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2018 SILAGE & FORAGE GUIDE · Silage Corn · Forages · Cover Crops · Inoculants ·

Since 1963


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Scott Rushe

Forage Market Development Manager

(814) 280-2451

John Uvegas

Business Manager

(800) 836-3710

Glen Yousey

Lauchlin Titus

Ed Schillawski

(585) 435-7165

(207) 873-2108

(802) 338-6930

Eastern NY

Western NY

Western NY

Sales Manager

Pete Carey

Maine

Jack Beha

New England

Shane Laurie

Mark Eddy Northern NY

(315) 778-6061

Aaron Santangelo Western NY

DISTRICT SALES MANAGERS

NORTH

Central NY

Adam Robertson

(315) 778-3077

(607) 342-1159

(585) 202-7177

Dave Galer

Greg Strong

Robert Chaapel

(570) 412-0473

(570) 412-0868

(570) 412-0475

Northeast PA

Central PA

(585) 469-9130

Mark Lengel

Jeremiah Zimmerman

(570) 660-0437

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Central PA

Central PA

SOUTH

Business Manager

(315) 244-2462

Lamar Bomberger Pennsylvania

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(570) 412-6867

Steve Smith

John Myers

Southern PA

Southeast PA & NJ

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(717) 363-0398

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Michigan & Ohio

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Silage Corn

The focus of our longterm comprehensive product development & evaluation program is to bring the best products to Eastern markets with the most site specific support information we have. This diverse region grows for grain & silage in several sub - market segments. Whether fully traited, specifically traited, conventional, orJohn Bozeman, Chief Operating Officer ganic, or NON GMO - chances are we have a product and supporting information to meet the needs of each acre you grow. In every farm economy the key to success is choosing the right management tools. Seed selection is one of the key starting components in a good farm economy and even more so when challenging times come to the farmgate. We strive to make every acre count. Our product advancement system looks at regional soil productivity differences, elevation, tillage / herbicide systems, and the entire spectrum of varietal characteristics needed to meet market end uses. Each Seedway product fits a market need and this literature is designed to illustrate those differences. Our sales staff can provide additional information to help make the most informed seed choice you can make. We can’t control the weather, but we can make informed seed decisions together that align with your production goals.

Seedway recommends corn growers consult the following detailed product presentation to select products based on end use. We have developed independent grain & silage product use guides. This particular guide focuses on profitable silage production. Lets make every silage acre the best it can be. For more information contact Seedway product development at 1-800-836-3710.

SILAGE TECHNOLOGY & Trends

Feeding livestock, epecially dairy cows, is a demanding science when the goal is maximizing animal performance while returning a profit to the producer. Controlling ration cost, maintaining longterm herd health, and offering a consistent feeding program, add additional dimensions to the management process. Corn as a crop is ideally suited to building consistent rations and keeping costs in check because it is one of the highest yielding forage crops. Relative ease of growing and storing corn silage makes it an ideal forage for cow rations. This guide provides additional information silage growers need to make best hybrid and management decisions to make every silage acre count. We have studied corn for grain and silage in independent tracks for three decades and share that product experience here.

Industry feeding trends come and go. Hot button characteristics of silage have varied over time, but the most consistent strategy to dairy farm profitability is to grow high silage yield, harvest the crop with the right supporting management, and store it well. Farm profitability starts on this simple foundation. These pages characterize suitability of silage products for high producing dairy cows.

Multi-use accounts are a service of John Deere Financial, f.s.b

John Deere Financing available. Ask about special financing that may be available to qualified customers. Contact your SEEDWAY District Sales Manager or the SEEDWAY Credit Department for more information at 800-836-3710

Alfalfa Cover & Trefoil

Timothy & Bromegrass

Orchardgrass & Ryegrass

Ryegrass & Forage Mixes

Forage & Pastuer Mixes

Annual Forage & Grain Sorghum Cover Crops & Mixtures

Silage Inoculants

3-20 21-24 25-26 27-28 29-30 31-32

INDEX

SEEDWAY MESSAGE TO CUSTOMERS: Thank You for your business. We highly value your trust in our products & service!

33-34 35-36 37-38 39-40

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CORN HYBRID TRAITS SEEDWAY BRAND Trait Name Trait CONVENTIONAL

None

RR2

Roundup Ready® Corn 2

GENVT2P (RIB) GENVT3P (RIB) GENSS (RIB) GT

VT Double PRO® RIB Complete® Corn Blend Genuity® VT Triple PRO® RIB Complete® Corn Blend SmartStax® RIB Complete® Corn Blend Agrisure® GT

Non GMO ( no trait insertion ) or Organic Prod. System

Insect Control

Variable / depending on native resistance of base genetics

Variable / depending on native resistance of base genetics Dual modes of action for above-ground insects and maximum protection against corn earworm, RIB (Refuge in the Bag). Dual modes of action for above-ground insect protection with below-ground insect protection and Roundup® Ready Corn 2 Technology, RIB (Refuge in the Bag). Eight modes of insect and herbicide control. Roundup® Ready Corn 2 Technology, LibertyLink®, RIB (Refuge in the Bag). Glyphosate tolerant.

CORN TECHNOLOGY

Glyphosate tolerant, Corn Borer control, Glufosinate tolerant.

GTCBLL

Agrisure® GT/CB/LL

GTRW

Agrisure® GTRW

3000GT

Agrisure® 3000GT

VIP 3110

Agrisure Viptera® 3110

Above ground Corn Borer Control, Glyphosate tolerant, and Glufosinate tolerant.

VIP 3111

Agrisure Viptera® 3111

Above & below ground insect control for higher quality grain, increased yield potential. Glyphosate and Glufosinate tolerant.

Glyphosate tolerant, with Corn Rootworm control. Corn Borer Control, Corn Rootworm Control, Glyphosate tolerant, Glufosinate tolerant.

SEEDWAY, LLC warrants for one year from the date of sale that the seeds and plants sold conform to the label description, as required by state and federal seed laws.

SEEDWAY, LLC MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR OTHERWISE, WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE LABEL DESCRIPTION.

LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES FROM ANY CAUSE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR NEGLIGENCE, WITH RESPECT TO SUCH SEEDS OR PLANTS IS LIMITED TO A REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE.

THIS REMEDY IS EXCLUSIVE. SHOULD PURCHASER WISH TO OBTAIN DIFFERENT RIGHTS THAN SET FORTH HEREIN, IT MAY NEGOTIATE WITH SEEDWAY TO OBTAIN SUCH ADDITIONAL RIGHTS AT AN INCREASE IN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE SEEDS OR PLANTS. IN NO EVENT SHALL SEEDWAY, LLC BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS.

ANY CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF THIS SALE SHALL BE SETTLED BY ARBITRATION, IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION, AND THE DECISION OF THE ARBITRATORS SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING UPON BOTH PARTIES, AND ANY JUDGEMENT UPON ANY AWARD RENDERED MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT HAVING COMPETENT JURISDICTION. ANY ARBITRATION PROCEEDING OR OTHER CLAIM MUST BE BROUGHT IN CONNECTION WITH THIS TRANSACTION WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE GOODS ARE SOLD.

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THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE INTERPRETED AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. THESE TERMS SHALL NOT BE MODIFIED OR AMENDED EXCEPT IN WRITING, SIGNED BY BOTH PARTIES, UPON THIRTY (30) DAYS NOTICE BY REGULAR MAIL.

By acceptance of the seeds or plants, purchaser acknowledges the terms of this limited warranty and limitation on damages and remedy. The terms of this limited warranty constitute the entire agreement between the parties regarding the sale of seeds or plants.


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CORN HYBRID TRAITS

Agrisure® and Agrisure Viptera® are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company.

Seed products with the LibertyLink® (LL) trait are resistant to the herbicide glufosinate ammonium, an alternative to glyphosate in corn, and combine high-yielding genetics with the powerful, non-selective, post emergent weed control of Liberty® herbicide for optimum yield and excellent weed control. LibertyLink®, Liberty® and the Water Droplet logo are registered trademarks of Bayer. Before opening a bag of seed, be sure to read and understand the stewardship requirements, including applicable refuge requirements for insect resistance management, for the biotechnology traits expressed in the seed set forth in the technology agreement that you sign. By opening and using a bag of seed, you are reaffirming your obligation to comply with those stewardship requirements.

B.t. products may not yet be registered in all states. Check with your Monsanto representative for the registration status in your state.

IMPORTANT IRM INFORMATION: RIB Complete® corn blend products do not require the planting of a structured refuge except in the Cotton-Growing Area where corn earworm is a significant pest. SmartStax® RIB Complete® corn blend is not allowed to be sold for planting in the Cotton-Growing Area. See the IRM/Grower Guide for additional information. Always read and follow IRM requirements.

ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready® crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate.

Genuity®, RIB Complete and Design®, RIB Complete®, Roundup Ready 2 Technology and Design®, Roundup Ready®, Roundup®, SmartStax and Design®, SmartStax®, VT Double PRO® and VT Triple PRO® are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design® are registered trademarks of Bayer. Herculex® is a registered trademark of Dow AgroSciences LLC. Respect the Refuge and Corn Design® and Respect the Refuge® are registered trademarks of National Corn Growers Association. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

COMPARING CORN ROOTWORM PRODUCTS

CORN TECHNOLOGY

Monsanto Company is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). Monsanto products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with Monsanto’s Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. Only commercialized products have been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. Excellence Through Stewardship® is a registered trademark of Biotechnology Industry Organization.

Levels of corn rootworm protection for the Corn-Growing Area

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5% refuge-in-a-bag

5% refuge-in-a-bag

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10% refuge-in-a-bag

REQUIRES A 20% STRUCTURED REFUGE

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Something To Chew On. The Science of Silage.

Grain Yield vs. Energy Indicators

We’re passionate about our own product

research and development and have

SEEDWAY® conducted research on paired grain/silage harvest trials across 28 hybrids at the same location to look at grain yield versus energy potential. These trials included a diverse cross-section of genetics with silage harvested at a uniform 35,000 silage and 32,000 grain population.

Research Conclusions

CORN TECHNOLOGY

Harvest management is critical to quality. Hybrid selection provides additional nutritional benefits and management flexibility for making more milk.

• Grain yield was moderately and positively associated with WP silage yield where it contributed to dry matter accumulation.

• Grain yield was not associated with field starch % of WP silage in this data.

• Late maturity (high moisture) was related to lower starch %.

• Earlier maturity was related to higher starch %.

