured similar to a 2.2-2.3 RM

**LICENSE REQUIRED: IA1029 • 2188AT12N • IA3054RA12 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 O.2244AT

VIKING O.2702

APHID TOLERANCE, HIGH YIELDS

WIDELY ADAPTED, OUTSTANDING YIELDS

MATURITY: GROUP 2.2

MATURITY: GROUP 2.7 Hilum: Brown Protein: Average Seed Size: Average

Hilum: Mixed Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

End Use: Feed Bag Size: 140M

• Stacked Rag 1 and Rag 2 aphid tolerance genetics • Beat O.2265 by 5 bushels in 2019 trials • Very good standing, attractive at harvest time • Cyst resistant with very good IDC tolerance

• 87 bu. 2020 U. WI Southern Soybean Trial! • Topped replicated trials in ’17, ’18 & 2019 • Out-yielded Viking O.2188AT by 4 bu. in 2019 • Medium-tall, bushy plant

VIKING O.2418N

O.IA3054RA12**

HIGH YIELDS AND SOUND AGRONOMICS

YELLOW HILUM, VERY HIGH PROTEIN

MATURITY: GROUP 2.4

MATURITY: GROUP 3.0

Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

Hilum: Yellow Protein: High Seed Size: Large

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• True food-type soybean with tremendous yield potential • Widely accepted in the food industry and very marketable. Will routinely make 42% contracts • Stacked Rag 1 and Rag 2 aphid-tolerant genetics • Very good yields • Shorter and better standing vs. Viking O.2188AT

• 79 bu. 2-year U. WI Southern Trials! (2019-2020) • Widely adapted across the Midwest • Good standing, medium-bush plant • Rps1k gene for excellent Phytophthora protection

VIKING O.2188AT12N** A ‘WHOLE PACKAGE’ YELLOW-HILUM SOYBEAN

New VIKING O.3118N

MATURITY: GROUP 2.5 Hilum: Yellow Protein: Above Average Seed Size: Large

End Use: Food Grade Bag Size: 50 lbs.

VERY HIGH YIELDS AND GOOD AGRONOMICS

End Use: Feed & Food Grade Bag Size: 140M

MATURITY: GROUP 3.1

• Consistent high yields on farms and in trials • Accepted food soybean, often meets 42% protein contracts • Stacked Rag1 and Rag2 aphid-tolerant genetics • 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

Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• Excellent yield performance in 2019 & 2020 trials • Medium-bush plant with above average height • Excellent emergence and good standing • Cyst-nematode resistance, Rps1K gene for Phytophthora

Organic Viking O.2155N Soybeans, McNulty Farms, Black River Falls, Wisconsin

TO ORDER CALL: 800.352.5247 OR VISIT ALSEED.COM

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Organic ALFALFA ORGANIC VIKING 5200 BRAND* HIGH YIELD & FAST RECOVERY • Fall Dormancy 5 alfalfa with good winter survival rating (WSI = 2.5) • Best adapted for the I-80 corridor and south • High yield and fast recovery after cutting • Superior forage quality • Strong disease package (30/30 DRI) • Performs well in a wide variety of soils (good saline tolerance) • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

New ORGANIC VIKING 444LH

BRAND* ALFALFA AVAILABLE AS:

BEST LEAFHOPPER ALFALFA, ORGANIC! • Very high yielding alfalfa with best available potato leafhopper resistance • Excellent forage quality • Fast regrowth after cutting. Suitable for 4- to 5-cut systems • Strong winter survival in the Upper Midwest (1.5 WSI) • UltraPure alfalfa seed guaranteed to be 99.9% free of GMO’s • Excellent disease resistance package • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

New ORGANIC VIKING 320LH/AP

BRAND* ALFALFA LEAFHOPPER-RESISTANT VARIETY WITH FIRST-IN-CLASS DISEASE RATING • UltraPure Alfalfa seed guaranteed to be 99.9% free of GMO’s • Premium-quality alfalfa with good resistance to potato leafhoppers • Excellent disease rating (34/35 DRI), Resistance to Aphanomyces race 2 • High-yielding variety, fast establishment, quick recovery • Excellent persistence on wetter soils • Strong winter survival score (WSI=1.9) • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

New ORGANIC VIKING 372HD

BRAND* ALFALFA

ORGANIC VIKING 3800 BRAND* ALFALFA CONSISTENT, VERSATILE AND HIGH YIELDING • Very high-yielding alfalfa (FD=4) with fast recovery • Excellent quality, well-suited for dairy or beef cows • Very good disease resistance (29/30 DRI) • Best suited for 3- or 4-cut systems • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

ORGANIC VIKING 340M BRAND* ALFALFA HIGH LEAF-TO-STEM RATIO • High-quality, FD3, multi-leaf alfalfa • Good all-around disease resistance (27/30 DRI) • Very good yields and quick recovery in a 3-cut system • Good choice for all classes of livestock • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

ORGANIC MATRIX CREEPING ALFALFA GRAZING TYPE ALFALFA WITH GOOD DISEASE RESISTANCE • 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)

ORGANIC CHARGER BRAND* ALFALFA FASTEST ESTABLISHMENT • Fast establishment and fast recovery after cutting adds up to exceptional yield first and second year • Excellent choice for one- or two-year hay rotations • Flemish variety produced in South Dakota • Very winter hardy, limited disease resistance • Good fit as a 1-year plowdown alfalfa • Inoculated with Prevail (OMRI)

AVAILABLE AS:

BEST YIELD AND QUALITY AVAILABLE • UltraPure Alfalfa seed guaranteed to be 99.9% free of GMO’s • The highest-yielding alfalfa that we sell • Excellent digestibility for best-in-class milk per acre • Very fast regrowth after cutting: well suited for 4- and 5-cut systems • Excellent winter hardiness (WSI=2) • 30/30 disease resistance index to help maximize the life of the stand and your investment • Available as both Pure and as UltraPure seed. • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

ORGANIC HARDY BRAND* ALFALFA ECONOMICAL CHOICE – GREAT PERSISTENCE • Winter-hardy alfalfa variety (WSI=2.2) • 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) *Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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PLANT THE PUREST ALFALFA SEED AVAILABLE. GUARANTEED ALFALFA PURITY OFFERED FOR FIRST TIME IN U.S.

99%

99.9%

NON-GMO GUARANTEED

NON-GMO GUARANTEED

ORGANIC ALFALFA CHARACTERISTICS PHYTO ROOT ROT

APHANOMYCES

VERTIC. ROOT ROT

BACTERIAL WILT

FUSARIUM WILT

ANTHRACNOSE

APHIDS

STEM NEMATODE

30/30

HR

HR Race 1

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

4

29/30

HR

R Race 1

HR

HR

HR

HR

ID

ID

1.9

3.2

34/35

HR

HR Race 1 R Race 2

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

MR

Organic Viking 372HD Brand*

2

4

30/30

HR

HR Race 1

HR

HR

HR

HR

R

R

Organic Viking 3800 Brand*

2.1

4

29/30

HR

R Race 1

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

R

Organic Viking 340M Brand*

2

3

27/30

R

R Race 1

HR

HR

HR

R

R

Organic Matrix

2

2.5

25/30

R

R Race 1

MR

HR

R

HR

R

Organic Charger Brand*

2.2

3

ID

S

S Race 1

Organic Hardy Brand*

2.2

2

11/30

S

S

S

MR

R

S

VARIETY

WSI

FD

DRI

Organic Viking 5200 Brand*

2.5

5

Organic Viking 444LH Brand*

1.5

Organic Viking 320LH Brand*

TRAFFIC TOL.

