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Looking Forward

2021

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THE YEAR AHEAD If 2020 taught us anything, it's that changes are inevitable. Like you, we're looking forward to 2021, but we can't forget that changes will keep coming at us. The date on the calendar won't stop them.

Farmers have the ingenuity and the guts to adapt to whatever gets thrown at them. But you can add something else to the list of character strengths shared by farmers: connections. In the day-to-day management of farm operations, it's pretty easy to forget that farmers are part of something bigger than themselves. You may not always feel like you're connected to a larger network of farmers, service providers, and global consumers, but you are. We hope, in our own small way, we're helping you to connect with that larger network: whether it's with other farmers who share their experiences, their successes, and their challenges; with our team of agronomists; or with plant breeders, grain buyers, university researchers, and independent agricultural support organizations.

We hope our new product initiatives and continuing commitment to helping farmers make 2021 even better than last year.

NEW VALUE-PRICED CORN PERFORMANCE In addition to our regular lineup of high-performance conventional Viking corn hybrids, we offer Viking Workhorse Hybrids aimed at your less-productive acres. They bring proven performance without the expense of big-ticket genetics. NEW APHID-TOLERANT SOYBEAN Introducing our new high-yielding aphid-tolerant soybean, Viking 2244AT. Even during a bad aphid year, you won’t have to spray this variety, and that saves you money. INSECTICIDE-FREE OPTION Conventional farmers: if you don’t need it, why pay for it? Our Insecticide-Free corn seed option is another cost-saving option for those fields where you don’t need insecticide on your seed corn.

We hope that you feel confident that you can reach out to Albert Lea Seed for seed that you can count on and connections that help us all grow.

99.9% NON-GMO ALFALFA We now offer Ultra-Pure Viking Organic Alfalfa seed, guaranteed to be 99.9% free of GMOs, available as both conventional and organic seed. DEDICATED ORGANIC CROP TRIALS CONTINUE We are in our third year of our own replicated Organic soybean and corn trials to identify hybrids and varieties that perform under organic conditions. We are testing several new yellow-hilum, aphid-tolerant soybean lines that have been bred specifically for organic farmers. CONTINUING COMMITMENT TO ORGANIC We remain committed to supporting organic farmers and the entire organic network. We started contracting and producing Certified Organic seed in 1998, and we remain the largest independent supplier of Organic field seed in the U.S. But we don’t just sell seed. We support breeding programs and research programs that are working to improve organic agriculture across the U.S.

Thank you for your business. We look forward to continuing to earn it.

Mac Ehrhardt & Tom Ehrhardt 3rd Generation Owners

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CORN (Conventional) ..............................................................................................3 CORN (Organic) ......................................................................................................13 SOYBEANS (Conventional) ..................................................................................19 SOYBEANS (Organic)............................................................................................. 23 ALFALFA (Conventional).......................................................................................27 ALFALFA (Organic)................................................................................................ 29 SMALL GRAINS ........................................................................................................31 FIELD PEAS & PEA MIXTURES ............................................................................37 HAY & PASTURE MIXES ........................................................................................ 39 COOL SEASON GRASSES ...................................................................................... 43 LEGUMES & BRASSICAS ........................................................................................47 WARM SEASON FORAGES ................................................................................... 50 COVER CROP MIXES ...............................................................................................53 COVER CROP LEGUMES & BRASSICAS .............................................................57 WILDFLOWERS NATIVES CRP .............................................................................59 WILDLIFE FOOD PLOT............................................................................................61 SWEET CORN ............................................................................................................62 TURF & LAWN SEED .............................................................................................. 63 INOCULANTS, BIOLOGICALS, & MORE ............................................................ 65 ORDERING & DISCOUNTS .................................................................................... 66 Established in 1923, Albert Lea Seed is a third-generation, family-owned and operated farm seed company. We provide farmers conventional untraited and organic seed developed to perform for their soil, their operation, and their bottom lines.

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

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CORN PERFORMANCE CRM

GDUS TO BL

EAR TYPE

PLANT POP/ACRE

HIGH POP.

EMERG. VIGOR

CORN-ON-CORN

NCLB TOLERANCE

81-82

82

2150

Flex

28-36k

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8

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88-84W*

84

2160

Semi-Flex

28-36k

8

7

8

8

68-86, 68-86P, 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 & 42-92P 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, 51-95P & 51-95UP

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

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44-98

98

2380

Semi-Flex

30-36k

8

8

7

8

99-00

100

2400

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28-36k

8

7

7

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52-00, 52-00P

100

2400

Semi-Flex

28-36K

8

8

8

8

55-02 & 55-02P

102

2470

Semi-Flex

28-36k

7

7

7

7

46-02

102

2460

Semi-Flex

30-36k

8

8

7

8

51-04 & 51-04P G/S

104

2540

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28-36k

8

8

8

7

84-05, 84-05P

105

2580

Semi-Flex

28-36k

8

7

8

8

42-05

105

2560

Semi-Flex

28-36k

8

8

8

8

48-08

108

2600

Semi-Flex

28-36k

9

8

8

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Fodder 4 G/S

108

2600

Flex

28-36k

9

9

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ID

49-09

109

2610

Semi-Fix

30-36k

8

7

7

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58-11

111

2620

Semi-Flex

28-36k

8

7

8

8

HYBRID

*W = Workhorse Hybrid. See page 9 for more information.

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CONVENTIONAL CORN

CORN NUMBERING SYSTEM

60

ASSIGNED NUMBER

MATURITY #: 01 = 101-Day C.R.M. 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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82 DAY – 96 DAY CRM VIKING 81-82

82-DAY CRM

New VIKING 80-89

89-DAY CRM

OUTSTANDING YIELD IN THE NORTH

STRONG AGRONOMICS, STRONG YIELDS

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

Planting Population: 28,000 – 34,000

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

• Exciting new genetics with great performance in 2019 and 2020 across MN, SD, ND, & WI • 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

81-82 $152/bag

80-89 $152/bag

DRYDOWN

8

EMERGENCE

8

STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

7

68-86 ARTESIAN

DRYDOWN

8

EMERGENCE

8

STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

7

CORN-ON-CORN

7

86-DAY CRM

EXCELLENT YIELD & DROUGHT TOLERANCE

11 LOCATION AVG. 2020

Planting Population: 28,000 – 34,000

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

205 200

204.7 bu 17.8% moisture

201 bu 16.4% moisture

VIKING 80-89

PIONEER P9188

195 190 185

68-86 ARTESIAN $152/bag DRYDOWN

7

EMERGENCE

8

STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

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

99%

99.9%

NON-GMO

NON-GMO

GUARANTEED

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CONVENTIONAL CORN

VIKING 42-92

92-DAY CRM

VIKING 52-96

96-DAY CRM

PROVEN PERFORMANCE FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

TOUGH HYBRID WITH MORE YIELD

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

Planting Population: 30,000 – 36,000

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

• Out-yielded 51-95 in our testing two years in a row • Outstanding anthracnose stalk rot resistance • Strong emergence for early planting and reduced tillage • Very good stalk and root strength • Very good drought tolerance

Also available as:

52-96 52-96P (99% GMO Free)- SOLD OUT DRYDOWN

42-92 $152/bag 42-92P (99% GMO Free) $162/bag DRYDOWN

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STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH 6

45 LOCATION AVG. 2019-20

8

STALK STRENGTH

8

210

ROOT STRENGTH

8

205

11 LOCATION AVG. 2020

190

210.1 bu 17.8% moisture

209.5 bu 19.5% moisture

VIKING 42-92

DEKALB DKC46-36

195

VIKING 51-95

21.0% moisture

VIKING 52-96

210 200

200.8 bu

207.3 bu 20.5% moisture

200

7

195

190

8

CORN-ON-CORN

EMERGENCE

CORN-ON-CORN

$160/bag $170/bag

EMERGENCE

7

205

DEKALB DKC46-36

VIKING 46-96

201 bu 16.4% moisture

96-DAY CRM

GREAT GRAIN & SILAGE PERFORMANCE

PIONEER P9188

95-DAY CRM

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

• Consistent performance each year • Shorter hybrid with excellent stalk and root strength • Good plant health with good tolerance to Goss’s Wilt • Very drought tolerant • Widely adapted across SD, MN, WI, northern IA, & MI • Best yield performance at medium to high population • We've heard this is a fine choice for hand-picking Also available as:

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 46-96 $152/bag DRYDOWN

7

EMERGENCE

7

STALK STRENGTH

7

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

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112 LOCATION AVG. 2020 51-95 $152/bag 51-95UP (99.9% GMO Free) $172/bag DRYDOWN

8

EMERGENCE

195 8

ROOT STRENGTH

9

CORN-ON-CORN

205 200

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STALK STRENGTH

210

190

217.9 bu 17.7% moisture

VIKING 46-96

208.4 bu 17.9% moisture

206.9 bu 18.4% moisture

PIONEER P9840

DEKALB DKC46-36

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DROUGHT BEATER – Bellingham, MN “We had an incredibly dry year here, and most of the crops are poor. I planted Viking 51-95 and the field average was 211 Bu./acre. The good guys win sometimes.”

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CONVENTIONAL CORN

98 DAY – 105 DAY CRM VIKING 44-98

98-DAY CRM

VIKING 52-00

100-DAY CRM

1ST PLACE, 262 BUSHELS 2019 BRITT, IA FIRST TRIAL!

2ND PLACE, 232 BUSHELS, 2019 IOWA NORTH FIRST TRIALS

Planting Population: 30,000 – 36,000

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

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

• Very good drought tolerance • Strong stalks and very strong roots • Girthy, semi-flex ear with excellent drydown • Widely adapted across the northern Corn Belt at high to medium-high populations • Not a good choice for fields with a history of Goss’s Wilt or poorly drained soils 44-98 $152/bag

52-00 $152/bag DRYDOWN

8

EMERGENCE

8

DRYDOWN

8

STALK STRENGTH

EMERGENCE

8

ROOT STRENGTH

8

STALK STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

8

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

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VIKING 99-00

11 LOCATION AVG. 2020

100-DAY CRM

1ST PLACE 2020 Iowa Crop Performance Tests SHELDON, IA

99-00 $152/bag 8 7

STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

9

CORN-ON-CORN

190 185 180

VIKING 99-00

195

VIKING 52-00

209 bu 20.4 % moisture PIONEER P0157AM

VIKING 55-02

197.7 bu 18.7% moisture DEKALB DKC49-72

102-DAY CRM

1ST PLACE IN 2020 FIRST TRIALS – EASTON, MN (299.6 BU), JEFFERS, MN (267.5) & PLYMOUTH, IA (231.9 BU) Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

• 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 P0589 by 5 bushels (11 loc. avg. 2019) • Not suited for poorly drained soils • Out-yielded Pioneer 0157 in 2020 across 12 locations Also available as:

55-02 $152/bag

200 211.6 bu 18.9% moisture

221.3 bu 18.1% moisture

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11 LOCATION AVG. 2020

195

210 200

• Strong stalks, roots, and yields • Excellent standability, even in wet conditions • Good overall plant health (including Goss’s Wilt tolerance) • Very good tolerance to drought and wet soil • Widely adapted east to west all soil types and most management systems • Strong performance across MN, IA, WI and eastern Corn Belt

EMERGENCE

215 205

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

DRYDOWN

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55-02P (99% GMO Free) $162/bag 209 bu 20.4% moisture

PIONEER

P0157AM

197.7 bu 18.7% moisture

DEKALB DKC49-72

DRYDOWN EMERGENCE

7

STALK STRENGTH

7

ROOT STRENGTH

7

CORN-ON-CORN

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New VIKING 46-02 YIELD MONITOR HIT 300 – Hayward, MN

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102-DAY CRM

SOLD OUT - Call for details

“I just started my corn and that Viking 99-00 is standing like trees, holding itself together and combining very easy. It’s coming out of the field at 16.5% and 58-59 test weight. The yield monitor is hitting over 300 on a field that has never

VIKING 51-04 SOLD OUT - CALL FOR DETAILS

done that.”

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104-DAY CRM


CONVENTIONAL CORN

105 DAY – 112 DAY CRM VIKING 84-05

105-DAY CRM

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

FODDER 4

108-DAY CRM

EXCELLENT DUAL-PURPOSE HYBRID Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

• Outstanding performance from Champaign to Omaha to I-90 corridor • Widely adapted east to west • Very good tolerance to Goss’s Wilt, NCLB, GLS • Strong stalks and roots • Good tolerance to higher plant populations, with enough ear flex to handle tough ground Also available as:

• 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

Fodder 4 $148/bag DRYDOWN

ID

EMERGENCE

9

STALK STRENGTH

84-05 $160/bag 84-05P (99% GMO Free) $170/bag DRYDOWN

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EMERGENCE

7

7

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

VIKING 49-09

7

109-DAY CRM

STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

8

OUTSTANDING YIELD POTENTIAL; STRONG STALKS AND ROOTS

CORN-ON-CORN

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Planting Population: 30,000 – 36,000

VIKING 42-05

105-DAY CRM

2ND PLACE, 245 BUSHELS, 2019 NORTHWEST IA FIRST TRIAL! Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

• Very high yield potential with excellent response to intensive management • Adapted across the Corn Belt in its maturity zone • Very good tolerance to NCLB and Goss’s Wilt • Medium height plant with good test weight grain • Avoid poorly drained soils

42-05 $152/bag DRYDOWN

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EMERGENCE

• Great combination of yield potential and agronomics • Medium-height hybrid with excellent stalk and root strength • Great fall intactness allows for wide harvest window • Best performance at higher populations • Widely adapted across the central Corn Belt

49-09 SOLD OUT $152/bag DRYDOWN EMERGENCE

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STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

7

8

STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

NEW

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CORN-ON-CORN

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VIKING 58-11

111-DAY CRM

DOMINATING YIELD POTENTIAL Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

EXCELLENT YIELD – MARSHALL, MN “This year is phenomenal! I had a 200-acre field of Viking 42-05 stripped with a Dekalb number. 42-05 was beating the Dekalb number all across the field by 5-10 bushels consistently.”

VIKING 48-08

108-DAY CRM

YIELD TOPPER! 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 • Excellent response to high populations and intensive management • Excellent performance across the central and eastern Corn Belt

• Topped our internal yield trials in 2019, 249-bushel average across 11 locations • Outstanding agronomics, strong stalks and roots • Widely adapted east to west, north to south • Very good late season plant health and intactness • Semi-flex ear with good test weight grain

58-11 $160/bag DRYDOWN

7

EMERGENCE

7

STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

8

48-08 $152/bag DRYDOWN EMERGENCE

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STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

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CONVENTIONAL CORN

g n i c u d Intro

VIKING

WORKHORSE HYBRIDS Proven to deliver consistent, dependable yields

at a LOWER COST! $118/80,000 Seed Unit* 88-84W

84-day CRM

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

88-94W

94-day CRM

• 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

Why are Viking Workhorse Hybrids cheaper? These hybrids are cheaper for four reasons: 1. They are produced using modified female parents which produce more seed per acre, lowering our seed cost. 2. These hybrids carry lower royalties than the royalties we are obligated to pay on the newest, highest-yielding hybrids. 3. They are flat-priced. No Early-Pay discounts or JDF financing. 4. Fungicide treatment only. No Cruiser insecticide.

Is this “old” seed or “close-out” hybrids? No. These are hybrids we have selected and produced specifically for this purpose.

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

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

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CONVENTIONAL CORN

DUAL-PURPOSE

GRAIN & SILAGE CORN HYBRIDS

Excellent Quality & Tonnage for Silage HYBRID COMPARISON Viking 42-92 MCT3891GT Viking 46-96 Mycogen F2F379 Viking 51-04 Mycogen F2F499 Viking 48-08 Pioneer P1197AM

DM TONS

% DM

NDFD 30

MILK/TON

MILK/ACRE

8.0

37.1

60

3,220

25,800

7.4

39.7

61

3,210

23,700

8.3

36.7

55.8

3,407

27,983

7.2

36.3

61.9

3,507

25,142

8.4

32.9

52.6

3,485

29,107

7.3

31.1

59.4

3,551

25,314

9.9

52.6

57.1

3,608

35,719

9.6

46.6

57.1

3,549

31,734

VS.

VS.

VS.

VS.

UW SILAGE TRIALS IN 2019

17 LOCATIONS IN 2016-2018

68-86 ARTESIAN

86-DAY CRM

MSU SILAGE TRIALS 2019

VIKING 51-04

104-DAY CRM

EXCELLENT YIELD & DROUGHT TOLERANCE

2ND PLACE 247 BUSHEL, 2019 SOUTHEAST MN FIRST TRIAL

See page 5 for more information.

See page 7 for more information.

VIKING 42-92

92-DAY CRM

VIKING 48-08

108-DAY CRM

PROVEN PERFORMANCE FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

YIELD TOPPER!

See page 6 for more information.

See page 8 for more information.

VIKING 46-96

96-DAY CRM

FODDER 4

108-DAY CRM

GREAT GRAIN & SILAGE PERFORMANCE

EXCELLENT DUAL-PURPOSE HYBRID

See page 6 for more information.

See page 8 for more information.

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

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

SABREX 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

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

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CONVENTIONAL CORN

CLOSEOUT CORN

SAVE ON HYBRIDS WE’RE REMOVING FROM OUR INVENTORY!

Germination tested January 2021 with minimum of 93% warm, 85% cold.

VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO CLOSEOUT HYBRIDS Hybrid

CRM

GDUs to BL

Plant Pop/Acre

PRICE

# Of Bags

Bag Wt.

71-90UP

90 Day

2200

26-36K

$125

191

53# RD, 50# FL

51-95

95 Day

2350

30-36K

$140

100+

35# FL

55-02

102 Day

2470

28-36K

$135

100+

57# RD

63-05

105 Day

2560

26-34K

$125

19

64# RD

78-11

111 Day

2620

26-34K

$125

83

56# FL, 48# FL

VIKING ORGANIC CLOSEOUT HYBRIDS HYBRID

CRM

ATTRIBUTE

COATING

# OF BAGS

BAG WEIGHT/ SIZE

PRICE

O.71-90UP

90 Day

Ultra-Pure

1R + SabrEx

24

54# RD, 55# RD

$195

71-90UP Unt.

90 Day

Ultra-Pure

1R + SabrEx

50

50# RD

$135

O.88-91UP

91 Day

Ultra-Pure

1R + SabrEx

100+

57# RD

$195

98-98 Unt.

98 Day

none

6

41# FL

$135

O.31-99

99 Day

1R + SabrEx

49

32# FL

$175

O.69-01P

101 Day

Pure

1R + SabrEx

185

37# FL

$185

O.55-02UP

102 Day

Ultra-Pure

1R + SabrEx

100+

58# RD

$195

63-05P Unt.

105 Day

Pure

none

44

45# FL

$135

O.68-06

106 Day

1R + SabrEx

83

63# RD, 37# FL

$175

53-12 Unt.

112 Day

none

9

38# FL

$135

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CERTIFIED ORGANIC & UNTREATED CORN CHARACTERISTICS Certified Organic ­— Coated with an OMRI-approved seed coating HYBRID O.99-79P

CRM

ATTRIBUTE

HEAT UNITS

79

PURE

1940

N&S REGION

E&W REGION

PLANTING POP.

EAR TYPE

HIGH POP.

1

E,C,W

Med.-High

SemiFlex

7

EMERG.

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

7

7

7

7

9

8

6

8

White

1950

1

E,C,W

Med.-High

SemiFlex

8

7

7

7

7

8

7

8

7

8

9

7

Red

ULTRA-PURE

2140

1

E,C,W

Low-High

Flex

8

7

7

7

7

8

7

8

7

8

7

7

Pink

88

PURE

2190

1,2

E,C,W

Med.-High

Flex

8

8

8

7

8

8

7

8

8

8

8

8

Red

90

ULTRA-PURE / Grain / Silage

2280

1,2

E,C,W

Low-High

Flex

8

8

8

7

7

8

7

7

7

8

7

8

Pink

O.88-91UP

91

ULTRA-PURE

2290

1,2

E,C,W

Med.-High

SemiFlex

9

7

8

7

7

9

9

9

7

7

8

6

Red

O.98-91UP

91

ULTRA-PURE

2290

1,2

C,W

Med.-High

Flex

7

7

7

8

7

9

8

7

7

7

8

7

Red

O.31-91P

91

PURE

2300

1,2

E,C,W

Low-High

Flex

8

8

8

7

8

8

8

7

9

8

7

8

Pink

O.84-95UP

95

ULTRA-PURE

2450

2,3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

SemiFixed

9

7

7

8

7

8

8

9

7

8

8

6

Red

O.52-96P NEW!

96

PURE

2460

2,3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

SemiFlex

8

8

8

8

9

8

8

8

7

8

7

7

Red

O.45-97UP

97

ULTRA-PURE

2470

3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

SemiFlex

8

8

8

8

8

7

8

8

8

8

7

8

Red

Med.-High

SemiFlex

8

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

8

7

7

7

Red

O.87-80

80

O.58-85UP

85

O.45-88P O.71-90UPGS

O.98-98P

98

PURE

2490

3,4

E,C,W

O.85-00P

100

PURE

2510

3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

SemiFlex

8

8

8

8

8

8

9

8

7

6

8

6

Red

O.69-01P

101

PURE

2520

3,4,5

E,C

Med.-High

Flex

8

8

8

7

7

7

8

7

8

7

6

8

Red

O.55-02UP

102

ULTRA-PURE

2530

3,4,5

E,C,W

Low-High

Flex

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

8

8

7

7

Red

O.46-02P

102

PURE

2530

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med.-High

SemiFlex

8

8

8

8

7

7

8

8

8

8

7

7

Red

O.51-04PGS

104

PURE / Grain / Silage

2600

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med.-High

Flex

8

8

8

7

8

7

7

8

8

7

8

9

Pink

O.18-06UP

106

PURE

2620

4,5,6

E,C,W

Med.-High

SemiFixed

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

7

8

8

7

Red

108

PURE / Grain / Silage

2650

5,6

E,C,W

Med.-High

Flex

8

8

8

9

8

8

8

9

8

7

6

9

Red

O.74-10PGS

110

PURE / Grain / Silage

2750

5,6

E,C,W

Med.-High

SemiFlex

9

7

7

7

8

8

8

9

7

7

7

9

Pink

O.82-14PGS

114

PURE / Grain / Silage

2855

5,6+

E,C,W

Low-High

Flex

7

8

8

8

7

8

8

7

9

7

6

9

Red

O.48-08PGS

Untreated — May be coated with an OMRI-approved seed coating or could be raw (untreated). HYBRID 71-90UP UNT 42-92P UNT 51-95UP UNT

EAR TYPE

HIGH POP.

