2022 Viking Seed Guide

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2022 VIKING SEED GUIDE COR N

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VIKING CORN, SOYBEANS, AND ALFALFA 2022 “Providing honest, simple products and agronomic advice.”

Casey Staloch, Viking Seed Dealer

“Is it Drought-Tolerant?” will likely be the most common question about hybrids this year. And with good reason. Although the drought did not affect everyone equally, you don’t need us to tell you it has been a tough season. We are here to provide answers to that question and any others you have about our hybrids and varieties, and to talk you through your other farm-planning decisions for 2022. We can’t answer every question, but we’ll be honest about that and either find the answer or provide you with a contact or resource that will help guide your decision. Honesty and transparency are core values for our company. After 98 years

in the seed business, we know our customers depend on us for real information.

may apply insecticide with your planter. Either way, you can save some money on seed.

Simplicity is another important value for us. We are here to provide quality seed of the best conventional, non-GMO varieties of corn, soybeans, and alfalfa. Other companies can try to integrate crop insurance, rewards programs, and carbon credits. We’ll focus on the seed.

Roundup Ready

Workhorse Hybrids

Thank you for farming to feed us all and for taking care of the land on which we all depend. And thank you for your business. We believe in farmers; we believe in the importance and future of U.S. Agriculture; and we are committed to providing you with seed and agronomic advice that allows you to farm the way you want to.

WorkHorse Hybrids (page 4-5) are part of our effort at simplicity. These hybrids are selected with your less-productive ground in mind. The $115/Bag price is catching some attention, and we believe the consistent performance will impress you.

Looking for SmartStax, Roundup Ready Corn or E3 Soybeans? While we no longer carry traited corn in our Viking Brand, we do carry Anderson Seed Corn and Stine Soybeans. Give us a call for more information.

Insecticide-Free Option Many fields do not benefit from insecticidetreated seed, so we offer Insecticide-Free Seed Corn (Page15). You may have a rotation that minimizes the potential for insect pests, or you

Mac Ehrhardt, Co-Owner, Albert Lea Seed

Viking Corn and Soybean Product Team (l-r): Jake Hansen, Carl Gaudian, Elia Romano, Mac Ehrhardt, Matt Leavitt, Roger Elliott, Brian White

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WEED MANAGEMENT IN CONVENTIONAL NON-GMO CORN We sometimes get asked, “How do I control weeds in conventional non-GMO corn?” The answer is not as complicated as some might think. Many of the products used on our corn are already implemented in glyphosate programs; we are essentially just removing the glyphosate component. Below are some of the programs that a few of our customers and local herbicide dealers are recommending for their conventional, non-GMO corn acres.

Always read and follow the label instructions and consult your herbicide dealer. We are not herbicide experts; we are presenting these programs as examples of the kinds of spray programs being used by farmers to grow conventional non-GMO corn that can’t be sprayed with Roundup or Liberty.

FARMER, CHEMICAL & SEED DEALER IN NORTHWOOD, IOWA:

CFS CO-OP IN BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA:

VIKING CUSTOMER IN NEW HAMPTON, IOWA:

I always recommend a 2-pass program. You can buy a single-pass program with a warranty, but you are always going to be out there a second time.

Pre-Emerge

Pre-Emerge

Balance Flex at 3 oz. per acre, or Acuron at 48 oz. per acre

Harness or Warrant, or another Group 15 herbicide. I definitely recommend using a higher rate on heavier soil where foxtail or other grasses might be problem.

Pre-Emerge If you live west of I-35 and south of I-90, I strongly recommend Balance Flex. I use a full rate of 6 oz. But it is not legal in Dodge & Fillmore counties. If you live east of I-35 and north of I-90 (or somewhere else where Balance Flex is not legal), I recommend Harness or Surpass at a full rate (2.25 – 2.5 pints). If you have sandy soil with a CSR below 60, you need to cut that back to something like 1.5 pints. Post-Emerge I use 1 oz. of Armezon (which is the same thing as Impact), and I tank-mix 1 pint of Outlook (which is very water soluble and only takes ¼ inch of rain to activate) and ½ lb. of Atrazine 4L. I like the 4L because I have fewer nozzle problems. Some people use a full warranty program through Bayer of Harness and/or Balance, followed by Capreno + ½ lb. of Atrazine that often gets spiked with an additional ½ lb. of Laudis.

Post-Emerge Diflex Duo, 24 oz. per acre + Destiny, 8 oz. per acre + Class Act, 24 oz. per acre + Interlock 4 oz. per acre. Class Act is a hard water conditioner that meets ammonium sulfate requirements. Interlock is a deposition aid to reduce fine spray particles and help with canopy penetration and a drift reducer.

FARMER & SEED DEALER NEAR ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA: For the last two years I have paid for a singlepass program with a guarantee. That way if there is a problem they come out and fix it.

Post-Emerge Callisto + Atrazine when weeds are not more than 6-8 inches tall. I like to use about 1.5 pounds of atrazine to help take care of the waterhemp. Some folks have said to mix the atrazine with a pre-emerge, but I say don’t; it is more effective in a post application. I used Accent this year as a spot-spray treatment for grass control where the preemerge herbicide did not get enough rain to activate fully.

Both years they started with a full rate of Accuron. In 2020 it worked like a charm and they never had to come back. In 2021 it did not rain so they had to come back. Pre-Emerge Acuron at a full rate Post-Emerge (if necessary) Laudis + Accent

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Not all of your ground can grow 250 bushels of corn, so why pay for 250 bushels of genetics? Most farms have some ground that is just not as productive, where it seems like no matter what you do the corn won’t yield more than 150-180 bushels. Our Viking Workhorse Hybrids are the right seed for this.

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g n i c u d Intro

VIKING

WORKHORSE HYBRIDS PROVEN TO DELIVER CONSISTENT, DEPENDABLE YIELDS

AT A LOWER COST! $115/80,000 SEED UNIT* 88-84W 84-day CRM

Why do Viking Workhorse Hybrids cost less?

• Taller hybrid with great overall stress tolerance

1. They are produced using modified female parents which produce more seed per acre, lowering our seed cost.

• Strong adaptation in northern zones & west

2. These hybrids carry lower royalties than the royalties we are obligated to pay on the newest, highest-yielding hybrids.

• Excellent overall plant health

3. They are flat-priced. No Early-Pay discounts or JDF financing.

• Strong emergence & early vigor, good choice for cornon-corn acres

4. Fungicide treatment only. No Cruiser insecticide.

We are able to sell these hybrids at a lower cost for four reasons:

Are these hybrids “old” or “close-out” seed?