X

OUR ALFALFAS AND CLOVERS MAY BE COATED WITH ONE OF THESE OMRI-LISTED INOCULANTS OR COATINGS

APEXTM GREEN HYDROLOC

PRE-VAILTM

NITRO-COATTM

Encapsulates each seed in a mix of micronutrients, (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.

Clay-based pre-inoculant improves early seedling vigor through increased root development and excellent nodulation for higher yields. Contains high levels of rhizobia for nitrogen fixation (100 million viable cells per gram) and Azospirillum bacteria to promote plant growth.

Contains a multi-strain, crop-specific rhizobium blend to provide maximum nodulation, stand establishment and yield potential. Helps attract soil moisture to the seed, ensuring quick stand establishment.

TO ORDER CALL: 800.352.5247 OR VISIT ALSEED.COM

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Organic SMALL GRAIN SEED ORGANIC OATS ORGANIC SUMO OATS

ORGANIC DEON OATS

• Variety developed specifically for organic operations • Excellent test weight with plump kernels for milling • Very good crown rust resistance • Strong standability, good choice for under seeding • Consistent heavy test weight in MN, IA and SD trialling • Released by SDSU

• High-yielding oats with good test weight • Excellent yield potential • Late maturity, medium-tall height, good standability • Good resistance to crown rust • Not recommended for under seeding forages • Released by U of MN

ORGANIC SADDLE OATS

ORGANIC MORTON OATS

• Strong yield potential ; consistently one of the highest yielding oats in University and on-farm trialling • Early maturing oats with excellent standability • Average crown rust resistance • Average test weight • Good choice for under seeding • Released by SDSU

• Tall, late oats; Good choice for forage or cover cropping • No longer protected by PVP • Average straw strength, can lodge on heavy soils with abundant fertility • Higher yielding than Jerry • Susceptible to Crown Rust • Not recommended for under seeding with forages when taken for grain

ORGANIC REINS OATS

ORGANIC LAKER FORAGE OATS

• Our best choice for under seeding forages/plowdowns • Very heavy test weight and good yield potential • Shorter oats with good standability • Early maturing • Susceptible to crown rust • Released by U of IL

• Tall, late-heading & leafy forage oats; high dry biomass yields • Excellent forage quality, comparable to ForagePlus • High protein and RFQ lead to more milk production • Not recommended for under seeding • Decent standability for forage oats • Seed 3 bu/acre for maximum yield potential

ORGANIC ESKER2020 OATS • Improved version of Esker oats with superior yield potential, test weight and disease resistance • Medium maturity; medium tall height • Very good crown rust resistance • Similar grain characteristics to Esker • Released by UW

ORGANIC STREAKER HULLESS OATS • Heavy test weight and good grain quality • Medium maturity and taller plant type • Good resistance to stem rust and crown rust • Can exhibit up to 5% hulled oats in the field

ORGANIC COVER CROP OATS

New ORGANIC RUSHMORE OATS • New oats genetics from SDSU with excellent yield and test weight • Medium maturity • Medium tall height with good standability • Consistently heavy test weight • Above average crown rust resistance and excellent resistance to BYDV • Released by SDSU

• Economical non-PVP protected oats for cover cropping and forage

PLANTING OATS Oats should be drilled 1’’ to 2’’ deep into a firm seedbed in early spring. Planting rate for grain/forage: 80-110lbs/A (3 bu/A). Planting rate with alfalfa: 48-64 lbs/A (1 1/2 - 2 bu/A). Optimum stands are 1.25 - 1.3 million plants/A.

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ORGANIC OAT CHARACTERISTICS SEED COLOR

MATURITY

HEIGHT

STRAW STRENGTH

Sumo

White

Early

Med

Strong

36.5

4

7

113

109.5

Saddle

White

Early

Med

Very Strong

36

4

5

127.7

126.7

Reins

White

Early

Short

Very Strong

36.1

6

6

133

124.2

Esker2020

Yellow

Med

Med

Strong

33.5

4

6

133

ID

White

Med

Tall

Avg

35

4

4

153

ID

Deon

Yellow

Late

Med-Tall

Strong

35.1

3

4

142.3

134

Morton

White

Late

Tall

Avg

High

Susceptible

ID

ID

ID

Streaker Hulless

NA

Early

Med-Tall

Avg

41.6

5

3

103.7

109.6

Laker Forage Oats

NA

Very Late

Very Tall

ID

ID

ID

ID

NA

NA

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

NA

NA

NA

NA

VARIETY

Rushmore

NEW!

Cover Crop Brand Oats*

TEST WT. CROWN RUST

BYDV

YIELD 2020 AVG. YIELD (BU) 3-YR (BU)

Data from University of Minnesota 2020 statewide averages. Crown Rust & BYDV: 1 = resistant, 9 = susceptible *Variety Not Stated (VNS)

Harvesting Saddle Oats - Fillmore County, MN

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Organic SMALL GRAIN SEED ORGANIC SPRING WHEAT New ORGANIC GLENN SPRING WHEAT

ORGANIC SHELLY SPRING WHEAT • Top-yielding, feed-grade wheat adaptable to variable field conditions • Shorter height with good standability • Good disease resistance package • Later maturing • Average grain protein • Released by U of MN

• Long-time customer favorite wheat with high protein • Excellent scab tolerance and tolerance to leaf & stem rust • Excellent standability and strong straw strength • Good choice for fertile soils or farms located south & east of the usual HRSW growing area • Notoriously hard to thresh

New ORGANIC FBC DYLAN SPRING WHEAT

ORGANIC LANG-MN SPRING WHEAT • Good combination of yield, quality and disease resistance • Excellent quality for milling with high protein and test weight • Very good scab tolerance • Medium-tall height with good standability • Released by U of MN

• Bred for outstanding flavor profile and excellent milling & baking quality for bread-making • Large seed size and lower protein grain • Yields comparable to Glenn in North Dakota testing • Developed by NPSAS in conjunction with their farm breeding club

ORGANIC BOLLES SPRING WHEAT • Highest available grain protein and baking quality among U of MN hard red spring wheat varieties • Direct replacement for Glenn with superior agronomic characteristics • Excellent leaf rust resistance • Medium-late maturity • Above-average standability • Released by U of MN

*Variety Not Stated (VNS)

HARD RED SPRING WHEAT CHARACTERISTICS Avg. Yield 2020 Yield (Bu) 3-Yr (Bu)

Days to Heading

Ht. (in.)

Straw Strength

Test Wt. 2-Yr (lbs/bu)

Avg Protein

Preharvest Sprouting

Leaf Rust

Scab

57.7

35.3

Avg

62

ID

ID

5

3

ID

ID

Lang-MN

58.6

28.9

Strong

60.8

14.9

1

1

3

70.4

72.9

Shelly

58.5

26.3

Avg

59.5

13.9

1

3

4

73.2

75.8

Bolles

59.5

30

Strong

59.2

16.1

1

2

4

66.8

67.8

Med.

Semi Dwarf

Avg

ID

Low

ID

4

ID

ID

ID

Variety Glenn

NEW!

FBC Dylan

NEW!

All data from University of Minnesota 2020. 1=resistant; 9=susceptible. Data on FBC Dylan was provided by the breeder.

PLANTING WHEAT Hard Red Spring Wheat should be drilled 1’’ to 2’’ deep into a firm seedbed in early spring. Planting rate : 120 - 140 lbs/A. Optimum stands are 1.3 to 1.4 million plants/acre.