EMERG.

EARLY GROWTH

NCLB TOL.

ANTHRACNOSE TOL.

DROUGHT TOL.

FALL STALK STRENGTH

ROOT STRENGTH

PLANT HT.

TEST WT.

DRY DOWN

SILAGE POTENTIAL

COB COLOR

Low-High

Flex

8

8

8

7

7

8

7

7

8

8

7

9

Pink

Med.-High

SemiFlex

9

8

8

8

7

8

8

8

8

8

7

9

Red

9

7

7

8

7

8

8

9

7

8

8

6

Red

CRM

ATTRIBUTE

HEAT UNITS

N&S REGION

E&W REGION

PLANTING POP.

90

UTRA-PURE

2280

1,2

E,C,W

92

PURE

2260

1,2,3

E,C,W

2,3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

SemiFixed

2650

5,6

E,C,W

Med.-High

Flex

8

8

8

9

8

8

8

9

8

7

6

9

Red

2750

4,5,6

E,C

Low-High

Flex

7

8

8

ID

ID

7

8

8

8

10

6

6

Red

95

UTRA-PURE

2450

48-08P UNT

108

PURE / Grain / Silage

78-11P UNT

111

PURE

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79 DAY – 91 DAY CRM O.99-79P

O.45-88P

FAST-EMERGENCE AND TALL FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

VERSATILE AND WIDELY ADAPTED

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 O.99-79P (99% GMO Free) $225/bag

OUTYIELDED THEM ALL – MENOKEN, ND “We normally don’t get much rain, and this year we were 8" below average. We planted three Viking hybrids and three varieties from other companies. Viking 0.99-79P outyielded everything by 10 bushels.”

O.87-80P EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL FOR EARLY CORN 81-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.87-80P (99% GMO Free) $225/bag

O.58-85P, O.58-85UP AVAILABLE AS:

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 and O.71-90 • 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 0.45-88P (99% GMO Free) $225/bag

O.71-90UP GREAT YIELDS & GRAIN QUALITY 90-DAY CRM • Excellent yield performance across soil types and environments in the 90-day zone • Very good grain quality and heavy test weight • Flowers and matures early • Fast drydown restricts harvest window for silage • Avoid moving south of 90-day zone • Has made Grain Millers’ list of accepted hybrids O.71-90UP (99.9% GMO Free)

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.98-91UP (99.9% GMO Free)

EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL 85-DAY CRM • Slightly earlier single-cross version of O.45-88P • Very good ear flex for varied population • 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 O.58-85P (99% GMO Free) $225/bag 0.58-85UP (99.9% GMO Free) - SOLD OUT $245/bag

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$245/bag


ORGANIC CORN

91 DAY – 97 DAY CRM O.31-91P

O.84-95UP -

EXCELLENT EMERGENCE, WIDELY ADAPTED

2ND PLACE, 187 BUSHELS, 2019 UW NORTH CENTRAL ORGANIC TRIAL!

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 0.31-91

$215/bag

0. 31-91P $225/bag

O.52-96P

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 • Very good drought-stress tolerance • Widely adapted in 95-day corn country across the US • Best yield performance at medium to high populations • Some customers have reported that O.84-95 is a good handpicking corn • On Grain Millers’ list of accepted hybrid O.84-95UP (99.9% GMO Free) - SOLD OUT

$245/bag

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 0.52-96P

MORE FUN TO COMBINE – MORRIS, MN “I just finished combining a field of Viking O.84-95. It yielded 213 bushels/acre. It was kind of fun to combine corn that was standing perfect.”

$245/bag

12 LOCATION AVG. 2020 210 205 200 195 190

208.3 bu 17.5% moisture

206.9 bu 18.4% moisture

VIKING O.52-96

DEKALB DKC46-36

CORN HYBRID ZONE MAP WEST (W)

N&S MATURITY ZONE

CENTRAL (C)

EAST (E)

80–90 91–96 96–100 101–105 105–110 111–115 1

2

3

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5

6

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ORGANIC CORN

Organic CORN SEED 97 DAY – 114 DAY CRM O.45-97UP

O.69-01P

EXCELLENT EMERGENCE & TOP-END YIELD

GRAIN? SILAGE? TAKE YOUR PICK

97-DAY CRM • Exciting yield potential, good complement to our O.84-95UP • Vigorous, healthy, medium-tall, 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 and drydown

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 • Complete husk cover slows drydown

O.45-97UP (99.9% GMO Free)

O.69-01P (99% GMO Free)

$245/bag

$225/bag

12 LOCATION AVG. 2020

O.55-02UP

220 210 215.1 bu 17.7% moisture

200 190 180

VIKING O.45-97UP

LEADING EDGE YIELD POTENTIAL 208.4 bu 18.0% moisture PIONEER P9840

197.7 bu 18.7% moisture DEKALB DKC49-72

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.98-98P (99% GMO Free)

$225/bag

O.85-00P 2ND PLACE, 232 BUSHELS, IA 2019 NORTH FIRST SUMMARY! (AS VIKING 52-00) 100-DAY CRM • Consistently good yield across environments and years • Related to Viking O.84-95UP • Very good drought tolerance, moves well across SD and northern NE • Healthy plant with above average tolerance to Tar Spot, moves east well • Strong stalks and roots, very good intactness • Average test weight O.85-00P (99% GMO Free)

102-DAY CRM • Exceptional top-end yield on your better soils (FIRST Trials 2018-19) • Long, flex ears with above-average grain test weight • Widely adapted across the Corn Belt east of I-29 • Position away from poorly drained soils O.55-02UP (99.9% GMO Free)

O.46-02P 3RD PLACE, 217 BUSHELS, 2019 ISU NORTH DISTRICT SUMMARY! 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 O.46-02P (99% GMO Free)

“This year was the best organic corn I ever raised. The Viking O.46-02 is fantastic. We were short of moisture this year, but it had wonderful height. I'm combining 230 bu/acre at 21% moisture. It's standing really good and has amazing roots.”

$245/bag 12 LOCATION AVG. 2020

220 180 160

220 221.1 bu 18.12% moisture

200 209 bu 20.35% moisture

140 VIKING O.85-00P

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$245/bag

EXCELLENT YIELD – ELKTON, MN

12 LOCATION AVG. 2020

200

$245/bag

PIONEER P0157

197.7 bu 18.66% moisture DEKALB DKC49-72

180 160

211.1 bu 20.4% moisture

209.0 bu 20.3% moisture

VIKING O.46-02P

PIONEER P0157

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183.2 bu 21.4% moisture DEKALB DKC54-38


ORGANIC CORN

O.51-04P OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE FOR GRAIN & SILAGE 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 O.51-04P (99% GMO Free)

START PURE. STAY PURE.

$225/bag

O.18-06UP 1ST PLACE, 251 BUSHELS, 2019 UMN SOUTHERN LOCATIONS! (105+ RM) 106-DAY CRM • Impressive grain yields from NE to NY with very good drydown • 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 O.18-06UP (99.9% GMO Free) - SOLD OUT

99% GMO-FREE

$245/bag

O.48-08PGS OUTSTANDING YIELD AND AGRONOMICS 108-DAY CRM • Excellent emergence & response to higher pop. & fertility • Exceptional tolerance to Goss’s Wilt, NCLB, & Gray Leaf spot • Strong roots and stalks • Good ear flex & defense for tougher environments O.48-08PGS (99% GMO Free) - SOLD OUT

$225/bag

O.74-10PGS

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

2ND PLACE, 257 BUSHELS; 2019 UW SOUTH ZONE ORGANIC TRIAL! 110-DAY CRM • Outstanding grain yields • Very good tonnage and excellent quality when chopped for silage • Medium-height; impressive root strength • Excellent overall plant health with good late-season intactness • Widely adapted across many soil types and populations • Best performance in 110-day corn country and north O.74-10PGS (99% GMO Free)

$225/bag

O.82-14PGS

You can’t grow organic corn grain

TREMENDOUS YIELDS FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE 114-DAY CRM • Tropical genetics, well-adapted to southern Corn Belt • Grain and silage yields competing with best-available conventional hybrids • Medium-tall hybrid with above average emergence • Girthy, flex ears, below-average test wt. • Very good tolerance to southern Rust, Goss’s Wilt, GLS, and NCLB • Best performance on well-drained soils O.82-14PGS (99.9% GMO Free)

NON-GMO PURITY GUARANTEED for a specialty market if the seed you plant has high levels of GMOs. That’s why Viking offers organic seed guaranteed to be 99% or 99.9% GMO-free.

$225/bag

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

O.71-90UP

VIKING O.48-08PGS

GREAT YIELDS & GRAIN QUALITY

OUTSTANDING YIELD AND AGRONOMICS

90-DAY CRM • Excellent yield performance across soil types and environments in the 90-day zone • Very good grain quality and heavy test weight • Flowers and matures early • Fast drydown restricts harvest window for silage • Avoid moving south of 90-day zone • Has made Grain Millers’ list of accepted hybrids

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

VIKING O.74-10PGS

VIKING 42-92PGS UNT

GRAIN? SILAGE? TAKE YOUR PICK

OUTSTANDING DUAL-PURPOSE GENETICS • UNTREATED

110-DAY CRM • Medium height, impressive root strength • Excellent overall plant health • Very strong all-around agronomics • Widely adapted across many soil types and populations • Very good tonnage; excellent quality for silage

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

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

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 ORGANIC DUAL-PURPOSE SILAGE HYBRID PERFORMANCE HYBRID COMPARISON Viking 42-92 Unt. Master’s Choice MCT-3891

VS.

DM TONS

% DM

NDFD 30

MILK/TON

MILK/ACRE

8.0

37.1

60

3220

25800

7.4

39.7

61

3210

23700

11.4

34.1

55

3020

34500

10.1

33.6

54

3030

30600

8.4

32.9

52.6

3485

29107

7.3

31.1

59.4

3551

25314

9.9

52.6

57.1

3608

35719

9.6

46.6

57.1

3549

31734

9.9

42

58.1

3486

36403

10.1

43.5

53

3446

32807

2019 UW Silage Trial Viking O.69-01GSP Master’s ChoiceMCT-5454

VS.

2019 MSU Silage Trial Viking O.51-04GSP Mycogen F2F499

VS.

2019 UW Silage Trial Viking O.48-08GSP Pioneer P1197AM

VS.

2019 MSU Silage Trial Viking O.82-14GSP Master's Choice MCT-6363

VS.

2019 MSU Silage Trial

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ORGANIC CORN SEED COATINGS Organic Viking Seed Corn is Pre-Applied with these OMRI-Approved Seed Coatings

SOIL BIOTICS 1R

SABREX CORN

• Carbon-based humic acid • Allows for improved cold germination & emergence

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

OPEN-POLLINATED CORN MN 13

ORGANIC E-95 94 - 97 DAY MATURITY • Improved variety selected in WI for yield and standability • Excellent for silage • Has yielded 118-146 bu/a Organic Untreated

$115 / 80M Unit

New ORGANIC REBELLION

Conventional Untreated

110 - 115 DAY MATURITY • Synthetic OP yellow dent corn, 115 days • 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 Untreated

95 - 100 DAY MATURITY • 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 $105 / 80M Unit

RAINBOW FLINT 110 DAY MATURITY • Ornamental corn variety producing a beautiful array of colorful kernels • Floury corn type, excellent for use in arrangements or grinding Conventional Untreated

$105 / 80M Unit

$115 / 80M Unit

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0.8 RM – 1.9 RM New VIKING O821N

0.8 RM

HIGH YIELDS, GREAT SOUTHERN MOVEMENT • Out-yielded MN0810 in 2019 & 2020 across all locations • Keeps its plant height and bushiness moving south of zone (for late or re-plant) • Great emergence and standability • Good cyst bean with strong IDC tolerance

STANDABILITY SDS TOLERANCE

7 ID

BSR RESISTANCE

6

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR, TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

7 ID

0821N (99% GMO FREE) $31 / 140M Unit

VIKING 1218N

1.2 RM

DEPENDABLE AND WIDELY ADAPTED • • • • • •

58 Bu. average over 2 years in our trials Rps3a gene for excellent Phytophthora tolerance Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788), and good tolerance to IDC Medium height, medium-bush, good standing Good performance south as an earlier maturity option or replant Black hilum, average seed size

STANDABILITY

7

SDS TOLERANCE

ID

BSR RESISTANCE

ID

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR, TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

7 ID

1218N (99% GMO FREE) $28 / 140M Unit

VIKING 1422N

1.4 RM

YELLOW HILUM, GREAT AGRONOMICS • Yellow hilum with elevated protein • Defensive package allows for stronger performance across multiple environments • PI88788 gene for cyst nematode protection • Very good tolerance to IDC on high pH soils

STANDABILITY

6

SDS TOLERANCE

7

BSR RESISTANCE

7

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR, TOLERANCE

8

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

5

1422N (99% GMO FREE) $31 / 140M Unit

VIKING 1518N

1.5 RM

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

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

STANDABILITY SDS TOLERANCE

ID

BSR RESISTANCE

7

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR, TOLERANCE

7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

1518N (99% GMO FREE) $28 / 140M Unit

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CONVENTIONAL SOYBEANS

SOYBEAN PERFORMANCE PLANT TYPE

LODGE

PHYTO. GENE

PHYTO. TOL.

IDC

CYST GENE

CYST TOL.

M

MB

7

none

7

7

P188788

7

6

ID

ID

Brown

Avg

8

M

MB

7

Rps3a

7

7

P188788

7

ID

ID

ID

Black

Avg

1.4

6

MS

M

6

none

8

8

P188788

7

7

5

7

Yellow

Avg

1518N

1.5

8

M

MB

8

none

7

7

P188788

7

7

6

ID

Brown

Avg

1700N

1.7

6

M

MB

7

none

ID

6

P188788

7

ID

ID

7

Yellow

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

P188788

7

ID

7

7

Black

Avg

2100N

2.1

6

M

MB

8

Rps1c

7

6

P188788

7

8

ID

6

Yellow

High

2155N

2.1

8

MT

M

7

none

ID

7

P188788

7

8

7

8

Brown

Avg

2244AT

2.2

6

M

M

7

ID

7

P188788

7

ID

ID

ID

Mixed

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

P188788

7

ID

ID

7

Brown High+

2418N

2.4

8

M

MB

7

Rps1c

7

7

P188788

7

ID

ID

ID

Black

Avg

2188AT12N

2.5

6

MT

MB

4

none

ID

7

P188788

7

5

5

5

Yellow

Avg+

3144N

3.1

6

M

B

6

none

ID

6

P188788

7

9

ID

7

Imp. Yell

High

VARIETY

RM

EMERG. HEIGHT

0821N

0.8

8

1218N

1.2

1422N

VIKING 1700N

1.7 RM

YELLOW HILUM, HIGH PROTEIN, VERY GOOD YIELDS • 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) 1700N (99% GMO FREE)

VIKING 1940KN

SDS

HILUM PROTEIN

STANDABILITY

7

SDS TOLERANCE BSR RESISTANCE

7 ID

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR, TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

6 ID

$33 / 140M Unit

1.9 RM

PEKING CYST RESISTANCE & HIGH YIELDS • Averaged more than 55 bushels over 12 locations in MN, IA, SD, & NE (2018-20) • Ideal for tough cyst nematode acres • Excellent standing, bushy plant type 1940KN (99% GMO FREE)

BROWN WHITE STEM ROT MOLD

STANDABILITY

8

SDS TOLERANCE BSR RESISTANCE

6 ID

SCN TOLERANCE

9

IRON CHLOR, TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

6 ID

$28 / 140M Unit

Casey Staloch harvesting his 80-bushel Viking 2418N soybeans near Freeborn, MN. October 6, 2020

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CONVENTIONAL SOYBEANS

2.0 RM – 3.1 RM VIKING 2018N

2.0 RM

CONSISTENT YIELDS AND AGRONOMICS • Proven performance across MN, WI, IA, and IL • 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

STANDABILITY

8

SDS TOLERANCE BSR RESISTANCE

7 ID

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR, TOLERANCE

7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

7

STANDABILITY

7

2018N (99% GMO FREE) $28 / 140M Unit

VIKING 2155N

2.1 RM

1ST PLACE, 69.1 BUSHELS, LU VERNE, IA 2020 FIRST TRIAL! • Impressive yield potential, keeping up with the best traited bean in our trials • Good defensive package with good tolerance to IDC, Phytophthora, and Brown Stem Rot • Has matured similar to a 2.2-2.3 RM • Well adapted to SD, IA, MN, WI, & northern NE • Brown hilum, average seed size

SDS TOLERANCE

8

BSR RESISTANCE

8

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR, TOLERANCE

7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

7

2155N (99% GMO FREE) $28 / 140M Unit

BETTER THAN RR & E3 – TITONKA, IA “We just got into our Viking 2155N soybeans. Really happy with the yield. They are the best beans we've been in across all our acres. They're better than any of our RR2s or E3s.”

New VIKING 2244AT

2.2 RM

APHID TOLERANCE, HIGH YIELDS • Excellent multi-gene aphid resistance may eliminate need for spraying insecticides • High yields in our trials for two years • Cyst resistant with very good IDC tolerance • Very good standing, attractive at harvest

REAL HAPPY – BLUE EARTH, MN “I put the Viking 2155s on a 130-acre farm at 133,000 population. I didn't use any fungicide or insecticide on it this year. Even though the rain shut off this summer, they still went 72 bu. average across the whole farm.”

STANDABILITY

7

SDS TOLERANCE

ID

BSR RESISTANCE

ID

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR, TOLERANCE

7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

ID

2244AT (99% GMO FREE) $27 / 140M Unit

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CONVENTIONAL SOYBEANS

VIKING 2340KN

2.3 RM

PEKING CYST RESISTANCE & VERY GOOD 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 2340KN (99% GMO FREE)

ID

BSR RESISTANCE

ID

SCN TOLERANCE 7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

2.3 RM

• Bred to make superior animal feed • Extremely high protein (44-45%) • Low anti-nutritionals (raffinose & stachyose) • Heat treatment needed for non-ruminant feeding to break down trypsin inhibitors • Animal studies show dramatic advantages in feed-use efficiency

ID

STANDABILITY

7

SDS TOLERANCE

7

BSR RESISTANCE

ID

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR, TOLERANCE

8

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

ID

$31 / 140M Unit

VIKING 2418N

2.4 RM

1ST PLACE NEW HAMPTON, IA 2020 FIRST TRIAL, 73 BUSHELS! • Replaces Viking 2518N with more yield • Good standing, medium-bush plant • Rps1k gene for excellent Phytophthora protection

STANDABILITY

7

SDS TOLERANCE

ID

BSR RESISTANCE

ID

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR, TOLERANCE

7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

ID

$28 / 140M Unit

VIKING 2188AT12N*

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 • Very high yield potential, competing with traited soybeans in our replicated testing • Taller plant – can lodge late season • License required 2188AT12N (99% GMO FREE)

9

IRON CHLOR, TOLERANCE

NAVITA = OUTSTANDING FEED

2418N (99% GMO FREE)

7

SDS TOLERANCE

$28 / 140M Unit

VIKING N2358

N2358 (99% GMO FREE)

STANDABILITY

STANDABILITY

4

SDS TOLERANCE

5

BSR RESISTANCE

5

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR, TOLERANCE

7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

5

$28 / 140M Unit

VIKING 3144N

3.1 RM

HIGH YIELDING, FOOD GRADE

STANDABILITY

6

SDS TOLERANCE

7

BSR RESISTANCE

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

9

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR, TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

6 ID

3144N (99.9% GMO FREE) $35 / 140M Unit

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SOYBEAN MATURITY GROUP ZONE MAP MATURITY

ZONE 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 PHYT. TOL. (1)

IDC

CYST GENE

CYST TOL.

BROWN STEM ROT

WHITE MOLD (1)

SDS

VARIETY

RM

EMERG.

HT.

O.0645AT*

0.7

7

M

M

6

ID

4

5

ID

ID

ID

ID

ID

Black

Avg

O.MN0810CN

0.8

7

M

M

7

Rps1a

5

6

PI88788

7

ID

ID

ID

Yellow

Above 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

1.7

6

M

MB

7

none

ID

6

PI88788

7

ID

ID

7

Yellow

High

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.IA2104

2.0

4

M

MB

6

none

ID

5

S

4

ID

ID

5

Yellow

Very High

O.2155N

2.1

8

MT

MB

7

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

8

7

8

Brown

Avg

2.2

6

M

M

7

ID

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.2188AT12NUP*

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

New O.1700

New O.2244AT

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

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PHYT. GENE

PLANT TYPE

LODGE

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

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

(5) FT = Field Tolerance, S = Susceptible

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HILUM

PROTEIN

*Aphid Tolerant variety


ORGANIC SOYBEANS

VIKING 0.0654AT

VIKING O.1544AT

EARLY SOYBEAN WITH APHID RESISTANCE

CONSISTENT YIELDS, APHID RESISTANCE

MATURITY: GROUP 0.7 Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

MATURITY: GROUP 1.5 Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

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

• 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

O.0654AT (99% GMO FREE) $44 / 140M Unit

O.1544AT (99% GMO FREE)

O.MN0810CN

VIKING O.1518N

HIGH-YIELDING, ABOVE-AVERAGE PROTEIN

OUTSTANDING YIELDS AND AGRONOMICS

MATURITY: GROUP 0.8 Hilum: Brown Protein: Above Average Seed Size: Large

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

• Taller, higher-yielding, higher protein and 2 days later than Sheyenne • Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788) • Good standing • Yellow hilum, average seed size

O.MN0810CN (99.9% GMO FREE)

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

MATURITY: GROUP 1.5 • 3rd place, 66 bu. U. WI North Central trials • Medium-statured, bushy bean that works well in wide rows • Widely adapted and moves south well as an early bean • Strong emergence and standability • Good all-around defensive characteristics

$44 / 140M Unit O.1518N (99% GMO FREE)

VIKING O.1202N End Use: Feed & Food Bag Size: 140M

MATURITY: GROUP 1.2 • 71 bu. 2-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

O.1202N (99% GMO FREE)

$42 / 140M Unit

New VIKING O.1700N

BUSHY, HIGH-YIELDING; GOOD DEFENSE Hilum: Yellow Protein: Above Avg. Seed Size: Medium

$42 / 140M Unit

YELLOW HILUM, HIGH PROTEIN, VERY GOOD YIELDS MATURITY: GROUP 1.7 Hilum: Yellow Protein: High Seed Size: Medium

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

• Equal yield to P21A20 in two years of testing • Protein usually above 42% • Good standing, medium bushy plant • Cyst nematode protection (PI88788) • Widely adapted across SD, MN, & WI • May show occasional buff hila

$44 / 140M Unit O.1700N (99.9% GMO FREE)

$48 / 140M Unit

SEED PURITY Guaranteed Seed Purity

for Farmers Growing Grain for Non-GMO Contracts • 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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ORGANIC SOYBEANS

VIKING O.1706N

VIKING O.1955AT

CONSISTENT CUSTOMER FAVORITE

APHID TOLERANCE & CONSISTENT YIELDS

MATURITY: GROUP 1.7 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 O.1706N (99% GMO FREE)

Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• 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.1955AT (99% GMO FREE)

O.E1993N

WELL KNOWN, YELLOW-HILUM, FOOD-GRADE MATURITY: GROUP 1.8

EXCELLENT 2-YEAR PERFORMANCE IN OUR ORGANIC SOYBEAN TRIALS! MATURITY: GROUP 1.9

End Use: Food Grade Bag Size: 50 lbs.