• Delaying harvest maturity past 68% moisture did not increase starch %. MEASURE

Field /Lab

SIL. YIELD

Field

GRAIN YIELD NDF ADF

STARCH

PROTEIN

GRAIN / STARCH

5

GRAIN / STARCH

Method

Mean

UNIT

Chopped WP

27.8

TONS/AC

Field

Grain Combined

Field

NIR / Fresh

Field Field Field Lab. Lab.

NIR / Fresh NIR / Fresh NIR / Fresh

Vac.Pac - Jan. Vac.Pac - Jan.

191.4

BU/AC

27.3

% as harv.

25.5

% as harv.

44.3 6.6

38.2 41.9

% as harv. % as harv.

% as received % digested

conducted product testing for over 28

years. We also keep a close eye on the

academic and industry research targeted at

optimizing milk production and herd health

in high producing dairy cows.

According to Dr. David Coombs of the University of Wisconsin, fiber has a bigger impact on milk production

(6-7 lbs per cow) than starch (3-5 lbs. per cow).

Studies show that feed and cow factors are required to measure true fiber digestion. Current laboratory

nutrient content processes are a good start on quality analysis. However, three fiber issues must be

accounted for in determining net fiber quality: potential fiber digestibility (pdNDF), rate of fiber digestion (kd),

and rate of fiber passage (kp).

Is an evaluation of grain starch in silage an easy swallow? The grain portion of silage is perceived to be nearly all digestible and therefore important in selecting hybrids

for silage with higher energy potential. Selecting on the basis of grain percentage is misleading as it does not

consider the contribution of fiber and sugar to energy. And, while often ignored, grain composition itself is

variable.

The critical piece of starch understanding is to know that starch content at dough, half milk and black layer

maturity phases vary significantly within the same variety and management setting. Maturity/moisture at

harvest is important to obtain optimum feeding characteristics for every corn silage.

The management contribution to feeding quality is actually larger than the genetic contribution. The simplest

way to capture the most quality is to harvest all the acres at the proper moisture, 65%-70%.


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We Don’t Miss a Beat Because She Doesn’t Miss a Meal

x

x

x

x

x

$$$$$ Every day

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$$$$$ Every day

x

Quality Counts - For More Than 28 Years.

x

Plant Popula"on

Fungicide Response

maturity )

Foliar / Stalk Anthracnose

Potenal

GRAIN FIBER TEXTURE/ DIGESTIBILITY DIGESTIBILITY ( at silage

Northern Corn Leaf Blight

Staygreen

x

SILAGE YIELD

Gray Leaf Spot

77 Days RM NY

Root Strength

Rela"ve Maturity NY / CCB

x

EASY 365

x

x

x

Every silage yield plot we do, between 1000 and 1500 a season, is field analyzed by NIR to generate the largest pool of forage quality data possible. Lab testing

CORN TECHNOLOGY

VARIETY

Plant / Ear Height Ear Type Emergence Stress Tolerance

365 days of yield & quality 10x the data

Traits

Hybrid

At SEEDWAY, we categorize products for milk production using our total silage information base which includes genetics, field nutrient content, laboratory fiber and starch digestibility with additional field observations that influence quality. We combine all this into our Easy 365 rating for a quick pick.

builds on this variety profile. Our plan is to characterize each hybrids suitability for silage. The more data, the better. NIR on each plot increases the total data footprint by approximately 10x over older methods. Each year the newest data is updated in the variety profile. A deeper look at the research:

STARCH Content as harvested

Product Group

Grain BU/AC

Stacked trait grain Group

Silage TONS/AC 68%

NDF Content as harvested

204.6

27.79

44.1

169.5

25.95

44.6

25.6

182.5

29.08

44.9

25.7

Single RR & Conventional Group Leafy Group Summary

35.1 spread

3.13 spread

Not sig.

25.2

Not sig.

Stacked trait grain hybrids yield highest for grain.

Leafy hybrids were second in grain yield with single trait RR/CV lowest.

On silage yield, leafy hybrids yielded highest, traited second, followed by the RR/CV group.

There was no significant difference in fiber (NDF) or grain (starch) percentage across groups.

The value of leafy hybrids with known high yield plus grain/starch content is noted and fits silage-specific acres well – specifically rotated acres.

Stacked grain hybrids offer advantages for silage on continuous corn where insect protection is needed; particularly rootworm control. Single trait RR and CV hybrids fit on many lower yield potential sites where economy and ease of use work well in first and second year corn.

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SW 1990 - SW 1994GT

Yes

Considering

Maturity 80 Days RM NY

Conventional and Agrisure® GT versions of this short season silage yield winner for all areas of the Northeast. Strong seedlings with good early season vigor. Maintains growth and stature across variable conditions which boosts silage yield. Population flexible, flex ear, good starch production in silage.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Very good. • LIMITATIONS: Adequate roots. Roots may not be suitable for sands or muck soils. • MANAGEMENT: Use for shortest maturity, emergence in cold soils, and high silage yield potential in maturity. Structured refuge options.

SW 2359 3000GT

Yes

Considering

Maturity 86/85 Days RM NY/CCB

Consistent producer of silage, especially suited to longer corn rotations where rootworm protection is necessary. Medium height in maturity with outstanding stalks and roots. Widely adapted on high yield or lower productivity sites. Increases performance as soil improves. Good grain content silage.

SILAGE CORN HYBRIDS 80-86 DAY RM

• PEST TOLERANCE: Excellent. • LIMITATIONS: Average plant size for silage. • MANAGEMENT: Benefits from starter and sidedress nitrogen. Low populations for silage may limit whole plant yield potential.

SW 2750 - 2754RR

Yes

Considering

Maturity 86/85 Days RM NY/CCB

Conventional and glyphosate tolerant northern adapted hybrids for grain and dual purpose use. Genetic resistance to many ear molds. Medium to medium plus stature in maturity. Solid agronomics including roots. Moves north well and up to higher elevations to cooler environments. Soft textured grain. • PEST TOLERANCE: Very good. • LIMITATIONS: No trait insect protection. • MANAGEMENT: Use for consistent silage yield with good feeding quality. Bonus acres make good high moisture corn. Structured refuge options.

New Hybrids in Bold. Rating scale:1 = Best, tallest - 9 = Inadequate, shortest - 4 = midscale, average within maturity band. MATURITY (RM): Seedway rates hybrids in “days relative maturity.” This system compares hybrids accurately within the Seedway lineup across the northern and southern zones respectively. These values should not be interpreted strictly as calendar days since corn varies growth according to environmental conditions independent of the calendar. Northern zone values fit the Northeast and upper Midwest well. The CCB rating better describes maturity in the central corn belt, southward. Variety

Traits

RM

SW 1964GT

GT

77

3GT

86/85

SW 1990-1994GT SW 2359 3000GT

7

SW 2750 - 2754RR

CV-GT

80

CV-RR 86/85

Plt/Ear Height

Ear Type

2.5/3

Flex

3.5/4.5 Semi- Fixed 3/4

3/3.5

Semi-fixed Semi-fixed

Emerg- Stress StayRoots ence Tol. green 1

2

3

2

2

2

2

1.5

1 3.5

3 3.5

3 3

5

2.5

Northern Foliar/Stalk FIBER Gray Leaf Fungicide Corn Leaf AnthracDig. Spot Response Blight nose

Silage Yield

GRAIN Dig.

3.5

1.5

2.5

3.5

1.5

1.5

3.5 1.5

1

1.5

1

5

3.5

3.5 / 3.5

2.5

5

2.5

2 / 2.5

5 5

2 4

Plant Pop.

High

Med.- High

High

High

3 / 2.5

Med.+

2/3

Med.+

Med.-High Med.-High


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SW 2790

Considering

Yes

Maturity 87/86 Days RM NY/CCB

Conventional corn hybrid with consistent grain & silage yield performance, including stress sites. Good stalks in conventional group. Adequate roots. Stalk Anthracnose and Northern Corn Leaf Blight tolerance adds performance stability to this medium stature conventional. Top northern adaptation.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Very Good. • LIMITATIONS: Conventional without insect protection. • MANAGEMENT: Consistent grain performer, especially in first and second year corn. Structured refuge option.

SW 3019LGTCBLL

Yes

Considering

Maturity 91/90 Days RM NY/CCB

• PEST TOLERANCE: Very Good. • LIMITATIONS: No trait rootworm protection for long term continuous corn silage acres. • MANAGEMENT: Supply nutrients for high silage yield. This Leafy, like all Leafy hybrids, is indeterminate in growth and will continue to get taller after flowering, during the grain fill period. This means late season nutrient supply to canopy and ear is going on at the same time. Nutrient supply in the second half of the season supports increased silage yield and quality.

SW 3100GENSS (RIB) & SW 3104RR

Yes

Maturity 91/89 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

SmartStax® hybrid with maximum insect protection package for high value performance silage acres at higher populations. Also single trait RR version available. Good agronomics with Northern Corn Leaf Blight & good stalk Anthracnose tolerance for stable performance.

SILAGE CORN HYBRIDS 86-91 DAY RM

Leafy hybrid with total yield quality package in the early maturities for silage. Extremely high grain yield in grain trials which indicates favorable grain/ stover relationship. Favorable fiber digestibility with elevated grain digestibility, confirmed by in vitro laboratory testing.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Excellent. • LIMITATIONS: May show minor physical herbicide effects with growth regulator / pigment inhibitor herbicides. Yield has not been impaired with either use. • MANAGEMENT: SmartStax® recommended for longer rotations and single trait RR first or second year corn. Structured refuge option (3104RR version). New Hybrids in Bold. Rating scale:1 = Best, tallest - 9 = Inadequate, shortest - 4 = midscale, average within maturity band. MATURITY (RM): Seedway rates hybrids in “days relative maturity.” This system compares hybrids accurately within the Seedway lineup across the northern and southern zones respectively. These values should not be interpreted strictly as calendar days since corn varies growth according to environmental conditions independent of the calendar. Northern zone values fit the Northeast and upper Midwest well. The CCB rating better describes maturity in the central corn belt, southward. Northern Foliar/Stalk Plt/Ear Emerg- Stress StaySilage GRAIN FIBER Gray Leaf Fungicide Plant Variety Traits RM Ear Type Roots Corn Leaf AnthracHeight ence Tol. green Yield Dig. Dig. Spot Response Pop. Blight nose SW 2790

SW 3019LGTCBLL

SW 3100GENSS(RIB) SW 3104RR

CV

87/86

2.5/3

Semi-flex

SS

91/89

2/3

Semi-flex

GTCBLL 91/90 RR

91/89

2/4 2/3

2

2

2

3

2.5

Semi-flex

1.5

2.5

Semi-flex

2

4

2

3

2

2

1.5

3.5

2.5

2 / 2.5

3

1.5

1.5

1.5

4

3

3/3

2

2.5

2.5

3

1

1.5

1

1.5

1

1.5

3.5 4

2 3

Med.