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ORGANIC BARLEY ORGANIC SIX-ROW SPRING BARLEY

ORGANIC SIX-ROW WINTER BARLEY

ORGANIC QUEST BARLEY

ORGANIC SB151 WINTER BARLEY

• 6-row winter barley with excellent yield potential • Good winter hardiness in zone 5 in 2018, 2019, & 2020 • Plant early (by Sept 15th) for best overwintering potential • Early maturity, medium height • Excellent standability and disease resistance

• Great choice for organic barley grain production • Dual-purpose potential for grain or forage • Best Fusarium Head Blight resistance for 6-row • Higher yielding and better standing than Robust • Medium maturity • Released by U of MN

New ORGANIC MW12 4007-001 WINTER

ORGANIC ROBUST BARLEY

BARLEY

• Farm proven, dual-purpose variety for grain or forage • Medium-tall height with good straw strength • Decent disease resistance • Lower yields vs. Quest but with higher grain protein • Released by U of MN

• New six row winter barley for feed released by UMN • Bred for superior winter hardiness in the upper Midwest • Seed increase field had good winter survival for the past 2 winters near Farmington, MN • Early maturity • Standability deteriorates after maturity; ensure timely harvest

ORGANIC TWO-ROW SPRING BARLEY

TWO-ROW WINTER BARLEY

ORGANIC HAYS BARLEY

LCS VIOLETTA WINTER BARLEY**

• High yielding forage-type barley • Very tall, great for bailing and silage; not suitable for under seeding • Harvest at medium dough stage

CONVENTIONAL, UNTREATED

LCS CALYPSO WINTER BARLEY**

PLANTING BARLEY

CONVENTIONAL, UNTREATED

Barley should be drilled 1’’ to 1 1/2’’ deep into a firm seedbed in early spring. Planting rate: 96 lbs/A (2 bu/A). Optimum stands are 1.25 to 1.3 million plants/A

BARLEY CHARACTERISTICS

Hays (Forage)

2-Row

Late

MedTall

Strong

SB151

6-Row

Early

Med.

Strong

KWS Orbit**

6-Row

Med

Tall

Very Strong

MW12 4007-001

6-Row

Early

Med.

Below Avg.

LCS Calypso**

2-Row

Med

Tall

Avg

LCS Violetta**

2-Row

Early

Short

Very Strong

SPRING WINTER

MALT

Strong

3

85.5

ID

Semi-Smooth Short

12.7

93

8

85.5

91.2

Awnless

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Smooth

ID

ID

ID

ID

ID

ID

ID

94

ID

160

ID

ID

ID

77

3

105

ID

Rough Long

14.7

ID

Avg.

115

101

Rough Long

15.3

ID

Avg.

97

90

35

85

52

12.6

6-Row

Semi-Smooth Short

Robust

FEED

Avg

AVG. 3-YR YIELD (BU)

• • •

34

SCAB

2020 YIELD (BU)

• •

52

6-Row

PLUMP %

• •

Quest

VARIETY

AWNS/ PROTEIN RACHILLA HAIRS %

STRAW STRENGTH

PLANT HT. (IN.)

TYPE

DAYS TO HEADING

FORAGE

USE

All data from University of Minnesota 2020. 1=resistant; 9=susceptible. Winter Barley Data from Cornell University 2020.

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Organic SMALL GRAIN SEED ORGANIC SPRING TRITICALE ORGANIC SPRING TRITICALE* • Economical & high quality spring forage • Tall & leafy • High-quality alternative to barley and spring oat forage • Yields well under tough soil and weather conditions • Mix with spring peas for even higher forage quality

New ORGANIC GUNNER SPRING

TRITICALE • Awnless, forage-specific triticale variety • Excellent tonnage for silage, green chopping or grazing • Can be cut for dry hay if harvested before head emergence • Strong standability and good straw production • Widely adaptable variety to varying soil conditions and geographies

ORGANIC WINTER TRITICALE ORGANIC WINTER TRITICALE* • Economical choice for forage, cover cropping or grain • Should be cut or chopped before it heads out for best forage quality • Plant early for best overwintering potential (same window as winter wheat) • Seed at higher rate for maximum forage quality

ORGANIC TULUS WINTER TRITICALE • German genetics, first time available in the US • Grain-specific, low-ergot variety with excellent yield potential • Good winter hardiness and suitability for variable soils • Outyielded all open-pollinated rye varieties in 2020 U of M statewide testing

ORGANIC FX1001 WINTER TRITICALE • Very high yielding forage triticale • Nearly awnless, <5% awn expression • Tallest and earliest maturing winter triticale • Adaptable to variable growing regions (including dryland)

PLANTING TRITICALE Spring Triticale should be drilled 1” deep into a firm seedbed in early spring. Planting rate: 50-100 lbs/A Winter Triticale should be drilled at 100-120 lbs/ A and ½” to 1-½” deep. *Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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ORGANIC WINTER RYE OPEN-POLLINATED

ORGANIC WINTER RYE* • Economical choice for forage, grain or cover cropping • Northern origin

ORGANIC HAZLET WINTER RYE • Popular Canadian variety • Excellent yield potential • Later maturing • Shorter height, good standability

ORGANIC DANKO WINTER RYE • Polish variety with high yields, heavy test weight and large, plump kernels • Good milling/distilling characteristics for open-pollinated variety • Good winter hardiness and standability • Historically planted in Canada; gaining ground in the US

ORGANIC AROOSTOOK WINTER RYE • Early-heading variety; popular choice for roller-crimper application in organic no-till systems • Very tall variety with good winter hardiness • Will head out earlier than other winter rye varieties • High lodging potential, thinner stems

ORGANIC ND GARDNER WINTER RYE**

• Tall, early-maturing variety that may replace Aroostook • Excellent winter hardiness • Higher seed yields and more biomass vs. Aroostook • Good candidate for no-till rolldown system or forage crop • Released by NDSU

ORGANIC SPOONER WINTER RYE • Tall, early heading winter rye variety • Good field results in the organic no-till roll down system • Tall variety with good standability • Released by UW HYBRID WINTER RYE

ORGANIC KWS TAYO HYBRID RYE** • Next generation, high-yielding hybrid rye genetics • Adapted for feed use, milling and distilling • Excellent standability • Position on heavier soils north of I-90 **License required for purchase. Seed saving of this variety is prohibited.


ORGANIC WINTER WHEAT ORGANIC HARD RED WINTER WHEAT

ORGANIC EXPEDITION HARD RED WINTER WHEAT • The standard for yield, winter hardiness and test weight • Good baking and excellent milling quality • Excellent standing, good choice for high management and fertile soils • Early maturity, medium height • Released by SDSU

ORGANIC SY WOLF HARD RED WINTER WHEAT • Semi-dwarf height with very high yield potential • Maintains green leaves for grain fill under high disease presence • Performs well in all management systems; excels in heavy residue • Excellent disease tolerance, good straw strength, and winter hardiness • Good tillering and drought tolerance

ORGANIC SOFT RED WINTER WHEAT

ORGANIC ERISMAN SOFT RED WINTER WHEAT** • Variety developed for organic producers by U of IL and longtime organic grower Jack Erisman • Early maturing, high yielding and good disease resistance to fusarium head blight and stripe rust • Excellent field and University results in 2020, strong yields, heavy test weight and excellent disease resistance • Very good milling & baking quality grain. Wide adaptability to variable soil types • License required

ORGANIC LCS3334 SOFT RED WINTER WHEAT • 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 • Medium to early maturity; good standing • Excellent tolerance to rust & fusarium head blight

New ORGANIC VIKING 211 HARD RED

WINTER WHEAT • Consistent high yields • Tall & Very good standing. Late heading • Very good test weight • Above average protein • Very good all-around disease tolerance, including excellent tolerance to FHB

Matt Leavitt and Doug Alert in field of Organic Tayo Hybrid Winter Rye for seed production, Hampton, IA

New ORGANIC WARTHOG HARD RED

WINTER WHEAT • Very popular hard red winter wheat for artisan milling/ baking and brewing uses • Superior baking quality and flavor profile • Strong yields and excellent Eastern movement • Heavy test weight and average protein • Susceptible to scab