• Competitive yields for an early food-grade • Med-height, med-bushy plant suitable for wide rows • Tested higher than 44% protein in 2018 • License required before seed delivery O.IA1029 (99.9% GMO FREE)

$44 / 140M Unit

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 O.E1993N (99% GMO FREE)

O.N1958 End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

MATURITY: GROUP 1.9 • • • • •

$42 / 140M Unit

O.IA2104*

NAVITA=OUTSTANDING FEED Hilum: Black Protein: High+ Seed Size: Medium

$42 / 140M Unit

$42 / 140M Unit

O.IA1029* Hilum: Yellow Protein: Very High Seed Size: Large

MATURITY: GROUP 1.9

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

BENCHMARK FOOD-GRADE SOYBEAN MATURITY: GROUP 2.1 Hilum: Yellow Protein: Very High Seed Size: Large

End Use: Food Grade Bag Size: 50 lbs.

• True tofu soybean, very good recognition with soy marketers • Good standability for a food-grade soybean • Keep off of high pH soils • License required before seed delivery O.IA2104 (99.9% GMO FREE)

O.N1958 (99% GMO FREE)

$44 / 140M Unit

$48 / 140M Unit

*LICENSE REQUIRED: IA1029 • IA2104 • 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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ORGANIC SOYBEANS

VIKING O.2155N

VIKING O.2188AT12N*

CONSISTENTLY 5 BUSHELS BETTER THAN O.2265!

A ‘WHOLE PACKAGE’ YELLOW-HILUM SOYBEAN

MATURITY: GROUP 2.1

MATURITY: GROUP 2.5

Hilum: Brown Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

Hilum: Yellow Protein: Above Average Seed Size: Large

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

• 1ST Place, 79 bu. U. WI Southern Trials! • Good defensive package with good tolerance to IDC, Phytophthora, and BSR • Cyst nematode resistance (PI88788) • Well adapted to SD, IA, MN, WI, and northern NE • Has matured similar to a 2.2-2.3 RM

• 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

O.2155 (99% GMO FREE)

O.2188AT12N (99.9% GMO FREE)

$42 / 140M Unit

New VIKING O.2244AT

• Medium-tall plant suited for wide rows, can lean before harvest

• License required before seed delivery

VIKING O.2702

APHID TOLERANCE, HIGH YIELDS

WIDELY ADAPTED, OUTSTANDING YIELDS

MATURITY: GROUP 2.2

MATURITY: GROUP 2.7

Hilum: Mixed Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

$44 / 140M Unit

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

Hilum: Brown Protein: Average Seed Size: Average

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

• Topped replicated trials in ’17, ’18 & 2019 • Out-yielded Viking O.2188AT by 4 bu. in 2019 • Medium-tall, bushy plant • Excellent standing

O.2244AT (99% GMO FREE)

O.2702 (99% GMO FREE)

$44 / 140M Unit

New O.IA3054RA12*

VIKING O.2418N 1ST PLACE, 79 BUSHELS, U. WI SOUTHERN TRIAL!

YELLOW HILUM, VERY HIGH PROTEIN

MATURITY: GROUP 2.4 • Widely adapted across the Midwest Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium

$48 / 140M Unit

MATURITY: GROUP 3.0

End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• Good standing, medium-bush plant • Rps1k gene for excellent Phytophthora protection O.2418N (99% GMO FREE)

$44 / 140M Unit

Hilum: Yellow Protein: High Seed Size: Large

End Use: Food Grade Bag Size: 50 lbs.

• 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 • Shorter and better standing vs. Viking O.2188AT O.IA3054RA12 (99.9% GMO FREE)

$44 / 140M Unit

Bob and Sara Pearson conducting non-GMO purity sampling in an organic soybean plot. Wesley, IA

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New VIKING 374HD BRAND*

New VIKING 394AP BRAND*

Highest combination of yield and quality

Maximize Yield on every inch of every field

• 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 and highest yielding alfalfa we sell in a 4or 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 - very productive on poorly drained soils • Available coated with Apex Green Hydroloc (OMRI) or inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

• 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. Resistance to Aphanomyces Races 1, 2, and 3. • Extremely high forage yield and very good quality • High expression of branch root trait and sunken crown trait • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

$225/50 lb bag

$225/50 lb bag

VIKING 342LH BRAND* VIKING 330M BRAND*

GOT LEAFHOPPERS? NO PROBLEM! • 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)

YIELD AND QUALITY FOR 3- OR 4-CUT SYSTEM

$230/50 lb bag

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

VIKING 372HD BRAND* HIGH YIELD WITH EXCEPTIONAL DIGESTIBILITY • Highly Digestible (HD) provides increased milk production for top profitability (10% more than top competitors) • Lignin levels comparable to other high digestible varieties • Fast recovery for 3- to 5-cut system • Holds exceptional forage quality, even in delayed harvest • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

$215/50 lb bag

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)?

$145/50 lb bag

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

$125/50 lb bag

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.

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ALFALFA

MATRIX

WL 349HQ PREMIUM QUALITY ALFALFA

CREEPING 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 very desirable for dairy and cash hay producers • Superb winter-hardiness and persistence • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

• 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)

$275/50 lb bag

VERNAL* GOOD CHOICE FOR 2- TO 3-CUT SYSTEMS

WL 358LH

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

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

QUALITY ALFALFA WITH TRACE OF CLOVER • 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)

HI-GEST® 360 ALFALFA 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

$330/50 lb bag

FOREGRAZER V

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

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 very high yield potential Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

$110/50 lb bag

BIG NITROGEN FIX, FAST

DUAL-PURPOSE HAY AND GRAZE • • • • •

$95/50 lb bag

HONEST JOHN BRAND*

$245/50 lb bag

• • • • •

$150/50 lb bag

$180/50 lb bag

$220/50 lb bag

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

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Seed coating consists of micro-nutrients, bacteria, and a hydrating polymer for improved water uptake, germination and seeding survival, especially under adverse conditions. Contains rhizobia to promote nodulation and proper nitrogen fixation.

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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ORGANIC VIKING 5200 BRAND* ALFALFA

ORGANIC VIKING 340M BRAND* ALFALFA

HIGH YIELD & FAST RECOVERY • • • • • • •

HIGH LEAF-TO-STEM RATIO

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)

• 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)

$270/50 lb bag

New

ORGANIC VIKING 320LH/AP BRAND* ALFALFA

LEAFHOPPER-RESISTANT VARIETY WITH FIRST-IN-CLASS DISEASE RATING • Ultra-Pure Alfalfa seed guaranteed to be 99.9% free of GMOs • 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)

$260/50 lb bag

ORGANIC HONEST JOHN BRAND* ALFALFA HIGH QUALITY ALFALFA WITH TRACE OF CLOVER • Biggest bang for your buck, exceptional quality alfalfa with <5% medium red clover • 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)

$240/50 lb bag

ORGANIC MATRIX CREEPING ALFALFA

SOLD OUT - $330/50 lb bag

GRAZING ALFALFA WITH GOOD DISEASE RESISTANCE

New

ORGANIC VIKING 372HD BRAND* ALFALFA

BEST YIELD AND QUALITY AVAILABLE • • • •

Ultra-Pure 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 • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

SOLD OUT - $330/50 lb bag

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)

• 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)

$250/50 lb bag

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)

$210/50 lb bag

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CONVENTIONAL ALFALFA

CONVENTIONAL ALFALFA CHARACTERISTICS WSI

FD

DRI

Viking 372HD Brand*

2

4

30/30

Viking 374HD Brand*

1.7

4

35/35

Viking 394AP Brand*

1.8

4.3

35/35

Viking 342LH Brand*

1.9

4

30/30

Viking 330M Brand*

2.2

4

Viking 3100 Brand*

2.4

Hi-Gest® 360

TRAFFIC TOL.

APHANOMYCES

PHYTO. ROOT ROT

VERTIC. STEM BACTERIAL FUSARIUM ROOT ANTHRACNOSE NEMATODE WILT WILT ROT

HR Race 1

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

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

S

HR

ForeGrazer V Matrix Creeping

HR Race1 HR Race 2 HR Race 1 HR Race 2

R Race 1

R

APHIDS

MR

R

R

HR

R

ORGANIC ALFALFA CHARACTERISTICS Organic Viking 5200 Brand*

2.5

5

30/30

HR

HR Race 1

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR Race 1

Organic Viking 320LH Brand*

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

Organic Matrix

2

2.5

25/30

2.2

2

11/30

Organic Hardy Brand*

X

R

R Race 1

HR

HR

HR

R

R

R

R Race 1

MR

HR

R

HR

R

S

S

S

MR

R

S

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

Fall Dormancy (FD) 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.

Disease Resistance Index (DRI) 30 = highest, 6 = lowest

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

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

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Oats

REINS

SUMO

• Variety developed specifically for organic farming • Excellent test weight with plump kernels for milling • Very good crown rust resistance • Strong standability, good choice for underseeding • Consistent heavy test weight in MN, IA and SD trials • Susceptible to Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus • Released by SDSU Organic & Certified

$13.50/Bu

SADDLE • Strong yield potential ; consistently one of the highest yielding oats in University and on-farm trials • Early maturing oats with excellent standability • Average crown rust resistance • Average test weight • Good choice for underseeding • Released by SDSU Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

ESKER2020

• Our best choice for underseeding 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 Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

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

$10.80/Bu $13.50/Bu

Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

$9.80/Bu $12.50/Bu

HAYDEN

New RUSHMORE

• Good all-around oat – good yield, decent height for straw • Strong western movement • Above average test weight • Susceptible to crown rust • Average standability, avoid overly fertile fields • Released by SDSU

• 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 Conventional Certified

$11.80/Bu

Conventional Certified

$9.80/Bu

$9.80/Bu $13.00/Bu

OATS CHARACTERISTICS Variety

Seed Color

Maturity

Sumo

White

Saddle

Height

Test Wt.

Crown Rust

BYDV

2020

3-Yr

Early

Med

Strong

36.5

4

7

113

109.5

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

Hayden

White

Med-Late

Med-Tall

Avg

36.1

5

3

147.6

132.8

Deon

Yellow

Late

Med-Tall

Strong

35.1

3

4

142.3

134

Morton

White

Late

Tall

Avg

High

Susceptible

ID

ID

ID

Jerry

White

Med-Late

Tall

Below 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

Rushmore

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Straw Strength

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DEON

LAKER FORAGE OATS

JERRY

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

• Tall, medium-late oats; good choice for cover cropping & forage • No longer protected by PVP • Below average standability, avoid overly fertile soils • Susceptible to Crown Rust • Not recommended for underseeding with forages when taken for grain

Conventional Certified

Conventional Uncertified

Organic & Certified

$9.80/Bu $12.50/Bu

MORTON • • • •

Tall, late oats Best 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 underseeding with forages when taken for grain

STREAKER HULLESS • Hulless oat released by SDSU with good grain quality • Medium maturity and taller plant type • Excellent for feeding on farm and valueadded uses • Can exhibit up to 5% hulled oats • Plant 70-80 lbs/acre Organic & Certified - SOLD OUT

$9.40/Bu

Conventional Uncertified Organic & Uncertified

$25/Bu

Conventional Uncertified Organic & Uncertified

$13/Bu $15/Bu

COVER CROP OATS* • Ask for current price/availability

$9.40/Bu $12/Bu

BOLLES

SHELLY

• Top-yielding wheat adaptable to variable field conditions • Shorter height with good standability • Good disease resistance package • Later maturing, average protein grain • Released by U of MN

Hard Red Spring Wheat

• 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 underseeding • Decent standability for forage oats • Seed 3 bu/acre for maximum yield

Organic & Certified

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LANG-MN

• 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 Conventional Uncertified Organic & Uncertified

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• Highest available grain protein and baking quality among U of MN hard red spring wheat varieties • Direct replacement for Glenn with superior agronomic characteristics • Good scab tolerance, excellent leaf rust resistance • Medium-late maturity • Above-average standability • Released by U of MN Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

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MN TORGY New • • • •

New release from U of MN Highest yielding wheat we sell Performs across wheat-growing regions Straw strength better than most higher yielding varieties • Finished 3rd out of 30 entries in Uniform Regional Nurseries trials (2017 & 2018) • Released by U of MN Conventional Certified

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HARD RED SPRING WHEAT CHARACTERISTICS Days to Heading

Ht. (in.)

Straw Strength

Test Wt. 2-Yr (lbs/bu)

Avg Protein

Preharvest Sprouting

Leaf Rust

Scab

Yield 2020 (Bu)

Avg. Yield 3-Yr (Bu)

57.6

27.8

Strong

60.3

14.7

1

3

4

73.9

75.8

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

Variety MN Torgy

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All data from University of Minnesota 2020. Leaf Rust & Scab 1=resistant; 9=susceptible ; Preharvest Sprouting 1=least; 9=most. * VNS, variety not stated ** License required

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Winter Wheat EXPEDITION

Barley

HARD RED WINTER WHEAT New WARTHOG

• 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 Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

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TWO-ROW SPRING BARLEY

• Very popular hard red winter wheat for artisan milling/baking & brewing uses • Superior baking quality and flavor profile • Strong yields and excellent Eastern movement • Heavy test weight and average protein • Susceptible to scab • Not available until September 2021 Organic & Certified

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Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

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New

VIKING 211

• 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 • Not available until September 2021 Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

• High yielding malting barley for malting and feed • Excellent malt quality, recognized by the malting & brewing industry • Good fit for MN, SD and into eastern US • Tall variety with good standability • Good leaf disease resistance • Released by NDSU Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

SY WOLF • Semi-dwarf height with very high yield potential • Maintains green leaves • Performs well in all management systems; excels in heavy residue • Excellent disease tolerance, good straw strength, and winter hardiness • Good tillering and drought tolerance

ND GENESIS **

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New KWS FANTEX** • New German malting barley with very good malt quality (widely used in EU) • Very high yield potential (124 bu/acre in MSU testing) • “Best standing 2-row barley I have ever planted” Lankin, ND • Good disease resistance • Shorter height, can be direct combined Conventional Certified

SOFT RED WINTER WHEAT ERISMAN** • Variety developed for organic producers by U of IL and long-time 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 Organic & Certified

New

• Highest yielding Soft Red Winter Wheat we sell • Good scab tolerance, medium-height, • very good straw strength • Awned • Good East/West movement from WI/IL through OH ASK

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Organic & Certified

$26/Bu

HAYS

Conventional Certified

• 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

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• High yielding two-row forage-type barley. Direct replacement for Hays • Very tall, great for baling and silage; not suitable for underseeding • Harvest at medium dough stage for best forage quality and yield • Awnless for superior forage quality

• High yielding 2-row forage barley • Very tall great for baling and silage; not suitable for underseeding • Harvest at medium dough stage for highest quality and yield

LCS3334

Organic & Certified

$17/Bu

New HAYMAKER

VIKING VOLLA

Organic & Certified

$14/Bu $21/Bu

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Barley,

SMALL GRAINS continued

TWO-ROW WINTER BARLEY

SIX-ROW SPRING BARLEY

VIOLETTA**

QUEST

• German variety bred for superior malt quality • Early maturing and short height • Good disease resistance • Strong yield potential • Good East/West movement in zone 5 & 6

• Great choice for 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 Organic & Certified

Conventional Certified

SIX-ROW WINTER BARLEY

$19/Bu

New KWS ORBIT**

SB151

ROBUST • Farm proven, dual-purpose variety for grain or forage • Medium-tall height with good straw strength • Decent disease resistance • Higher grain protein vs. Quest • Released by U of MN Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

$11/Bu $18/Bu

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• 6-row winter barley with excellent yield potential • USDA winterhardiness Zone 5 in 2018 & 2019 • Plant early (by Sept 15th) for best overwintering potential • Excellent standability and disease resistance • Awnless for improved feed quality Organic & Certified

• New German 6-row winter barley • Very high yielding variety • Very good standability • Good leaf disease resistance • Not available until September 2021 Conventional Certified

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ROYAL • Six-row forage barley developed specifically as an alfalfa or forage underseeding companion • High protein, low fiber, low lignin for improved digestibility • Short with excellent standability • Chop early for highest quality Conventional Certified

$14/Bu

BARLEY CHARACTERISTICS

Days to Heading

Plant Ht. (in.)

Straw Strength

Quest

6-Row

52

34

Avg

Robust

6-Row

52

35

Strong

ND Genesis**

2-Row

55

32

Avg

KWS Fantex**

2-Row

58

27

Strong

Hays (Forage)

2-Row

Late

MedTall

Strong

Haymaker (Forage)

2-Row

Late

Tall

Avg. Yield (Bu) Malt

Type

Forage

Variety

Feed

Use

Awns/Rachilla Hairs

Protein %

Plump %

Scab

2020

3-Yr

Semi-Smooth Short

12.6

85

3

85.5

ID

Semi-Smooth Short

12.7

93

8

85.5

91.2

Semi-Smooth Long

11.5

95

4

91

97.9

Semi-Smooth

ID

ID

ID

ID

ID

Awnless

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Awnless

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Rough Long

14.7

ID

Avg.

115

101

Rough Long

15.3

ID

Avg.

97

90

ID

ID

ID

ID

160

ID

Smooth

ID

ID

ID

ID

ID

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SPRING BARLEY

LCS Calypso**

2-Row

Med

Tall

Avg

LCS Violetta**

2-Row

Early

Short

Very Strong

KWS Orbit**

6-Row

Med

Tall

Very Strong

SB151

6-Row

Early

Med.

Strong

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WINTER BARLEY

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

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Winter Rye OPEN-POLLINATED WINTER RYE

WINTER RYE*

ND GARDNER WINTER RYE**

HAZLET WINTER RYE

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

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AROOSTOOK WINTER RYE

• Very tall, early-maturing variety that may replace Aroostook • Excellent winter hardiness • Higher seed yields and more biomass accumulation vs. Aroostook • Good candidate to trial in the organic no-till roll down system or as a forage crop • Released by NDSU

• Popular Canadian variety with no license requirement • Excellent yield potential • Later maturing • Shorter height, good standability Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

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New DANKO WINTER RYE

• Early-heading variety; popular choice for roller-crimper application in no-till systems • Very tall variety with good winter hardiness • Good spring recovery and early-season vigor • Will head out earlier than other winter rye varieties • High lodging potential, thinner stems

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

Conventional Uncertified Organic & Uncertified

Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

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Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

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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

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Organic & Certified

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HYBRID WINTER RYE New KWS TAYO**

KWS SERAFINO**

• Next generation high-yielding hybrid rye genetics • Adapted for feed use and under evaluation for milling and distilling • Excellent standability • Position on heavier soils north of I-90 • Organic & Certified not available until September 2021 Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

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KWS BONO** • One of the two highest-yielding hybrids on the market • Recommended choice for milling/ distilling markets • Excellent straw strength and stand • Excellent drought tolerance; best dryland variety but suited for all soil types • Plant earlier in the fall for best establishment Conventional Certified

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KWS Hybrid Rye varieties require a license agreement.

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KWS PROGAS**

• Highest grain yield potential • Well adapted to low-input environments • Adapted for feed use and under evaluation for milling and distilling • Can succeed on varied soil types; excellent East/West movement Conventional Certified

• Forage type for whole-plant silage or grazing • Tall, very high dry matter yields • More tons & milk/acre than triticale • Harvest at milk stage for best balance of quality and yield • Early heading; consider for organic no-till roll down systems

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Hybrid winter rye can yield up to 160 bu/acre (up to 100% more than open-pollinated varieties) with excellent winter hardiness. Plants are shorter, stand well, and are more uniform in height and maturity than openpollinated rye varieties. They are disease resistant, and all varieties have minimal risk for ergot with proper management. Rye can be fed successfully in rations for dairy, beef and swine. Grain from hybrid rye cannot be saved for seed. Winter Hardiness Maturity

Variety

Plant Ht

Straw Strength

Ergot

Test Wt

Grain Protein

2020 Yield

Avg Yield 3 Yrs (Bu)

NA

NA

OPEN-POLLINATED WINTER RYE CHARACTERISTICS Winter Rye*

Excellent

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Aroostook

1

1

6

9

4

4

2

ID

ID

Hazlet

2

5

7

6

1

3

9

81.5

80.1

Danko

1

4

5

1

3

2

9

92.6

86.1

ND Gardner**

3

1

9

9

3

9

6

70.4

74.1

Spooner

5

1

9

6

4

9

4

74.6

69.9

KWS Tayo

2

7

2

1

1

3

9

124.4

119.3

KWS Bono

2

9

1

1

1

2

9

ID

112.5

KWS Serafino

2

9

2

1

1

3

9

129.6

123.5

KWS Progas

2

ID

3

2

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

HYBRID WINTER RYE CHARACTERISTICS

All data from University of Minnesota 2020. Aroostook adapted from 2018 University of Minnesota data set. KWS provided data on Progas. Ergot: 1=resistant, 9= susceptible; Straw Strength/Protein: 1=best, 9=worst; Maturity: 1=earliest, 9=latest; Test Weight 1=heaviest, 9=lightest; Plant Height 1=short, 9=tall; Winter Hardiness: 1=not hardy, 9=very hardy

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Triticale

SPRING TRITICALE

BUNKER SPRING TRITICALE

SPRING TRITICALE* • Best used as spring forage • Tall & leafy • Triticale often has higher feed value as forage vs. oats, wheat & barley • Yields well under tough soil and weather conditions • Mix with spring peas for even higher forage quality Conventional Uncertified Organic & Uncertified

• Excellent forage-specific variety with reduced awns for silage, green chopping or grazing • Can be cut for dry hay if harvested before head emergence • Very good productivity on all soil types including drought-prone soils • Strong standability. Moderate disease resistance • Canadian genetics

• Forage-specific variety; tall, leafy and winter hardy • Awnletted head with strong stems • Tillers rapidly. Good for haying, silage and grazing

Conventional Certified

Conventional Uncertified

New MN CLEARWATER KERNZA** • First commercially-viable, perennial grain crop, released by UMN 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 • Typically produces grain for 2 years with yield drop-off thereafter • Grower must have license from The Land Institute to purchase and plant Kernza. No exceptions • Visit kernza.org/growers for more information Planting: 10-15 lbs/acre (~12 lbs/acre PLS) from Aug. 15 - Sept. 1. Seed ½" deep using a brillion or drill.