No. We have selected and produced these are hybrids specifically for this purpose.

88-94W 94-day CRM • Solid plant health & agronomics • Excellent stress tolerance, even on lighter soils with lower CEC • Good plant health & disease tolerance

These hybrids are: • Adapted to your less-productive ground (180 bu/A yield ceiling) • Widely adapted • Drought-tolerant • Flex-eared • Dual-purpose • Conventional hybrids with no traits, no guarantee on GMO purity

• Strong emergence & early growth lead to fast canopy closure

*No Early Pay Discounts available for Viking Workhorse Hybrid Corn. *Volume Discounts are available.

TO ORDER CALL 800.352.5247 OR VISIT ALSEED.COM

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL NON-GMO CORN CORN PERFORMANCE HYBRID

CRM

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EAR TYPE

PLANT POP/ACRE

HIGH POP.

EMERG. VIGOR

CORN-ON-CORN

NCLB TOLERANCE

77-83

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2150

Flex

28-36K

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8

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88-84W*

84

2160

Semi-Flex

28-36K

8

8

8

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68-86 Artesian G/S**

86

2180

Semi-Flex

28-34K

8

8

7

8

80-89

89

2190

Semi-Fixed

28-34K

8

8

7

8

42-92 G/S**

92

2260

Semi-Flex

28-36K

9

8

7

8

88-94W*

94

2340

Semi-Flex

26-34K

7

7

8

7

51-95

95

2350

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30-36K

8

7

8

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52-96

96

2370

Semi-Flex

30-36K

8

8

6

8

46-96

96

2370

Semi-Flex

28-36K

8

7

8

7

44-98

98

2380

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30-36K

8

8

7

8

99-00

100

2400

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28-36K

8

7

7

8

52-00

100

2400

Semi-Flex

28-36K

8

8

8

8

55-02

102

2470

Semi-Flex

28-36K

7

7

7

7

46-02

102

2460

Semi-Flex

30-36K

8

8

7

8

51-04 G/S**

104

2540

Flex

28-36K

8

8

8

7

42-05

105

2560

Semi-Flex

28-36K

8

8

8

8

84-05

105

2580

Semi-Flex

28-36K

8

7

8

8

72-06

106

2590

Semi-Flex

28-36K

8

8

8

8

48-08

108

2600

Semi-Flex

28-36K

9

8

8

9

Fodder 4 G/S**

108

2600

Flex

28-36K

9

9

7

ID

58-11

111

2620

Semi-Flex

28-36K

8

7

8

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*W = Workhorse Hybrid. See pages 4–5 for more information.

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**G/S = Grain or Silage Hybrid. See page 17 for more information.


FUNCTIONAL FARMING: THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB

OUR NUMBERING SYSTEM

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ASSIGNED NUMBER

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

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P = Viking “Pure” Non-GMO Seed Corn UP = Viking “Ultra-Pure” Non-GMO Seed Corn G/S = Dual Purpose Hybrids for Grain or Silage W = Workhorse Hybrid

GRAY LEAF SPOT TOL.

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LOOKING FOR ROUNDUP READY CORN OR SOYBEANS? Call 800.352.5247 or visit alseed.com! We carry Anderson Seed Corn and Stine Soybeans.

TO ORDER CALL: 800.352.5247 OR VISIT ALSEED.COM

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO CORN 83 DAY – 95 DAY CRM NEW

VIKING 77-83

83-DAY CRM

68-86 ARTESIAN

86-DAY CRM

YIELD PUNCH WITH SOUTHERLY MOVEMENT

EXCELLENT YIELD & DROUGHT TOLERANCE

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

Planting Population: 28,000 – 34,000

• Showy hybrid with good ear flex • Great agronomics, including strong stalks and roots • Widely adapted east to west, with strong southern movement as a

• Agrisure® Artesian™ breeding provides outstanding drought

late or re-plant option

• Outstanding disease tolerance leading to excellent season-long plant health

DRYDOWN

8

EMERGENCE

8

STALK STRENGTH

tolerance on a variety of soil types Excellent root and stalk strength allows more harvest flexibility Medium-tall plant widely adapted across the northern Corn Belt Great late-season plant health Moves south well as a late-plant or replant hybrid

Also available as:

7

ROOT STRENGTH CORN-ON-CORN

• • • •

8 7

DRYDOWN

7

EMERGENCE

8

STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

VIKING 88-84W *

84-DAY CRM

8

CORN-ON-CORN

7

WORKHORSE: CONSISTENT, DEPENDABLE, DUAL PURPOSE Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

• • • •

Taller hybrid with great overall stress tolerance Strong adaptation in northern zones & west Excellent overall plant health Strong emergence & early vigor, good choice for corn-on-corn

*W = Workhorse Hybrid. See pages 4–5 for more information.

VIKING 80-89

89-DAY CRM

STRONG AGRONOMICS, STRONG YIELDS

$115 / 80,000 Seed Unit**

Planting Population: 28,000 – 34,000

• Exciting new genetics with great performance in 2019 and 2020

**

No Early Pay Discounts. Volume Discounts are available.

across locations in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Wisconsin

DRYDOWN

7

EMERGENCE

8

STALK STRENGTH

7

ROOT STRENGTH

7

CORN-ON-CORN

8

• Broad adaptation to many soil types & environments • Medium-tall plant with strong stalks for late season standability • Moves south out of zone well as an early or replant option DRYDOWN

8

EMERGENCE

8

STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

7

CORN-ON-CORN

7

12 LOCATION AVG. 2020 205 200 195 190 185

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204.7 bu 17.8% moisture VIKING 80-89

201.0 bu 16.4% moisture PIONEER P9188


FUNCTIONAL FUNCTIONAL FARMING: FARMING: THE RIGHT THE RIGHT TOOLTOOL FOR THE FORJOB THE JOB

VIKING 42-92

92-DAY CRM

PROVEN PERFORMANCE FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

• Five years of outstanding performance in yield trials and on farms • Impressive yields across varying soil types, populations, • • • •

and environmental conditions Strong stalks and roots give you harvest flexibility Excellent seedling vigor for early planting Medium-tall plant performs well as a dual-purpose silage hybrid Moves south well as an early or replant hybrid

Also available as:

DRYDOWN

7

EMERGENCE

8

STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

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VIKING 88-94W *

94-DAY CRM

WORKHORSE: CONSISTENT, DEPENDABLE, DUAL PURPOSE Planting Population: 28,000 – 34,000

• • • •

Solid plant health & agronomics Excellent stress tolerance, even on lighter soils with lower CEC Good plant health & disease tolerance Strong emergence & early growth lead to fast canopy closure

*W = Workhorse Hybrid. See pages 4–5 for more information. $115 / 80,000 Seed Unit** **

No Early Pay Discounts. Volume Discounts are available.