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Organic SMALL GRAIN SEED ORGANIC SPECIALTY GRAINS PERENNIAL GRAINS

ORGANIC TM23 EINKORN HEIRLOOM SPRING WHEAT • Diploid, the oldest of the ancient wheats • Smallest seed size of the ancient wheat’s • Flavorful grain for value-added milling/baking markets • Not gluten free • Secure a market before planting • Low yielding. Can thrive on poor, marginal soils • Seed 100 lbs/acre early in the spring as you’d seed other small grains. Seed must be hull-on to germinate properly

ORGANIC LUCILLE EMMER HEIRLOOM SPRING WHEAT

New MN CLEARWATER KERNZA® UNTREATED, NON-GMO • North America’s first commercially-viable perennial grain crop, released by the University of Minnesota in partnership with The Land Institute • Larger seed size and seed retention than typical perennial intermediate wheatgrass varieties. Good lodging resistance. • Extensive, deep root system and perennial growth recycles nutrients, sequesters carbon and aids in water infiltration • Will typically produce grain yields for ~2 years with a drop-off in yield in year 3 and onward. • Can be utilized for forage • Grower must be a license holder from The Land Institute to purchase & plant Kernza. No exceptions. • For more information visit kernza.org/growers

• Tetraploid, ancient relative of modern wheat • Large, plump and highly aromatic grain • Commonly called ‘farro’ when dehulled & cooked • Gluten content can vary; higher in protein and antioxidants vs. traditional wheat • Usually has higher mineral content, higher fiber content and a lower glycemic index than modern wheat • Higher yielding than Einkorn • Good disease resistance • Seed 100 lbs/acre early in the spring

ORGANIC TURKEY RED WINTER 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 it’s extensive root system • Rich and complex flavor with excellent baking qualities • Seed 100-120 lbs/acre in the fall during the normal winter wheat window.

New ORGANIC SAMMY WINTER SPELT • Ancient hexaploid relative of wheat • Yields hull-on grain well adapted for feed and artisan milling and baking uses • Grain contains gluten, good protein levels • Average height and good standability • Plant 100 lbs/acre early in the fall in Zone 6 and warmer for best chance of winter survival • Not available until Fall 2022

*Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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Kernza. Photo courtesy of The Forever Green Initiative, University of Minnesota


PEAS & FORAGE MIXTURES ORGANIC DS ADMIRAL PEAS • Tried and true dual-purpose yellow pea with high grain yields and very good tonnage as a forage crop • Upright, tall and better standing than many other varieties • Broadly adapted with consistent above-average yields • Unmatched food-grade quality with near-perfect round shape • Good adaptability to wetter climates and non-traditional pea growing regions • Seed 150 -200 lbs/acre straight for grain

ORGANIC 4010 FORAGE PEAS* • Speckled forage peas that produce significantly more biomass and tonnage vs. grain pea varieties • Excellent forage yields and standability • Not suitable for grain production • Provides exceptional nutrition when chopped in combination with a small grain • Seed 50-100 lbs/acre with 75-100 lbs/acre of small grain for cut forage

ORGANIC AUSTRIAN WINTER PEAS* • Interchangeable with spring peas in cover crop mixes or forage blends • Excellent cold-weather tolerance but will not reliably winter in Zone 6 or colder • Can provide from 90 – 150 lbs nitrogen /acre at full flowering • Withstands temperatures as low as 10°F with minor injury • Sensitive to heat & humidity • Can flower & produce seed if spring-planted • Seed 50-75 lbs/acre

ORGANIC SPRING TRITICALE/4010 PEA MIXTURE* • Mix of 50% spring triticale and 50% 4010 forage peas (by weight) • Excellent forage quality; highest of any of the small grain/pea mixtures • For silage, cut when the triticale is at boot stage to maximize forage value • Can underseed with alfalfa and forages at lower seeding rate • Seed 100-200 lbs/acre in early spring, ~2’’ deep

ORGANIC BARLEY/PEA MIXTURE* • Mix of 60% dual-purpose yellow field peas and 40% good standing barley (by weight) • Excellent animal feed when swathed and combined, with much higher protein than straight small grain • Can be ground & fed direct, no need for roasting or other processing • For silage, cut at barley boot stage to maximize forage value • Can underseed with alfalfa and forages at lower rate • Seed 150 -200 lbs/acre in early spring, ~2’’ deep

ORGANIC SUCCOTASH* • Mix of organic oats, barley and spring wheat • Stands well, good dual purpose potential for hay or grain • Higher protein than straight oats • Swath before combining to allow even grain maturity • Best swathed according to the oats maturity • Seed 80-100 lbs/acre in early spring • Blend 70lbs of 4010 peas with 50lbs of succotash for excellent forage or 70lbs of DS Admiral Peas for animal feed

ORGANIC OAT/4010 PEA MIXTURE* • Mix of 50% tall, good-standing oat and 50% 4010 forage peas (by weight) • Intended for forage or silage only, not suitable for grain • For silage; cut when oats are at boot stage • Can underseed with alfalfa and forages at lower seeding rate • Seed 100-200 lbs/acre in early spring, ~2’’ deep

PLANTING 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! (1.5-3 inches deep) 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.

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Organic CLOVER ORGANIC RED CLOVER ORGANIC MEDIUM RED CLOVER* • Multi-cut red clover • Better than alfalfa on low-pH soils • Quick to establish • Excellent choice for forage production or plowdown/green manure crop • Seed 12 lbs/A alone or 2-5 lbs/A in mixtures • Inoculated with Prevail (OMRI)

ORGANIC MANITOBA MEDIUM RED CLOVER* • Improved organic red clover with equivalent winter hardiness to Arlington • More persistent and longer lived than VNS medium red clover • Good disease resistance to root and crown rots • Adapted to many soil types, growing conditions, and climates • Seed 8-12 lbs/A alone or 2-5 lbs/A in a mixture • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

New ORGANIC RUBY RED MEDIUM

RED CLOVER* • Highest yielding medium red clover we sell! • 1st Place in 2018 Pennsylvania State varietal trial with a total of 7.73 ton per acre in three cuts • Excellent persistence and disease resistance • Fast drying and high forage quality • Fast establishment and rapid recovery after cutting • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

New ORGANIC ANNABELLE MEDIUM

RED CLOVER • Persistent, leafy and high yielding red clover • Excellent forage yield for silage, grazing or haying. Wide harvest window • Excellent persistence in northern climates , often lasting 3-4+ years • Bred in WI for maximum applicability in the upper Midwest • Very good disease resistance package

ORGANIC WHITE CLOVER ORGANIC RIVENDELL WHITE CLOVER • Small-leafed grazing clover • Great companion for aggressive pasture grasses • Very good winter hardiness and persistence • Very good tolerance to close grazing or cutting • Excellent disease resistance • Seed 6-8 lbs/A alone, 1-3 lbs/A in a mixture • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

New ORGANIC WHITE CLOVER* • Ladino type white clover • Tall plant with large leaves • Great choice for grazing or as a living mulch • Seed 6-8 lbs/A alone, 1-3 lbs/A in a mixture • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

ALICE GRAZING WHITE CLOVER CONVENTIONAL NON-GMO, OMRI-COATED • Excellent grazing tolerance • An improved variety of Ladino white clover with large leaves growing up to 12” high • Very winter hardy and quick to establish • Great for grazing • Excellent production with pasture and grasses • Seed 6-8 lbs/A alone, 1-3 lbs/A in a mixture • Coated with Nitro-Coat Organic (OMRI)