Conventional Certified (Not available until Spring 2021) ASK Organic Certified (Not available until Fall 2021) ASK

$20.50 / 50lb bag

HY OCTANE WINTER TRITICALE

WINTER TRITICALE TULUS WINTER TRITICALE • German genetics, first time available in US • Grain-specific, low-ergot variety with excellent yield potential • Good winter hardiness and suitability for variable soils Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

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• Forage-specific triticale • Very good winter hardiness • Reduced awns for better feed value • Strong early vigor and early heading Conventional Unertified

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FX1001 WINTER TRITICALE • Very high yielding forage triticale • Nearly awnless, <5% awn expression • Tallest, earliest maturing winter triticale • Adaptable to variable growing regions (including dryland) • Not available until September 2021 Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

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HORNET HYBRID SUNFLOWERS

EINKORN HEIRLOOM SPRING WHEAT • Diploid type, oldest of ancient wheats • Smallest seed size of the ancient wheats • Flavorful grain. Higher protein, beta carotene, lutein, and micronutrients compared to modern wheat • Not gluten free; may be more digestible • Low yielding. Can thrive on poor, soils • Seed 100lbs/acre early in the spring as you'd seed other small grains. seed must be hull-on to germinate properly.

Organic & Uncertified

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Other Grains

Heirloom Grains

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LUCILLE EMMER HEIRLOOM SPRING WHEAT • • • •

Tetraploid, ancient relative of modern wheat Large, plump and highly aromatic grain Called ‘farro’ when dehulled & cooked Gluten content can vary; higher in protein and antioxidants vs. traditional wheat • Higher yielding than Einkorn • Good disease resistance • Seed 100lbs/acre early in the spring as you'd seed other small grains. seed must be hull-on to germinate properly.

Organic & Uncertified $55 / 50 lb bag

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/cre in early spring

Organic & Uncertified

* VNS, variety not stated ** License required

$18 / 50 lb bag

$21/ 50lb bag

Perennial Grains

FRIDGE WINTER TRITICALE

• Tall-growing variety with good yield potential for hay, green chop & silage • Awnletted variety • Moderate disease resistance • Canadian genetics

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New TAZA SPRING TRITICALE

Organic & Certified

SMALL GRAINS

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• Medium maturity • Resistant to downy mildew • Very good uniformity at flowering • Consistent high-oleic oil content (82%+) • Head/seed size flex due to stand density • Planting rate of 18K-23K seeds/acre Conventional Untreated

$ 250 / 150M Unit

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

Conventional Organic

$15 / 50 lb bag $22 / 50 lb bag

FLAX • Annual plant with height of 24" to 36" • Tap root may penetrate to 40" • Needs 50-day vegetative period, 25-day flowering period & 35 days to mature • Self-pollinating crop. Seed produced in a boll of 4-8 seeds • Avoid poorly drained soils • Seed 25-50 lbs/acre. Plant ¾’’ – 1 ½‘’ deep

Conventional Brown Conventional Golden Organic Brown

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FIELD PEAS

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

4010 FIELD PEAS* • Leafy, speckled forage-specific pea • Indeterminate growth habit • Significantly more biomass than yellow grain type peas • Best choice for forage Conventional Uncertified $ 19 / 50 lb bag (3200 seeds/lb) Organic & Uncertified $ 26 / 50 lb bag (3200 seeds/lb)

DS ADMIRAL FIELD PEAS • Tried and true dual-purpose yellow pea for grain or forage • Upright, tall and better standing than most other varieties • Determinate growth habit • Broadly adapted with consistent above average yields • Unmatched food quality because of near-perfectly round shape • Good adaptability to wetter climates and non-traditional pea growing regions

DELTA FIELD PEAS • Yellow, dual-purpose peas: grain/forage • Good grain yield potential; equivalent results to DS Admiral in drier climates • Medium maturity, similar to DS Admiral • Shorter height vs. DS Admiral. 4010 will give you maximum forage yield • Determinate growth habit Organic & Uncertified $27/50 lb bag (2200 seeds/lb)

Conventional Uncertified $ 20 / 50 lb bag (3200 seeds/lb) Organic & Uncertified $ 29 / 50 lb bag (3200 seeds/lb)

WINTER PEAS

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

AUSTRIAN WINTER PEAS

ICICLE WINTER PEAS • • • •

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

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Conventional Uncertified (3200 seeds/lb)

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Use as spring forage pea in cover crop mixes or forage blends Can provide from 90 to 150 lbs nitrogen/acre at full flowering Withstands temperatures as low as 10°F with minor injury Does not overwinter in areas colder than USDA Winterhardiness Zone 6 Sensitive to heat and humidity

$ 28 / 50 lb bag Conventional Uncertified (3200 seeds/lb)

$22 / 50 lb bag

Organic & Uncertified (3200 seeds/lb)

$38 / 50 lb bag

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FIELD PEAS& PEA MIXTURES

PEA MIXES

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

BARLEY/YELLOW FIELD PEAS • 60/40 mix of peas and 6-row barley • Swath and combine to produce animal feed with higher protein than small grain alone • Can be ground and fed direct on the farm. No need for roasting. • Triticale/pea or oat/pea will yield higher tonnage for silage • Larger pea requires heavier seeding rate of 150-200 lbs/ac Organic & Uncertified $24/50 lb bag (2200 seeds/lb)

BARLEY*/4010 PEAS*

TRITICALE*/4010 PEAS*

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

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

Conventional Uncertified $18 / 50 lb bag (3200 seeds/lb)

Conventional Uncertified $ 18 / 50 lb bag (3200 seeds/lb)

OAT*/4010 PEAS*

Organic & Uncertified $ 26 / 50 lb bag (3200 seeds/lb)

• 50/50 mix of tall, good standing oats and forage peas Conventional Uncertified $18 / 50 lb bag (3200 seeds/lb) Organic & Uncertified $ 24 / 50 lb bag (3200 seeds/lb)

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

Has never been grown before in your rotations.

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

Was grown in the past but only in a small proportion of the total crop mix. Has not been grown for several years. In this situation, Rhizobia levels in the soil will decline with time.

If a legume species has been repeatedly grown, you may not need to inoculate each time. Factors that affect rhizobia survival in the soil include: low pH (less that 5.56.0), and extremely hot or extremely dry soil conditions.

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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

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

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GRASS-ONLY MIXES GRASS PASTURE MIX #1 A fast-establishing, high energy grass-only mix that is a perfect fit for long-term pastures. Can be planted alone or with legumes. Best Use: Long-term, all-grass pasture. Adaptation: Well adapted to all soils. Productive all summer long. Management: This mix should be grazed or cut before the grass heads out. For best performance, allow pasture plants to recover and regrow between grazings. Slower to dry when used for dry hay. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre straight or 5-25 lbs/ acre with a legume or legume mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 20% Pardus meadow fescue • 20% Safe tall fescue • 15% Spring Green festulolium • 15% Fleet meadow bromegrass* • 15% Sierra perennial ryegrass • 15% Amba orchardgrass Conventional

$65 / 25 lb bag

GRASS HAY MIX #2 A mix of improved grass varieties with excellent persistence, palatability, and tonnage. Three-species mix for maximum versatility. Adding grass to your alfalfa hay consistently gives you higher yields, improved digestibility, less crown loss due to winterkill, less insect pressure and better erosion control. Best Use: Best suited as a high-quality alfalfa companion. Adaptation: Well adapted to all types of soils. Management: To maximize feed value for first hay cutting, cut based on grass maturity, rather than alfalfa growth stage. Cut higher (3" to 4") than straight alfalfa. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre straight or 5-10 lbs/acre with alfalfa or legume mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 40% STF-43 tall fescue blend • 30% HLR orchardgrass • 30% Hakari Alaska bromegrass Conventional

DAN PATCH HORSE PASTURE MIX

MILKWAY MIX Barenbrug's Milkway mix contains highyielding meadow fescue and extremely digestible soft-leaf tall fescue. Milkway is the ideal grass blend for TMR silage production or balage. Best Use: Suited as an alfalfa companion for dairy production and beef finishing. Adaptation: Suited for all soil types. Management: Cut higher (3" to 4") than straight alfalfa. For first spring hay harvest, cut based on grass maturity rather than alfalfa growth stage for maximum feed value. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre straight or 5-10 lbs/acre with alfalfa or legume mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 60% BarElite tall fescue • 40% Bariane meadow fescue Conventional

$185 / 50 lb bag

RENOVATOR MIX Designed to boost production in hay fields and pastures. Composed of fast-establishing, high-quality grasses that will persist for 2 to 3 years. All classes of livestock can benefit from this mixture. Best Use: Interseed into existing hay or pasture fields. Adaptation: Well suited for most soil types. Management: Not intended for long-term pasture or hay production. Most productive in spring and fall. Planting Date: April - May Seeding: 10 to 30 lbs/acre. No-till drill (best option) or broadcast and drag. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 30% Spring Green festulolium • 20% Max Italian ryegrass • 20% Hakari Alaska bromegrass • 15% Safe tall fescue • 15% Elise orchardgrass Conventional

$105 / 50 lb bag

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

SHADY PASTURE MIX This mix is composed of shade-tolerant grasses. Best Use: Areas with fewer than 3 hours of direct sunlight. May also be used in areas with more, but not full sunlight. Adaptation: Intended for use in areas next to tree lines or on the inside edges of groves. To increase productivity, add 1-2 lbs/acre of white clover. Recommendations: These grasses, planted in the shade, won’t be as productive or traffic tolerant as they would be planted in full sun. Heavy traffic and/ or dense shade may require frequent reseeding. Avoid full shade. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-35 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼"to ½" deep. • 20% HLR orchardgrass • 15% Pardus Meadow fescue • 15% Barolex tall fescue • 15% Chewings fescue* • 15% Max Italian ryegrass • 10% Creeping red fescue* • 10% Hard fescue*

$75 / 25 lb bag

Conventional

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$160 / 50 lb bag

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$160 / 50 lb bag

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)


HAY & PASTURE MIXES

GRASS-LEGUME MIXES

GRASS-ONLY MIXES, continued

HOLSTEIN PRO

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

$115 / 50 lb bag

SUPER GRAZING MIX

A premium quality mix supports the high energy and nutritional demands of lactating cows. Very high yield potential. Fast regrowth after cutting. Excellent winter hardiness and first-in-class disease resistance.

A high-quality, long-lasting pasture mix including grazing clover, chicory and birdsfoot trefoil. Diverse mix increases production during hot summer months for a healthier, more resilient pasture.

Best Use: Best suited for high quality haylage, dry hay and baleage production. Adaptation: Well adapted to most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 15-20 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep.

Best Use: Long-term pasture. Adaptation: Well suited for most soil types and all livestock. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep.

• 45% Viking 374HD brand alfalfa* • 45% Viking 394AP brand alfalfa* • 5% Elise orchardgrass • 5% STF-43 Tall fescue blend Conventional

$185 / 50 lb bag

BEEF PRO Our best-selling hay mix. Two good alfalfa varieties with a touch of grass to improve yield and promote faster dry-down. Best Use: Best suited for haylage, baleage, or dry hay production. Add more grass for a balanced pasture mix. Adaptation: Well adapted to most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: Seed 15-20 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 45% Viking 330M brand alfalfa* • 45% Viking 3100 brand alfalfa* • 5% Elise orchardgrass • 5% Climax timothy Conventional

$120/50 lb bag

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

NRCS WATERWAY MIX Meets FSA / NRCS specifications for most counties for waterways or other projects. Best Use: Use in waterways, ditches, airport runways, and permanent pasture. Mix one bushel of oats per acre as a cover crop. Adaptation: Well suited to most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: Seed 30-35 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. Mix composition per acre: • 15 PLS lbs Smooth Bromegrass* • 3 PLS lbs Climax Timothy* • 3 PLS lbs Sierra perennial ryegrass Conventional

$88/acre

* Variety Not Stated (VNS) Mix composition subject to change

Best Use: Well-suited for haylage or baleage production. Reduce seeding rate and add more grass for faster dry down. Adaptation: Best sown on well-drained soils, but handles wetter soils better than Beef Pro. Recommendations: Red clover may slow drydown. Avoid droughty soils. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 15-20 lbs/acre. Drill ¼" to ½" deep. • 75% Viking 330M brand alfalfa* • 10% Safe Tall Fescue • 10% Ruby Red brand medium red clover* • 5% Climax timothy Conventional

$115 / 50 lb bag

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20% BG24T perennial ryegrass 15% Pardus meadow fescue 15% Fleet Meadow bromegrass 15% Ginger grazing Kentucky bluegrass 15% Spring Green festulolium 10% Barolex tall fescue 5% Birdsfoot trefoil* 2.5% Chicory VNS* 2.5% Alice grazing white clover

Conventional

$160 / 50 lb bag

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

$130 / 50 lb bag

LAUGH & GROW FAT HOG PASTURE MIX This mix of cool- and warm-season annual species get a quick start in the spring and provide grazing throughout the summer. Hogs relish this mixture, which also can be used for cattle and sheep.

Best Use: Managed grazing, with rest periods of about three weeks between grazing cycles. Seeding: 20 lb/A with 1 to 1-¼ bu. of oats • • • •

35% 4010 Forage peas 25% Hybrid Piper sudangrass 25% Annual ryregrass 15% Barsica forage rapeseed

Conventional

$50 / 50 lb bag

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HAY & PASTURE MIXES

100% ORGANIC PASTURE MIXES ORGANIC DAIRY PRO MIX A premium quality alfalfa & grass mix that supports the high energy & nutritional demands of dairy cattle. Excellent yield and persistence, fast regrowth after cutting.

Mix 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 for high quality haylage, dry hay and baleage production. Adaptation: Well adapted to most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 18-20 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep.

Best Use: Best suited as high-quality alfalfa companion. Adaptation: Well adapted to all types of soils. Management: For first hay harvest, cut based on grass maturity, not alfalfa for maximum feed value. Especially important for first cutting in spring as grass will mature ahead of alfalfa. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre straight or 5-10 lbs/acre with alfalfa or legume mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep.

• 90% Viking 340M brand* alfalfa • 5% Kora tall fescue • 5% Luxor orchardgrass Organic

$220 / 50 lb bag

ORGANIC PASTURE MIX A mix of improved grasses well suited for grazing & cutting. Add organic clover or alfalfa for a balanced pasture. Best Use: Long-term pasture or hay field. Adaptation: All soils. Most productive in early spring and fall. Management: If mixed with alfalfa for hay, make the first spring cutting based on grass maturity rather than alfalfa growth stage for maximum feed value. For best performance, allow pasture plants to recover between grazings. Slower to dry when used for dry hay. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre straight or 5-25 lbs/ acre with a legume or legume mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼" to ½" deep. • 30% Meadow brome* • 20% Smooth Bromegrass* • 15% Perseus festulolium • 15% Tomaso perennial ryegrass • 10% Climax timothy • 10% Annual ryegrass* Organic

$97.50 / 25 lb bag

• 40% Safe tall fescue • 30% Smooth bromegrass* • 15% Climax timothy • 15% Luxor orchardgrass Organic

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

$90 / 25 lb bag

$105 / 25 lb bag

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

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ORGANIC GRAZE & CHOP MIX

ORGANIC HAY MIX

$165 / 50 lb bag

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HAY & PASTURE MIXES

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

HAY & PASTURE MIXES

Agronomic Performance

Environmental Adaptation

Hay

Pasture

Speed of Establishment

Yield Potential Spring/Fall

Yield Potential Summer

Alfalfa Companion Potential

Heat/ Drought Tolerance

Wet Soil Tolerance

Winter Survival

F Slow Dry

E

G

G

F

F

G

G

E

Grass Hay Mix #2

E

G

G

E

E

E

E

G

G

Milkway

E

G

F

G

E

E

E

G

G

Renovator

G Slow Dry

G

E

E

G

G

F

G

F

Dan Patch

P

E

G

G

F

P

F

G

E

Shady Pasture

F

G

G

F

G

P

E

G

G

Waterway

G

G

G

G

F

F

G

G

E

NRCS Waterway

G

G

F

G

F

F

F

G

E

G Slow Dry

P

G

E

G

NA

G

G

G

E

P

F

G

E

NA

G

F

G

ALL GRASS Grass Pasture Mix #1

GRASS + LEGUME Haymaker Beef Pro Holstein Pro

E

P

F

E

G

NA

E

F

G

G Slow Dry

G

G

E

G

NA

F

E

G

Super Grazing Mix

P

E

G

G

G

P

F

G

E

Hog Pasture

P

E

E

E

E

P

E

F

NA

F Slow Dry

E

G

G

F

F

G

G

E

E

G

G

E

G

E

E

G

G

G Slow Dry

G

E

E

G

G

F

G

F

E

P

F

E

G

NA

E

F

G

G Slow Dry

G

G

E

G

NA

F

E

G

Smooth Bromegrass

G

G

P

E

P

F

F

G

E

Meadow Bromegrass

E

E

F

E

F

G

F

G

G

Mountain/Alaska Bromegrass

E

G

F

G

G

G

G

F

G

F

F

G

Graze and Chop

ORGANIC GRASS MIX Pasture Hay Renovator

ORGANIC GRASS & LEGUME MIX Dairy Pro Graze & Chop

COOL SEASON GRASSES

E

G

G

E

G

E Select later-heading type

F Slow Dry

E

E

E

F

F

P

G

F

Timothy

G

F

F

G

F

G

P

G

E

Tall Fescue

E

G

F

G

E

E

E

G

G

Meadow Fescue

G

E

F

G

G

G

G

E

G

Festulolium

F

E

G

G

G

F

F

G

F

Annual Ryegrass

P

F

E

F

P

P

P

G

P

Italian Ryegrass

G Slow Dry

G

E

G

F

Seeding year

F

G

P

Kentucky Bluegrass

P

G

P

P

P

P

P

G

E

Reed Canarygrass

G

F

P

E

G

F

E

E

E

Orchardgrass

Perennial Ryegrass

E = Excellent; Good = Good; F = Fair; P = Poor

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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BROMEGRASSES

ORCHARDGRASS

A bunch-type, tall-growing, cool-season perennial grass. One of the most commonly used and productive cool season grasses, tolerant of shade, fairly drought resistant, and with good winter hardiness. Regrows quickly and is a common component in pasture and hay mixtures. Best Use: Suitable for hay or pasture. Begin grazing at 6-10”; stop when grass gets to 3-4”. Adaptation: Better adapted to welldrained soils and is especially well adapted to mixes with legumes such as alfalfa or red clover. Management: Generally persists longer than most cool-season grasses in frequently cut, properly managed alfalfa mixtures. Close grazing in the fall is consistently associated with winter-kill so leave 3-4” residual. High palatability in all classes of livestock makes it susceptible to over-grazing. Minimum required regrowth period of no less than 28 days when rotational grazing. Planting Date: March-May, August 15-31 Seeding: 8-12 lbs/ac alone or 3-5 lbs/ac in a mix Suggestions: For mixes with alfalfa, carefully select both varieties: alfalfa variety should be a quick recovery type (high FD) to compete with fast-growing orchardgrass. Select later-maturing orchardgrass varieties (HLR, Elise, Luxor, or Echelon) for planting with alfalfa mixes.

POTOMAC • Early maturity, heads before alfalfa ready for first cut • Use for pasture or straight grass hay Conventional

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

$100 / 25 lb bag

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

$160 / 50 lb bag

SMOOTH BROME, VNS

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

$245 / 50 lb bag

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

$245 / 50 lb bag

• A true sod-former, very persistent • Excellent for erosion management on slopes Conventional

$4 / lb • $200 / 50lb bag

Organic

$4 / lb • $100 / 25 lb bag

SMOOTH BROME, ARTILLERY • Better adapted to drier and hotter conditions than other bromegrasses • Better performance under lower fertility than other smooth bromegrasses Conventional

• Exceptional winter hardiness • Compared to smooth brome; more palatable, more fall and yearly production, shorter rhizomes, less likely to become sod-bound, more basal leaves. • Heads out 7-10 days earlier than smooth brome

$80 / 50 lb bag

• Medium maturity, early growth • High yields of dry matter; excellent forage quality • Highly digestible and very winter hardy • Best use is for pasture or straight grass hay

Conventional

$190 / 50 lb bag

Organic

$105 / 25 lb bag

HAKARI ALASKA BROME

$120 / 50 lb bag

• Compared to smooth brome; yields more, establishes and recovers faster, dries faster. • Late maturing, good fit with alfalfa • Not as persistent as smooth brome • Seed 8-15 lbs in a mix or 35 lbs alone Conventional

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$4 / lb

FLEET MEADOW BROME

AMBA

Conventional

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

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* Variety Not Stated (VNS)

$160 / 50 lb bag


COOL SEASON GRASSES

TALL FESCUE

TIMOTHY

A shallow-rooted, perennial, cool-season grass well adapted to the Upper Midwest. Very winter hardy and very palatable. Best Use: Better for hay crop than as a pasture species. Usually mixed with alfalfa or clover for hay or pasture. Preferred grass in horse hay. Frost seeds fairly well. Adaptation: Best production is on heavy ground and cooler climates. Management: Shallow root system makes it a poor choice on droughty soils. Sensitive to high temperatures, so mid- and late-summer regrowth may be limited. Planting Date: March-May, August 1-31 Seeding: 8 lbs/acre alone or 1-2 lbs/acre in a mix.

STF-43

BARPENTA • Later maturing, highly palatable • Winter hardy; good resistance to rust • Very high yielding Conventional

$125/ 50 lb bag

• Leafy, rust resistant • Early maturing, common alfalfa companion

Organic

SWAJ

• Premium blend of late-maturing, highly digestible soft-leaf tall fescues • Suited for mixing with alfalfa for haying Conventional

$140/ 50 lb bag

$55 / 50 lb bag $140/ 50 lb bag

• Highest quality and softest-leaved variety • Excellent hardiness and disease resistance • Best grazing variety Conventional

$145/ 50 lb bag

Organic

• Very high yielding and digestible • Drought tolerant and very winterhardy

• Excellent yields • Good drought tolerance winter hardiness Conventional Organic

Highly-productive, winter-hardy, perennial bunch grass with long and slender, bright green and succulent leaves. Softer-leaved and more palatable than tall fescue. More persistent than perennial ryegrass with equal nutrition but better summer production under hot, dry conditions. Best Use: Long-term pasture mixes or alfalfa companion. Begin grazing at 6-8”and remove animals when the grass is down to 3-4”. Adaptation: Grows in cool, moist conditions, and tolerates wet soils with occasional flooding. Can reach 30” tall in rich soil. Management: Yield may be less than tall fescue but animal intake / performance should be higher due to increased palatability and digestibility. Planting Date: March-May, Aug. 1-31 Seeding: 20 lbs/acre alone or 6-12 lbs/acre in a mix. Suggestions: Include meadow fescue in any mixture for hay or pasture to improve palatability and digestibility.