Med.-High

Med.+

High

2/3

Med.+

3/3

Med.+

Medium High

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SW 3640 & SW 3654RR

Considering

Yes

Maturity 91/90 Days RM NY/CCB

High yielding conventional and single trait glyphosate tolerant hybrids for maximum silage yield and quality. Solid disease package including stalk and foliar Anthracnose resistance. Good agronomics with medium tall stature and strong ear flex make these hybrids effective across soil types and management.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Very Good. • LIMITATIONS: No GMO insect trait protection. • MANAGEMENT: Good where ear flex and high grain & stover digestibility are important. Versatile and management flexible. Structured refuge options.

SW 3600GENSS (RIB)

Considering

Yes

Maturity 92/91 Days RM NY/CCB

Exceptional consistency of performance for grain and silage. Rootworm and corn borer protected for continuous corn silage acres. One of the most versatile SmartStax® hybrids we have seen across eastern and northern environments. Holds plant size well across varying soils.

SILAGE CORN HYBRIDS 90-93 DAY RM

• PEST TOLERANCE: Excellent. • LIMITATIONS: Average Gray Leaf Spot resistance. • MANAGEMENT: Use on long term corn silage acres where corn after corn requires trait insect protection. Good for the reduced tillage acre.

SW 3569 3110

Considering

Yes

Maturity 93/92 Days RM NY/CCB

High and stable grain & silage yield for northern silage production. Can yield with longer season maturities, holding plant size well across variable conditions. Fits silage acres nicely whether for straight silage production, or where some acres are switched to high moisture or shell corn.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Very Good. • LIMITATIONS: Cold conditions late season slow down maturity in northern zones. • MANAGEMENT: Strong performing broad acre product that can rise to highest yield levels when extremely good conditions enable peak performance.

New Hybrids in Bold. Rating scale:1 = Best, tallest - 9 = Inadequate, shortest - 4 = midscale, average within maturity band. MATURITY (RM): Seedway rates hybrids in “days relative maturity.” This system compares hybrids accurately within the Seedway lineup across the northern and southern zones respectively. These values should not be interpreted strictly as calendar days since corn varies growth according to environmental conditions independent of the calendar. Northern zone values fit the Northeast and upper Midwest well. The CCB rating better describes maturity in the central corn belt, southward. Variety

Traits

RM

SW 3640

CV

91/90

SS

92/91

SW 3654RR

RR

SW 3569 VIP 3110

VIP 3110

SW 3600GENSS (RIB)

9

91/90 93/92

Plt/Ear Height

Ear Type

2/4

Flex

2/4

Flex

2.5/3.5

Semi-flex

2/3

Semi-flex

Emerg- Stress StayRoots ence Tol. green 2.5

3

2

1.5

2.5 3

3

3.5

3

2

2

3.5

1.5

2.5

3.5 3.5

Silage Yield

GRAIN Dig.

1.5

1

1.5 2

1.5

1 2 2

Northern Foliar/Stalk FIBER Gray Leaf Fungicide Corn Leaf AnthracDig. Spot Response Blight nose

Plant Pop.

1

4

3

3/3

Med.

Medium

1

4

1.5

3/2

Med.+

Med.-High

1 2.5

4 -

3

2.5

3/3 3/3

Med. High

Medium

Med.-High


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SW 3750

Yes

Maturity 93/92 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

Strong conventional grain yield contributes to high quality silage in northern environments. Medium stature, good roots. SW 3750 flowers medium for maturity with stellar maturation rate in northern zones and at elevation. Adequate foliar blight resistance, will show light/late symptoms without affecting yield.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Very Good. • LIMITATIONS: Conventional without trait insect protection. • MANAGEMENT: Strongest performance in first and second year corn. Structured refuge option.

SW 3854RR

Yes

Maturity 94/93 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

• PEST TOLERANCE: Very Good. • LIMITATIONS: No trait insect protection. • MANAGEMENT: Versatile, all uses, adds genetic diversity fitting most rotation needs. Has performed in high residue conditions. Structured refuge option.

SW 3768GENSS (RIB)

Yes

Maturity 95/94 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

SmartStax® hybrid with complete insect protection package for continuous silage acres. Strong grain performance contributes to quality silage. Good Northern Corn Leaf Blight resistance and agronomics. Performing well north and south. Leader product where insect protection is needed.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Excellent. • LIMITATIONS: Fast growth, heavy draw on nutrients. In poor drainage situations evaluate nitrogen supply, side-dress nitrogen if denitrification occurs. • MANAGEMENT: SmartStax® recommended for continuous corn acres. Excellent in high residue conditions.

SILAGE CORN HYBRIDS 92-95 DAY RM

Strong, versatile single trait RR product with extremely wide adaptation. Performing nicely north / south and handling foliar blights while maintaining silage and grain yield. More ear flex than most hybrids of the maturity. SW 3854RR flowers early for good northern silage performance.

New Hybrids in Bold. Rating scale:1 = Best, tallest - 9 = Inadequate, shortest - 4 = midscale, average within maturity band. MATURITY (RM): Seedway rates hybrids in “days relative maturity.” This system compares hybrids accurately within the Seedway lineup across the northern and southern zones respectively. These values should not be interpreted strictly as calendar days since corn varies growth according to environmental conditions independent of the calendar. Northern zone values fit the Northeast and upper Midwest well. The CCB rating better describes maturity in the central corn belt, southward. Variety

Traits

RM

Plt/Ear Height

Ear Type

SW 3750

CV

93/92

3/3.5

Semi-flex

2.5

2

SW 3854RR

RR

94/93

2.5/3

Flex

2.5

2.5

SW 3937.BMR SW 3768GENSS (RIB)

CV SS

94/92 95/94

3/3.5 3/3

Semi-flex Semi-fixed

Emerg- Stress StayRoots ence Tol. green

3

2.5

3

2

2

2

3

3.5

2.5

2

Silage Yield

GRAIN Dig.

2

1

1

2.5

1.5

3

2

2

1.5

1

Northern Foliar/Stalk FIBER Gray Leaf Fungicide Corn Leaf AnthracDig. Spot Response Blight nose 1

3.5

2.5

2.5 / 3

1

2.5

2

2.5 / 2.5

1 2.5

4.5 4

3

2.5

Plant Pop.

Med.+

Med.-High

Med.

Med.-High

2/2

V.High

-/3

Med.+

High

Med.-High

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SW 3874RR

Yes

Maturity 98/97 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

Single trait RR for any dual purpose or silage acre in first or second year corn. Solid disease package including stalk and foliar Anthracnose resistance. Good agronomics with medium plus stature and strong ear flex for maximum population flexibility. Effective across soils and management. Late season finisher. • PEST TOLERANCE: Very Good. • LIMITATIONS: No GMO insect trait protection. • MANAGEMENT: Solid where ear flex is an advantage. Tolerates medium to high populations. Replaces SW 4704RR. Structured refuge option.

E390L & SW 3904LRR

Yes

Maturity 98/94 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

Legacy hybrid with the widest adaptation to northern silage acres we have ever seen. SW 3904LRR combines grain yield, silage yield, and silage quality into one package for any first or second year corn acre. Add grain mold, native first generation corn borer, and Northern Corn Leaf Blight resistance.

SILAGE CORN HYBRIDS 94-98 DAY RM

• PEST TOLERANCE: Very Good (free native first generation corn borer resistance). • LIMITATIONS: Average Gray Leaf Spot resistance. • MANAGEMENT: Use in first and second year corn for maximum yield and forage quality. Solid in reduced tillage. Structured refuge options.

SW 3914LRR

Yes

Maturity 98/94 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

Bluechip research performance in silage trials when compared with SW 3904LRR, (above), in side by side comparisons over three years. SW 3914LRR is available only as single trait RR. It has slightly more yield from a girthier ear than SW 3904LRR. Improved ear package / husk cover. Must try silage hybrid.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Very Good (free native first generation corn borer resistance). • LIMITATIONS: Like other large stature Leafys can run out of nutrients when nutrient supply is inadequate for high silage yield levels. • MANAGEMENT: Longer grain fill window than SW 3904LRR which makes it easier to manage at silage harvest time. Structured refuge option.

New Hybrids in Bold. Rating scale:1 = Best, tallest - 9 = Inadequate, shortest - 4 = midscale, average within maturity band. MATURITY (RM): Seedway rates hybrids in “days relative maturity.” This system compares hybrids accurately within the Seedway lineup across the northern and southern zones respectively. These values should not be interpreted strictly as calendar days since corn varies growth according to environmental conditions independent of the calendar. Northern zone values fit the Northeast and upper Midwest well. The CCB rating better describes maturity in the central corn belt, southward. Variety

Traits

RM

Plt/Ear Height

Ear Type

SW 3874RR

RR

98/97

1/2

Flex

2

SW 3914LRR

RR

98/94

1/4

Flex +

3

E390L - SW 3904LRR CV-RR 98/94

SW 3990 VIP 3111

11

VIP 3111

99/98

1/4

1.5/2.5

Flex +

Semi-flex

Emerg- Stress StayRoots ence Tol. green 2

GRAIN Dig.

2

2.5

1.5

1

3

2

1

1

3

3.5

3.5

2

2

3.5

3

Silage Yield

2

6

1

1.5

1

2.5

Northern Foliar/Stalk FIBER Gray Leaf Fungicide Corn Leaf AnthracDig. Spot Response Blight nose 1

2

2

1.5 / 1

Med.

1.5

1 / 1.5

Med.

1

2.5

1.5

2.5

3

3

1

2.5

2/2

2/2

Med.

Med.

Plant Pop.

Med.+

Medium

Medium

Med.-High


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SW 3980

Yes

Maturity 99/98 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

Strong conventional grain and silage yielder for all environments. Medium plus stature, good roots, adequate agronomics. Strong on Northern Corn Leaf Blight for consistent wide acre performance. Maintains yield potential as populations increase. Very attractive upright leaf for high planting density.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Very Good. • LIMITATIONS: No trait insect protection. • MANAGEMENT: Strongest performance in first and second year corn. Position where there is a NCLB history. Structured refuge option.

SW 4010GENSS (RIB)

Yes

Maturity 100/99 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

• PEST TOLERANCE: Excellent. • LIMITATIONS: Medium robust plant for silage. • MANAGEMENT: Keep populations on the higher side for best silage yield on pre-planned silage acres.