ORGANIC ALSIKE CLOVER ORGANIC ALSIKE CLOVER* • Very productive and fast-establishing • Great fit for poorly drained soils • Handles low pH soils (down to 5) • Seed 10 lbs alone or 3 lbs in mixtures • Inoculated with Prevail (OMRI)

• Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

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*Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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Organic Ruby Red Clover production field at 40% bloom, Crivitz WI


Organic SUMMER ANNUAL FORAGES ORGANIC SORGHUM-SUDANGRASS

OTHER ORGANIC SUMMER ANNUAL FORAGES

Planting Sorghum-Sudangrass:

ORGANIC VIKING O-510 BMR SUDANGRASS*

20-40 lbs/acre drilled, 25-45 lbs/acre broadcast Use high end of the rate for finer stems and faster drydown. ¾” to 1 ½” deep. Late-May – early July (soil temps 62°F+)

• Brown midrib (BMR gene 6) • Much higher quality forage compared to Piper sudangrass • Thin stemmed and fast drydown makes it a great choice in areas that have trouble putting sorghum-sudan up as dry hay • Ready to harvest in 45 to 55 days • Reaches boot stage in about 60 days • Improved overall disease resistance • Very heat and drought stress tolerant • Drill 20-30 lbs/acre 3/4” to 1 ½” deep. Use higher end of seed rate for dry hay.

ORGANIC VIKING O-200 BMR SORGHUM-SUDANGRASS* • Brown midrib (BMR gene 6), reduced lignin for improved digestibility and daily gain • Tillers profusely and has dry stalk trait for quick dry-down • Fine, sweet stalk for high palatability • Best sorghum-sudangrass choice for haying • Early maturing variety, usually ready to cut in 40-50 days

ORGANIC JAPANESE MILLET*

ORGANIC VIKING O-210 BMR SORGHUM-SUDANGRASS* • Brown midrib (BMR gene 6) juicy stalk • Early maturing variety usually ready to harvest in 40-55 days. • Reaches boot stage in about 60 days • Widely adaptable, good drought resistance tolerance • Excellent early-season growth and recovery following harvest • Plant no deeper than 1” (smaller seeded than other varieties)

ORGANIC VIKING O-225 BMR SORGHUM-SUDANGRASS* • Brown midrib (BMR gene 12), juicy stalk • Matures 30-45 days later than Viking 200 for a wider harvest window of high quality leaves before reaching boot stage • Harvest window wider than for other SxS hybrids; between 40 and 90 days • Excellent tillering, regrowth, and recovery following harvest • Excellent drought resistance tolerance • Great choice for grazing

• Upright, warm-season annual with rapid growth in adequate moisture and fertility • Cut 2-3 times if planted June 1 • Forage protein 14-20% if cut before heading • No danger of prussic acid poisoning • Tolerant to wet soils and will survive short period of standing water • Seed 25-35lbs/A, ½” to 1” deep

TEFF GRASS* CONVENTIONAL NON-GMO, OMRI-COATED • Summer annual with highest forage quality and quickest drydown of warm-season annual grasses • Mineral content high in calcium and iron • No danger of prussic acid poisoning • Attractive green color important for premium hay market • Adaptable to most soil types with few disease and pest problems • Can interseed into thin alfalfa stands • Seed 8-12 lbs coated seed/acre 1/8” to ¼” deep into extremely firm seed bed. Roll after seeding.

VIKING 232 BMR BRACHYTIC DWARF SORGHUM-SUDANGRASS* UNTREATED, NON-GMO • Brown midrib (BMR gene 6), dry stalk, medium maturity • Brachytic dwarfing gene improves 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 • First cut in 40-50 days.

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Organic GRASS & GRASS/LEGUME MIXTURES 100% ORGANIC 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.

90%

5% 5%

Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 18-20 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep.

Organic 3800 Alfalfa Organic Tall Fescue

Organic Orchardgrass

20%

10%

ORGANIC PASTURE MIX Mixture of improved grasses well suited for use for grazing and cutting. Mix in organic clover or alfalfa to increase digestibility and for nitrogen fixation.

10% 20%

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.

20%

20%

Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25

Organic Meadow Bromegrass*

Organic Perennial Ryegrass

Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre straight or 5-25 lbs/acre with a legume or legume mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep.

Organic Meadow Fescue

Organic Climax Timothy

Organic Festulolium

Organic Annual Ryegrass*

ORGANIC HAY MIX Mixture of improved cool season grasses well suited as an alfalfa companion. Adds digestible fiber to hay, maximizes yield potential, and reduces insect pressure. 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. 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 in. to ½ in. deep.

40%

15%

15% 15%

15% Organic Tall Fescue

Organic Timothy

Organic Meadow Bromegrass*

Organic Luxor Orchardgrass

Organic Meadow Fescue All mixes subject to change based on availability.

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*Variety Not Stated (VNS)


100% ORGANIC MIXTURES 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. Hay mixes including festulolium or ryegrass will dry more slowly than those with other grass species. Best Use: Interseed into existing hay field or pasture.

15%

15%

Management: Not for long-term pasture or hay production. Slower to dry than alfalfa when cut for dry hay.

Organic Festulolium

Planting Date: April - May

Organic Italian Ryegrass

Seeding: 10 to 30 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep.

Organic Orchardgrass

A diverse mixture of improved legumes & grasses to maximize gain and improve production for ruminant livestock. No need for a cover crop; annual ryegrass acts as the companion crop.

Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 20-25 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep.

Organic Perennial Ryegrass Organic Annual Ryegrass*

10%

ORGANIC GRAZE & CHOP MIX

Adaptation: Well suited for most soil types.

20%

20%

Adaptation: Suited for heavy high fertility soils.

Best Use: Pasture or baleage. Manage grazing to allow for adequate regrowth periods between grazing in each paddock. Legume may appear to dominate the stand in year 1, as grass is getting established. Legume component will decrease slightly each year of production

30%

20%

10% 10%

20%

15%

15%

Organic Alfalfa*

Organic Timothy

Organic Perennial Ryegrass

Organic Annual Ryegrass

Organic Festulolium

Organic Medium Red Clover

Organic Meadow Brome

Ben Hinueber moving his Galloway heard between paddocks, Albert Lea, MN

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Organic COOL SEASON GRASSES

FORAGE GRASSES ORGANIC ANNUAL RYEGRASS* QUICK TO ESTABLISH, HIGH-YIELDING • Excellent choice for quick coverage in thin hay stands, new pasture seedings and cover cropping • Tetraploid variety, excellent forage quality and high sugar content • Seed 30-35 lbs/A alone or 4-5 lbs/A as a companion crop with alfalfa

ORGANIC TOMASO PERENNIAL RYEGRASS HIGH FORAGE YIELDS, VERY QUICK TO ESTABLISH • Best adapted to heavier soils • Contender for long- and short-term pasture mixes • Excellent disease resistance and winter hardiness • Seed 25-35 lbs/A alone or 4-10 lbs/A in mixtures

ORGANIC CALIBRA PERENNIAL RYEGRASS IMPROVED TETRAPLOID VARIETY • Very quick to establish and high-yielding • Best adapted to heavy, moisture-holding soils • Upright growth habit well-suited for haying or grazing • Later maturing than unimproved varieties • Excellent disease resistance and winter hardiness • Seed 25-35 lbs/A alone or 4-10 lbs/A in mixtures

ORGANIC DANERGO ITALIAN RYEGRASS TOP-YIELDING VARIETY IN SEEDING YEAR • High resistance to rust and fusarium • High-quality forage; won’t head out in seeding year • Seed 30-35 lbs/A alone or 4-5 lbs/A In mix or as nurse crop for alfalfa

ORGANIC ORYX ITALIAN RYEGRASS DIPLOID VARIETY WITH EXCELLENT TILLERING • High sugar content and excellent disease resistance including rust • Very good persistence under intensive grazing • Seed 30-35 lbs/A alone or 4-5 lbs/A In mix or as nurse crop for alfalfa