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)

• Winter hardy variety • Very good persistence, yield and quality $180 / 50 lb bag

PARDUS • Very high yield potential • Mid-to-late maturing • Excellent disease persistence, especially against rust and leaf spot Conventional

$220 / 50 lb bag

$230 / 50 lb bag

VNS MEADOW FESCUE*

Conventional

$95 / 50 lb bag

• Economincal variety for use pastures and conservation seedlings • Somewhat less palatable than our other varieties

Conventional

MEADOW FESCUE

$220 / 50 lb bag

FAWN

KORA

Organic

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

SAFE

BAROLEX

CLIMAX

Conventional

The best companion grass with alfalfa because they establish and mature at similar rates. It is a deep-rooted, hardy, bunch-type grass. Its extensive root system helps it withstand drought conditions. More productive in midsummer than brome. All of our tall fescue varieties are endophyte-free. These improved varieties have finer, softer leaves, a trait that improves palatability and digestibility. Can provide 3-4 cuttings of hay annually. Very tolerant of intensive grazing. Best Use: Suitable for hay or pasture. Can be seeded in pure stands or with other grasses or legumes. Ideal for winter stockpiling as cut hay or pasture. Begin grazing at 6"-8" and remove animals when grass is down to 3"-4". Adaptation: Adapted to all soil types from drought-prone to poorly drained & wet soil. Management: When used as an alfalfa companion, time the first cutting when fescue is in the boot stage, rather than by alfalfa growth stage. Time subsequent hay harvests by alfalfa growth stage. Planting Date: March-May, August 1-31 Seeding: 20-25 lbs/acre alone or 4-12 lbs/acre in a mix. Suggestions: Seed meadow fescue with tall fescue to improve palatability in pasture mixes.

$180 / 50 lb bag

LAURA • High-yielding and fast to establish • Early-maturing and widely adaptable to all soil types • Very high quality, excellent choice for haying or grazing Conventional

$180 / 50 lb bag

Organic

$240 / 50 lb bag

SW MINTO • Late-heading variety • Wide cutting or graze window • Good yield and persistence Organic

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$80 / 50 lb bag

$240 / 50 lb bag

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COOL SEASON GRASSES

ANNUAL RYEGRASS

Establishes very rapidly, giving you higher productivity in the planting season. Capable of producing forage yields in a very short period of time. Has good cold tolerance. Best Use: Single-year forage production, or as green manure plowdown seeded in the fall. Adaptation: Well adapted to heavier soil types. Management: Heads out in early to midsummer. Usually winterkills in northern zones. Planting Date: March-May, Aug.-Sept. Seeding: 30 lbs/acre alone or 10-15 lbs/ acre to beef up existing pastures

ANNUAL RYEGRASS* per pound Conventional 1-299 lbs. $0.74/lb 300-1999 lbs. $0.62/lb 2,000+ lbs. $0.56/lb

Organic $1.58/lb $1.46/lb $1.40/lb

per 50 lb bag Conventional 1-6 bags $37/bag 7-39 bags $31/bag 40+ bags $28/bag

Organic $79/bag $73/bag $70/bag

ROOTMAX BRAND* • Increased tillering for faster ground cover in the fall • Extensive root development, excellent nutrient scavenger • Consistently winter kills in northern hardiness zones per pound 1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs. per 50 lb bag 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

Conventional $0.90/lb $0.80/lb $0.70/lb Conventional $45/bag $40/bag $35/bag

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

ITALIAN RYEGRASS

Early spring, quick regrowth, and prolonged fall growth. Will not head out in the seeding year unless a hard freeze sets in after seed has germinated, so produces high quality forage without stems and seed heads. Behaves as an annual in the Upper Midwest. Recognized as excellent rotation crop for plowdown or emergency feed. Will likely overwinter in in USDA winterhardiness zones 5b-6a. Best Use: Pasture crop seeded at full rate. When seeded at lower rate, can be used in hay mixtures and as a companion crop for alfalfa seedings. Adaptation: Best on heavier, moisture-holding soils. Keep off of droughty ground. Management: Begin grazing at 4"-6" and stop when the grass is down to 2"-3". Planting Date: March-May, Aug. 1-15 (for late fall grazing). Seeding: 30-35 lbs/acre alone or 2-3 lbs/acre as alfalfa cover crop. Suggestions: Use instead of small grain as companion crop with new alfalfa seedings. Can produce up to a half ton more of additional hay in seeding year than a small grain. Seeding heavier than recommended amount may smother alfalfa seeding. Seed early spring into pasture that has been closely grazed the previous fall to improve yield and quality.

• Blend of diploid & tetraploid Italian ryegrasses • Combines high sugars, high yield, and leafiness of tetraploids with dense tillering and rapid seedling growth of diploids • Excellent rust resistance per pound Conventional 1-299 lbs. $2.08/lb 300-1999 lbs. $1.90/lb 2,000+ lbs. $1.78/lb per 50 lb bag 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

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

MAX ITALIAN RYEGRASS • Tetraploid variety; high sugar content, plant quality, and animal performance • Larger leaves, fewer but larger tillers for more open and erect growth habit • Less-competitive growth habit; great choice in legume mixture • Excellent season-long yield & fast regrowth • Good disease resistance per pound Conventional 1-299 lbs. $1.38/lb 300-1999 lbs. $1.24/lb 2,000+ lbs. $1.16/lb per 50 lb bag 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

Conventional $69/bag $62/bag $58/bag

SIERRA

Conventional

• Tetraploid; erect growth and high sugar content for improved quality • High resistance to rust and fusarium • Very good standability per pound Organic 1-299 lbs. $2.76/lb 300-1999 lbs. $2.58/lb 2,000+ lbs. $2.50/lb per 50 lb bag 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

Organic $138/bag $129/bag $125/bag

ORYX • Diploid; excellent tillering creates a dense sward for good weed competition • Diploids stay persistent in heavy grazing • Early-medium maturity • Higher sugar content than other diploids • Excellent disease resistance, including rust per pound Organic 1-299 lbs. $2.76/lb 300-1999 lbs. $2.58/lb 2,000+ lbs. $2.50/lb per 50 lb bag 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

Organic $138/bag $129/bag $125/bag

CALIBRA

• Early maturing, diploid variety • Excellent drought and cold tolerance • Good option for grazing environments $83 / 50 lb bag

BG-24T • More heat and cold tolerant than BG-34 & better disease tolerance • Blend of intermediate & late diploid and tetraploid varieties Conventional

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DANERGO

GREEN SPIRIT

$120 / 50 lb bag

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• Tetraploid, productive variety • Excellent disease tolerance & good winterhardiness • Highly digestible for pasture or silage Organic

$184 / 50 lb bag

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

$184 / 50 lb bag

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)


COOL SEASON GRASSES

FESTULOLIUM

KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS

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

A short-to-medium height, long-lived, highlypalatable, perennial grass. Spreads via rhizomes to form a dense sod. Pastures with mix of Kentucky bluegrass and legumes have higher nutritional values than pure grass. Best Use: Ideal for permanent pastures that are continuously grazed. It tolerates close and frequent grazing better than other cool-season forage grasses. Especially well-suited for horse pastures Adaptation: Grows best during cool, moist weather on well-drained, fertile soils. Management: It is slower to establish than many other cool-season grasses. However, once established, it spreads quickly via extensive rhizome production. Planting Date: March-May, Aug. 15-31 Seeding: 30 lbs/acre alone for pasture or 4-10 lbs/acre in a mix. 100-150 lbs alone for lawns. See page 64 for lawn specific varieities of Kentucky bluegrass

PERSEUS

SPRING GREEN • Tetraploid cross between meadow fescue and Italian ryegrass • Excellent spring yield and better-thanaverage winterhardiness • Deep and robust root system; can tolerate environmental stresses Conventional

$94 / 50 lb bag

• Tetraploid cross between meadow fescue and Italian ryegrass • Very high forage yield – similar to that of Italian ryegrass • Meadow fescue background provides persistence and winter hardiness • Late maturity Organic

$190 / 50 lb bag

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

LOW ALKALOID REED CANARYGRASS Tall-growing, high-yielding, sod-forming perennial grass. Excellent winter hardiness, persistence & disease resistance. Low alkaloid variety for grazing or haying. Best Use: Harvested as silage or hay, or used for pasture. Excellent quality if cut or grazed early. Quality and palatability decline rapidly when plants enter reproductive stage. Plant in pure stands or mixed with legumes. Adaptation: Well adapted to wet soils, tolerant to poor drainage and drought conditions. Mature stands can persist in standing water. Tolerates acidic soils. Management: Poor competitor as a seedling and slow to establish. Palatable when maintained in early- to midvegetative stages. Manage grazing and rest periods: begin grazing at 10-12” and remove animals when grazed down to 4-5”. Will not tolerate close grazing. For hay, cut at least three times per year. Loses quality rapidly if not harvested or grazed repeatedly. Planting Date: March-May, Aug. 1-25 Seeding: 8-10 lbs/acre alone or 2-4 lbs/ acre in a mix. Conventional ASK

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)

• Forage-specific variety • Dense sod, high yield for pasture • Very early spring greenup and forage production Conventional

FEDERO

Organic

GINGER

$190 / 50 lb bag

GARRISON CREEPING MEADOW FOXTAIL A cool-season, rhizomatous perennial forage grass. Not related to the weedy foxtails or foxtail barley. Excellent digestibility, protein content and palatability. Best Use: Grazing/pasture, filter strips, erosion control, and wildlife. More palatable that Reed canarygrass, but doesn't withstand dry weather as well. Will grow 3 to 6’ tall if not harvested. Adaptation: Performs best on wet areas and poorly drained soils. Will withstand shallow water during the summer months months. Grows in a wide pH range: 5.6 to 8.4. Management: Prefers a firmly packed seedbed. Pack before and after seeding. Supplemental N increases yield, or may be seeded with ladino or alsike clovers or birdsfoot trefoil. Begin grazing at 8-10” height and leave 3” residual, allowing for recovery before grazing again. Don’t allow to set seed, as it can be invasive in natural wetlands. Planting Date: Late fall dormant seeding or in early spring. Seeding: Seed is very fine. Seed 5 lbs/A; may need a carrier to get flow through the seeder. Seed 1/8 to ¼ in deep.

Conventional ASK

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$130 / 50 lb bag

FORAGE FORBES TRIGGER FORAGE CHICORY Not a grass, but a perennial, broadleaved forb that produces leafy growth high in nutritive and mineral content (if properly managed). Deep taproot provides tolerance to drought conditions. Chicory provides both spring and summer forage. Very persistent. Best Use: An excellent companion for grass pastures. Rapid recovery after grazing Adaptation: Well adapted from heavier-to- lighter soils due to its deep taproot. Management: Manage grazing so that chicory doesn’t get too mature. Loses palatability when allowed to head out. Planting Date: March-May Seeding: 4-6 lbs/acre alone or 2-3 lbs/acre in a mix. May be drilled or broadcast. Conventional

$270 / 50 lb bag

TUATARA PLANTAIN A perennial forb, with branched taproot, for use in pasture mixes. Widely used in mixed ryerass, white, and red cover pastures in New Zealand. Highly palatable in vegetative stages and high protein levels---up to 23%. Contains high levels of several minerals which are retained by grazing animals better than those from ryegrass. Tolerant of summer heat and with similar drought tolerance as orchardgrass. Improves pasture performance, particularly on less fertile or droughty soils. Best Use: Grazing. Use in a mixed-species pasture or can be planted in a pure stand. Can be hayed, but slow to dry. Management: Emergence is rapid, similar to that of perennial ryegrass, but a weak competitor. Most successful establishment will be with slower establishing grasses. Planting Date: March-May Seeding: 2 to 4 lbs/A in a mix or 4.5 to 9 lbs as pure stand Conventional

$275 / 50 lb bag

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Legumes RED CLOVER

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

• Fast establishment, good recovery, persists 2 to 3 years • Economical choice for haying, grazing and cover cropping • Inoculated with OMRI-listed coating Organic $177 $169 $165

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

Conventional $92.50 $86 $83.50

2018

2019

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

Ruby Red Brand Red Clover

6.2

4.6

10.8

Cinnamon Plus

5.5

4.2

9.7

Diadem Red Clover

4.7

3.7

8.4

Freedom MR

5.9

4

9.8

Kindia Red Clover

4.8

3.8

8.6

Marathon

6.2

4.4

10.5

Range

1.5

0.8

2.3

LSD 5%

0.6

0.6

0.9

7

9

6

CV %

Conventional $130 $120 $113

MANITOBA BRAND* MEDIUM RED CLOVER • Improved variety selected under organic field conditions in Manitoba • More persistent than VNS Medium Red • Widely adapted to broad range of soil types & growing conditions • Good disease resistance • Coated with Apex Green Hydroloc – OMRI listed Organic $192 $184 $180

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2 Yr.

(seeded 2017)

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

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

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Dry Matter Yield, in tons per acre

RUBY RED BRAND* MEDIUM RED CLOVER

MEDIUM RED CLOVER*

(50 lb bags) Conventional 1-6 bags $99 7-39 bags $92 40+ bags $87

2019 University of Minnesota Red Clover Trial Rosemount, MN

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)


LEGUMES & BRASSICAS

Legumes, continued WHITE CLOVER

RIVENDEL WHITE CLOVER

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

LADINO WHITE CLOVER* • Taller, large-leaved white clover • Excellent pasture companion • Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

Conventional

$190 / 50 lb bag

Organic

$340 / 50 lb bag

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

Organic

$160 / 50 lb bag $160 / 50 lb bag

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

• Excellent grazing tolerance • Improved variety of ladino white clover with large leaves • Coated with Nitro-Coat® - OMRI Listed

Conventional

$16 / 50 lb bag

Organic

See page 58 for a full description. (50 lb bags) Conventional 1-6 bags $67 7-39 bags $60 40+ bags $56

NEW ZEALAND WHITE CLOVER*

Conventional

$190 / 50 lb bag

WHITE DUTCH CLOVER* • Low-growing clover; good traffic tolerance and persistence • Usable as living mulch in orchards and vegetable gardens • Avoid dry soils • Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

$205 / 50 lb bag

BERSEEM CLOVER* Organic $160 $150 $145

SAINFOIN* • Deep-rooted, drought-resistant legume with hollow stems and many leaflets • Non-bloating, excellent quality and palatability • Not as winter hardy as alfalfa • Does not tolerate or persist on poorly drained soils. Best used west of MN/SD border Best Use: Pasture for dryland grazing and/ or single-cut hay crop Adaptation: Intolerant to flooding, wet soils but well suited for drier soils Planting Date: March – April Seeding: Drill 2-5 lbs/acre in a mix, 30- 40 lbs/ acre straight ¼ - ½ in. deep. or broadcast and roll

Conventional

$170 / 25 lb bag

• Tolerates drought conditions better than White Dutch and is more vigorous • Tolerates a wide range of soils • Excellent tolerance to grazing • Ideal for living mulch or green manure • Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

Conventional

$110/50 lb bag

WHITE BLOSSOM SWEET CLOVER* • A tall-growing, biennial legume • Abundant white blossoms and high nectar content • Later maturing than yellow blossom sweet clover Best Use: Bee forage, N-fixing cover crop. Do not use for hay. Adaptation: Prefers well-drained soils. Avoid acidic soils Management: Can become a volunteer weed if allowed to set seed Planting Date: February – April Seeding: Broadcast or drill 8-12 lbs/acre, ¼" to ½" deep

Conventional * Variety Not Stated (VNS)

$115 / 25 lb bag

CRIMSON CLOVER*

ALSIKE CLOVER*

Conventional

ALICE GRAZING WHITE CLOVER

• Small-leaved grazing clover most persistent in permanent pastures • Short stolons and short leaf growth, which makes it tolerant to close grazing • Excellent disease resistance • Coated with Nitro-Coat® - OMRI Listed

NON-BLOATING FORAGE See Page 57 for a full description. (50 lb bags) Conventional Frosty 1-6 bags $136 7-39 bags $129 40+ bags $121 (50 lb bags) 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

Conventional VNS $115 $108 $102

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

$250 / 50 lb bag

$210 / 50 lb bag

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LEGUMES & BRASSICAS

Brassicas

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

FORAGE RAPE • Succulent plant (high percentage H2O) related to cabbage • Persists well after the first frost but rarely overwinters in Upper Midwest • Some seed dormancy has been observed Best Use: Forage for hogs, sheep, and young stock. Can be grazed multiple times. Not for haying, does not dry. Management: Ready to pasture in 6 to 8 weeks. Keep it cut or grazed down so it doesn’t get tall and woody. Use to supplement perennial cool season pastures (down to 18-20° F) in August and September or interseed into warm season grasses to improve their feed quality. Can result in blister white pigs when grazing and exposed to sunlight Planting Date: Early spring until September 1 Seeding: 3 lbs/acre or 1-3 lbs in a mix ¼" deep

DWARF ESSEX RAPESEED

BARSICA FORAGE RAPESEED

• Highly palatable • Nutritious with excellent protein • Some seed dormancy has been observed

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

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

Conventional $1.28/lb $1.16/lb $1.06/lb

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

Conventional $2.00/lb $1.86/lb $1.76/lb

per 50 lb bag 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

Conventional $64/bag $58/bag $53/bag

per 50 lb bag 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

Conventional $50/bag $46.50/bag $44/bag

FORAGE TURNIPS

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

Organic $2.90/lb $2.78/lb $2.68/lb

per 50 lb bag 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

Organic $145/bag $139/bag $134/bag

FORAGE KALE*

• Hardy, large-rooted brassica that produces abundant, high-quality forage below and above ground • Can yield up to 4 to 6 tons of DM/acre • High energy feed with 85% total digestible nutrients and 10% protein • Roots grow about half above ground Best Use: Pasture forage. Has been pastured successfully with up to a foot of snow. Management: Add 50-100 lbs. N and medium rates of K and P. Ready to graze in 60-90 days. Planting Date: May to August Seeding: Seed 2-3 lbs/acre ¼ to ½ inch deep

PURPLE TOP TURNIPS

POLISH RAPESEED (B. RAPA)

• Earlier maturity and greater shatter resistance • Well adapted to short-season growing areas

BARKANT TURNIP

• Most common variety in US per pound Conventional Organic 1-299 lbs. $1.74/lb $3.00/lb 300-1999 lbs. $1.60/lb $2.88/lb 2,000+ lbs. $1.50/lb $2.78/lb

• Improved variety: 50% more dry matter than purple top turnip and almost five times the leaf production • Ideally suited for grazing with sheep and cattle

per 50 lb bag Conventional Organic 1-6 bags $87/bag $150/bag 7-39 bags $80/bag $144/bag 40+ bags $75/bag $139/bag

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

Conventional $2.20/lb $2.08/lb $1.98/lb

per 25 lb bag 1-6 bags 7-39 bags 40+ bags

Conventional $55/bag $52/bag $49.50/bag

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

Conventional

$155 / 50 lb bag

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)


SORGHUM-SUDANGRASS A hybrid cross between forage sorghum and sudangrass; intermediate in size and yield. Fast-growing, highly productive, multi-cut, warm-season annual grass bred to maximize summer forage. Most hybrids without the dwarfing trait can grow 8' tall if left uncut. Protein can reach 14% but the forage has less energy than corn silage, because it lacks grain. Best Use: Best suited for grazing, green chop, baleage, or silage. Adaptation: Good soils, but is drought tolerant. Likes hot weather. All hybrids we sell are resistant to downy mildew and anthracnose. Management • Usually harvested 45-55 days after seeding or when 40 inches tall, whichever comes first. • Cut 6” above ground for best regrowth. Larger stems make drying for hay more difficult than with sudangrass. • High planting rates produce finer stems which dry better with increased quality. • Manage risk for prussic acid and nitrate concentrations during drought or following frost. • As harvest is delayed, protein and digestibility will decrease, while yield, energy and fiber will increase. • If planning to cut only once, select a hybrid with delated maturity or photoperiod sensitivity. Planting Date: Late-May – early July (soil temps 62°F+) Seeding: 20-40 lbs/acre drilled, 25- 45 lbs/ acre broadcast. Use high end of the rate for finer stems and faster drydown. Plant ¾”-1½” deep.

VIKING 100 BRAND* • Thin-stemmed type, highly palatable hybrid • Early maturing, multi-cut hybrid; first cut at 40-50 days • Excellent tillering and stay-green characteristics • High leaf-to-stem ratio • Lower digestibility than our BMR hybrids

Conv. Untreated

$38/50 lb bag

New VIKING 232 BMR BRAND*

VIKING 150 BRAND* • Delayed maturity compared with Viking 100 • Heads about 20-30 days later than Viking 100, widening the window for high-quality, vegetative harvest • Ideal for very high yield, single-cut harvest, saving time and trips across the field • Higher protein and digestibility than other conventional, non-BMR sorghumsudangrass

Conv. Untreated

$42/50 lb bag

VIKING 200 BMR BRAND* • BMR (Gene 6) • Long photoperiod requirement for flowering prevents seed head initiation until late September in southern Minnesota. • Top's yield trials across the US. • Reduced lignin for improved digestibility and daily gain • Sweet stalk for high palatability • Tillers profusely and has fine stalks; better choice for hay compared to other hybrids • Dry stalk trait; speeds dry time Conv. Untreated

$64/50 lb bag

VIKING 300 BMR BRAND* • Photo-period Sensitive BMR (Gene 6) • Long photo period requirement prevents plants from heading out in northern U.S. • Allows for a longer grazing period or later, single–cut silage harvest; Highest yielding hybrid in a 1-cut system • Retains nutritional quality for a wide window of harvest • Can postpone silage harvest up to 50”80”, wilt before ensiling. • Can produce 7-10 tons DM/acre • Cut in 65-85 days; on earlier end of this range for two-cut system Conv. Untreated

$68/50 lb bag

BRACHYTIC DWARF

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

$XX/50 lb bag

New ORGANIC VIKING O-210 BMR*

• BMR (gene 6) and juicy stalk traits • Early maturing variety usually ready to harvest in 40-55 days. • Reaches boot stage in about 60 days • Widely adaptable, very good drought tolerance. • Excellent early-season growth and recovery following harvest • Plant no deeper than 1” (smaller seeded than other varieties) • Avoid planting on soils with pH above 7.5-8.0 to avoid chlorosis Organic

$78/50 lb bag

New ORGANIC VIKING O-225 BMR*

• BMR (Gene 12) and juicy stalk traits • Matures 30-45 days later than Viking 200 for a wider harvest window of high quality leaves before reaching boot stage • Harvest window wider before first cutting than for other SxS hybrids; between 40 and 90 days • Excellent standability • Excellent tillering, regrowth, and recovery following harvest • Excellent drought resistance • Great choice for grazing Organic

$78/50 lb bag

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

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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WARM SEASON FORAGES

Sudangrass

Grain Sorghum

• Annual grass with finer stems and higher quality compared to sorghum-sudangrass hybrids & forage sorghum. Dry matter yields 3-5 tons/acre. • Coarser than Japanese millet • Grows 4’ to 7’ tall Best Uses: Hay, grazing, green chop, silage, or baleage. Use multi-cut system or managed grazing for best quality. Adaptation: Likes hot weather. Management: Harvest 6” above ground for excellent regrowth potential. When harvested early (30”), sudangrass contains high levels of energy and protein. Quality and energy significantly reduced after heading. As with all sorghums, manage potential for prussic acid and nitrate build-up. Planting Date: Late-May – early July (soil at 62°F+) Seeding: Drill 20-30 lbs/acre ½-¾" deep or Broadcast 25-35 lbs/acre. (Higher seeding rates result in finer stems for improved hay dry down.)