SW 4020LRR FL

Yes

Maturity 100/99 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

New FLOURY hybrid with improved grain / stover digestibility for improved animal performance. High whole plant silage yield potential. Moves north of zone with wider harvest window than modern grain hybrids that dry fast. SW 4020LRR is easier to manage for best forage quality.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Good. • LIMITATIONS: Moderate root strength. Choose other hybrids for extremely light soils such as sands and muck. • MANAGEMENT: Use only for dedicated silage acres - SW 4020LRR will not be suitable for grain or high moisture ear corn. Structured refuge option.

SILAGE CORN HYBRIDS 98-100 DAY RM

Proven high yield grain hybrid with good roll over silage performance for any acre in the maturity. Complete insect package with rootworm protection on corn after corn silage acres. Widely adapted north to south with deep kernel in grain and silage production. Silage yields improve with higher populations.

New Hybrids in Bold. Rating scale:1 = Best, tallest - 9 = Inadequate, shortest - 4 = midscale, average within maturity band. MATURITY (RM): Seedway rates hybrids in “days relative maturity.” This system compares hybrids accurately within the Seedway lineup across the northern and southern zones respectively. These values should not be interpreted strictly as calendar days since corn varies growth according to environmental conditions independent of the calendar. Northern zone values fit the Northeast and upper Midwest well. The CCB rating better describes maturity in the central corn belt, southward. Variety

Traits

RM

Plt/Ear Height

Ear Type

SW 3980

CV

99/98

1.5/2.5

Semi-flex

2

2

1/3

Flex

3.5

3.5

SW 4010GENSS (RIB) SW 4018LGENVT3P (RIB) SW 4020LRR FL

SS

100/99

RR

100/99

VT3P 100/99

2/3

1/3

Semi-flex

Flex

Emerg- Stress StayRoots ence Tol. green

2

3

2

Silage Yield

GRAIN Dig.

3

1.5

Pending

5

1

1.5

2

2.5

1.5

3.5

3.5

5

3.5

Northern Foliar/Stalk FIBER Gray Leaf Fungicide Corn Leaf AnthracDig. Spot Response Blight nose Pending

3

2

3.5

2

2.5

1.5

1.5

3.5

1.5

1

1

3.5

1.5

-2.5 / 2

Med.+

3.5 / 3

V.High

2

2.5 / 2.5

2.5

-/3

Plant Pop. High

Med.+

Med.-High

V.High

Medium

Medium

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SW 4029 3000GT

Yes

Maturity 100/98 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

New Agrisure® 3000GT hybrid replacing former mainstay SW 3869 3000GT for grain and silage. SW 4029 3000GT has demonstrated more total yield and better yield consistency across environments than its predecessor. Wide acre hybrid with economical combined corn borer and rootworm protection.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Excellent. • LIMITATIONS: Moderate stature in silage applications. • MANAGEMENT: Keep silage specific acres planted at higher populations to capture full silage yield potential.

SW 5410

Yes

Maturity 104/103 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

Conventional corn hybrid with stable high side yield potential, including stress sites. Outstanding root strength. Medium stature with very erect leaves, SW 5410 is ideally suited to high plant densities making efficient use of sunlight and nutrients. Performs well across variable conditions & management styles.

SILAGE CORN HYBRIDS 98-105 DAY RM

• PEST TOLERANCE: Very good for conventional. • LIMITATIONS: Like other conventionals it is susceptible to second generation corn borer. • MANAGEMENT: Free native resistance to first generation corn borer. This is not a transgenic trait. Structured refuge option.

SW 5430GENSS (RIB)

Yes

Maturity 105/104 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

SmartStax® hybrid with maximum insect protection package for higher value silage/grain acres. Proven performer over wide areas east of the Mississippi river. Good agronomics including strong roots. Flowers early for maturity making it a cornerstone northern silage hybrid where rootworm control is needed.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Excellent. • LIMITATIONS: Dries fast for maturity which can compress the silage harvest window. • MANAGEMENT: Check whole plant moistures closely as silage harvest approaches. May be drier than appearance indicates.

New Hybrids in Bold. Rating scale:1 = Best, tallest - 9 = Inadequate, shortest - 4 = midscale, average within maturity band. MATURITY (RM): Seedway rates hybrids in “days relative maturity.” This system compares hybrids accurately within the Seedway lineup across the northern and southern zones respectively. These values should not be interpreted strictly as calendar days since corn varies growth according to environmental conditions independent of the calendar. Northern zone values fit the Northeast and upper Midwest well. The CCB rating better describes maturity in the central corn belt, southward. Traits

RM

SW 4029 3000GT

3GT

100/98

CV

104/103 2.5/3.5 Semi-flex

SW 4200LV & SW 4204LVRR SW 5410

13

Plt/Ear Emerg- Stress StayEar Type Roots Height ence Tol. green

Variety

SW 5430GENSS (RIB)

CV-RR 102/100

SS

3/3.5 1/4

Fixed Flex

105/104 2.5/3.5 Semi-flex

2

1.5

2

2

2

2.5

Silage Yield

GRAIN Dig.

2

2.5

2.5

1.5

2.5

1

2

1

2.5

2.5

1

2.5

2

2

1

1.5

1

2

Northern Foliar/Stalk FIBER Gray Leaf Fungicide Corn Leaf AnthracDig. Spot Response Blight nose 1.5

2.5

1.5

1

3

3

1

1.5

2.5

4

2.5

2

- / 1.5

Med.+

2.5 / 2.5

Med.+

1.5 / 2

3/3

Plant Pop. High

High

Med.-High

High

Med.-High

Med.-High


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SW 5440GENSS (RIB)

Considering

Yes

Maturity 106/105 Days RM NY/CCB

New SmartStax® hybrid with maximum insect protection package for any position in the corn rotation. Combines yield and agronomics for solid silage production. Widely adapted, moves south well. Excels at higher populations. Stress tolerant. We expect it to eventually replace SW 5430GENSS (RIB).

• PEST TOLERANCE: Excellent. • LIMITATIONS: Avoid low populations for silage. • MANAGEMENT: Put on better ground to use the full genetic yield potential of the product.

SW 5478GENVT3P (RIB)

Considering

Yes

Maturity 106/104 Days RM NY/CCB

• PEST TOLERANCE: Excellent. • LIMITATIONS: Severe late season drought stress can be limiting. • MANAGEMENT: Position on deeper soils with better moisture retention capacity, especially if late season drought stress is typical of your land.

SW 5480GENVT2P (RIB)

Yes

Maturity 106/105 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

New. Widely adapted Eastern Corn Belt and East, north to south. Solid across crop rotations, most soil types, and management. Wide acre hybrid from New York well into the Mid-South. Good drought tolerance. Brings solid fit to the silage acre where corn borer protection is needed.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Very good. • LIMITATIONS: Silage fit going into the north may be limited in a cool season. This hybrid needs heat to perform to potential. • MANAGEMENT: Excellent fit on the high residue acre due to stalk and ear diplodia resistance.

SILAGE CORN HYBRIDS 104-106 DAY RM

Proven eastern performer for silage and for grain. Very good Southern & Northern Leaf Blight resistance that supports season long health. Semi-erect leaf canopy for efficient use of sunlight. Moves south effectively. This product fits the continuous corn silage acre as well as first or second year corn.

New Hybrids in Bold. Rating scale:1 = Best, tallest - 9 = Inadequate, shortest - 4 = midscale, average within maturity band. MATURITY (RM): Seedway rates hybrids in “days relative maturity.” This system compares hybrids accurately within the Seedway lineup across the northern and southern zones respectively. These values should not be interpreted strictly as calendar days since corn varies growth according to environmental conditions independent of the calendar. Northern zone values fit the Northeast and upper Midwest well. The CCB rating better describes maturity in the central corn belt, southward. Variety

Traits

RM

Plt/Ear Height

Ear Type

SW 5504LRR

RR

105/104

1/2.5

Flex +

SW 5440GENSS (RIB) SW 5478GENSS (RIB) SW 5480GENVT2P (RIB)

SS SS

106/105 2.5/3.5 106/104 2.5/3.5

VT2P 106/105

2/3.5

Semi-flex Semi-flex

Semi-fixed

Emerg- Stress StayRoots ence Tol. green 2 2

1.5 1.5

2.5 2

2.5 1.5

2 2

3.5 2

2

Silage Yield 1

Northern Foliar/Stalk GRAIN FIBER Gray Leaf Fungicide Corn Leaf AnthracDig. Dig. Spot Response Blight nose 1

1

2

1.5

Pending

Pending

1

1.5

2

2.5

1.5

Pending

Pending

2

1.5

2

1.5 / 1.5

2

1.5

2/2

3

3

2

3

- / 2.5

-/3

Plant Pop.

Med.

Medium

Med.+

Med.-High

Med.

Med.-High

Med.High High

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SW 5554GT & SW 5559GTRW

Yes

Maturity 106/105 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

Proven, versatile, performs in presence of disease. This pair brings additional ear flex and yield stability to silage and grain acres where soil types and conditions vary. Strong Eastern Cornbelt hybrid. Widely adapted mid-south into New York where the maturity is grown. Good plant size for silage yield.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Good (GT) Excellent (GTRW). • LIMITATIONS: Moves south better than north where dual purpose use is in play. Nice silage fit in the north. • MANAGEMENT: Solid flex ear for wide use on northern silage acres. GTRW excellent corn after corn rootworm protection. Structured refuge option (GT).

SW 6550GENSS (RIB)

Yes

Maturity 108/107 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

Medium stature. Solid yield history where Gray, Northern, and Southern Leaf Blights are encountered. Steady silage yield potential with good stalks, roots, supporting yield. Responds well to management inputs. Extra acres of SW 6550 after silage easily switch over to high moisture corn with high grain yield.

SILAGE CORN HYBRIDS 105-108 DAY RM

• PEST TOLERANCE: Excellent. • LIMITATIONS: Adequate corn after corn choice - intense disease environments may benefit from foliar fungicide. • MANAGEMENT: Silage fit is best where rootworm protection is needed in continuous corn. Keep silage populations high side.

SW 6601L - SW 6604LRR

Yes

Maturity 108/107 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

Best Leafy genetic platform in maturity with conventional and single trait RR versions. Exceptional north/south adaptation due to unusual early flowering habit for fuller season hybrid. Accumulates dry matter early and grain fills quickly. Proven agronomics for very tall plant type. Combines yield and quality. • PEST TOLERANCE: Good. • LIMITATIONS: Not suitable where there is heavy rootworm pressure. • MANAGEMENT: Moderate populations enable full yield potential. Structured refuge options.