ORGANIC FEDERO FESTULOLIUM MEADOW FESCUE CROSSED WITH ITALIAN RYEGRASS • Quick to establish, excellent persistence • Very productive on medium to heavy soils • Good choice for both pasture and hay • Seed 25 lbs/A alone or 5-15 lbs/A in mixtures

ORGANIC PERUN FESTULOLIUM MEADOW FESCUE CROSSED WITH TETRAPLOID ITALIAN RYEGRASS • Quick to establish, excellent first-cut yields • Best fit for renovating existing pastures, establishes quickly in new pastures or as companion grass for alfalfa and clover hay • Seed 25 lbs/A alone or 5-15 lbs/A in mixtures

*Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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New ORGANIC LISCHKA TIMOTHY

ORGANIC KORA TALL FESCUE

HIGHLY PALATABLE, WELL SUITED FOR HAY

VERY HIGH-YIELDING WITH EXCELLENT SUMMER PRODUCTION

• High yield potential with good tonnage and biomass across the season • European line with very good adaptability to the upper Midwest • Very vigorous timothy. Fast spring growth and highly palatable. A good choice for quality hay • Seed 8 lbs/A alone or 1-3 lbs/A in mixtures

• Deep-rooted, very drought tolerant • Excellent combination of high yields with very good digestibility • Establishes and matures at a similar rate to alfalfa, making it a great companion in hay fields • Time your first cutting or grazing on the grass’ maturity for best palatability • Seed 20-25 lbs/A alone or 4-8 lbs/A in mixtures

ORGANIC CLIMAX TIMOTHY

ORGANIC SWAJ TALL FESCUE

QUALITY, HIGH-SUGAR GRASS WELL-SUITED FOR HAY OR PASTURE

EXCELLENT QUALITY, SOFT-LEAVED VARIETY

• Best production on heavy soils • Best used as a companion to alfalfa or red clover • Seed 8 lbs/A alone or 1-3 lbs/A in mixtures

• Very good drought tolerance and summer production • Well-suited for haying or grazing • Establishes and recovers like alfalfa • For best palatability, time your first cutting or grazing of a mix on the fescue’s maturity • Seed 20-25 lbs/A alone or 4-8 lbs/A in mixtures

New ORGANIC LIDACTA ORCHARDGRASS PREMIUM PASTURE COMPANION • Excellent yield potential and very fast regrowth • Very good choice for pastures • Earlier maturing variety, ensure timely cutting for best quality • Excellent rust resistance • Seed 8-12 lbs/A alone or 3-5 lbs/A in mixtures

ORGANIC LAURA MEADOW FESCUE HIGH-YIELDING AND QUICK TO ESTABLISH • Excellent persistence in heavier, water-logged soils • Matures early • Widely adaptable • More palatable than tall fescue • Seed 20-25 lbs/A alone or 4-10 lbs/A in mixtures

ORGANIC NIVA ORCHARDGRASS VERY LARGE ROOT MASS AND EXCELLENT DROUGHT TOLERANCE • Later-heading variety gives it a wider cutting or grazing window • Excellent persistence and winter hardiness • Adapted to all soil types, including sands • Excellent alfalfa companion or as a component in a pasture mix

ORGANIC SW MINTO MEADOW FESCUE LATE-HEADING VARIETY WITH GOOD QUALITY

• Seed 8-12 lbs/A alone or 3-5 lbs/A in mixtures

• Wide window for cutting or grazing • Winter-hardy variety with wet soil tolerance • More palatable than tall fescue • Seed 20-25 lbs/A alone or 4-10 lbs/A in mixtures

ORGANIC LUXOR ORCHARDGRASS

ORGANIC CARLTON SMOOTH BROME

VERY LATE MATURITY

SOD-FORMING GRASS WITH EXCELLENT PERSISTENCE

• Excellent forage yield and winter hardiness • Very good disease resistance • Best used as a companion to alfalfa or as a component in pasture mixture • Seed 8-12 lbs/A alone or 3-5 lbs/A in mixtures

• Very good production in early spring • Slower to establish and slower growth in the summer months • Best adapted to heavier, silt-loam or clay-loam soils • Seed 15-20 lbs/A alone or 2-5 lbs/A in mixtures

ORGANIC FLEET MEADOW BROME EXCEPTIONAL WINTER HARDINESS • Slower to mature than smooth brome for wider cutting/ harvest window • Leafier and more palatable than smooth brome • With good fertility; more fall production than smooth brome • Seed 15-20 lbs/A alone or 2-5 lbs/A in mixtures

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Organic COVER CROPS

ORGANIC NITROMAX CC1 DIVERSE BLEND FOR COVERAGE Maximize fall soil coverage & green manure production after early-harvested crops like small grains, sweet corn, vegetables, corn silage, or early soybeans. • • • •

Excellent for weed suppression Good scavenger of nutrients Excellent fall growth and biomass Not a good fit after full-season grain corn or soybeans due to short remaining growing season • Will likely winterkill in Upper Midwest Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 Seeding: 75-100 lbs. /acre at 1/2 in. deep Drill for best results.

ORGANIC VALUEMAX CC2

ORGANIC WINTERMAX CC3

HIGH DIVERSITY & HIGH SEEDS PER LB

WINTER HARDY & SOIL BENEFITS

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

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 turnips.

• Annual ryegrass adds biomass and weed competition; crimson clover fixes N; radish breaks up compacted soil; turnips lend quick coverage. • Can establish under shade & canopy with adequate moisture • Suitable for grazing in the fall • Not a good fit after full-season grain corn or soybeans • Will likely winterkill in the Upper Midwest. Planting Date: Last cultivation; Aug. 1 Sept. 15 Seeding: 15-20 lbs. /acre at . to 1/4 to 1/2 in. Drill, broadcast, or aerial apply into standing crops in the fall or for seeding at V6 in corn. Later seeding will reduce clover and brassica growth.

48.5%

• Winter-hardy species for excellent spring biomass and soil coverage • Plant after small grains, vegetables, corn silage, or early soybeans • Can be planted after grain corn or soybeans but hairy vetch/radish growth will be minimal • Winter rye and hairy vetch in this diverse blend reliably winter over in the Upper Midwest Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 Seeding: 50-75 lbs. /acre at . to 1/2 in. deep. Drill, broadcast or aerial.

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Organic Cover Crop Brand Oats

Organic Annual Ryegrass

Organic Winter Rye

Organic Field Peas

Organic Mammoth Red Clover

Organic Hairy Vetch

Organic TapMaster Radish

Organic TapMaster Radish

Organic TapMaster Radish

Organic Polish Rapeseed

Organic Polish Rapeseed

15% 10%

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

35% 40% Organic Buckwheat Organic Soybeans

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ORGANIC SUMMERMAX CC6

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Ideal for summer fallow soil building or for summer grazing & forage Out-competes weeds with tremendous biomass Terminate/plow in when buckwheat and/or sunn hemp flowers Sunn hemp seed can be toxic to livestock; remove livestick at sunn hemp flowering

Organic Sorghum Sudangrass

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

Organic Blackeyed Cowpeas

Seeding: 40-50 lbs. /acre at 1/2 in. deep. Drill for best results.

ALBERT LEA SEED ORGANIC SEED CATALOG


ORGANIC CULTIVATIONMAX CC8

ORGANIC PLOWDOWN BLEND CC9

ORGANIC FIXNMAX CC11

EARLY-SEASON CORN COMPANION

YOUR SMALL GRAIN COMPANION

Shade-tolerant blend of organic cover crop species formulated for seeding at last cultivation in corn (V5-V6 stage).