Easier to grow than corn and more drought resistant Best Use: Excellent attractant and food source for deer, game birds, and other wildlife. Great bedding cover. Adaptation: Cool temperatures limit feed grain production for livestock in the Upper Midwest. Prefers slightly warmer temps than corn. Management: Requires nitrogen fertility (up to 150 lbs N per year). Manage potential for prussic acid & nitrate build-up. Planting Date: Late May to early July (soil at 62°F+) Seeding: Drill 5-15 lbs/acre ½” to 1½” deep. Use high end of rate for broadcasting.

New ORGANIC VIKING O-510 BMR

PIPER • Long-established and proven variety • Non-BMR • Ready to harvest in 45 days Conv. Untreated

$44/50 lb bag

SUDANGRASS*

• Brown midrib (BMR gene 6) • Much higher quality forage compared to Piper sudangrass • 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 Organic

ROX ORANGE CANE • Medium, early-maturing forage sorghum developed for sweet syrup • Reaches 8’ to 12’ tall for high silage tonnage • Similar appearance to corn, except seed head is on top. Best Use: Good choice for silage or grazing. Seed can be harvested for feed. Sugar content of 18-20%; great choice for syrup production. Adaptation: Drought tolerant and likes hot weather. Management: Manage potential for prussic acid and nitrate build-up. Planting Date: Late May to early July (soil 62°F+) Seeding: Row plant, drill, or broadcast 10-20 lbs/acre 1” deep Conv. Untreated

$60/50 lb bag

NON-BMR FORAGE SORGHUM • Similar to grain sorghum but bred for high overall biomass and dry matter yield • Medium maturity • Reaches 6’ to 10’ tall for high silage tonnage • Better drought and heat tolerance than corn Best Use: Single cut silage alternative to corn silage. Wil not regrow following cutting Adaptation: Drought tolerant and likes hot weather. Does not perform well in wet soils or standing water Management: Manage potential for prussic acid and nitrate build-up. Planting Date: Late May to early July (soil 62°F+) Seeding: Row plant, drill, or broadcast 10-20 lbs/acre 1” deep Fungicide Treated (not for organic production) $__/50 lb bag

$96/50 lb bag

VIKING 400 & VIKING 401 BMR FORAGE SORGHUM • Medium maturity, sterile, hybrid forage sorghums with the BMR 6 trait • 7 to 8 feet tall with stalks and leaves similar in size to corn; will head out but not produce seed • Sweet sorgo type that can reach 1821% soluble sugar content at early heading stage • Yields from 18-25 tons at 65% DM • Reduced lignin trait (BMR) can equal the quality of corn silage • Adapted for a single harvest Best Use: Silage, may make baleage if seeded at high rates Adaptation: Does well on dryland or irrigated fields but requires one-third less water than corn. Management: Isolate from other sorghums by one mile to protect sterility and prevent seed formation. Manage potential for prussic acid and nitrate buildup. Harvest in the heading stage at 80-85 days for highest sugar content. Will reach boot stage at 70-75 days. Planting Date: Late-May – early July (soil 62°F+) Seeding: Seed 8-10 lbs/acre in 30” rows, ½”-1” deep. (For hay, plant at higher rate). Viking 400 Brand* Treated w/ Concep $84/50 lb bag Viking 401 Brand* Conv. Untreated $72/50 lb bag

• Varying height, later maturing • Economical option for wildlife food plot Conv. Untreated

$24/50 lb bag

HYBRID GRAIN SORGHUM • Improved choice for yield and forage • Better stand, improved vigor, higher grain production • White seeded, 4' tall • Early maturing (90 days) Conv. Untreated

$38/50 lb bag

WGF (WILDER GAME FOOD) • Short (26” to 30”) and early maturing with large seed head • Ideal for food plots • Use taller sorghum-sudangrass for screening purposes Conv. Untreated

$50/50 lb bag

MILO BEAN MIX • Mix of medium-height milo (grain sorghum) and a tall, bushy non-GMO soybean • Maximizes forage production and quality when planted after an early- spring forage • Yields 5-9 tons dry matter with protein between 10-14% Best Use: Not suitable for dry hay; must be ensiled. Management: Double-crop for silage after harvesting a spring forage such as oats/peas. Plant early (before June 25) and harvest in 60-90 days for best results. Manage potential prussic acid problems after frost. Planting Date: Plant after last frost date through mid-July. Seeding: Drill 100 lbs/acre 1” deep. Provides approx. 500,000 seeds/A, split equally between the milo and soybeans when planted at the 100 lb/A rate. Conv. Untreated

Fungicide Treated (not for organic production) $38/50 lb bag

$25/50 lb bag

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WARM SEASON FORAGES

MILLET

TEFF GRASS

Millets are some the oldest cultivated crops harvested for food or feed. The crop is favored for its productivity and short growing season under dry, hot conditions. Multi-Cut Species • Japanese Millet • Hybrid Pearl Millet • BMR Hybrid Pearl Millet

Single-Cut Species Minimal regrowth that may be direct grazed. • Foxtail Millet • Proso Millet

Seed at higher ends of seeding rates for finer stems and improved dry down.

JAPANESE MILLET*

EXCEED BMR HYBRID PEARL MILLET

• Upright, annual grass with quick growth in adequate moisture and fertility • Finer stems than pearl millet or sorghums • When cut before heading, protein ranges from 14-20% • Customers report high palatability Best Use: Hay, grazing, and silage. Excellent feed for cattle, horses, and sheep. Doesn't develop prussic acid, so easier to manage fall grazing. Adaptation: Tolerant of wet soils and will survive standing water, but does not perform well on droughty or low fertility soils. Not frost-tolerant. Management: Can be cut 2 or 3 times if planted June 1. Cut before heading and leave 6” of stubble for faster recovery. In a single- cut system, it can reach 5’ tall. Earlier cutting leads to higher quality, lower yields, and more drying time. Planting Date: Mid-May to early June (soil 62°F+) Seeding: Seed 25-35 lbs/acre ½”-1”deep Conv. Untreated Organic

$44/50 lb bag $56/50 lb bag

TIFFLEAF III HYBRID PEARL MILLET • Dwarf-type hybrid pearl millet; high leaf content • Multi-cut, warm-season forage grass • Coarser stems than Japanese Millet, but can produce more tonnage • Forage is high in protein and highly digestible with no prussic acid production or problems Best Use: Excellent choice for grazing, but can also be used for hay or green chop. Most frequently used in beef cow/calf and dairy operations Adaptation: Likes good ground but can produce under low rainfall and low soil fertility. Management: Begin grazing at 12" and do not allow to grow taller than 3 feet for best palatability Planting Date: Mid-May – early July (soil 65°F+) Seeding: ½”-1”deep. Drill @ 15-20 lbs./A. Broadcast @ 25-30 lbs./A Conv. Untreated

$64/50 lb bag

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

• Fine stem and fast drydown; best fit for dry hay production • Attractive green color important for premium horse hay market • Adaptable to most soil type • Mineral content high in calcium and iron Best Use: Fast growing emergency forage crop and for double cropping. Ideal hay for livestock Management: Needs at least 50 lbs N, adequate P and K and sulfur. Harvest in pre-boot to early boot stage about 45- 50 days after planting. Leave 3-4 inches when cutting or grazing. Planting Date: Late May to late July (soil 62°F+) Seeding: Seed 8-12 lbs coated seed/acre ⅛” to ¼” deep into extremely firm seed bed. Conv. w/Nitro-Coat® (OMRI approved) $120 / 50 lb bag Conv. w/Yellow Jacket (Not OMRI approved) $120 / 50 lb bag

$88/50 lb bag

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

$38/50 lb bag

PROSO MILLET* – SINGLE-CUT SPECIES • Fastest-growing millet • Easy to hay with fine quality • Fast maturing; can produce 2-3 tons DM • Serves as a catch crop where others have failed Best Use: Single-cut forage or grain; excellent for emergency hay, silage, balage or green-chop. Adaptation: Good drought tolerance Management: Forage ready to cut in 4050 days; cut in boot stage before heading for best quality. Grain crop in 70 to 90 days. Planting Date: May to early July (soil 62°F+) Seeding: 20-30 lbs/acre, ½”-1”deep Conv. Untreated

$32/50 lb bag

Tiffleaf III Hybrid Pearl Millet * Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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Cover Crop Mixes NITROMAX CC1

WINTERMAX CC3

AERIALMAX CC5

DIVERSE BLEND FOR COVERAGE

WINTER HARDY & SOIL BENEFITS

FLY ON IN EARLYFALL

Maximize fall soil coverage & green manure production after early-harvested crops like small grains, sweet corn, vegetables, corn silage, or early soybeans.

Our most winter-hardy blend combines the hardiness and aggressiveness of winter rye, the N-fixation potential of hairy vetch, and the deep soil penetration of the radish. CONVENTIONAL MIX COMPONENTS 80% Winter Rye 15% Hairy Vetch 5% Cover Crop Radish

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

CONVENTIONAL MIX COMPONENTS

47% Cover Crop Brand Oats 35% Peas 15% Chickling vetch 3% Cover Crop Radish ORGANIC MIX COMPONENTS

48.5% Organic Cover Crop Brand Oats 48.5% Organic 4010 Field Peas 2% Organic Radish 1% Organic Polish Rape • • • • •

Excellent for weed suppression Good scavenger of nutrients Excellent fall growth and biomass Do not plant after grain corn or soybeans Will likely winterkill in Upper Midwest

Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 Seeding: 75-100 lbs. /acre at ½ in. deep. Drill for best results. Avoid aerial application. per pound 1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs.

Conventional $0.58/lb $0.50/lb $0.44/lb

Organic $0.78/lb $0.64/lb $0.56/lb

VALUEMAX CC2

ORGANIC MIX COMPONENTS 80% Organic Winter Rye 15% Organic Hairy Vetch 5% Organic Cover Crop Radish • Winter-hardy species for excellent biomass and soil coverage in fall & spring • 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 upper Midwest Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 Seeding: 50-75 lbs. /acre at ¼ to ½ in. deep. Drill, broadcast or aerial. per pound 1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs.

Conventional $0.86/lb $0.72/lb $0.64/lb

Organic $1.14/lb $0.92/lb $0.86/lb

GRAZEMAX CC4

HIGH DIVERSITY & HIGH SEEDS PER LB Diverse combination of small-seeded cover crops to build healthy soils, fix nitrogen, and sequester nutrients. CONVENTIONAL MIX COMPONENTS 60% Annual Ryegrass 20% Crimson Clover 15% Cover Crop Radish 5% Rapeseed ORGANIC MIX COMPONENTS 65% Organic Annual Ryegrass 20% Organic Mammoth Red Clover 10% Organic Radish 5% Organic Polish Rape • Annual ryegrass adds biomass & weed competition; crimson clover fixes N; radish breaks up compacted soil; turnips and rapeseed for quick cover • Can establish under shade & crop 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 Upper Midwest

TONNAGE FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR Formulated for cost-effective biomass production for fall grazing. Oats produce most fall tonnage in the Upper Midwest. Kale and turnips diversify this blend and provide grazing late into the fall. CONVENTIONAL MIX COMPONENTS 97% Cover Crop Brand Oats 2% Purple Top Turnips 1% Kale • High seeds/lb & low cost make this a good choice for fall forage • Excellent fit after hayfield termination, small grains, sweet corn, or silage corn • Not a good fit after full-season grain corn or soybeans • Will likely winterkill in the Upper Midwest Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 Seeding: 75-100 lbs. /acre at ¼ to ½ in. deep. Drill or broadcast. per pound 1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs.

Conventional $0.56/lb $0.44/lb $0.38/lb

Planting Date: Last cultivation or Aug. 1 - Sept. 15 Seeding: 15-20 lbs. /acre at ¼ to ½ in. deep. Drill, broadcast, or aerial apply into standing crops in the fall or for seeding at V6 in corn. Later seeding will reduce clover & brassica growth. per pound 1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs.

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Conventional $1.18/lb $1.06/lb $0.96/lb

Organic $2.18/lb $2.02/lb $1.94/lb

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CONVENTIONAL MIX COMPONENTS 95% Winter Rye 2.5% Cover Crop Radish 2.5% Rapeseed • Best results when flown on or applied prior to corn dieback (at or before black layer) or at soybean leaf yellowing before leaf drop • Winter rye reliably over-winters, dwarf Essex rape and radish will likely winterkill. Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 30 Depending on your hardiness zone, this mix can be planted later than range but later planting will lessen growth of radish and rape. Seeding: 50-75 lbs. /acre at ½ in. deep. Drill, broadcast or aerial apply. Time your fly-on with a predicted rain for best establishment success per pound 1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs.

Conventional $0.48/lb $0.42/lb $0.36/lb

SUMMERMAX CC6 MAXIMUM WARM-SEASON TONNAGE Vigorous, warm-season mix of summer annual grasses, broadleaves, and legumes for maximum summer growth, weed suppression, and soil building. CONVENTIONAL MIX COMPONENTS 20% Buckwheat 20% Cowpeas 20% Soybeans 15% Japanese Millet 10% Sorghum-Sudangrass 10% Sunn Hemp 5% Sunflowers ORGANIC MIX COMPONENTS 40% Organic Buckwheat 35% Organic Soybeans 15% Organic Sorghum Sundangrass 10% Organic Blackeyed Cowpeas • Ideal for summer fallow soil building, prevented planting situations or for summer grazing & forage • Tremendous biomass out-competes weeds • Terminate/plow in when buckwheat and/or sunn hemp flowers • Sunn hemp seed can be toxic to livestock; remove livestock at sunn hemp flowering Planting Date: May 30 – Aug. 15 after all danger of frost has passed Seeding: 40-50 lbs. /acre at ½ in. deep. Drill for best results. per pound Conventional Organic 1-299 lbs. $1.06/lb $1.20/lb 300-1999 lbs. $0.88/lb $1.08/lb 2,000+ lbs. $0.80/lb $1.00/lb

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)


COVER CROPS

Cover Crop Mixes, continued MULTIMAX CC7

PLOWDOWN BLEND CC9

FIXNMAX CC11

ADAPTABLE & DIVERSE

YOUR SMALL GRAIN COMPANION

LEGUME-HEAVY FOR N SURGE

Very diverse and cost-effective blend of grasses, legumes, and brassicas. Smaller seed size and high seeds/lb. provide premium return for low cost.

Our most popular cover crop legume mixture for underseeding 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-packed blend! Best fit after small grains harvest; will complement volunteer small grains.

CONVENTIONAL MIX COMPONENTS 40% Annual Ryegrass 15% Crimson Clover 15% Berseem Clover 15% Avondale Lentils 5% Dwarf Essex Rape 5% Cover Crop Radish 5% Purple Top Turnips

• Can establish under shade and crop canopy with adequate moisture • Excellent candidate for seeding into standing crops at V4-V6 or in the fall. Time your seeding with a rain • Well adapted to all soil types and conditions • Not a good fit after 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 ¼ to ½ in. deep. Drill, broadcast or aerial apply. per pound Conventional 1-299 lbs. $1.38/lb 300-1999 lbs. $1.28/lb 2,000+ lbs. $1.22/lb

CULTIVATIONMAX CC8 Shade-tolerant blend of organic cover crop species specially formulated for seeding at last cultivation in corn (V5-V6 stage). ORGANIC MIX COMPONENTS 40% Organic Annual Ryegrass 40% Organic Mammoth Red Clover 10% Organic Radish 10% Organic Polish Rape

• 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 heavytextured soils; will likely struggle on sandy soils without irrigation • Best establishment when drilled or incorporated vs. broadcast Planting Date: June 1 – July 5, V4/last cultivation will depend on planting date and corn maturity. Seeding: 12-15 lbs. /acre at ¼ to ½ in. deep. Time with rain at seeding. Drill or broadcast per pound Organic 1-299 lbs. $2.48/lb 300-1999 lbs. $2.36/lb 2,000+ lbs. $2.28/lb

ORGANIC MIX COMPONENTS 30% Organic Mammoth Red Clover 30% Organic Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover 25% Organic Alfalfa 15% Organic Alsike Clover

• Adapted to varying soil types and field conditions • Excellent fit for underseeding 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. Planting Date: February-May; Aug. 1 – Aug. 15. Seeding: 12-15 lbs. /acre at ¼ to ½ in. deep. Drill or broadcast. per pound 1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs.

Organic $3.00/lb $2.86/lb $2.78/lb

DIVERSEMAX CC10 EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK Our most diverse mix, containing 10 species. Maintains vigorous growth over wide range of soils, weather conditions and growing seasons. CONVENTIONAL MIX COMPONENTS 25% Cover Crop Brand Oats 15% Chickling Vetch 10% Annual Ryegrass 10% Sunn Hemp 10% Crimson Clover 10% Common Vetch 10% Buckwheat 5% Sorghum-Sudangrass 2.5% Cover Crop Radish 2.5% Rapeseed

CONVENTIONAL MIX COMPONENTS 25% Peas 25% Chickling Vetch 15% Hairy Vetch 15% Lentils 15% Faba Beans 5% Radish ORGANIC MIX COMPONENTS 30% Organic Faba Beans 30% Organic Peas 20% Organic Lentils 15% Organic Hairy Vetch 5% Organic Radish

• Blend of cool season legumes & brassicas for maximum N production in fall • Radish 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 species will likely winterkill in the Upper Midwest •

Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 Seeding: 60-75 lbs/acre at ½” to ¾” deep. Drill for best results. per pound Conventional 1-299 lbs. $1.00/lb 300-1999 lbs. $0.88/lb 2,000+ lbs. $0.82/lb per pound 1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs.

Organic $1.30/lb $1.16/lb $1.08/lb

• Warm & cool season species for versatility • Plant after small grains, peas or sweet corn • Diverse mix for longer planting window • Will likely winterkill in Upper Midwest • Not a good fit after full- season crops Planting Date: June 1 – Sept 1 Seeding: 40-50 lbs/acre at ½” to ¾” deep. Drill for best results. per pound 1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs.