New Hybrids in Bold. Rating scale:1 = Best, tallest - 9 = Inadequate, shortest - 4 = midscale, average within maturity band. MATURITY (RM): Seedway rates hybrids in “days relative maturity.” This system compares hybrids accurately within the Seedway lineup across the northern and southern zones respectively. These values should not be interpreted strictly as calendar days since corn varies growth according to environmental conditions independent of the calendar. Northern zone values fit the Northeast and upper Midwest well. The CCB rating better describes maturity in the central corn belt, southward. Variety SW 5554GT5559GTRW

SW 6550GENSS (RIB)

15

SW 6601 SW 6601LRR

Traits

RM

GT GTRW 106/105 SS

CV RR

Plt/Ear Height

Ear Type

2/3

Flex

3

4

3.5

Semi-flex

2.5

2

Flex

3

4

108/107 2.5/3.5 108/107

1.5/4

Emerg- Stress StayRoots ence Tol. green

Silage Yield

GRAIN Dig.

5

1

1

2

2

2

2.5

3.5

1

Northern Foliar/Stalk FIBER Gray Leaf Fungicide Corn Leaf AnthracDig. Spot Response Blight nose

Plant Pop.

1.5

4

3

3/3

Med.+

Med.-High

1.5

3.5

2

2

2.5 / 2

Med.

Med.-High

1

1

5

2

3/3

Med.+

Med.-High


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SW 6614RR

Yes

Maturity 110/109 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

Single trait Roundup® hybrid for any acre except where insect protection is needed. Versatile and consistent across the Eastern Cornbelt with adequate southern movement. Excellent for moderate cost input acres and silage. Simple to manage Roundup® system with no conventional herbicide yield drag.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Good. • LIMITATIONS: Not adapted to the deep south, especially coastal. • MANAGEMENT: Consistent silage and grain performer with wide acre suitability. Excellent after soybeans. Structured refuge option.

SW 6630GENSS (RIB)

Yes

Maturity 110/109 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

• PEST TOLERANCE: Excellent. • LIMITATIONS: Fungicide protection may provide additional boost in performance in corn after corn rotations, especially in the Mid-Atlantic, southward. • MANAGEMENT: Nice finishing hybrid for the maturity. Monitor moistures at harvest.

SW 6640

Yes

Maturity 111/110 Days RM NY/CCB

Considering

Erect leaf, attractive conventional with very high silage & grain yield punch for eastern environments. SW 6640 brings consistency at moderate seed cost. • PEST TOLERANCE: Good. • LIMITATIONS: Extremely light sands and muck with little soil structure should be avoided due to average roots. Effective on majority of acres. • MANAGEMENT: First and second year corn where moderate seed pricepoint is important. . Structured refuge option.

SILAGE CORN HYBRIDS 109-111 DAY RM

SmartStax® hybrid with maximum insect protection package. Versatile, SW 6630 works consistently in high yield environments and stress prone eastern sites. Nice agronomics, late season health, staygreen; protects silage & grain yield. Must plant silage hybrid where rootworm protection is needed.

New Hybrids in Bold. Rating scale:1 = Best, tallest - 9 = Inadequate, shortest - 4 = midscale, average within maturity band. MATURITY (RM): Seedway rates hybrids in “days relative maturity.” This system compares hybrids accurately within the Seedway lineup across the northern and southern zones respectively. These values should not be interpreted strictly as calendar days since corn varies growth according to environmental conditions independent of the calendar. Northern zone values fit the Northeast and upper Midwest well. The CCB rating better describes maturity in the central corn belt, southward. Variety

Traits

RM

SW 6614RR

RR

110/109

SW 6630GENSS (RIB) SW 6658GENVT3P SW 6640

SS

Plt/Ear Height 2/3

110/109 2.5/3

VT3P 111/110 2.5/3.5 CV

111/110

2/3

Ear Type Semi-flex Semi-flex Semi-flex Flex

Emerg- Stress StayRoots ence Tol. green 2.5

2

2.5

2.5

5

3

3 3

2 2.5

2

1.5

1.5

2.5

2.5

4

Silage Yield 2 1 2

1.5

GRAIN Dig. Pending

1.5 2.5 1.5

Northern Foliar/Stalk FIBER Gray Leaf Fungicide Corn Leaf AnthracDig. Spot Response Blight nose Pending

3

2

3

2 2

Plant Pop.

2

- / 2.5

High

Med.-High

2.5

3/4

High

Medium

2

1.5

3

2

2/2 2/-

High

Med.+

Med,-High Medium

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SW 6770GENVT2P & 6770GENSS (RIBS)

Considering

Yes

Maturity 112/111 Days RM NY/CCB

Widely adapted, healthy, moves south for silage. Excellent corn after corn. Handles cool soils. Average Gray, excellent Northern Corn Leaf Blight resistance. • PEST TOLERANCE: Very Good (VT2P) Excellent (GENSS). • LIMITATIONS: Limited ear flex - medium and higher populations maximize silage yield potential. • MANAGEMENT: Use as mainseason silage hybrid according to insect protection required.

SW 6780GENVT2P (RIB)

Considering

Yes

Maturity 113/112 Days RM NY/CCB

Adapted southern PA to mid-south without east/west limitations. Average/adequate Gray Leaf Spot tolerance. Resistant to Northern & Southern Leaf Blight.

SILAGE CORN HYBRIDS 111-114 DAY RM

• PEST TOLERANCE: Good. • LIMITATIONS: Adequate for silage in the deep south, less well adapted for dual purpose or grain use. • MANAGEMENT: Corn after corn with fungicide. This is an “in zone hybrid” that should not be pushed far south of zone.

SW 6994GT & SW 6999 3000GT

Considering

Yes

Maturity 114/113 Days RM NY/CCB

Getting the job done in grower’s fields since introduction. Glyphosate herbicide system for ease and safety. Nice agronomics, late season health, and silage fit. Consistent ear size down row pushes out silage and grain yield. Gray Leaf Spot tolerant fitting the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-South. Solid dual purpose use.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Good (GT) Excellent (3GT). • LIMITATIONS: Average, adequate emergence in cold soils. • MANAGEMENT: Full season hybrid north, wider planting window south, timely planting captures most yield. SW 6994GT is a structured refuge option.

New Hybrids in Bold. Rating scale:1 = Best, tallest - 9 = Inadequate, shortest - 4 = midscale, average within maturity band. MATURITY (RM): Seedway rates hybrids in “days relative maturity.” This system compares hybrids accurately within the Seedway lineup across the northern and southern zones respectively. These values should not be interpreted strictly as calendar days since corn varies growth according to environmental conditions independent of the calendar. Northern zone values fit the Northeast and upper Midwest well. The CCB rating better describes maturity in the central corn belt, southward. Variety

Traits

RM

Plt/Ear Height

Ear Type

SW 6709L 3000GT

3GT

112

3/4

Semi-flex

3/3

Semi-fixed

SW 6714RR SW 6718GENVT3P

RR VT3P 112/111 2.5/3

SW 6780GENVT2P (RIB)

VT2P 113/112 2/3.5

SW 6770GENVT2P VT2P 112/111 SW 6770GENSS (RIB) SS

17

SW 6994GT SW 6999 3000GT

GT 3GT 114/113 2.5/3.5

Emerg- Stress StayRoots ence Tol. green

GRAIN Dig.

3

3

3.5

4

1

1

2.5

1.5

2.5

3

2

2.5

Semi-flex

3.5

Semi-flex

2

Semi-flex

Silage Yield

3.5

3

2

1.5

3.5

3 3

3

2

3.5

1

2.5 3

Northern Foliar/Stalk FIBER Gray Leaf Fungicide Corn Leaf AnthracDig. Spot Response Blight nose 1

4

3.5

3 / 3.5

2

1.5

1.5

-/2

1.5

2

1

1.5

Pending

Pending

2.5

3.5

2

3

2

2

1

Plant Pop. Medium

2/2

Medium+

Med.-High

-/2

High

Med.-High

1.5 / 1.5

Medium

Medium

Med.-High

Med.-High


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SW 7000

Considering

Yes

Maturity 114 Days RM CCB

Extremely wide eastern adaptation with stress tolerance across soil types. A proven performer, typically out-performing conventional hybrid expectations. • PEST TOLERANCE: Very good. • LIMITATIONS: Move to another hybrid for insect protection. • MANAGEMENT: Corn after corn with fungicide. SW 7000 is a structured refuge option.

SW 7560GENVT2P & SW 7564RR

Yes

Maturity 115 Days RM CCB

Considering

• PEST TOLERANCE: Good (RR) Very good (VT2P). • LIMITATIONS: Move to another hybrid for Rootworm protection. • MANAGEMENT: Corn after corn with fungicide. SW 7564RR is a structured refuge option.

SW 7700GENSS (RIB) & SW 7700GENVT2P (RIB)

Yes

Maturity 116 Days RM CCB

Considering

SmartStax® hybrid with maximum insect protection package for continuous corn on the silage acre. Additional Double Pro version. From the southern PA border to the Gulf Coast, east or west, this hybrid is extremely well adapted. Good Gray & Northern Corn Leaf Blight resistance plus very good Southern.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Excellent (GENSS), Very good (VT2P) . • LIMITATIONS: Glyphosate is first choice herbicide. Use growth regulator, pigment inhibitor, or sulfonylurea herbicides in moderation. • MANAGEMENT: SmartStax® recommended for continuous silage corn acres.

SILAGE CORN HYBRIDS 114-116 DAY RM

Extremely wide adaptation from southern PA to FLA without east/west limitation. High silage yield potential and stable across this broad range. Solid across varying soils, steady in dry conditions. Very good on foliar leaf blight resistances required in this region - Gray, Northern & Southern. Strong for traited silage.

New Hybrids in Bold. Rating scale:1 = Best, tallest - 9 = Inadequate, shortest - 4 = midscale, average within maturity band. MATURITY (RM): Seedway rates hybrids in “days relative maturity.” This system compares hybrids accurately within the Seedway lineup across the northern and southern zones respectively. These values should not be interpreted strictly as calendar days since corn varies growth according to environmental conditions independent of the calendar. Northern zone values fit the Northeast and upper Midwest well. The CCB rating better describes maturity in the central corn belt, southward. Variety

Traits

RM

Plt/Ear Height

Ear Type

SW 7000

CV

114

2.5/2

Semi-flex

SW 7560GENVT2P SW 7564RR

SW 7700GENSS (RIB) SW 7700GENVT2P

VT2P RR SS

VT2P

115 115 116

116

2.5/3 2.5/3 1.5/2 1.5/2

Semi-flex Semi-flex Semi-flex

Semi-flex

Emerg- Stress StayRoots ence Tol. green 2 3 3 2 2

2

1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

2.5 3 3

1.5 1.5

1.5 3 3

1.5 1.5

Silage Yield

GRAIN Dig.