VIKING 51-95 DRYDOWN

7

EMERGENCE

7

STALK STRENGTH

7

ROOT STRENGTH

7

CORN-ON-CORN

OUR BEST-SELLING HYBRID Planting Population: 30,000 – 36,000

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SAVED ME FROM 2020 DROUGHT Bellingham, Minnesota

• • • • •

Consistent performance each year Shorter hybrid with excellent stalk and root strength Healthy plant with good tolerance to Goss’s Wilt Excellent drought tolerance with high test weight Widely adapted across South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, northern Iowa, and Michigan • Best yield performance at medium to high population • Customers report this is a fine choice for hand-picking

Also available as:

“We had an incredibly dry year here, and most of the

DRYDOWN

crops are poor. I planted Viking 51-95, and the field

EMERGENCE

average was 211 bu/acre.”

95-DAY CRM

STALK STRENGTH

8 7 8

ROOT STRENGTH CORN-ON-CORN

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO CORN 96 DAY – 104 DAY CRM VIKING 52-96

96-DAY CRM

VIKING 44-98

98-DAY CRM

TOUGH HYBRID WITH MORE YIELD

consistent strong performance year after year

Planting Population: 30,000 – 36,000

Planting Population: 30,000 – 36,000

• Out-yielded 51-95 by 9 bushels and grew taller in testing two

Great drought tolerance Excellent stalk and root strength Girthy, semi-flex ear with excellent drydown Widely adapted across the northern Corn Belt at high to medium-high populations • Not a good choice for fields with a history of Goss’s Wilt or poorly drained soils

• • • •

years in a row Outstanding anthracnose stalk rot resistance Strong emergence for early planting and reduced tillage Excellent stalk and root strength Good drought tolerance

DRYDOWN

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• • • •

DRYDOWN

8 8 8

EMERGENCE

8

EMERGENCE

STALK STRENGTH

8

STALK STRENGTH

ROOT STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

CORN-ON-CORN

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45 LOCATION AVG. 2019-2020

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12 LOCATION AVG. 2020

210

220

205

210 207.3 bu 20.5% moisture

200 195 190

VIKING 52-96

VIKING 46-96

190

DEKALB DKC46-36

96-DAY CRM

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

• Performs well across different soil types, populations, and

management systems Strong stalks and roots Outstanding Goss’s Wilt and Gray Leaf Spot tolerance Medium-tall hybrid, good potential for an early silage option Positive response to fungicide applications

DRYDOWN

7

EMERGENCE

7

STALK STRENGTH CORN-ON-CORN

180

VIKING 44-98

208.4 bu 18.0% moisture PIONEER P9840

VIKING 99-00

197.7 bu 18.66% moisture

DEKALB DKC49-72

100-DAY CRM

1ST PLACE, 2020 IOWA CROP PERFORMANCE TESTS, SHELDON, IOWA Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

• Strong stalks, roots, and yields • Excellent standability, even in wet conditions • Good overall plant health (including Goss’s Wilt tolerance) with high test weight

• Great tolerance to drought and wet soil • Widely adapted east to west on all soil types and most management systems

• Strong performance across Minnesota, northern Iowa, Wisconsin, 8

ROOT STRENGTH

217.1 bu 17.93% moisture

200

200.8 bu 21.0% moisture

GREAT GRAIN & SILAGE PERFORMANCE

• • • •

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CORN-ON-CORN

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and the eastern Corn Belt

DRYDOWN EMERGENCE

8 7

STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH CORN-ON-CORN

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FUNCTIONAL FARMING: THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB

VIKING 52-00

100-DAY CRM

1ST PLACE, 274 BU 2020 UMN GRAIN TRAILS, SOUTHERN REGION Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

• • • •

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EMERGENCE

8

STALK STRENGTH

102-DAY CRM

1ST PLACE, 2020 FIRST TRIALS: EASTON, MINNESOTA (299.6 BU); JEFFERS, MINNESOTA (267.5 BU); AND PLYMOUTH, IOWA (231.9 BU) Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

Great drought tolerance and stable performance Strong stalks and excellent roots Excellent overall plant health and strong disease resistance Strong performance across MN, northern IA, WI and eastern Corn Belt • Related to Viking 51-95

DRYDOWN

VIKING 55-02

• • • • •

Outstanding yield on well-drained soils Long, flex ears with above-average test weight grain Best performance east of I-29, moves south well as an early hybrid Out-yielded Pioneer P0157 in 2020 across 12 locations Not suited for poorly drained soils

Also available as: 9

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

8

DRYDOWN

8

EMERGENCE

7

STALK STRENGTH

7

ROOT STRENGTH

12 LOCATION AVG. 2020

8

CORN-ON-CORN

7

220 210 200 190 180

221.3 bu 18.1% moisture VIKING 52-00

209.0 bu 20.4% moisture

18.7% moisture

PIONEER P0157

DEKALB DKC49-72

197.7 bu

12 LOCATION AVG. 2020 215 210 205 200 195

211.2 bu 20.6% moisture

209.0 bu 20.4% moisture

VIKING 55-02

PIONEER P0157

WISH I HAD PLANTED MORE Manchester, Iowa “On my poorest ground Viking 99-00 grew 10 ft. tall... solid though, not an ear or a stalk on the ground. Yielded well also. I wish I had planted more of it on some other problem ground where other hybrids did not do near as well under those stressful conditions”

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO CORN VIKING 46-02

103-DAY CRM

3RD PLACE, 217 BUSHELS, 2019 ISU NORTH DISTRICT SUMMARY

VIKING 51-04

104-DAY CRM

Planting Population: 30,000 – 36,000

2ND PLACE 247 BUSHEL, 2019 SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA FIRST SUMMARY

• Excellent yield potential across a wide range of locations and

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

environments • Great agronomics, including strong stalks and roots • Medium-tall plant with excellent overall plant health • Strongly adapted in-zone and north as a full season hybrid