Our most popular cover crop legume mixture for under seeding with small grains. Produces abundant biomass and fixes nitrogen for the following cash crop. Positions your fields well for corn the following year.

Maximize your nitrogen fixation with this diverse legume heavy blend! Best fit after small grains harvest; will complement volunteer small grains.

• Small-seeded mix for companion planting with corn at last cultivation • 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 • Best suited for medium to heavy textured soils; will likely struggle on sandy soils without irrigation Planting Date: June 1 – July 5, V6/last cultivation will depend on planting date and corn maturity. Seeding: 12-15 lbs. /acre at . to 1/4 to 1/2 in. deep. Time with rain at seeding. Drill or broadcast, but best drilled.

LEGUME-HEAVY FOR N SURGE

• Adapted to varying soil types and field conditions • Excellent fit for under seeding spring small grains or frost seeding into winter small grains. • Can fix 50-100+ lbs. N/acre: legumes will be at peak N-fixation potential at flowering • Not a good choice for haying/ grazing due to yellow blossom sweet clover toxicity • Allow to grow the following spring for maximum N benefit

• Organic blend of cool season legumes for maximum N production in fall • Radishes offer 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 generally over winter for spring plowdown • All other ingredients will likely winterkill in the Upper Midwest Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 Seeding: 60-75 lbs/acre at 1/2 to 3/4 in. deep. Drill for best results

Planting Date: February-May; Aug.1 – Aug. 15. Seeding: 12-15 lbs. /acre at . to 1/4 to 1/2 in. deep. Drill or broadcast.

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Organic Annual Ryegrass

30.0%

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Organic Field Peas

Organic Mammoth Red Clover

Organic Mammoth Red Clover

Organic TapMaster Radish

Organic Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover

Organic Polish Rapeseed

Organic Alfalfa Organic Alsike Clover

Organic Faba Beans Organic Lentils Organic Hairy Vetch Organic TapMaster Radish

All mixes subject to change based on availability.

WE DO CUSTOM MIXES! Our experienced team will tailor a custom mix based on your specific farming needs.

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Organic COVER CROPS LEGUMES ORGANIC NORTHERN ORIGIN HAIRY VETCH* • Great fall-planted green manure crop • Plant with a companion crop to ensure winter survival (oats, winter rye, etc.) • Reaches full bloom in early June • Good hardiness proven in MN production • Seed 25-30 lbs/A alone, 10-15 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1/2 to 1 in. deep

New ORGANIC MN VINTER

HAIRY VETCH*

• New release from University of Minnesota hairy vetch breeding program • Selected for superior winter hardiness in northern climates • Excellent fall & spring growth potential; selected specifically for maximum biomass as a cover crop • Reduced hard seed percentage vs. VNS hairy vetch results in less weedy habit • Excellent winter survival in small plot trials and seed increases in 2019-2020. • Seed 25-30 lbs/A • Plant 1/2’’ - 1’’ deep • Not available until Fall 2022

CHICKLING VETCH* UNTREATED, NON-GMO • Viny, spring-seeded cover crop legume used for plowdown and N production • Frost and drought tolerant, high moisture efficiency • 8-10 weeks of growth can produce 80-100 lbs N/acre • Plant 60-70 lbs/acre at 1/2 to 1 in deep • Drill or increase rate to broadcast seed

COMMON VETCH* UNTREATED, NON-GMO • Viny legume that is an annual in the Upper Midwest with compound leaves and pea-like flowers • Puts on good growth as a cover crop if seeded early in the fall, good candidate for aerial application • Will winterkill in the Upper Midwest • Good forage quality and widely adapted • Seed 50-60 lbs/A alone or 25-30 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1/2 to 1 in. deep

*Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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ALBERT LEA SEED ORGANIC SEED CATALOG

ORGANIC YELLOW BLOSSOM CLOVER* • Tall-growing biennial clover closely related to alfalfa with high biomass and N-fixation potential • Very drought-tolerant and winter-hardy, good scavenger of P, K, and other nutrients • Best plowdown legume for lighter or sandy soils • Can produce 80 to 200 lbs N/acre • Seed 8-12 lbs/A alone or 2-5 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1/4 to 1/2 in. deep

ORGANIC MAMMOTH RED CLOVER* • Single-cut red clover most frequently used as a cover crop or plowdown • Excellent choice for underseeding small grains in spring, frost seeding into winter grains, or fall seeding into established crops • Minimal recovery after cutting • Avoid droughty soils • Does not bloom in seeding year • Seed 8-12 lbs/A alone or 2-5 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1/4 to 1/2 in. deep

ORGANIC CRIMSON CLOVER* • Rapidly growing annual cover crop • Excellent choice for cover crop or 1-year hay crop • Seed as early as possible in the fall for maximum growth and biomass accumulation • Good fit as a cover crop overseeded into standing crops in the fall or seeded at last cultivation • Winterkills in the Upper Midwest; seeding into September results in less growth before freeze-up • Seed 12-20 lbs/A alone • Plant 1/4 to 1/2 in. deep

ORGANIC AUSTRIAN WINTER PEAS* • Viny, fall-seeded winter annual legume • Excellent green manure plowdown • Can produce 1-2 tons/acre of dry matter and can fix 90-150 lbs N/acre • Not reliably winter hardy in the Upper Midwest; plant with a nurse crop for best chance of survival • Plant Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 • Seed 60-75 lbs/A alone or 25-50 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1 to 2 in. deep


ORGANIC LENTILS*

WHITE SWEET LUPIN*

• Short-growing, cool-season legume perfect for cover cropping • Shorter than peas but good drought and frost tolerance • Smaller seed size ideal for aerial application • Well-suited for all soil types including drier soils • Will winterkill in the upper Midwest • Seed 50 lbs/A alone or 20-30 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1/2 to 1 in. deep

UNTREATED, NON-GMO • Cool-season cover crop legume with upright showy flower • Aggressive taproot, builds soil structure deep in the profile • Easy to control by mechanical tillage, excellent nitrogen fixation potential • Avoid heavy clay soils or waterlogged soils • Plant right away in the spring and terminate at early bloom stage (approx. June) • Seed 50-75 lbs/A alone or 25-35 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1/2 to 3/4 in. deep

ORGANIC BLACK EYED COWPEAS • Selection of Cowpea with upright, bush type growth • Excellent tolerance to sandy soils and droughty conditions • Well suited to all soil types and a wide range of pH • Less overall biomass than Iron & Clay cowpeas in Southern Zones • Plant in summer at soil temp >65F • Seed 50-75 lbs/A alone or 25-35 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1/2 to 1 in. deep

ORGANIC SAINFOIN* • Deep-rooted, drought-resistant forage legume • Best used as a pasture legume or single-cut hay crop • Non-bloating, excellent quality and palatability • Hollow stems, many leaflets • Not as winter hardy as alfalfa • Not suitable for flooded or wet soils • Seed 30-40 lbs/A alone or 2-5 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1/4 in. deep

IRON & CLAY COWPEAS UNTREATED, NON-GMO • Vigorous-growing summer annual; thrives in hot, wet conditions • Excellent drought stress tolerance (better than soybeans) and can fix up to 150 lbs N/acre • Ready to plowdown in 60-90 days • Plant at summer soil temp >65F • Seed 50-75 lbs/A alone or 25-35 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1/2 to 1 in. deep

SUNN HEMP* UNTREATED, NON-GMO • Tall-growing, warm-season annual legume • Tremendous biomass potential and N-fixing capacity • Quick-growing, very drought tolerant; has potential to produce more than 5,000 lbs of biomass in 60 days • Plant after soil temps are >65˚F in the summer • Terminate crop at first flower (approx. 60 days) to avoid fibrous stalks • Seed 15-20 lbs/A alone or 4-8 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1/2 to 1 in. deep