2.5

2

1.5

Northern Foliar/Stalk FIBER Gray Leaf Fungicide Corn Leaf AnthracDig. Spot Response Blight nose 2.5

Pending

Pending

1.5

Pending

Pending

2

2 2

2

2

2

2.5

2.5

- / 2.5

Med.+

1.5

1.5

- / 1.5

High

1.5

2 2

1.5

2.5 2.5

- / 1.5

3/3 3/3

Plant Pop.

Med.-High

High

Med.-High

Med.-

Medium

Med.-

Med.-High

Medium

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SW 8000

Yes

Maturity 117 Days RM CCB

Considering

Proven conventional for full season use. Healthy for wide adaptation including the deep south. Attractive seed pricing, well adapted to all soil types, and above average native insect tolerance at no extra cost. Handles the southern disease complex well and fits the tough acre.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Good. • LIMITATIONS: Moves south to hotter zones better than north to cool zones. • MANAGEMENT: Use widely across acres where a tough hybrid is needed. Fine on good acres, too. Structured refuge option.

SW 8009 VIP3110

Yes

Maturity 117 Days RM CCB

Considering

Same base genetics as SW 8000 above with the addition of VIP 3110 trait package. Fits southern PA to the Deep South. Southern adapted disease response and toughness under stress, including heat stress. Nice late season health enables extra silage acres to roll over to high moisture or dry shell corn harvest.

SILAGE CORN HYBRIDS 117 DAY RM

• PEST TOLERANCE: Very good. • LIMITATIONS: Moves south to hotter zones better than north to the cooler zone. • MANAGEMENT: Use widely across the tough and the good acre.

SW 8109 3000GT

Yes

Maturity 117 Days RM CCB

Considering

Full season yield with fully supporting plant health and season ending staygreen. Suited for high residue “corn after corn” production. High row count 16-18 row ears with deep kernels for high grain content silage. Combines Northern Corn Leaf Blight and Gray Leaf Spot resistance.

• PEST TOLERANCE: Excellent. • LIMITATIONS: Not as well suited to northern long season sites. Caution north of the Mason Dixon line. Okay southeast corner of PA. • MANAGEMENT: Use on productive land to maximize yield potential. Plant in warm soils.

New Hybrids in Bold. Rating scale:1 = Best, tallest - 9 = Inadequate, shortest - 4 = midscale, average within maturity band. MATURITY (RM): Seedway rates hybrids in “days relative maturity.” This system compares hybrids accurately within the Seedway lineup across the northern and southern zones respectively. These values should not be interpreted strictly as calendar days since corn varies growth according to environmental conditions independent of the calendar. Northern zone values fit the Northeast and upper Midwest well. The CCB rating better describes maturity in the central corn belt, southward. Variety SW 8000

SW 8009 VIP3110 SW 8109 3000GT

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Traits

RM

CV

117

VIP 3110 3GT

117 117

Plt/Ear Height

Ear Type

2/2

Flex

2/3

2.5/2

Flex

Semi-flex

Emerg- Stress StayRoots ence Tol. green 2

1.5

2

2

2.5

1.5

1

2.5

2

1.5

2

2

Silage Yield

GRAIN Dig.

2.5

2

2.5 1.5

2

2.5

Northern Foliar/Stalk FIBER Gray Leaf Fungicide Corn Leaf AnthracDig. Spot Response Blight nose 2.5

2

2.5

- / 1.5

3

2

2

1.5 / 1

2.5

2

2.5

- / 1.5

Med.-

Med.-

Medium

Plant Pop.

Med.-High

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Variety

RM

Plt / Ear Height

Ear Type

SW1990

80

2.5 / 3

Flex

SW 2750

SW 2790

SW 3620 NGMO SW 3750

SW 3760 NGMO SW 3820 NGMO E390L

SW 3980

SW 5410

SW 6320 NGMO SW 6640

SW 6720 NGMO SW 7000

SW 8000

86/85

87/86 92

93/92

94/93 96

98/94

99/98

3 / 3.5

2.5 / 3

2.5 / 2

3 / 3.5 2/3

3 / 3.5 1/4

Semi-flex

Semi-flex

Semi-flex Semi-flex

Semi-flex Semi-flex Flex +

1.5 / 2.5 Semi-flex

104/103 2.5 / 3.5 Semi-flex 108

111/110 112 114

117

2/2

Flex

2/3

1.5 / 2

2.5 / 2 2/3

Flex

Flex

Semi-flex

BOLD - NON GMO specific hybrids

Flex

Emerg- Stress Stayence Tol. green

1

3.5 2

2

2.5 2

1.5 3

2

2

2

3

1.5 2

2

3

3.5 2

2.5 2

2 3

3.5 2

2

2.5

2.5

2.5 2

1.5

3

3

2

3

3

2 3

3.5 2

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.5 2

Plain - potential NGMO verified seed lots

Roots

Silage Yield

GRAIN Dig.

FIBER Dig.

5

3.5

1.5

2.5

3.5

1.5

1.5

2

2

1.5

1.5

Pending

Pending

2

1

1

3

Pending

Pending

2.5

Pending

Pending

1

1

1

1.5

Pending

Pending

2

1

1

2

Pending

Pending

1.5

1.5

2

2

Pending

Pending

2.5

2

2.5

2.5

2

2.5

2.5 3

1.5 2

2.5 3

2

3

1

2

3.5

1.5

1.5 2

Northern Foliar/Stalk Grey Leaf Corn Leaf AnthracSpot Blight nose

Plant Pop.

5

2

3/2.5

Med.-High

3.5

2.5

2/2.5

Med.High

3.5

2.5

2.5/3

Med.-High

2.5

3.5

-/3.5

3

2

-/2

5

3 3 2

3

4

2 2

1

2/2

Med.-High

1/1

Medium

Medium

Med.-High

Med.-High

2

2/-

Medium

3

2

2

Medium

2.5/2.5

2

2.5

2/2

Med.High

3

3 3

2/3

2.5

2.5

2

4.5

_/2.5

_/2.5

Medium

NON GMO Selections - For Silage

Non GMO Seed List

Bold - NGMO production

Medium

Med.-High

Med.-High

Plain - Conventional varieties planned to meet NON-GMO standards, pending lot testing

NON GMO Seed Corn is a wind cross pollinated crop which requires careful selection of low or no GMO content planting stock if a NON-GMO crop is desired. Zero GMO tolerance in planting stock and farm production is not consistently achievable in practice. Testing of planting stock is necessary to verify and qualify a product for NON-GMO market use considering the GMO level of tolerance a grower needs to achieve at market.

NON GMO Farm Management Additional farm management is necessary to maintain low or no GMO level even with NON-GMO verified seed. This is critical. Neighbor traited pollen can blow into planned NON-GMO production at pollination. Proper grain handling is also essential to maintain purity. Seedway supplies grower management “best practices” for NON - GMO production with each Non-GMO seed order. Information also available separately by request.

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STOCKPILE Fall Dormancy 4

SHOCKWAVE BR Fall Dormancy 4

Stockpile is a true leader when it comes to performance. With its excellent quality, persistence and disease resistance packaged with consistent top yields, Stockpile is an excellent choice for growers who demand the most out of their alfalfa crop. 3-4 cut management. Seed at 18-20 lbs. alone, 8-12 lbs. in mixes.

Shockwave BR combines a BRANCH ROOTED trait with excellent disease resistance to deliver outstanding performance. Performs better in higher water tables. High forage yield makes it a productive variety in both normal and wetter conditions. 3-4 cut management. Seed at 18-20 lbs. alone, 8-12 lbs. in mixes.

ALFALFA AGRONOMICS CHART VARIETY

SHOCKWAVE BR STOCKPILE

Disease Key: HR (Highly Resistant) • R (Resistant) • S (Susceptible) • NR (No Rating)

FALL DORMANCY

BACTERIAL WILT

VERTICILLIUM WILT

FUSARIUM WILT

ANTHRACNOSE

APHANOMYCES RACE 1

APHANOMYCES RACE 2

POTATO LEAFHOPPER

PHYTOPHTHORA ROOT ROT

WINTERHARDINESS

4

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

R

-

HR

1.4

4

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

R

-

HR

Ultracoat is a talc based coating that provides growers with fast emerging and vigorous plants. Benefits of UltracoatTM • Ultracoat’s unique layering process provides an excellent delivery system for seed treatments and inoculants.

UltracoatTM Seed Enhancement

Alfalfa and Technology

• • • •

Talc based coating supports very high rhizobia levels and enhances on seed shelf life. Exceptional coverage and durability. Increased flowability allows for excellent seed placement. Isolates users from seed treatments for increased user safety.

FSG 329 Fall Dormancy 3 Farm Science Genetics®. Excellent forage yield potential and

quality. High multi-foliate leaf expression. High resistance to all major alfalfa diseases. Persistent and widely adapted. 3-4 cut management. Seed at 18-20 lbs. alone, 8-12 lbs. in mixes.

FSG 415BR Fall Dormancy 4 Farm Science Genetics®. BRANCH ROOT

variety with an excellent disease package. High yield and quality potential on both wet and well drained soils. Offers flexibility on less than ideal soil conditions. Seed at 18-20 lbs. alone, 8-12 lbs. in mixes.

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FSG 408DP Fall Dormancy 4 Farm Science Genetics®. DUAL PURPOSE, hay production or

grazing. Wide, deep-set crowns help insulate from severe weather, wheel traffic and grazing. Superior winterhardiness and persistence. High hay yield potential with good forage quality, insect and disease resistant. 3-4 cut management. Seed at 18-20 lbs. alone, 8-12 lbs. in mixes.

FSG 420LH Fall Dormancy 4 Farm Science Genetics®. Very high resistance to POTATO

LEAFHOPPER. Highly resistant to major alfalfa diseases. Excellent yield potential and forage quality. Excellent winterhardiness. 3-4 cut management. Seed at 18-20 lbs. alone, 8-12 lbs. in mixes.

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FSG 430RRLH Fall Dormancy 4 Farm Science Genetics®. Roundup Ready® Alfalfa.

FSG 428RR Fall Dormancy 4 Farm Science Genetics®. Roundup Ready® Alfalfa. The newest

genetics are now available with Roundup resistance. High resistance to Aphanomyces Race 1. Ability to produce weed free hay . Well-adapted to wide range of soil types, environmental conditions and management programs. 3-4 cut management. Seed at 18-20 lbs. alone, 8-12 lbs. in mixes.