DRYDOWN

7

EMERGENCE

8

STALK STRENGTH

7

12 LOCATION AVG. 2020 210

180 170

211.1 bu 19.47% moisture

209.0 bu 20.35% moisture

VIKING 46-02

PIONEER P0157

178.5 bu 21.43% moisture

DEKALB DKC54-38

Albert Lea Seed Staff (l-r): Theresa Pedretti, Jake Hansen, Brian White, and Margaret Smith

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Also available as:

8

CORN-ON-CORN

190

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

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ROOT STRENGTH

200

• • • • •

VIKING CORN, SOYBEANS & ALFALFA CATALOG

DRYDOWN

7

EMERGENCE

8

STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

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CORN-ON-CORN

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FUNCTIONAL FARMING: THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB

105 DAY – 111 DAY CRM VIKING 84-05

105-DAY CRM

VIKING 72-06

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

• Outstanding performance from Champaign, Illinois, to Omaha,

Nebraska, to I-90 corridor Widely adapted east to west Great tolerance to Goss’s Wilt, NCLB, GLS Strong stalks and roots Good tolerance to higher plant populations, with enough ear flex to handle tough ground

Also available as:

DRYDOWN

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EMERGENCE

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• • • • •

Outstanding yield performance across multiple locations Excellent tolerance to Tar Spot, Goss’s Wilt & Northern Corn Leaf Blight Widely adapted east to west and moving north as a full season hybrid Strong agronomics, staygreen and late season intactness Best kept on well-drained soils

DRYDOWN

8

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

8

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STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

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240 235

105-DAY CRM

TOP YIELDS FOR YOUR TOP SOIL

236.0 bu 21.57% moisture

230 225 220

VIKING 72-06

231.3 bu 20.85% moisture PIONEER P0589

VIKING 48-08

108-DAY CRM

PROVEN PERFORMANCE

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

• Outstanding yield potential with excellent response to intensive • • • •

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EMERGENCE

12 LOCATION AVG. 2020

STALK STRENGTH

VIKING 42-05

106-DAY CRM

236 BUSHELS, 12 LOCATIONS IN 2020

2ND PLACE 274 BUSHEL, ALBERT CITY, IA 2019 FIRST TRIAL

• • • •

NEW

management Adapted across the Corn Belt in its maturity zone Great tolerance to NCLB and Goss’s Wilt Medium height plant with good test weight grain Avoid poorly drained soils

DRYDOWN

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

• High-end yield potential with excellent performance in our yield • • • • •

trials (233 bushels 2017-20) Exceptional tolerance to Goss’s Wilt, NCLB, and GLS Strong roots and stalks Great response to high populations and intensive management Excellent performance across the central and eastern Corn Belt Can double as a silage hybrid, excellent tonnage and quality

DRYDOWN

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6

EMERGENCE

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EMERGENCE

8

STALK STRENGTH

8

STALK STRENGTH

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ROOT STRENGTH

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CORN-ON-CORN

8

ROOT STRENGTH

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CORN-ON-CORN

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38 LOCATION AVG. 2020

12 LOCATION AVG. 2020 235

230 210 190 170 150

230 222.3 bu 21.3% moisture VIKING 42-05

178.5 bu

225

21.4% moisture

220

DEKALB DKC54-38

215

231.7 bu 18.9% moisture

229.1 bu 18.4% moisture

VIKING 48-08

PIONEER P0688AM

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO CORN FODDER 4

108-DAY CRM

VIKING 58-11

111-DAY CRM

EXCELLENT DUAL-PURPOSE HYBRID

DOMINATING YIELD POTENTIAL

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

• • • • •

• • • • • •

Very tall, leafy hybrid; good for grain or silage Outstanding grain yield potential Excellent emergence Semi-flex ear with the ability to yield at variable populations Good overall plant health and staygreen

DRYDOWN

232 bushel average across 20 locations in 2019-2020 Outstanding agronomics, strong stalks and roots Widely adapted east to west, north to south Great late season plant health and intactness Semi-flex ear with good test weight grain Can double as a silage hybrid, excellent tonnage and quality

ID

EMERGENCE

9

STALK STRENGTH

7

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

7

DRYDOWN

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EMERGENCE

7

STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

8

7 LOCATION AVG. 2020

LOOKING FOR ROUNDUP READY CORN OR SOYBEANS? Call 800.352.5247 or visit alseed.com! We carry Anderson Seed Corn and Stine Soybeans.

215 210 205 200 195

214.7 bu 18.74% moisture

212.8bu 19.89% moisture

VIKING 58-11

PIONEER P1197

SELLING TO A NON-GMO MARKET? NON-GMO PURITY GUARANTEED

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

PLANT THE PUREST NON-GMO SEED CORN ON THE MARKET.

99%

NON-GMO GUARANTEED 14

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99.9% NON-GMO GUARANTEED


SAVE $10 PER BAG ON

INSECTICIDE-FREE VIKING SEED CORN MOST SEED COMPANIES TREAT ALL OF THEIR SEED CORN WITH INSECTICIDE.

WE OFFER YOU THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE. Several university studies demonstrate insecticide-treated seed protects grain yield only in limited circumstances. If you don’t need insecticide-coated (Cruiser, Poncho, etc.) seed corn, don’t pay for it!

FARMER’S CHOICE – SAVE $10 PER BAG! Save $10 per bag when you order insecticide-free seed corn! Your conventional corn will still be treated with a package of fungicides to protect it from seedling diseases and 2 biologicals (SabrEx & Excellorate) to enhance its health and yield. Please specify “insecticide-free” when ordering by Jan. 15.

Limited availability. Available only on these hybrids: 42-92, 51-95, 99-00, 51-04, 48-08 www.alseed.com/insecticide-free-viking-seed-corn


VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO CORN

VIKING

DUAL-PURPOSE C O RN HY BRI DS 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 designation.

Why choose Viking Dual-Purpose 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 hybrids have an optimal grain-to-stover ratio and have excellent standability compared to low-lignin specialty silage hybrids.

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FUNCTIONAL FARMING: THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB

Grain Hybrids that also Produce Excellent Quality & Tonnage for Silage VIKING DUAL-PURPOSE SILAGE HYBRID PERFORMANCE

2020 UMN SILAGE TRIAL

HYBRID COMPARISON Viking 42-92 Dairyland DS-4018AM Viking 46-96 Dairyland DS-4018AM

2020 UW SILAGE TRIAL

Viking 51-04 Masters Choice MC5790 Viking 48-08 Masters Choice MCT5851 Viking 58-11 Masters Choice MC5790

VS.