Conventional $1.10/lb $0.98/lb $0.90/lb

Diversemax CC10 * Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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COVER CROPS

WINTER RYE* • Most common and most hardy fall-seeded cover crop in northern climates • Competes heavily with weeds; quality forage/green manure in spring • Excellent feed value as late-season forage with protein levels up to 18% • Well adapted to all soil types including low fertility, acidic, or sandy soils • Can plant late into fall (until first snow) but performs best when seeded at least six weeks before freeze up • Germinates down to 35°F soil temps • Can suppress germination of following crops (especially small seeded grasses) • Allow terminated rye to decompose for 7-10 days prior to seeding following crop • Heavy N and water usage in spring. Terminate early if spring drought is forecast

Conventional Uncertified Organic Uncertified

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AROOSTOOK WINTER RYE • An early-heading variety currently favored in no-till systems with a roller-crimper • USDA-selected winter rye variety • Good spring recovery & early-season vigor • Very tall variety, early maturity (up to a week earlier vs. VNS) • Growers have observed some tillering after rolling • Recommended 3 bu/acre seeding rate for no-till and roll down systems

Conventional Uncertified Organic Uncertified

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ND GARDNER WINTER RYE** • Tall, very early maturing variety bred specifically to replace Aroostook • Excellent winter hardiness. Higher seed yields and more biomass accumulation vs. Aroostook • Good candidate for roll-down cover crop use or as a forage crop • NSDU release • Recommended 3 bu/acre seeding rate for no-till and roll down systems

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COVER CROP OATS* • Fast establishing with abundant biomass; competitive with weeds • Excellent biomass production and fall forage potential • Fibrous root system builds soil structure and captures excess nutrients • Easy to control; fits many rotations • Oats will winterkill

Conventional Uncertified Organic Uncertified

$9.40/Bu $12/Bu

New COSAQUE BLACK OATS • Excellent cold tolerance, rapid growth and very competitive with weeds • Extensive root system • Faster establishing than spring oats in the fall • Will not overwinter in northern zones; acts as winter annual in Zone 7 & warmer • Excellent forage quality, low lignin and will not head out if fall planted • Not a true black oat (Avena strigosa) but a black-seeded variant of common oats (Avena sativa)

Conventional Uncertified

$30/Unit

Grass Cover Crops COVER CROP BARLEY* • An economical small grain option for cover cropping. • Excellent for fall forage and grazing

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ROOTMAX BRAND* ANNUAL RYEGRASS • Consistent winterkill and better weed competition vs. VNS • Variety selected for consistent winterkill in northern hardiness zones; can survive the winter in zone 5 or higher. • Diploid variety selected for increased tillering for faster ground cover in the fall • Extensive roots, excellent nutrient scavenging and good palatability as forage • Good candidate for aerial application and well adapted to varying soil types • Can be seeded at last cultivation/V6 or flown on in standing corn or soybeans

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

BUCKWHEAT* • Quick-growing, broadleaved summer annual ready to incorporate in 35 to 45 days • Potential for multiple plantings per year: grain crop in 70 to 90 days • Competitive with tough weeds like giant ragweed and Canada thistle • Residue breaks down rapidly • Mellows soil, breaks up surface compaction • Excellent scavenger of P & other nutrients • Thrives on nutrient-deficient soils • Sensitive to frost, drought, excessive heat and any carryover herbicides • Easy to terminate: terminate at first sign of flowering to avoid volunteer weeds per bag Conventional Organic 1-9 bags $38/bag $44/bag 10-39 bags $35/bag $41/bag 40-199 bags $32/bag $38/bag 200+ bags $30/bag $36/bag

Conventional $0.90/lb $0.80/lb $0.70/lb

ANNUAL RYEGRASS* • Most economical grass for cover cropping • Rapid growing with an extensive root system that builds soil structure and holds soil in place • Excellent as green manure or single year forage crop • Well adapted to heavier soil types • Will likely winterkill in northern zones • May overwinter if planted early, with adequate snow cover or the winter is mild

per pound Conventional 1-299 lbs. $0.74/lb 300-1999 lbs. $0.62/lb 2,000+ lbs. $0.56/lb

Organic $1.58/lb $1.46/lb $1.40/lb

SORGHUM-SUDANGRASS* • A warm-season hybrid cross between Sorghum & Sudangrass • Fast growing summer annual, excellent weed suppression • Produces large amounts of biomass that can be incorporated into the soil as organic matter • Excellent forage for livestock • Wait to plant until soil is 62°F

Conventional Untreated (Viking 100) Organic Untreated (Viking 225)

$38/bag $78/bag

FORAGE SORGHUM* • Best value summer-annual cover crop • 5 to 7 feet tall with good standability and stalks and leaves similar to corn • Rapid biomass accumulation • Very competitive with weeds including tough to control perennials • Excellent on all soil types including shallow, sandy, and low fertility

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Broadleaf Cover Crops

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PHACELIA* • Non-leguminous annual broadleaf with fern-like leaves and purple blossoms. • Provides early-season soil coverage and produces abundant flowers attractive to pollinators • Flowers 6-8 weeks after emergence • Will winterkill at 18°F and residue breaks down quickly • Plant early enough in the fall • Avoid broadcasting/aerial application Conventional

$4.80/lb • $240/50 lb bag

PEREDOVIK SUNFLOWER* • Fast growing summer annual broadleaf for weed suppression • Extensive root system to break up compaction • Attractive flowers for pollinators • Very tall providing a large amount of biomass back into the soil to increase soil organic matter Conventional $38/50 lb bag * Variety Not Stated (VNS)


Grass & Brassica Cover Crops Seeding Rate (lbs/acre)

Seeding Depth

Winter Kill2

Species Name

Drilled

Broadcast1/Aerial

In Mix

Approx. Seeds/Lb

Aroostook Winter Rye

50-100

120-150

25-75

18,000

Aug-Nov

½- ¾ inch

NO

Buckwheat

50-100

NA

15-25

15,000

May-Aug

½ - 1½ inch

YES

Carwoodi Oilseed Radish

Seeding Date Range

COVER CROPS

6-8

8-9

2-3

25,000

Aug-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

Cover Crop Barley

72-96

120-144

48-64

14,300

Mar-May, Aug-Sept

½- ¾ inch

YES

Cover Crop Oats

80-96

128-144

48-64

16,000

Mar-May, Aug-Sept

½- ¾ inch

YES

6-8

8-9

2-3

25,000

Aug-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

40-60

60-75

10-15

22,000

Aug-Sept

½ - 1 inch

YES

4-7

7-9

1-2

145,000

March-May, July-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

Cover Crop Radish Cosaque Black Oats Dwarf Essex Rape Forage Kale

3-4

4-5

1-2

144,000

March-May, July-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

Pacific Gold Mustard

15-20

20-25

3-5

180,000

Feb-April, Aug-Sept

¼ - ¾ inch

YES

Peredovik Sunflower

7

NA

1-2

5,000

April-Aug

1 – 3½ inch

YES

Phacelia

7-12

NA

3-5

220,000

Aug-Sept

¼ inch

YES

Purple Top Turnip

3-5

5-6

1-2

220,000

March-May, July-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

RootMaster Annual Ryegrass

15-20

25-30

4-5

227,000

Mar-May, Aug-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

Sorghum-Sudangrass

20-25

30-35

5-10

18,000

Mid-May-Early July

½ - 1 inch

YES

6-8

8-9

2-3

25,000

Aug-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2 NO

TapMaster Tillage Radish Winter Camelina Winter Rye Yellow Mustard

3-5

5-6

1-2

400,000

Sept - Oct

¼ inch

50-100

120-150

25-75

18,000

Aug-Nov

½- ¾ inch

NO

15-20

20-25

3-5

180,000

Feb-April, Aug-Sept

¼ - ¾ inch

YES

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

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New

TAPMASTER BRAND* RADISH • Our signature Daikon variety bred for long taproot to mitigate compaction, sequester nutrients and compete with weeds • Consistent variety from year-to-year, unlike VNS Radish • Excellent scavenger of N, P & Ca • Non-bolting if planted in the fall • Will likely winterkill in Upper Midwest

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

Conventional $1.80/lb $1.68/lb $1.58/lb

Organic $3.66/lb $3.52/lb $3.40/lb

COVER CROP RADISH* • Vigorous taproot accumulates leachable nutrients, protects soil, improves infiltration, and mitigates compaction • Adapted to most soil types • Plants break down completely by spring; no need for fall or spring tillage. • Will likely winterkill in Upper Midwest

Conventional per pound 1-299 lbs. $1.60/lb 300-1999 lbs. $1.48/lb 2,000+ lbs. $1.38/lb

CARWOODI OILSEED RADISH • Developed for nematode suppression • Branching root system excellent at trapping nitrates • More lateral roots than daikon radish, concentrated closer to soil surface • Allow 60 days for biomass production • Will likely winterkill in Upper Midwest Conventional

$2.00/lb • $100/50 lb bag

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 • Very good option for cover cropping or fall grazing per pound Organic 1-299 lbs. $2.90/lb 300-1999 lbs. $2.78/lb 2,000+ lbs. $2.68/lb

DWARF ESSEX RAPE * • Succulent, leafy & quick-growing • Rapid and vigorous growth, low cost, and high seeds/lb. • Performs better than radishes for aerial application in dry soil conditions • Will likely winterkill in upper Midwest; growers did experience Dwarf Essex rape overwintering in mild winter of 2019-2020. Have termination plan. per pound Conventional 1-299 lbs. $1.28/lb 300-1999 lbs. $1.16/lb 2,000+ lbs. $1.06/lb

• Our most cold-tolerant choice for grazing • Highly palatable; can be grazed late into fall • Frost-tolerant; livestock often prefer kale after freezing • Will likely winterkill in Upper Midwest $3.10/lb • $155/50 lb bag

WINTER CAMELINA • Fall-seeded, winter annual brassica excellent for cover cropping • Winter hardiness similar to winter rye. The only brassica that consistently overwinters • Excellent nutrient scavenger; competes with weeds very early in the season • Can be grown as winter annual oilseed for double-cropping, harvested late June • A good choice following soybeans before corn. Conventional $2.80/lb

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)

• Hardy, leafy, large-rooted brassica that produces biomass above and below ground • Excellent fall grazing potential • Good competitor with weeds • Scavenges N and other nutrients which prevents leaching • Should winterkill in Upper Midwest

per pound Conventional Organic 1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs.

$1.74/lb $1.60/lb $1.50/lb

$3.00/lb $2.88/lb $2.78/lb

PACIFIC GOLD MUSTARD • Certified, non-GMO variety of brown mustard bred specifically for cover cropping • Excellent biomass production and rapid growth. Very competitive with weeds • High levels of plant glucosinolates reduce pathogenic soil fungi and nematodes. • Control plant before seed set to avoid volunteers • Will likely winterkill in Upper Midwest

per pound 1-299 lbs. 300-1999 lbs. 2,000+ lbs./lb

Conventional $3.16/lb $2.90/lb $2.80/lb

YELLOW MUSTARD*

FORAGE KALE*

Conventional

PURPLE TOP TURNIPS*

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• Economical choice for cover cropping • Good fit if frost-seeded before soybeans or flown on in fall • Fast growing, potential for smother crop • Control plant at first flower to avoid seed set, which may lead to unwanted volunteers per pound Conventional 1-299 lbs. $1.40/lb 300-1999 lbs. $1.28/lb 2,000+ lbs. $1.18/lb

ETHIOPIAN CABBAGE* • Open leaf cabbage for cover crop or grazing • Multiple deep-growing tap roots reduce soil compaction and break up hardpans • Excellent nutrient scavenging ability • Excellent bolt resistance for early fall planting • Will likely winterkill in Upper Midwest Conventional

$2.80/lb • $140/50 lb bag

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COVER CROPS

Legume Cover Crops Cool-Season Legumes HAIRY VETCH*

AUSTRIAN WINTER PEAS*

• Fast growing, winter annual, viny legume with exceptional biomass • Best fall-planted legume for N fixation • Improves soil structure, scavenges P, and competes against early season weeds • Seed in mid to late August in upper Midwest for best overwintering • Reaches full bloom in early June • Plant with companion crop (rye, oats, etc.) to increase chance of winter survival • Produces hard seed; control plant before seed set. Do not seed into small grains if harvesting for marketable grain: seed is hard to separate

• Use similar to spring forage pea in cover crop mixes • Potential to provide 90-150 lbs nitrogen/acre at full flowering • Withstands temps as low as 10°F with minor injury • Can overwinter in hardiness zone 6 and warmer

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

Conventional Uncertified

Northern Origin per pound Conventional Organic 1-299 lbs. $2.00/lb $2.40/lb 300-1999 lbs. $1.88/lb $2.28/lb 2,000+ lbs. $1.78/lb $2.18/lb California Origin Organic $2.40/lb $2.28/lb $2.18/lb

COMMON VETCH* • Viny legume that is an annual in the upper Midwest with compound leaves and pea-like flowers • Good growth for cover cropping if seeded early in the fall, excellent candidate for aerial application • Less winterhardy than hairy vetch, will likely winterkill in the upper Midwest Conventional $1.28/lb • $64/50 lb bag

CHICKLING VETCH* • 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 • Can cut for forage; do not feed seed to livestock • Best drilled, do not broadcast seed

Conventional $48/bag

4010 SPRING FORAGE PEAS* • Leafy, speckled forage pea • Produces significantly more biomass than yellow grain type peas • Best fall planted winterkilled legume option for biomass accumulation and N-fixing potential

Conventional Uncertified Organic Uncertified

$19/bag $26/bag

Conventional Uncertified $22/ bag Organic Uncertified $38/bag

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

$28/bag

MAMMOTH RED CLOVER* • Single-cut red clover most often used as a cover crop • Excellent choice for underseeding small grains in spring, frost seeding into winter grains, or fall seeding into standing crops • Establishes faster and is coarser stemmed than medium red clover • Minimal recovery after cutting. Avoid droughty soils • Inoculated with Previal (OMRI)

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

Organic $2.68/lb $2.50/lb $2.36/lb

MEDIUM RED CLOVER* • Double-cut red clover used as cover crop or forage • Recovers better than Mammoth when under-seeding or frost seeding small grains in the spring • Finer stemmed and better feed value than Mammoth red clover • Fast establishing and can persist 2-3 years or be used as a one year plow down • Inoculated with OMRI listed

per pound Conventional 1-299 lbs. $1.98/lb 300-1999 lbs. $1.84/lb 2,000+ lbs. $1.74/lb

Organic $3.54/lb $3.38/lb $3.30/lb

YELLOW BLOSSOM SWEET CLOVER* • Tall-growing biennial clover closely related to alfalfa with high biomass and N-fixation potential • Very drought tolerant and very winter-hardy, good scavenger of P, K, and other immobile nutrients • Best plowdown legume for lighter and/or sandy soils • Cut or plowdown before seed set to avoid volunteer weed issues • Can produce 80 – 200 lbs N/acre

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

Organic $1.80/lb $1.64/lb $1.54/lb

BERSEEM CLOVER* • Fast-growing annual for quick biomass • Fixes up to 100 lbs N at flowering. • Slightly more cold tolerant than crimson: can potentially overwinter but usually winterkills • Excellent early fall cover crop potential after silage corn, small grains or early soybeans. • Inoculated with Previal (OMRI)

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

Conventional $2.30/lb $2.16/lb $2.04/lb

FROSTY BERSEEM CLOVER • Berseem variety bred for later maturity, cold tolerance, productivity and enhanced forage quality over VNS • 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 • Coated with NitroCoat (OMRI)

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

Conventional $2.72/lb $2.58/lb $2.42/lb

BALANSA CLOVER* • Quick establishing, cool season, annual legume with hollow stems • Good biomass accumulation and N-fixation potential • More cold tolerant than crimson clover; can potentially overwinter • Potential early fall cover crop option after silage corn, small grains or early soybeans • May be grazed as part of mixture • Will likely winterkill in the Upper Midwest • Inoculated with Prevail (OMRI)

Conventional $2.50/lb

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COVER CROPS

Legume Cover Crops, continued

Warm-Season Legumes

WHITE SWEET LUPIN*

SUNN HEMP*

IRON & CLAY COWPEAS*

• Cool-season cover crop legume with upright showy flowers and hollow stems • Aggressive taproot builds soil structure deep in the profile; makes immobile P, Mn, and other nutrients available to following crop • Easy to control by mechanical tillage, excellent N fixation potential • Avoid heavy clay soils or waterlogged soils. Well suited for lighter soils Conventional $1.80/lb

• Vigorous-growing summer annual that thrives in hot, wet conditions • Excellent drought stress tolerance (better than soybeans) and can fix up to 150 lbs N/acre • Ready to plowdown 60-90 days after planting • Plant in summer at soil temp >65°F Conventional $48/bag

BLACKEYED 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 and Clay cowpeas in southern zones • Plant in summer at soil temp >65°F • Seed & biomass is toxic to horses

LENTILS* • Short-growing, cool season legume very well suited for cover cropping • Shorter than peas but very good drought and frost tolerance • Smaller seed size ideal for aerial application into standing crops • Will winterkill in the upper Midwest • Suited for all soil types including dry soil and fixes good amount of N Conventional $0.76/lb Organic $1.08/lb

Organic

$72/bag

FABA BEANS* • Tall, bushy annual legume thrives under cool, wet conditions • Not tolerant to heat & drought, somewhat frost tolerant • Can produce 3.5-6 tons/A DM as a cover crop & can fix up to 140 lbs N/acre • Large taproot can break up compaction • Large seed; slow to emerge - plant early • Suitable for silage or hay; good forage quality Conventional $0.78/lb Organic $1.08/lb Legume Cover Crop Species Name Austrian Winter Peas

CRIMSON CLOVER* • Rapidly growing warm-season annual clover • Seed late summer for most biomass accumulation • Good as a cover crop overseeded into standing crops in the fall or seeded at last cultivation • Behaves as a winter annual in southern U.S. • Will likely winterkill in the Upper Midwest; seeding into September results in less growth before freeze-up • Inoculated with Previal (OMRI) per pound Conventional 1-299 lbs. $1.35/lb 300-1999 lbs. $1.20/lb 2,000+ lbs. $1.12/lb

Seeding Rate (lbs/acre) Drilled

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

Broadcast1/Aerial

In Mix

Approx. Seeds/Lb

Seeding Date Range

Seeding Depth

Organic $3.20/lb $3.00/lb $2.90/lb

Winter Kill2

Total N (Lbs/Acre/ Yr)3

60-75

NA

25-50

3,900

Aug-Sept

1-2 inch

YES

70-150

Balansa Clover

5-8

6-9

2-3

500,000

March-May, July-Sept

¼ inch

YES2

50-100

Berseem Clover

12-15

15-20

2-5

200,000

Mid-May-August

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

55-100

Chickling Vetch

60-70

NA

20-40

2,600

March-May

1-1 ½ inch

YES

80-100

Common Vetch

50-60

70-80

25-30

4,200

Aug-Sept

½ -1 inch

YES

50-120

Crimson Clover

12-20

25-30

2-5

150,000

June-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES

55-130

100-150

NA

25-50

1,400

March-April, Aug- Mid-Sept

1-3 inch

YES

50-140

Frosty Berseem Clover

12-15

15-20

2-5

200,000

Mid-May-August

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

55-100

Hairy Vetch

25-30

35-40

10-15

16,000

Aug-Oct

½ - 1 inch

YES

70-200

Icicle Winter Peas

60-75

NA

25-50

4,200

Aug-Sept

1-2 inch

NO

70-150

Iron & Clay Cowpeas

50-75

NA

25-35

3,000

June-Aug

½ - 1 inch

YES

150

Lentils

40-50

60-75

20-30

15,000

March-May, July-Sept

½ - 1 ½ inch

YES

20-30

Mammoth Red Clover

8-12

15-18

2-5

272,000

Feb-May, Aug

¼ - ½ inch

NO

70-150

Medium Red Clover

8-12

15-18

2-5

272,000

Feb-May, Aug

¼ - ½ inch

NO

70-150

Blackeyed Cowpeas

50-75

NA

23-25

2,057

June-Aug

¼ - ½ inch

YES

50-100

Spring Peas

125-175

NA

50-75

2,000

March-May, Aug-Sept

2-3 inch

YES

70-150

Sunn Hemp

15-20

NA

4-8

11,000

June-Aug

½ -1 inch

YES

100-140

White Sweet Lupin

50-75

NA

25-35

4,000

March- May

¼ - ¾ inch

YES

100-200

Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover

8-12

15

2-5

259,000

Feb-May, Aug

¼ - ½ inch

NO

100-200

Faba Beans

2

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

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

URBAN POLLINATOR MIX Transform your lawn or garden areas, small or large, into native grasses and wildflowers to help restore habitat for bees, butterflies, and moths. This mix of native, short-grass species and wildflowers will reach 3-4’ high and provide year-round interest. Little maintenance required; mow just once each spring to knock down the previous season’s growth. Spend your time enjoying flowers and wildlife, rather than time on your lawnmower. Ask us about the Minnesota Lawns2Legumes program for statesponsored funding to implement this Urban Pollinator Mix or visit http://bwsr. state.mn.us/l2l. Other states are developing similar cost-share programs. If you desire a more traditional lawn, but still want to support bee habitat, consider our Bee Lawn Seed Mix. Rate per Acre: 10 lbs Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 8 oz $40 / lb

MONARCH NATIVE MIX Composed of native wildflowers and milkweeds, the Monarch Native Mix supplies nectar sources to adult monarchs. Milkweeds are utilized for egg-laying and provide food to monarch caterpillars. Use in the monarch’s summer breeding range and flyway zones of the Midwest. Ask about adding native grasses (short or tall) to achieve a prairie appearance. Rate per Acre: 8-10 lbs Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 8 oz $52 / lb

MIDWEST NATIVE MIX

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BEE FEED MIX A blend of annual and perennial flowers provides nectar and pollen to wild bees, honeybees, and other pollinators. Contains early-, mid-, and late-blooming flowers in order to provide bee forage all season long. Flowers are suitable for short-tongued and long-tongued bees and come in a wide range of colors for an attractive display. Recommended for maintained plantings. Occasional replanting or yearly interseeding may be required to maintain a thick stand. Rate per Acre: 8-12 lbs Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 8 oz $32 / lb

MIDWEST MIX Contains annuals and perennials for ornamental landscaping. Flowers will provide color throughout the growing season, including the seeding year. This mixture contains native species as well as non-native species that are adapted to the region. Rate per Acre: 8-12 lbs Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 8 oz $32 / lb

KNEE-HI MIX One of most popular flower mixtures. It is composed of annuals and perennials that are generally less than 24 inches tall at maturity. Occasional replanting or yearly interseeding may be required to maintain a thick stand. Rate per Acre: 8-12 lbs Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 8 oz $30 / lb

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

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

$55 / lb

$30 / lb

PARTIAL SHADE MIX

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New BEE CLOVER+ MIX Our Bee Clover+ mix includes a perennial and annual legumes, and four additional flowering forbs which provide a range of heights and architecture to attract bees and other pollinators. The flowering period is from late spring through fall. The annual crimson and berseem clovers will provide ample forage in year one; the sweet and alsike clovers will begin flowering in the summer of year one, come into full flower in year two, and persist after that. Sainfoin is a legume that thrives on dry sites. Chicory is a biennial and wild bergamot a native forb that blooms in mid to late summer. Smooth blue aster and stiff goldenrod provide pollen into late fall, a period in which nectar and pollen are in short supply. A touch of timothy grass provides added diversity, both above and below ground, and additional pollen for some insects. Seed in early spring. As an added bonus the mix includes enough annual ryegrass (1lb per acre) to serve as a nurse crop to keep weed growth at a minimum. Mow during the seeding year to control weed growth if necessary. Rate per Acre: 12-14 lbs Rate per 1000 sq. ft.: 8 oz % Composition

15.59% Crimson Clover 11.7% White Blossom Sweet Clover 11.7% Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover 11.7%% Alsike Clover 11.7% Berseem Clover 11.75% Sanfoin 7.8% White Dutch Clover 7.8% Timothy 7.8% Annual Ryegrass 1.56% Chicory 0.49% Wild Bergamot 0.24% Smooth Blue Aster 0.24% Stiff Goldenrod

$6 / lb

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WILDFLOWERS, NATIVES & CRP

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

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

MN CP2 / CP23 / CP28 • Establishment of permanent native grasses or wetland restoration • 90% grass, 10% forbs

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

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

IA & MN CP25/CP38 • For restoring tall-grass prairie plants and associated wildlife species • At least 15 species, minimum of 5 grass species and 5 forb species • Iowa minimum of 40 seeds/sq ft • Minnesota minimum of 35 seeds/sq ft • About 60% grass, 40% forbs • Ideal for mesic soil conditions. • Available for other soil types upon request

IA & MN CP42/CP43 POLLINATOR MIXTURES • For restoring and conserving native plant communities to benefit pollinators, bees, monarchs, and beneficial insects. • 30:10 or 20:20 Prairie Strips mixtures available • Monarch butterfly or honey bee specific mixtures available

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

Pure Stand Seeding Rate PLS lbs / acre

Height

NATIVE GRASSES Big Bluestem Buffalograss Dropseed, Prairie Dropseed, Rough (composite) Dropseed, Sand Grama, Blue Grama, Side Oats Green Needlegrass Indiangrass Little Bluestem Prairie Cordgrass Switchgrass, Dacotah Switchgrass, Cave-In-Rock Wheatgrass, Int. (non-native) Wheatgrass, Slender Wheatgrass, Tall (non-native) Wheatgrass, Western Wildrye, Canada Wildrye, Virginia

$13 8 6' $28 30 6" $160 6 2’-3’ $18 5 2-4' $15 1 2’-3’ $18 4 1' $11 8 2.5' ASK 8 3' $15 8 6' $14 10 3' ASK 6 8' $7 6 3' - 5' $10 6 3' - 5' $6.50 8 3 - 4' $6 8 3' $3.50 8 3' - 6' $8.50 8 3' $6.50 8 4' $8 12 4'

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

NATIVE FORBS Black-Eyed Susan $2.50 2 Clover, Purple Prairie $2.70 8 Coneflower, Purple $2.70 10 Coneflower, Yellow (Grayhead) $6.00 4 Coreopsis, Lance Leaf $3.50 4 Milkweed, Butterfly $25 8 Milkweed, Common $9 8 Milkweed, Swamp $14 8 Partridge Pea $1.75 10 Wild Bergamot $12 1 OTHER SPECIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

2' 2' 4' 4' 2' 2' 3' 4' 2' 4'

IA FIREBREAK MIX • Comprised of introduced grasses, alfalfa, and clover • Planted around the perimeter of a field to stop the spread of fire OTHER MIXES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Call us for mixtures not listed above or if you’re unsure as to what you need. Economy, standard, or premium mixtures available. We also offer mixtures for Wisconsin.