The newest genetics are now available with Roundup resistance combined with very high resistance to POTATO LEAFHOPPER. Excellent disease package and winterhardiness provides ability to produce weed free hay. 3-4 cut management. Seed at 18-20 lbs. alone, 8-12 lbs. in mixes.

maximize quality compared to conventional alfalfa at the same stage of maturity, by reducing the amount of lignin in the plant. HarvXtra® technology provides unprecedented flexibility by widening cutting windows giving growers the ability to better manage the yield-versus-quality tradeoff. Roundup Ready® Alfalfa.

winterhardiness and persistence. High multi-foliate leaf expression. Outstanding disease and pest resistance. Fast recovery after cutting. Seed at 18-20 lbs. alone, 8-12 lbs. in mixes.

FSG 440HVXRR Fall Dormancy 4 The industry’s first genetically enhanced alfalfa technology developed to

VARIETY

EZRA REGEN FSG 329 FSG 408DP FSG 415BR FSG 420LH FSG 426 FSG 428RR FSG 430RRLH FSG 440HVXRR FSG 524

FALL DORMANCY 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5

BACTERIAL WILT R R HR HR HR HR HR HR HR HR HR

Disease Key: HR (Highly Resistant) • R (Resistant) • S (Susceptible) • NR (No Rating)

VERTICILLIUM WILT

R HR HR R HR HR HR HR HR HR HR

FUSARIUM WILT HR HR HR HR HR HR HR HR HR HR HR

ANTHRACNOSE HR HR HR HR HR HR HR HR R HR HR

POTATO APHANOMYCES APHANOMYCES RACE 2 RACE 1 LEAFHOPPER HR R HR HR HR HR HR HR -

R HR -

HR HR -

Ask about the All- Vantage® Advanced Seed Treatment and AquaBond™ Seed Enhancement package and their benefits!

PHYTOPHTHORA ROOT ROT

R R HR HR HR HR HR R HR HR

WINTERHARDINESS 2.0 1.9 1.5 2.9 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.0

Roundup Ready® Alfalfa Geographical Limitations: Do not export Roundup Ready® Alfalfa seed or crop, including hay or hay products, to China pending import approval. In addition, due to the unique cropping practices do not plant Roundup Ready® Alfalfa in Imperial County, California,pending import approvals and until Forage Genetics International, LLC (FGI) grants express permission for such planting. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. HarvXtra® Alfalfa Geographical Limitations: Growers must direct any product produced from HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology seed or crops (including hay and hay products) only to United States domestic use. In the following states, use of HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology is subject to a Seed and Feed Use Agreement, noting that this technology can only be used on farm or otherwise be used in the United States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. In addition, due to the unique cropping practices do not plant HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology in Imperial County, California, pending import approval in China and until Forage Genetics International, LLC (FGI) grants express permission for such planting. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. ETS Statement: Forage Genetics International, LLC (“FGI”) is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). FGI products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with FGI’s Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. Certain products have been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. Growers should refer to http://www.biotradestatus.com/ for any updated information on import country approvals. Excellence Through Stewardship® is a registered trademark of Biotechnology Industry Organization. Roundup Ready® Statement: ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready® crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate. Glyphosate herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate.Trademark Statement: Roundup Ready® is registered trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC, used under license by Forage Genetics International, LLC. HarvXtra® is a registered trademark of Forage Genetics International, LLC. HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology is enabled with Technology from The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.© 2017 Forage Genetics International, LLC

Alfalfa

ALFALFA AGRONOMICS CHART

FSG 524 Fall Dormancy 5 Farm Science Genetics®. High forage yield and quality. Excellent

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WL 354HQ Fall Dormancy 4 “HQ” High Quality Selected for forage quality and feed value. Very high

yield potential with outstanding pest resistance, including high resistance to Aphanomyces Root Rot Race 2 make this the preferred choice for tough soils. Proven ability to produce higher quality with less risk of harvesting low-quality alfalfa when harvest window is delayed. 3-5 cut management. Seed at 18-20 lbs. alone, 8-12 lbs. in mixes.

WL 356HQ.RR Fall Dormancy 4 “HQ” High Quality Selected for forage quality and feed value. Roundup

Ready® Alfalfa. Tolerance to Roundup® non-selective herbicide. Very high yielding. Unique wet soil disease resistance package. WL 356HQ.RR exhibits strong potential to deliver higher feed intake, improved milk production, and increase profitability when fed. 3-5 cut management. Seed at 18-20 lbs. alone, 8-12 lbs. in mixes.

WL 358LH Fall Dormancy 4 Eighth-generation POTATO LEAFHOPPER resistance with HopperShield

WL 359LH.RR Fall Dormancy 4 Roundup Ready® Alfalfa. Eighth-generation POTATO

WL 365HQ Fall Dormancy 5 “HQ” High Quality Selected for forage quality and feed value. HQ

WL 372HQ.RR Fall Dormancy 5 “HQ” High Quality Selected for forage quality and feed value. Roundup

TM

protection. Superb yield potential and agronomic performance with or without leafhopper pressure. Dark green, fine-stem and a highly digestible variety. 3-5 cut management. Seed at 18-20 lbs. alone, 8-12 lbs. in mixes.

Alfalfa

forage-quality levels make an ideal variety for cash hay or dairy producers. WL 365HQ delivers fast recovery, quickly closing the canopy to outpace yield-robbing weeds. Very well adapted to the northeast. Highest-yielding winterhardy conventional HQ released to date. 4-6 cut management. Seed at 18-20 lbs. alone, 8-12 lbs. in mixes.

LEAFHOPPER resistance with HopperShieldTM protection. Bred and selected for the Northeast. WL 359LH.RR, is an ideal pick for dairy, beef or cash hay growers looking for top yield and quality under PLH pressure. 3-5 cut management. Seed at 18-20 lbs. alone, 8-12 lbs. in mixes.

Ready® Alfalfa. Tolerance to Roundup® non-selective herbicide. The highest-yielding RR FD5 released to date. WL 372HQ.RR demonstrates “HQ” forage quality levels that promote higher feed intake, improved milk production, and greater profitability when fed. Seed at 18-20 lbs. alone, 8-12 lbs. in mixes.

WL 341HVX.RR Fall Dormancy 4 Roundup Ready® Alfalfa. The industry’s first genetically enhanced alfalfa with reduced lignin. Gives

unprecedented control by widening cutting windows. Gives the availability to better manage the yield- vs- quality trade-off. It also adds unsurpassed weed control with Roundup Ready® technology.

AGRONOMICS CHART

VARIETY

FALL DORMANCY

BACTERIAL WILT

WL 356HQ.RR

4

HR

WL 354HQ WL 358LH

WL 359LH.RR WL 365HQ

WL 372HQ.RR

WL 341HVX.RR

4 4 4 5 5 4

HR HR HR HR HR HR

Disease Key: HR (Highly Resistant) • R (Resistant) • S (Susceptible) • NR (No Rating) VERTICILLIUM WILT

FUSARIUM WILT

ANTHRACNOSE

HR

HR

HR

HR HR HR HR HR HR

HR HR HR HR HR HR

HR HR HR HR HR HR

APHANOMYCES APHANOMYCES RACE 1 RACE 2

POTATO LEAFHOPPER

PHYTOPHTHORA ROOT ROT

WINTERHARDINESS

-

HR

1.6

HR

HR

HR

-

HR

-

-

HR HR HR HR HR

HR -

-

HR -

HR HR HR HR HR HR

1.4 2.0 2.2 1.1 1.8 2.1

The Gold Treatment Plus, Powered by Optimize® Gold PLUS. Available exclusively on W-L Genuity® Roundup Ready® Alfalfas. Optimize® Gold Plus with

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Dual-LCO Promoter TechnologyTM, a patented technology applied to the seed that promotes early season seedling vigor, enhanced root development, and improved stand establishment under adverse conditions. With Optimize® Gold Plus, the nodulation and nitrogen-fixation processes begin earlier, giving the young alfalfa seedling a boost and enhancing seedingyear yields and nutritional values. Optimize® Gold Plus is a natural biological molecule that works directly with the new alfalfa seedling to ensure better overall plant health.


AlfaMax

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SW

HD TM Brand Alfalfa

INTRODUCING A MORE DIGESTIBLE AND COST EFFECTIVE ALFALFA!

DRI

Forage Quality

Recovery After Cutting

Standability

Winter Hardiness

Highly Digestible

Yield Potential

Fall Dormancy 4.0

Very Fast Yes

30/30

Very Good

Excellent 2.0

Alfalfa

SEEDWAY SW AlfaMax HD Brand Alfalfa is a new, exceptionally high yielding, high quality, and HIGHLY DIGESTIBLE alfalfa. AlfaMax has an excellent agronomic package that provides a very persistent and healthy plant for best production over a wide range of soil types. Position AlfaMax on your most productive soils for peak performance of this superior variety.

Excellent

Recommended Seeding Rate 18 - 22 lbs. Per Acre

Seeding Depth 1/4” - 1/2” Deep Planting Dates April to Mid-May / August-Early September HD TM Is A Trademark Of Legacy Seeds, Inc.

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CRUSADE

White Clover

Farm Science Genetics®. Improved winter regrowth. Extended grazing potential during colder months. Early and vigorous flowering. Disease resistance and strong regrowth after cutting. Seed at 5-8 lbs. alone, 2 lbs. in mixes.

LEGACY

White Clover

Selected for stolen density and persistence under grazing and hay production. Exhibits superior yield and persistence over Alice. University of Wisconsin trials yielded 22% better than CA ladino. Seed at 5-8 lbs. alone, 2 lbs. in mixes.

FROSTY Berseem Clover

Berseem clover, Trifolium alexandrinum, is a cool-season annual legume. Featuring salt tolerance, high nitrogen fixation, and a synergistic relationship to alfalfa. Frosty, while preserving its Mediterranean genetics, has been bred for later maturity, cold tolerance, productivity, and nutritional value. Frosty has very low hard seed counts, allowing for quick establishment and lessening its potential to become a weed.

Clover & Trefoil

PINNACLE

Ladino Clover

Farm Science Genetics®. High yield potential. Excellent seedling vigor and stolen activity. Resists leaf diseases and field viruses. Superior persistence. Drought tolerant, widely adapted, ideal for pastures. Seed at 5-8 lbs. alone, 2 lbs. in mixes.