VS.

VS.

VS.

VS.

68-86 ARTESIAN

DM TONS

% DM

NDF

MILK/TON

MILK/ACRE

11.2

37.1

36.9

3,159

35,568

10.6

33.7

39.9

3,035

32,017

11.1

36.1

36.6

3,144

35,096

10.6

33.7

39.9

3,035

32,017

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

13.1

34.1

36

3,220

42,400

11.7

31.4

38

3,190

37,500

86-DAY CRM

VIKING 84-05

105-DAY CRM

EXCELLENT YIELD & DROUGHT TOLERANCE

2ND PLACE 274 BUSHEL, ALBERT CITY, IA 2019 FIRST TRIAL

• Full description on page 8

• Full description on page 13

VIKING 42-92

92-DAY CRM

VIKING 48-08

PROVEN PERFORMANCE FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

PROVEN PERFORMANCE

• Full description on page 9

• Full description on page 13

VIKING 46-96

96-DAY CRM

FODDER 4

GREAT GRAIN & SILAGE PERFORMANCE

EXCELLENT DUAL-PURPOSE HYBRID

• Full description on page 10

• Full description on page 14

VIKING 51-04

104-DAY CRM

VIKING 58-11

2ND PLACE 247 BUSHEL, 2019 SE MN FIRST SUMMARY

DOMINATING YIELD POTENTIAL

• Full description on page 12

• Full description on page 14

108-DAY CRM

108-DAY CRM

111-DAY CRM

TO ORDER CALL: 800.352.5247 OR VISIT ALSEED.COM

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VIKING

CLOSEOUT CORN SAVE ON HYBRIDS

WE’RE REMOVING FROM OUR INVENTORY! CRM

GDUs to BL

Plant Pop/Acre

PRICE

# Of Bags

Bag Wt.

51-95

95 Day

2350

30-36K

$140

100+

35#

46-96

96 Day

2370

28-36K

$135

100+

<40#

55-02

102 Day

2470

28-36K

$125

100+

<40#

42-05

105 Day

2560

28-36K

$135

100+

60#

63-05

105 Day

2560

26-34K

$125

8

64.5#

78-11P

111 Day

2620

26-34K

$125

40

56# FL, 48# FL

Hybrid

No returns: all sales are final. Germination tested January 2022 with minimum of 93% warm, 85% cold.

Seed Treatments for Corn Nearly all of our conventional corn is treated with CruiserMaxx for Corn as well as two very effective biologicals.

EXCELLORATE

TM

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

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®

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

VIKING CORN, SOYBEANS & ALFALFA CATALOG

®

CRUISERMAXX CORN 250 • Early-season protection from wireworms, black cutworms, and seed corn maggots

• Broad-spectrum protection from seedborne and soilborne fungal dampingoff diseases • Increased plant stand, uniformity, vigor, and yield


VIKING CONVENTIONAL NON-GMO SOYBEANS SOYBEAN PERFORMANCE PLANT TYPE

LODGE

PHYTO. GENE

PHYTO. TOL.

IDC

CYST GENE

CYST TOL.

M

MB

7

none

7

7

PI88788

7

6

ID *

ID *

Brown

Avg

8

M

MB

7

Rps3a

7

7

PI88788

7

ID *

ID *

ID *

Black

Avg

1.5

8

M

MB

8

none

7

7

PI88788

7

7

6

ID *

Brown

Avg

1700N

1.7

6

M

MB

7

none

ID *

6

PI88788

7

ID *

ID *

7

Yellow High

V1821

1.8

8

M

M

8

Rps1c

7

7

PI88788

7

ID *

7

8

Yellow High

N1958

1.9

8

M

MB

7

none

5

7

FT

7

9

ID *

7

Black High+

1940KN

1.9

8

M

B

8

none

7

6

Peking

9

ID *

ID *

6

Imp. Yell

Avg

2018N

2.0

8

M

M

8

Rps3a

7

7

PI88788

7

ID *

7

7

Black

Avg

2100N

2.1

6

M

MB

8

Rps1c

7

6

PI88788

7

8

ID *

6

Yellow High

2155N

2.1

8

MT

M

7

none

ID *

7

PI88788

7

8

7

8

Brown

Avg

2340KN

2.3

8

M

MB

7

Rps1k

7

7

Peking

9

ID *

ID *

ID *

Buff

Avg

N2358

2.3

8

T

MB

7

Rps1c

7

8

PI88788

7

ID *

ID *

7

2418N

2.4

8

M

MB

7

Rps1c

7

7

PI88788

7

ID *

ID *

ID *

2188AT12N

2.5

6

MT

MB

4

none

ID *

7

PI88788

7

5

5

5

3144N

3.1

6

M

B

6

none

ID *

6

PI88788

7

9

ID *

7

VARIETY

RM

EMERG. HEIGHT

0821N

0.8

8

1218N

1.2

1518N

BROWN WHITE STEM ROT MOLD

SDS

HILUM PROTEIN

Brown High+ Black

Avg

Yellow Avg+ Imp. Yell *

High

ID = Insufficient Data

TO ORDER CALL 800.352.5247 OR VISIT ALSEED.COM

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO SOYBEANS

VIKING O821N

0.8 RM

HIGH YIELDS, GREAT SOUTHERN MOVEMENT

7 ID* 6

SCN TOLERANCE

(out-yielding all E3 & RR2Xtend soybeans)

• Tall, bushy plant that keeps its size moving south of zone

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

(for late or re-plant) • Great emergence and standability • Good cyst bean with strong IDC tolerance

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

1.2 RM

DEPENDABLE AND WIDELY ADAPTED • 58 Bu average over two years in our trials • Good performance south of zone as an earlier maturity option or replant

• Rps3a gene for excellent Phytophthora tolerance • Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788), and good IDC tolerance • Medium height, medium-bush, good standing

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SDS TOLERANCE BSR RESISTANCE

• First place (73.8 Bu/Acre), UMN Central Zone 2020

VIKING 1218N

STANDABILITY

VIKING CORN, SOYBEANS & ALFALFA CATALOG

7 ID

*

STANDABILITY

7

SDS TOLERANCE

ID*

BSR RESISTANCE

ID*

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

7 ID*


FUNCTIONAL FARMING: THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB

VIKING 1518N

STANDABILITY

1.5 RM

SDS TOLERANCE

EXCELLENT YIELDS ON FARMS & IN TRIALS • • • • • •

BSR RESISTANCE

Medium-stature, bushy bean that works great in wide rows Travels south well as an early option Strong emergence and standability for a good no-till option Cyst nematode protection (PI88788) Avoid fields with history of white mold Brown hilum, average seed size