CP25 CRP Planting * Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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WILDLIFE Mixes

PEREDOVIK BLACK OIL SUNFLOWER

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

BIG RACK

FEATHER FLUSH

The go-to perennial legume mix. • Best perennial mix on the market • Year-long high-energy forage for deer and turkey • Diverse mix of clovers and alfalfa • Small burnet is a tough, highly palatable evergreen forb. • Forage rape provides brassica treat during seeding year 30% Red Clover 10% Crimson Clover 10% Ladino White Clover 10% Alsike Clover 10% Alfalfa

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

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

10% Peredovik Sunflower 5% Proso Millet

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

$62.50 / 50 lb bag

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

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

20% Dwarf Essex Rape 10% Forage Kale

Seeding Date: Late Summer to Early Fall Seeding Depth: ¼” to ½” Rate per Acre: 7-10 lbs $30 / 8 lb bag (1 acre) • $125 / 50 lb bag

Individual Wildlife Species

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

$50 / 50 lb bag

VIKING 100 SORGHUM SUDANGRASS

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

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

$36 / 50 lb bag

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

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

BUCK FORAGE OATS • World class winter tolerance, but will likely winter kill in the upper Midwest • Longer staygreen than spring oats – stays green through hunting season! • High nutrient values, including 18% minimum protein • Excellent palatability and digestible energy • The most preferred food plot for fall and winter attraction • Easy to plant and maintain • Deer will find and eat these through snow cover Seeding Date: Late Summer/ Early Fall Seeding Depth: ½” to 1½” Rate per Acre: 100-120 lbs

$46 / 50 lb bag

$162.50 / 50 lb bag

SUGAR BEET* (NON-GMO)

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

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

Untreated

$325 / 50 lb bag

$38 / 50 lb bag

$38 / 25 lb bag

$80 / 50 lb bag

FROSTY SUITE

25% Austrian Winter Peas 25% Winter Wheat

• 90- to 100-day maturity • 4'-5’ tall, great for game bird fields • Excellent feed for all game birds • Young plants highly grazed by deer. • Higher oil content and meatier than other sunflower varieties making them more nutritions. • Good companion plant with millet or sorghum Seeding Date: Spring Seeding Depth: 1” Rate per Acre: 7lbs

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Seeding by population: 15,000-25,000 sds/acre or 2M per 1000' of row. Seeding by weight: 10-15 lbs/acre or 1lb/1000’ of row Planting depth: 1 to 1 1/2” deep. Row width: 30”-36”, Seed spacing: 8”-12”. Min. soil temperature: 55-60°F (treated), 65-70°F(untreated). Isolation: Isolate all su, se, and synergistic varieties from super sweets (sh2) Isolate by distance (garden: 25-75 ft, acreage: 250 ft) Isolate by time (plant at 12-14 day intervals). Harvest: When kernels are milky plump, about 18-24 days after silks emerge. Heat: accelerates development, so monitor closely in hot weather.

VARIETY Organic & Untreated (OMRI Treatment: 1R & SabrEx)

PRICE 2,500 seeds

25,000 seeds

PLANT HEIGHT

EAR LENGTH

ROW COUNT

DISEASE

50,000 seeds

TEMPTRESS - 70 DAY CONVENTIONAL UNTREATED, QUADSWEET • Bi-color, strong emergence and early vigor • Sturdy plant architecture

$9.50

$9.00

$8.50

Short

8"

16

R, MDMV, NCLB

ALLURE - 75 DAY CERTIFIED ORGANIC, SYNERGISTIC (SE-SU-SH2) • Bi-color, outstanding yield • Distinctive slender ear with consistent tip fill

$ 9.50

$9.00

$8.50

Tall

8"

16-18

R. SW, NCLB

LUSCIOUS - 75 DAY CONVENTIONAL UNTREATED (SE) • Premium bi-color with stout ears • Sweet, creamy with very tender kernels • Attractive husk package

$9.50

$9.00

$8.50

Avg

8.5"

16-18

NCLB

New ENCHANTED - 78 DAY CONVENTIONAL UNTREATED, SUPERSWEET (SH2) • Showy plump ears with excellent taste and texture • Sugary sweet from field to table

$9.50

$9.00

$8.50

Tall

8"

18-20

SW, NCLB, R

Conventional Bi-Color • Synergistic / Quad Sweet • Treated

2,500 seeds

25,000 seeds

50,000 seeds

SWEETNESS - 68 DAY SYNERGISTIC (SE-SU-SH2) • Tasty bi-color with excellent sugar retention • Rugged healthy plant with best emergence

$ 9.50

$9.00

$8.50

Short

8"

16

ID

TEMPTRESS - 70 DAY QUADSWEET • Selected for strong emergence and early vigor • Sturdy plant architecture

$ 9.50

$9.00

$8.50

Short

8"

16

R, MDMV, NCLB

ALLURE - 75 DAY SYNERGISTIC (SE-SU-SH2) • Outstanding yield • Distinctive slender ears with consistent tip fill

$9.50

$9.00

$8.50

Tall

8"

16-18

R, SW, NCLB

PROVIDENCE - 82 DAY SYNERGISTIC (SE-SU-SH2) • Customer favorite with tasty sweet kernels • Medium-green husk and good tip fill • Improved rust resistance

$9.50

$9.00

$8.50

Avg

8"

16-18

R

Conventional Bi-Color • Supersweet (Sh2) • Treated

2,500 seeds

25,000 seeds

50,000 seeds

SOLSTICE - 70 DAY • Supersweet with premium taste for early fresh market • Quick snap for ease of harvest

$11.00

$10.50

$10.00

Medium

7.5" - 8"

16

NCLB

ENCHANTED - 78 DAY • Showy plump ears with excellent taste and texture • Sugary sweet from field to table

$11.00

$10.50

$10.00

Tall

8"

18-20

SW, NCLB, R

Conventional Bi-Color • Sugary Enhanced (SE) • Treated

1 LB

10 LB

25 LB

PEACHES & CREAM - 72 DAY • Popular mid-season variety • Good sugar retention

$16.50

$15.50

$14.50

Avg

8.5"

18-20

ID

AMBROSIA - 75 DAY • Very popular variety with top quality and flavor • Average emergence and vigor

$16.50

$15.50

$14.50

Avg

8"

16

NCLB, SW

DELECTABLE - 84 DAY • Full season bi-color with excellent texture and taste

$16.50

$15.50

$14.50

Avg

9"

18

R, MDMV, SW, NCLB

Conventional Yellow • Sugary Enhanced (SE) • Treated

1 LB

10 LB

25 LB

BODACIOUS - 75 DAY • Very popular yellow hybrid • Versatile and high yielding

$16.50

$15.50

$14.50

Avg

8"

16

R, MDMV, SW, NCLB

INCREDIBLE - 85 DAY • Full-season gourmet hybrid with superb eating quality • Tight husk protection

$16.50

$15.50

$14.50

Tall

8.5" - 9"

18

R, MDMV, SW

Tall

7.5" - 8"

18-20

ID

Avg

7.5" - 8"

14-16

R, SW, NCLB

Conventional Yellow • Sugary (SU) • Treated N.K. 199 - 89 DAY • An old-time favorite, large golden ears, great taste • Modest sugar retention • Eat or process shortly after harvest Conventional White • Synergistic (SE-SU-SH2) • Treated

New ILLUSION - 72 DAY • Early ivory white variety with wonderful flavor • Attractive dark green plant with good disease resistance

1 LB $ 16.50 2,500 seeds

$ 9.50

10 LB $15.50 25,000 seeds

$9.00

25 LB $14.50 50,000 seeds

$8.50

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

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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LAWN SEED MIXTURES FOR THE HOMESTEAD

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

LAWN SEED MIXTURES OUR BEST LAWN MIX

Premium Bluegrass Blend • Traditional Kentucky bluegrass blend suitable for most lawn areas • Improved bluegrass varieties provide enhanced drought resistance, rapid spring green-up, and disease resistance • Perennial ryegrass germinates rapidly for quick establishment, while creeping red fescue enhances light shade adaptability • Home lawn, commercial lots, parks, or sports fields • For Irrigated or non-irrigated lawns. Will go dormant after long periods of dry conditions • Sun or light shade 20% Concerto bluegrass 20% Appalachian bluegrass 20% Selway bluegrass 20% Boreal creeping red fescue 20% LS 2300 perennial ryegrass 50 lb bag 25 lb bag 10 lb bag 5 lb bag 1 lb bag

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

$137.50 $68.75 $27.50 $13.75 $2.75

SUSTAINABLE LAWN MIX $137.50 $68.75 $27.50 $13.75 $2.75

RUFF & TUFF LAWN MIX Persistence • Multi-purpose seed blend that will create a highly attractive lawn • Ideal for non-irrigated lawns, farmsteads, hog lots, high traffic areas or athletic fields • Turf-type tall fescue is the dominant species in this mix; deep rooted, drought resistant, wear-tolerant, and recovers quickly from damage. • Economical priced and fast establishing. • Blades of turf type tall fescue will be slightly wider and stiffer than Kentucky bluegrass. 70% Paramount turf-type tall fescue 10% Selway Kentucky bluegrass 10% Boreal creeping red fescue 10% LS2300 perennial ryegrass 50 lb bag 25 lb bag 10 lb bag 5 lb bag 1 lb bag

BEE LAWN MIX

SHADY LAWN MIX

$112.50 $56.25 $22.50 $11.25 $2.25

Low Maintenance • Slower growth compared to Kentucky Bluegrass; an opportunity to mow less. • Fine-bladed, wispy appearance. Can be mown for a tidy appearance or left unmown for a natural look • Suitable for no-mow areas, vineyards, orchards, and septic mounds. • Can also be used for traditional lawns and it is very adaptable to dense shade • Thick turf helps out-competes weeds • Does not require fertilizer or irrigation 34% LS3000 chewings fescue 33% Boreal creeping red fescue 33% Hard fescue* 50 lb bag 25 lb bag 10 lb bag 5 lb bag 1 lb bag

$160 $80 $32 $16 $3.20

Bring on the Bees! • Help reverse the trend of bee decline by planting this mix of fine-fescue grasses enhanced with flowers. Flowers will provide high quality nutrition for bees and other pollinators. • Critical for much of our food supply, pollinators are in decline due to habitat loss and pesticide use. Adding habitat to our neighborhoods can make a large impact. • Can be treated much like a regular lawn. Mow at least 3” high and refrain from mowing when flowers are blooming. Mowing is optional, and flowers will bloom more profusely if left unmown or infrequently mown. • Do not use herbicide • White clover fixes atmospheric nitrogen, reducing the need for nitrogen fertilizer. New lawn: Seed 150lbs/acre (or 4lbs/1000 sq. ft). Overseeding existing lawn: mow as short as possible, aerate or disturb the soil with a shovel or rake, and spread seed. 32% LS3000 Chewings fescue 32% Boreal creeping red fescue 32% Hard fescue 1.75% White Dutch clover* 2% Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris)* .25% Creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum)* 50 lb bag 25 lb bag 10 lb bag 5 lb bag 1 lb bag

$250 $125 $50 $25 $5

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

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* Variety Not Stated (VNS)


INDIVIDUAL LAWN SPECIES CONCERTO KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS • Elite bluegrass good for home lawn, athletic field, and commercial use • Excellent seedling vigor; good resistance to most disease • Exceptional early spring green-up • Medium dark green color Seed 1-2 lbs per 1,000 sq ft or 50-100 lb per acre

$150 / 50 lb bag

SELWAY KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS • Economical, common type bluegrass forms a dense sod, outcompetes weeds and withstands foot traffic well • Early spring green-up, medium green color • Great for home lawns, parks, commercial areas, or pasture Seed 1-2 lbs per 1,000 sq ft or 50-100 lb per acre

$135 / 50 lb bag

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

$92.50 / 50 lb bag

LS2300 PERENNIAL RYEGRASS • Quick to germinate (3-5 days) and fill in • Supreme wear tolerance and quick recovery from traffic • Excellent dollar spot and gray leaf spot resistance • Short-lived species lasts 2-3 years • Best-suited as a nurse crop in the upper-Midwest, or for areas of regular overseeding such as golf courses Seed 6-12 lbs per 1000 sq ft or 250-450 lb per acre

$97.50 / 50 lb bag

BOREAL CREEPING RED FESCUE • Fine-bladed fescue species with deep green blades • Excellent addition to bluegrass and tall fescue mixtures • Prefers shady, cooler areas • Non-aggressive creeping habit; spreads by rhizomes which allow it to fill in bare spots

LS3000 CHEWINGS FESCUE • Fine-bladed fescue species that can be cut very low • Excellent shade and drought tolerance • Very upright, bunch-type growth with marginal wear tolerance Seed 3.5-5 lbs per 1000 sq ft or 150-200 lb per acre

$115 / 50 lb bag

HARD FESCUE* • Fine-bladed fescue species with bluishgreen appearance • Bunch-type growth, and relatively slow growing • Toughest of all the fescues-most drought resistant, shade tolerant, and disease resistant • Does not require fertilizer or watering Seed 3.5-5 lbs per 1000 sq ft or 150-200 lb per acre

$162.50 / 50 lb bag

MICROCLOVER® – LEGUME FOR LAWNS • Smaller leaves, fewer flowers, lower growth and less aggressive than white Dutch clover • Fixes atmospheric nitrogen, thus reducing fertilization needs • Creates a darker green and more drought-resistant lawn • Damaged or killed by herbicides • Seed a pure stand or mix with grass for diversity Seed .5 lbs per 1000 sq ft or 5% by weight in a lawn grass mixture $28 / lb

EROSION CONTROL BLANKETS & STAPLES Erosion Protection & Vegetation Establishment • Protect your seeding investment; improves soil moisture retention and helps prevent rainfall erosion • Single layer straw blanket with a double netting for increased support; best for mild slopes • Ultraviolet degrading netting degrades over a period of 3 months Available in two sizes: 8’ x 112’ – $41.00 4’ x 112’ – $23.00 Other blankets available in pallet quantities upon request. 6” steel staples (box of 1,000) – $50.00 4” Ecoduty biodegradable staples (box of 1,000) - $115.00

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

$100 / 50 lb bag Sustainable Lawn Mix

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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BIOLOGICAL SEED COATINGS SABREX FOR CORN & WHEAT/CEREALS

INOCULANTS

BIOINSECTICIDES

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

50 Unit Treatment 160 Unit Treatment

$80 $210

GRAPH-EX SA Soybean Inoculant & Seed Lubricant

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

6 Unit Treatment 50 Unit Treatment

$24 $180

EXCEED LIQUID INOCULANTS Soybeans & Pea/Vetch

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

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

$95 $320 $60 $240

EXCEED PEAT-BASED INOCULANTS • Maintain a high rhizobia count to ensure successful nodulation • Works with any type of planting equipment • Can be applied wet (slurry method) or dry at time of planting

Soybeans (OMRI Listed) • 30 units (1,500 lbs) • 6 units (300 lbs)

$28.00 $6.00

Peas, Vetch, & AC Greenfix (OMRI Listed) • 30 units (1,500 lbs) $25.00 • 2 units (100 lbs) $6.00 Cowpeas/Sunn Hemp (OMRI Listed) • 30 units (1,500 lbs) $25.00 • 100 lbs $6.00 Alfalfa & Clover (OMRI Listed)

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• Trichoderma seed inoculant creates bigger root systems and increases tillering in wheat • Stimulates root growth, enhances nutrient and water utilization, and increases stress tolerances • Typical yield responses of 4 bu/a in wheat and 8 bu/a in corn • OMRI listed for organic use

50 lbs

$6.00

Birdsfoot Trefoil, 50 lbs

$8.00

Sainfoin, 100 lbs

$12.00

Lupin, 100 lbs

$12.00

Kura Clover

$26.00

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

Quart $460 Gallon $590 NEEMIX BIOINSECTICIDE®4.5 • OMRI-listed • Liquid formulation labeled for use on soybean aphids; lepidopterous larva including cutworms, armyworms, and borers; Colorado potato beetles; white flies and others • Active ingredient: azadiractin, extracted from seeds of the neem tree • Antifeedant and growth disruptor insecticide with some residual activity (4 days or fewer)

Quart $190

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

$66 / 50 lb

Wheat/cereals custom preapplied $7/Unit Wheat/cereals planter box $125/90 Unit Corn planter box $315/24 Unit MYCO SEED TREAT • Biological and nutrient seed inoculant with seed lubricant • Dry blend of 15 different beneficial plant bacteria and fungi, including mycorrhizae fungi • Does NOT contain inoculum for nitrogen fixation of legumes • Supports microbes during initial growth stages with key nutrients • Promotes increased nutrient cycling, improved seedling vigor, stand establishment, root growth, and season-long health • Recommended for all crops and commonly applied in the planter box • OMRI listed for organic use

8 Unit Treatment 40 Unit Treatment

$52 $210

FARMTALC SEED LUBRICANT • Talc and graphite based • Improves seed flow and plant stand • Ideal when planting seed treated with Cruiser & Acceleron • OMRI approved

80% Talc/20% Graphite Suitable for most planters

8 oz tub treats, 1 unit 5 lb tub treats, 12 units 25 lb tub treats, 60 units 20% Talc/80% Graphite

$4 $30 $52

8 oz tub treats, 1 unit 5 lb tub treats, 12 units 25 lb tub treats, 60 units

$7 $60 $95

For CaseIH 12xx and 21xx Planters (except newer 21xx planters)

SUSTANE FERTILIZER 8-2-4 • Composted turkey litter, feather meal, and sulfate of potash • For sweet corn, pastures, gardens, orchard/ berry crops, trees, shrubs, and turf • High nitrogen for long lasting nutrition

$38/50 lb bag

REDMOND 10 FINE SALT

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

$15 / 50 lb

DIATOMACEOUS EARTH • Protect crops from bugs by dusting DE in the garden to help eradicate aphids, ants, earwigs, slugs, and more • Treat chickens (and even barn cats) with DE for mites and lice by adding some to their dust bath • Repels flies: sprinkle on manure areas $34 / 50 lb

New BLUEN

Bluen

Save on nitrogen fertilization by making nitrogen available throughout the crop cycle while reducing environmental impact. With BlueN, the plant naturally obtains up to 60% of its nitrogen requirements. • Composed of the endophytic bacterium, Methylobacterium symbioticum to naturally provide nitrogen to the plant • Enters the plant through the leaves during initial development and quickly colonizes the crop's phyllosphere. • Converts nitrogen from the air into ammonium, directly and constantly metabolizing it into amino acids throughout the growing season. • Potential for nitrogen input reduction • 50 oz package treats 10 acres • Applied with one single foliar application: • Corn: V4-V7 • Soybean: V3-V5 • Wheat/Oats: 4-6 leaf stage

Price: Ask

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ORDERING & DISCOUNTS

Call us at 1-800-352-5247 to place your order or call your local dealer. LESS-THAN FULL BAG QUANTITIES

ORDERING & SHIPPING

Many of our customers visit us in the spring to place their orders in person, but we can also ship direct to your farm or connect you with a dealer in your area. When you place your order, our knowledgeable sales staff will help you determine the best shipping method. • We ship parcels to all 50 states by UPS, Fed-Ex, USPS or Spee-Dee. Rates are determined by weight and destination. • We ship pallets of seed to the contiguous 48 states. For Midwest states, we have competitive LTL flat rates. Call for current rates or quotes to other US states. You must have semi access and a loader with forks.

For seed sold by the pound: One $4 handling fee per item

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

Fall-Planted Seed Summer annuals, cover crop seed and winter grains purchased/delivered after June 15 must be returned by October 15, or within 30 days; whichever is later. After October 15, there will be restocking charge of $3 per bag for all seed.

CORN AND SOYBEAN VOLUME DISCOUNTS CORN

20-49 units 50-99 units 100-199 units 200-399 units 400+ units

$2/unit $3/unit $4/unit $5/unit $6/unit

SOYBEANS

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

RETURN POLICY Spring-Planted Seed We will accept returns until June 15, or 30 days after the date of purchase – whichever is later. After June 15, there will be restocking charges: • Seed Corn - $20 per unit • Soybeans - $5 per unit • Small Grains, Peas and Pea Mixtures - $3 per bag • Alfalfas, Clovers, Grasses, Brassicas, Mixes, etc. - $3 per bag • Inoculants and Biologicals – 20% of cost

We will NOT ACCEPT returns of: • Custom-treated seed • Value-priced corn hybrids • Custom Mixes • CRP Mixes • Opened, wet, dirty, unsaleable, or damaged bags of seed

REPLANT POLICY BOXED CORN AND SOYBEANS • Corn available in 40-unit (80M/unit) bulk boxes • Soybeans available in 40-unit (140M/unit) bulk boxes or tote bags • No additional packaging discounts apply for boxes or totes • Boxed orders need to be placed by Feb. 28, 2021 • Bulk boxes must be returned by June 30, 2021 • Cost of returning boxes is the responsibility of the customer • $600 deposit per box invoiced at time of delivery, due on June 30.

If seed you purchase from us experiences an 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.

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL SPECIAL TERMS INTEREST RATE

PRIME +4.25% PRIME +7.75%

OFFERED THROUGH MAR. 15, 2021 SEPT. 15, 2021

PAYMENT DUE JAN. 2022 JAN. 2022

• Available on corn and soybean orders only. • Not available with early pay discounts. • $2,500 minimum purchase. • ‘Regular’ purchase John Deere Financing is available on any product with no minimum purchase (special terms do not apply) • JDF customer service 1-800-356-9033 • Apply online at: www.deere.com/en/finance/financing/ multi-use-account

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

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