ORGANIC FABA BEANS* • Tall, bushy, cool-season annual legume • Can produce 3.5-6 tons/A DM as a cover crop and can fix up to 140 lbs N/acre • Not tolerant of heat/drought; some frost tolerance • Slow emergence due to large seed: plant early • Suitable for silage or hay; good forage quality • Seed 100 - 150 lbs/A alone or 25-50 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1 to 3 in. deep

FROSTY BERSEEM CLOVER UNTREATED, NON-GMO • Later maturity, cold tolerant, productive and excellent forage quality • Multi-cut variety • Aggressive growth; establishes quickly • Good biomass production and can fix 100 lbs N/acre at flowering • No recorded cases of bloat • Usually winterkills but slightly more frost tolerant than crimson clover • Seed 12-15 lbs/A alone or 2-5 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1/4 to 1/2 in. deep

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Organic COVER CROPS GRASSES

BRASSICAS

ORGANIC WINTER RYE*

ORGANIC TAPMASTER RADISH*

• Most common and most hardy fall-seeded cover crop in northern climates • Thrives on all soil types • Can be planted well into the fall (up to Nov. 1) • Excellent forage quality and yields • Seed 50-100 lbs/A alone or 25-75 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1/2 to 3/4 in. deep

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ORGANIC ND GARDNER WINTER RYE** • See pg. 24

ORGANIC AROOSTOOK WINTER RYE • See pg. 24

ORGANIC SPOONER WINTER RYE • See pg. 24

ORGANIC ANNUAL RYEGRASS* • • • •

The most economical choice for cover cropping Rapid-growing with an extensive and deep roots Can be drilled, broadcast, or aerially applied Can survive the winter in mild environments or in northern climates with plenty of snowfall. • Seed 15-20 lbs/A alone or 4-6 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1/4 to 1/2 in. deep

ORGANIC COVER CROP OATS* • • • • •

Economical, fast-growing oat blend specifically for cover cropping Fast-establishing, cold-tolerant variety with vigorous root system Can be drilled, broadcast or aerially applied Seed 2-3 bu/A alone or 1-2 bu/A in a mixture Plant 1/2 to 3/4 in. deep

OTHER FORBS ORGANIC BUCKWHEAT* • Broad-leaved summer annual that is ready to incorporate in 35 to 45 days • Establishes fast, grows quickly, thrives in poor soils • Very competitive with perennial and annual weeds • Easy to control; residue breaks down quickly • Not frost-tolerant; plant after frost danger • Seed 50-100 lbs/A or 15-25 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1/2 to 1 1/2 in. deep

Economical radish variety mitigates compaction and scavenges nutrients Plant in recommended window to minimize bolting Well-adapted to all soil types except wet areas Has performed on par with other crop radish brands in field testing Should winterkill, although radish has overwintered in MN, WI, SD and IA the past few years • Seed 6-8 lbs/A alone or 2-3 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1/4 to 1/2 in. deep

ORGANIC PURPLE TOP TURNIPS* • • • • • •

Good biomass production above and below ground Excellent forage quality for grazing in the fall Thrives on varied soil types including low fertility May overwinter in upper Midwest Seed 3-6 lbs/A or 1-2 lbs/A in a mixture Plant 1/4 to 1/2 in. deep

ORGANIC PURPLE TOP TURNIPS/POLISH RAPE BLEND* • • • •

50/50 blend of Org. Turnips and Org. Polish Rape Two root systems make an excellent soil building plowdown mix Excellent for quick coverage and fall grazing Plant 4-7 lbs/acre at 1/4-1/2 in. deep

ORGANIC 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 Good option for cover cropping or fall grazing Plant 4-7 lbs/acre at 1/4-1/2 in deep

PACIFIC GOLD MUSTARD UNTREATED, NON-GMO • • • •

Certified, non-GMO variety of brown mustard Excellent biomass production and rapid growth Good competitive ability with weeds High level of plant glucosinolates can suppress pathogenic fungi, nematodes and insects • Control plant at sign of first flower; chop or mow the mustard prior to incorporation • Seed 15-20 lbs/A alone or 3-5 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1/4 to 3/4 in. deep

WINTER CAMELINA UNTREATED, NON-GMO • • • •

New, fall-seeded brassica for cover cropping Excellent winter hardiness, similar to winter rye The only brassica that will consistently overwinter Can be grown as a winter annual oilseed for double cropping; harvest as an oilseed crop in late June • Plant 3-5 lbs/A alone or 1-2 lbs/A in a mixture • Plant 1/4 in. deep *Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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ALBERT LEA SEED ORGANIC SEED CATALOG


OMRI-LISTED INOCULANTS & BIOLOGICALS INOCULANTS

SEED LUBRICANT

EXCEED DRY & LIQUID INOCULANTS

FARMTALC SEED LUBRICANT

• Maintains 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

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• Must be used within 24 hrs. of opening package

OMRI LISTED

CULTURE

AMOUNT TREATED

Soybeans

Yes

S

30 units (1500 lbs)

Soybeans

Yes

S

6 units (300 lbs)

Soybeans Liquid

Yes

S

200 units (10,000 lbs)

Soybeans Liquid

Yes

S

50 units (2500 lbs)

CROP

Peas, Vetch, & AC Greenfix

Yes

C

30 units (1500 lbs)

Peas, Vetch, & AC Greenfix

Yes

C

2 units (100 lbs)

Pea, Vetch Liquid

Yes

C

200 units (10,000 lbs)

Pea, Vetch Liquid

Yes

C

50 units (2500 lbs)

Alfalfa & Clover

Yes

AB

50 lbs

Birdsfoot Trefoil

No

K

50 lbs

Sainfoin

Yes

EL

100 lbs

Lupin

No

H

100 lbs

Cowpea/Sunn Hemp

Yes

EL

100 lbs

BIOLOGICAL INSECTICIDE PYGANIC • OMRI-listed contact insecticide with no residual activity (zero preharvest interval) • Labeled for use against soybean aphids, potato leafhoppers and other soft-bodied insects • Active ingredient is pyrethrum extracted from chyrsanthemum species • Immediate, broad-spectrum control of insects. Manage application to minimize beneficial insect damage • Breaks down in sunlight; apply at dusk • Application rate: 9 oz/acre (aphids rate) Mix with 20 gallons water/ acre as a carrier. Rate varies for other insect pest species. See label for optimum rates.

• Available in quart or gallon sizes. 5% concentration.

Talc- and graphite-based Improves seed flow, which improves plant stand Available for 1 unit, 12 units, and 60 units 80% talc/20% graphite suitable for most planters 20% talc/80% graphite suitable for CaseIH 12xx and 21xx planters, except for newer 21xx planters

SUPPLEMENTS KELP MEAL - 50 LB BAG REDMOND SALT - 50 LB BAG DIATOMACEOUS EARTH - 50 LB BAG BIOLOGICAL SEED COATINGS— PLANTER BOX APPLIED 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 • Contains key nutrients to support microbes during initial growth stages • Increased nutrient cycling, improved seedling vigor, stand establishment, root growth, and season-long health • Recommended for all crops; commonly applied in planter • Listed for organic use by OMRI • 80oz package treats 40 x 50lb units of seed, 16oz package treats 8 x 50lb units of seed

SABREX FOR WHEAT/ CEREALS NEXT GENERATION TRICHODERMA SEED INOCULANT • Creates bigger root systems and increases wheat tillering • Stimulates root growth, enhances nutrient and water utilization and increases stress tolerances • Typical yield responses of 4 bu/A in wheat • OMRI listed • 12 oz package for corn (treats 24 units) • 48 oz pail for wheat (treats 96 units)

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