VIKING 1700N

SCN TOLERANCE

VIRTUE V1821

6

STANDABILITY

1.7 RM

7

SDS TOLERANCE BSR RESISTANCE

7 ID*

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

6 ID*

STANDABILITY

1.8 RM

8

SDS TOLERANCE

YELLOW HILUM, HIGH PROTEIN, GREAT YIELDS • • • • • • •

7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

Equal yield to P21A20 in two years of testing Protein usually above 42% Good standing, medium bushy plant Cyst nematode protection (PI88788) Can show a few dark-hilum off-types (4/1000 seeds)

NEW

7 ID*

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

YELLOW HILUM, HIGH PROTEIN, GREAT YIELDS • • • • •

8 ID*

Strong yield performance across a wide range of environments Excellent emergence and standability Good disease tolerance to White Mold, Sudden Death Syndrome, and IDC PI88788 gene for cyst nematode resistance New genetics from VIRTUE Seeds (see below) Protein over 44% in our 2020 testing V1821 requires a signed single-use agreement before seed delivery

BSR RESISTANCE

8 ID*

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

7

VIRTUE Seeds is a non-GMO soybean brand that’s taking an unconventional approach to the conventional soybean industry. Our sole intent is to create elite non-GMO soybean products with the highest yielding genetics and advanced stress and disease tolerance. VIRTUE’s PURE GENETIC POWER is shaking up the market, bringing a unique opportunity to lower your input expenses and increase your profit per bushel.

VIKING 1940KN PEKING CYST RESISTANCE & HIGH YIELDS • Averaged more than 55 bushels over 12 locations in MN & IA (2018-20)

• Ideal for tough cyst nematode acres • Excellent standing, bushy plant type

1.9 RM

STANDABILITY

8

SDS TOLERANCE BSR RESISTANCE

6 ID*

SCN TOLERANCE

9

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

6 ID*

*

ID = Insufficient Data

TO ORDER CALL 800.352.5247 OR VISIT ALSEED.COM

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO SOYBEANS NAVITA N1958 • • • • • •

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

VIKING 2018N

2.0 RM

CONSISTENT YIELDS AND AGRONOMICS • • • • •

Proven performance across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois Medium height, medium-bush bean that works well in wide rows Very strong emergence, ideal for no-till or early planting Excellent standability Black hilum, average seed size

VIKING 2100N

2.1 RM

YELLOW HILUM, HIGH PROTEIN • • • • •

Good yields and agronomics Protein usually over 42% Good standing, medium-bushy plant Rps1c gene for good Phytophthora tolerance Well adapted across South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

VIKING 2155N

|

1.9 RM

2.2 RM

1ST PLACE, 69.1 BUSHELS, LU VERNE, IOWA 2020 FIRST TRIAL • Impressive yield potential, keeps up with best traited beans in trials • Good defensive package, with great tolerance to IDC, Phytophthora, and Brown Stem Rot

• Has matured similar to a 2.2-2.3 RM • Well adapted to South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and

O U T S TA N D I N G F E E D

Standability: 7 SDS Tolerance: 7 BSR Resistance: 9 SCN Tolerance: 7 Iron Chlor. Toler: 7 White Mold Toler: ID*

STANDABILITY

8

SDS TOLERANCE BSR RESISTANCE

7 ID*

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

7

STANDABILITY

8

SDS TOLERANCE

6

BSR RESISTANCE

8

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

6 ID*

STANDABILITY

7

SDS TOLERANCE

8

BSR RESISTANCE

8

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

7

northern Nebraska

• Brown hilum, average seed size

VIKING 2340KN

2.3 RM

PEKING CYST RESISTANCE & EXCELLENT YIELDS • • • • •

Ideal for tough cyst nematode acres Out-yielded Viking 2155 for four years Very good IDC score and Peking cyst resistance Medium height, bushy plant Buff hilum, average seed size

STANDABILITY

7

SDS TOLERANCE

ID*

BSR RESISTANCE

ID*

SCN TOLERANCE

9

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

7 ID* *

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ID = Insufficient Data


FUNCTIONAL FARMING: THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB

NAVITA N2358 • • • • • •

Bred for superior animal feed Competitive yields and good all-around defense Extremely high protein (44-45%) Low anti-nutritionals (raffinose & stachyose) Trials show significantly improved feed efficiency Heat treatment for non-ruminant feeding to break down trypsin inhibitors

VIKING 2418N

2.4 RM

OUTSTANDING YIELD POTENTIAL • • • •

|

2.3 RM

Replaces Viking 2518N with more yield Widely adapted across the Midwest Good standing, medium-bush plant Rps1k gene for excellent Phytophthora protection

VIKING 2188AT12N

O U T S TA N D I N G F E E D

Standability: 7 SDS Tolerance: 7 BSR Resistance: ID* SCN Tolerance: 7 Iron Chlor. Toler: 8 White Mold Toler: ID*

STANDABILITY

7

SDS TOLERANCE

ID*

BSR RESISTANCE

ID*

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

2.5 RM

APHID RESISTANCE + VERY HIGH YIELDS • Yellow hilum soybean, widely utilized by food-grade soybean companies

• Excellent multi-gene aphid resistance may eliminate need for

spraying insecticides • Outstanding yield potential, competing with traited soybeans in our replicated testing • Taller plant – can lodge late season • License required (see below)

7 ID*

STANDABILITY

4

SDS TOLERANCE

5

BSR RESISTANCE

5

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

5

LICENSE REQUIRED — 2188AT12N: This variety originates from germplasm that is intellectual property of Iowa State University and requires the seed purchaser to sign a license agreement. Seeds must be used for the sole purpose of producing a single crop and not saved for replanting. For questions about licensing, call Dianah Ngonyama from ISU at (515) 294-9442.

VIKING 3144N HIGH YIELDING, FOOD GRADE • • • •

Yellow hilum, protein consistently above 42% High yields across Iowa and Illinois Good cyst, BSR, and SDS tolerance Bushy, good standing plant

3.1 RM

STANDABILITY

6

SDS TOLERANCE

7

BSR RESISTANCE

9

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

6 ID*

LOOKING FOR ROUNDUP READY CORN OR SOYBEANS? Call 800.352.5247 or visit alseed.com! We carry Anderson Seed Corn and Stine Soybeans.

TO ORDER CALL 800.352.5247 OR VISIT ALSEED.COM

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO SOYBEANS

SEED PURITY Seed Purity is extremely important to farmers growing grain for a non-GMO contract. Not only have we committed the entire Viking brand to seed purity, we have also made significant investments to establish the seed industry’s first non-GMO Purity Guarantee. • Seed designated with the Ultra-Pure Label are guaranteed to be 99.9% GMO-Free. • Seed designated with the Pure Label are guaranteed to be 99% GMO-Free

We meet this high standard on select corn hybrids and soybean varieties through rigorous purification, geographic isolation, and stringent testing. Additionally, all Viking soybean seed is produced under the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association’s Non-GMO Seed Program, which traces, inspects, and verifies the seed. We can't guarantee that all our Pure and Ultra-Pure line-up is 100% GMO-free, but we do guarantee the seed purity lives up to the label.

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FUNCTIONAL FARMING: THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB

CUSTOM SOYBEAN SEED TREATMENTS VIKING SOY-PAK Save money and maximize your soybean yields. Viking Soy-Pak fungicide package contains three fungicides (Apron® + Maxim® + Vibrance™) to give your soybeans the best available protection from seedling diseases. Optimizes emergence and stand uniformity, and protects your yield.

$6.50/unit

CRUISERMAXXTM SOY-PAK Our upgraded version of CruiserMaxx Advance Soybean contains: Cruiser 5FS for wide-spectrum early-season insects; Apron XL and Maxim seed treatment fungicides; Vibrance™ for effective protection from seedling fungal diseases; Excalibre™ with multi-strain inoculation; and SabrEx™ SA to improve roots' uptake of moisture and nutrients.

$14/unit • 40-unit minimum

• Custom-treated seed cannot be returned

• Seed and treatment must be paid in full before treating

• Early pay discounts and/or JDF Financing are available

• Orders must be placed by March 1, 2022

• Please call before pickup

A Leader in Plant Nutrient Technology AgriGuardian™ scientists, chemists, and

formulators are dedicated to helping growers around the world achieve maximum return on their investment while sustaining agricultural soils. With decades of field and research experience in plant nutrition, AgriGuardian develops products to meet the nutritional needs of all crops. AgriGuardian products are designed with balanced nutrients to be readily available, quickly absorbed, and immediately usable by the plant. AgriGuardian products provide a beneficial way to increase nutrition, yield, and profit for all crops.

For All Crops

Distribution Center 1224 Sykes Street Albert Lea, MN 56007 1-507-373-1559 Sales Representative Casey Staloch 1-641-590-4069 www.AgriGuardian.com info@AgriGuardian.com 1-706-549-8424

TO ORDER CALL 800.352.5247 OR VISIT ALSEED.COM

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO ALFALFA VIKING 374HD BRAND*ALL

VIKING 342LH BRAND*

highest combination of yield and quality

GOT LEAFHOPPERS? NO PROBLEM!

• • • • • •

The next generation of our best-ever-selling variety Viking 372HD Viking 374HD yielded 117% of the check in Cornell’s 2020 forage trials The highest quality/yielding alfalfa we sell in a 4- or 5-cut system Lignin levels comparable to other highly digestible varieties Broad-based disease resistance to Aphanomyces Races 1 and 2 High expression of branch root trait; highly productive on poorly drained soils • Available coated with Apex Green Hydroloc (OMRI) or inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

• • • •

2020 Quality Trial (Waupaca, WI)

• • • • •

VARIETY

CP

LIGNIN NDFD30

RFV

RFQ

MILK/ YIELD TON (DM T/A)

M/A

% HVX

Viking 374HD

24.10

5.7

51.3

187

200

3,239

5.94

19,240

113%

WL349HQ

23.79

5.6

53.2

197

214

3,339

5.31

17,729

104%

MagaTron HarvXtra ®

22.18

5.9

54.4

174

197

3,216

5.30

17,043

Hybriforce 3400

22.65

6.1

50.5

176

187

3,138

5.80

18,199

107%

AFX460 Hi-Gest ®

22.81

6.1

50.2

172

182

3,098

5.678

17,595

103%

TRIAL AVG

23.10

5.9

51.9

181

195

3,206

5.61

17,972

105%

VIKING 394AP BRAND*ALL The next generation of our popular variety Viking 392AP Viking 394AP yielded 118% of the check in Cornell’s 2020 forage trails Best disease resistance available: Aphanomyces Races 1, 2, and 3 Extremely high forage yield and great quality High expression of branch root trait and sunken crown trait Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI) 2020 Four-Trial Average (Evansville & Lancaster, WI)

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YIELD AND QUALITY FOR 3- OR 4-CUT SYSTEM High-quality, FD4, multi-leaf alfalfa Good all-around disease resistance Excellent yields, quick recovery Good choice for dairy-quality hay Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

VIKING 3100 BRAND* YIELD AND VALUE FOR 3-CUT SYSTEM • • • •

Ideal for 2- or 3-cut harvest systems Historically our best-selling alfalfa Good yield and disease resistance Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

HIGHLY DIGESTIBLE • • • • •

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

WL 349HQ % Yield of Viking 394AP

VARIETY

VIKING 330M BRAND*

HI-GEST® 360 ALFALFA

MAXIMIZE YIELD ON EVERY INCH OF EVERY FIELD • • • • • •

Built-in leafhopper protection with glandular hairs Outstanding yield and forage quality Excellent fit in a 3- to 4-cut harvest system Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

Viking 394AP

100

Hybriforce 3400

89

Hi-Gest ® 360

89

Hybriforce 2400-wet

91

55Q27

97

Rebound 6.0

94

VIKING CORN, SOYBEANS & ALFALFA CATALOG

PREMIUM QUALITY ALFALFA • Outstanding yield potential and agronomic • • • •

performance under 4 to 5-cut harvest management systems High resistance to aphanomyces races 1, 2, and 3, and to anthracnose races 1 and 5 High-quality feed value levels highly desirable for dairy and cash hay producers Superb winter-hardiness and persistence Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)


FUNCTIONAL FARMING: THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB

WL 358LHALL

VERNAL*

BEST LEAFHOPPER-RESISTANT ALFALFA AVAILABLE!

GOOD CHOICE FOR 2- TO 3-CUT SYSTEMS

• Industry’s leading “Eighth Generation”

• Best persistence on light soils • Limited disease resistance • Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

leafhopper resistance • Spray less: tolerates 10 times the level of potato leafhoppers than conventional competitors • Superb yields and quality in a 4- to 5-cut harvest system • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

HONEST JOHN BRAND* QUALITY ALFALFA WITH TRACE OF CLOVER

FOREGRAZER V DUAL-PURPOSE HAY AND GRAZE • • • • •

Sunken crowns for more protection from hoof and wheel traffic Aphanomyces Races 1 & 2 resistance Flexible for grazing or 3 to 5 cuts/yr Excellent forage quality with outstanding yield potential Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

• A blend of high-yielding, disease-resistant alfalfas with good winter hardiness

• Well-adapted for haylage or dry hay across the Upper Midwest • Some lots may contain up to 3% red clover— clearly listed on the tag • Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

NITROGEN BRAND BIG NITROGEN FIX, FAST

MATRIX CREEPING ALFALFA • Strong yields and high-quality with second-to-none creeping habit

• • • •

Maximum 1-year biomass and N production Good leaf retention and forage quality FD9; will winterkill in Upper Midwest Apex Green coating (OMRI)

(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) *Variety not stated

Alfalfa Variety Selection When selecting an alfalfa variety, the key considerations are: how long will the field be in production, how many cuttings a year do you plan to take, what is the end use for the forage (quality needs), and what are the unique challenges for the field location (disease / insects)?

ALFALFA VARIETY KEY CHARACTERISTICS HD: Highly Digestible — Alfalfa lines with the HD distinction are tested for quality from the very first selection by the breeders. These lines have low lignin levels resulting in milk/ton numbers that are first in class. HQ: High Quality — Highest quality alfalfa lines from WL, one of the largest alfalfa breeding programs in the world. AP: Aphanomyces Race 2 Resistance — Farmers in northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and southwest Wisconsin face challenges with Aphanomyces root rot in alfalfa. If you are in one of these regions choose a variety with race 2 Aphanomyces resistance. These varieties also have resistance to race 1. LH: Leaf Hopper Resistance — These varieties maintain strong yields and forage quality under heavy pressure from leafhoppers.

TO ORDER CALL: 800.352.5247 OR VISIT ALSEED.COM

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO ALFALFA

ALFALFA CHARACTERISTICS APHANOMYCES

PHYTO. ROOT ROT

35/35

HR Race1 HR Race 2

HR

4.3

35/35

HR Race 1 HR Race 2

1.9

4

30/30

Viking 330M Brand*

2.2

4

Viking 3100 Brand*

2.4

Hi-Gest® 360

BACTERIAL WILT

FUSARIUM WILT

ANTHRACNOSE

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR Race 1

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

29/30

HR Race 1

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

3

28/30

R Race 1

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

1.5

3

30/30

HR Race 1

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

R

WL 349HQ

1.7

4.4

45/45

X

HR Race 1 HR Race 2 HR Race 3

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR (Races 1 & 5)

R

WL 358LH

2

4.1

30/30

X

HR Race 1

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

1.9

3.5

33/35

X

HR Race 1 R Race 2

HR

R

HR

HR

HR

2

2.5

25/30

X

R Race 1

MR

MR

HR

R

HR

Honest John Brand*

2.5

3.5

29/30

HR Race 1

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

Vernal*

2.2

2

11/30

S

R

R

Nitrogen Brand*

NA

9

ID

R

S

HR

VARIETY

WSI

FD

DRI

Viking 374HD Brand*

1.7

4

Viking 394AP Brand*

1.8

Viking 342LH Brand*

ForeGrazer V Matrix Creeping

TRAFFIC TOL.

R Race 1

VERTIC. STEM ROOT ROT NEMATODE

MR

R

APHIDS

S

HR

R

HR

*Variety not stated

Winter Survival Index (WSI)

Disease & Pest Resistance

A standardized test that measures the ability of alfalfa varieties to withstand severe winters. Varieties are rated from 1 (superior) to 4 (adequate). If a variety does not have a WSI rating, you can use the Fall Dormancy as a guide. The most persistent alfalfas are those with low WSI’s and good pest and disease resistance.

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

Resistance

The measure of how tall an alfalfa plant grows after the last cutting and before going dormant for the season. An alfalfa with a lower number goes dormant earlier in the fall.

HR = Highly Resistant R = Resistant MR = Moderately Resistant LR = Low Resistance S = Susceptible

Disease Resistance Index (DRI)

Forage Quality

30 = highest, 6 = lowest

Varieties with a high Relative Feed Quality (RFQ) are designated with either HQ or HD (WL 349HQ & Viking 374HD).

Fall Dormancy (FD)

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FUNCTIONAL FARMING: THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB

Alfalfa: Best Planting Practices • • • • •

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

Margaret Smith, Albert Lea Seed Forage Agronomist

Alfalfa Seed Treatment All of our alfalfa seed is coated with one of these OMRI-listed inoculants:

APEXTM GREEN HYDROLOC Encapsulates each seed in a mix of micro-nutrients, including iron, zinc, & manganese; bacteria; and a hydrating polymer for improved water uptake and seedling growth. Contains rhizobia strains to promote nodulation. Hydrating polymer holds water around seed, improving germination and seedling survival, especially under adverse conditions.

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

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DEALER Viking Seed is sold and distributed directly from Albert Lea Seed or through independent dealers. If you prefer to work with an independent dealer near you, use our dealer locater.

alseed.com/find-a-dealer

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

EARLY ORDER DISCOUNT 4% (NO DOWN PAYMENT REQUIRED) On orders placed by Dec. 15, 2021 (Available on Corn & Soybeans only.) Cannot be combined with Early Pay discounts or JDF programs.

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 + 0%

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

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

ORDERING & SHIPPING We can ship direct to your farm or connect you with a dealer in your area. When you place your order, our knowledgeable sales staff will help you determine the best shipping method. We ship parcel to all 50 states by UPS or Spee-Dee. Rates are determined by weight and destination. 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).

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.

Bulk 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

TO ORDER, CALL 800.352.5247

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SAVE THE DATE: Albert Lea Seed Annual Conference Viking Corn & Soybeans: Wed. 12/1/21 (in-person) Viking Organic Seed & Systems: Fri. 12/3/21 (virtual) Small Grains/Forages: Thu. 2/3/22 (virtual) More details to come.

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