JUMBO II

Ladino Clover

FSG 402

Red Clover

WILDCAT

Red Clover

Ladino-type that is more vigorous and recovers faster than most other white clovers. Improved disease resistance. Characterized by large leaves; up to 3” in ideal conditions. Persists under grazing and hay production and on limited resource soils. Seed at 5-8 lbs. alone, 2 lbs. in mixes. Farm Science Genetics®. High yield potential, unmatched forage quality, excellent disease resistance, superior persistence. Highly resistant to Northern and Southern anthracnose and powdery mildew. Performs across wide geography and variable conditions. Seed at 10-12 lbs. alone, 4-8 lbs. in mixes.

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Medium maturity, large-leaved, double-cut. Medium-green leaflets with white markings. Large amounts of forage during the season. Excellent winterhardiness and drought tolerance. Very good rotational grazing. Seed at 10-12 lbs. alone, 4-8 lbs. in mixes.


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PARDEE

Trefoil

AGRONOMICS CHART VARIETY

MATURITY

CRUSADE White Clover

MEDIUM

LEGACY Whte Clover

MEDIUM

FROSTY  Berseem Clover

MEDIUM - LATE

JUMBO II Ladino Clover

MEDIUM - LATE

WILDCAT Red Clover

MEDIUM

PINNACLE Ladino Clover FSG 402 Red Clover PARDEE Trefoil ALSIKE Clover

MAMMOTH Clover

MEDIUM MEDIUM

EARLY - MEDIUM EARLY - MEDIUM EARLY

CUTTING MANAGEMENT

YIELD POTENTIAL

MULTIPLE

HIGH

MULTIPLE MULTIPLE MULTIPLE MULTIPLE

MEDIUM HIGH HIGH

YES -

HIGH

YES

1-2

MEDIUM

1

YES

YES

VERY HIGH

1

-

HIGH

1-2 1-2

HAY HAYLAGE

AVERAGE AVERAGE

YES YES

AVERAGE AVERAGE

PASTURE

COMMENT

YES

Extended grazing in colder months - disease resistant

YES YES YES YES

Excellent For Grazing and High Yields Cool Season Annual Legume Excellent seedling vigor with good stolen growth A very wide leaf with high yields

YES

High resistance to Northern and Southern Anthracnose

YES

Fusarium Wilt resistant. Upright hay type

YES AVERAGE AVERAGE

Clover & Trefoil

Farm Science Genetics®. Outstanding yield potential, persistence and resistance to fusarium wilt. Earlier than Norcen and Viking, upright, vigorousgrowing hay type. Good for long term rotations and may have a place in snout beetle infested areas where alfalfa will not survive. Cut no lower than 5” to ensure good stand health. Trefoil persists in soils that may not maintain stands of other legumes. Seed at 8-10 lbs. alone, 2-8 lbs. in mixes.

Powdery Mildew + Northern Anthracnose Resistance

DO NOT USE FOR HORSES Single-Cut

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SADDLEBRED ® BRAND

Timothy

Saddlebred Timothy is a variety selected for its earlier maturing characteristics. It is well suited for the farmer looking for the many advantages of Climax, but would like earlier maturity. Saddlebred has been bred in competition with other grasses and legumes, and therefore, makes it reliable in all grass mixtures. Saddlebred, in dry matter yield tests has out yielded other timothy varieties, including Climax, by 5-10%. Saddlebred is highly resistant to leaf rust, leaf spot and purple eyespot. Seed at 8-10 lbs. alone, 4-6 lbs. in mixes.

SUMMIT

Timothy

Farm Science Genetics®. Superior for hay or grazing. Early maturing, leafy, great palatability, improved summer regrowth. Works well in pure stands or with legumes. Excellent spring vigor. Winter- hardy. Seed at 8-10 lbs. alone, 4-6 lbs. in mixes.

CREST

Timothy

Timothy

Farm Science Genetics®. Medium-late maturity. Significant forage yield advantage over Climax. Excellent spring vigor and plant health. Strong summer regrowth after cutting. Very winter- hardy and palatable. Excellent with legumes or where later hay harvests occur due to wet soil conditions. Seed at 8-10 lbs. alone, 4-6 lbs. in mixes.

COMTAL Timothy

Late maturing cultivar that has been selected for yield and persistence. Tolerant of adverse conditions and works well in a single or double cut hay situation. Useful for managing cutting schedules, with heading date 2-3 days after Climax, it enables the grower to maintain higher quality in later harvests. Seed at 8-10 lbs. alone, 4-6 lbs. in mixes. AGRONOMICS CHART VARIETY

SADDLEBRED Timothy

SUMMIT Timothy

CREST Timothy

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COMTAL Timothy

MATURITY

EARLY EARLY

MEDIUM LATE

CUTTING MANAGEMENT

2-3 2-3 1-2 1-2

YIELD POTENTIAL

HAY HAYLAGE

PASTURE

COMMENT

HIGH

-

YES

Good Summer Regrowth

HIGH HIGH

MEDIUM

-

YES

YES YES OK

Excellent Vigor Excellent Disease Resistance Late Maturity Alfalfa Companion


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AC ® SUCCESS Hybrid Bromegrass

Hybrid of smooth brome and meadow brome. Looks more like smooth brome with excellent regrowth and better yield than meadow brome. Very productive and palatable. Excellent persistence and winterhardiness. Improved forage quality, great alfalfa companion. Can pasture. Not as invasive as smooth brome. Lower flooding tolerance, moderately tolerant to acidic soils. Seed at 9-12 lbs. alone, 4-6 lbs. in mixes.

MACBETH Meadow Bromegrass PEAK/YORK Bromegrass

Peak is Cornell University developed. Earlier maturity and higher yield potential than Saratoga. High forage yield especially after first cut. York is Cornell developed for yield, winter hardiness, improved drought tolerance, smaller seed size. Improved forage quality, producing fewer heads. Leave a 4” stubble for best regrowth. Seed at 15-20 lbs. alone, 3-8 lbs. in mixes.

AGRONOMICS CHART VARIETY

PEAK/YORK Bromegrass

AC® SUCCESS Hybrid Bromegrass

MACBETH

Meadow Bromegrass

GINGER/TROY Forage Bluegrass

MATURITY

EARLY - MEDIUM -

MEDIUM - LATE EARLY

CUTTING MANAGEMENT

1-2 1-2 1-2 1-2

YIELD POTENTIAL

HAY HAYLAGE

PASTURE

COMMENT

HIGH

YES

YES

Recovers Quickly After First Cutting

HIGH HIGH

MEDIUM

YES YES YES

YES YES YES

Bromegrass

Dual-purpose for hay or pasture with yield, rapid re-growth, forage quality and color retention. Grows earlier in the spring and longer in the fall. Compared to smooth brome, it has narrower leaves, better re-growth, more in-season production, and will not take over alfalfa or other grass stands because of bunching growth habit not creeping. Seed at 12-14 lbs. alone, 6-8 lbs. in mixes.

Tolerates Poor Soils Strong Summer Regrowth Tolerates Continuous Grazing

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BOUNTY

Orchardgrass

Farm Science Genetics®. Early maturity and outstanding yield potential. Ideal for hay production or pastures. Excellent plant vigor, quick recovery after cutting and great palatability. Drought tolerance and stem rust resistance. Straight stands or grass and legume mixtures. EXCELLENT FOR GRAZING! Seed at 15-18 lbs. alone, 4-6 lbs. in mixes.

PAWNEE Orchardgrass

Farm Science Genetics®. Medium maturity variety developed for drought and grazing tolerance along with increased stem rust resistance and forage yield potential. Widely adapted with high grazing tolerance. Seed at 15-18 lbs. alone, 4-6 lbs. in mixes.

EXTEND

Orchardgrass

Orchardgrass & Ryegrass

Farm Science Genetics®. Late maturity with superior yield potential. Good maturity fit with alfalfa. Excellent plant vigor, increased stand persistence, drought tolerance, stem rust resistance and great palatability. Seed at 15-20 lbs. alone, 3-6 lbs. in mixes.

SWF955 “Easy Sow Orchardgrass”

Farm Science Genetics®. Medium maturity. HULLED ORCHARDGRASS with the same characteristics as standard orchardgrass, but without the seed hulls, easier to mix with alfalfa or other seed. Best choice for air or hydro-seeding. Seed at 15-20 lbs. alone, 3-6 lbs. in mixes.

DEVOUR Orchardgrass

Developed to withstand the rigors of intensive grazing systems which can destroy lesser varieties. Extended periods of hoof traffic and feeding won’t deter Devour. Quick to establish, out competing weeds, and producing a better, highyielding pasture. Late maturing- can be seeded with clover or alfalfa. High NDFD- very palatable.

ALPINE II Orchardgrass

Later maturing with very good persistence and winter hardiness. Produces high yields cutting after cutting and under hard intense grazing. Dense and aggressive, tolerates heat, poor fertility and low soil moisture. Good resistance to foliar rust and leaf spot diseases.

TEKAPO

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Orchardgrass

Unique orchardgrass that has a very low crown and a dense prostrate growth habit. Soft, highly palatable leaves and will persist even when grazed to near ground level, making it ideal for sheep and horse grazing. When growers plant TEKAPO, they are amazed by its performance and density. Seed at 15-18 lbs alone, 4-6 lbs. in mixes.


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ELENA Perennial Ryegrass

Farm Science Genetics®. High yield, medium-late maturing tetraploid, high sugar content for higher palatability and animal gain. Drought and heat tolerant. Milk yields and animal gains can be impressive, harvested or grazed. Seed at 35-45 lbs alone, 10-15 lbs. in mixes.

TETRASWEET Perennial Ryegrass

Highly palatable, fast establishing, tetraploid perennial rye. Tillers extensively, rapid recovery, excellent choice for all types of forage production. Can be grazed. High digestibility leads to increased animal performance and increased producer profits. Seed at 35-45 lbs alone, 10-15 lbs. in mixes. Excellent yield potential and stand-life expectancy of 3-5 years. Highest ranking entry in Cornell University and University of Kentucky forage trials. This yield potential is in part to TetraMag’s unparalleled seedling vigor. Improved forage quality and continues to produce all season long. Seed at 35-45 lbs alone, 10-15 lbs. in mixes. AGRONOMICS CHART

VARIETY

MATURITY

Orchardgrass

EARLY

BOUNTY

PAWNEE

Orchardgrass

EXTEND

Orchardgrass

ALPINE II Orchardgrass

DEVOUR

Orchardgrass

PRINCE Brand Int. Ryegrass

BRAVE Brand Perennial Ryegrass

TETRASWEET Perennial Ryegrass

TETRAMAG Hybrid Ryegrass

MEDIUM LATE LATE LATE

EARLY-MEDIUM EARLY-MEDIUM LATE LATE

CUTTING MANAGEMENT

YIELD POTENTIAL

2

HIGH

2-3 2 2 2

2-3 2-3 2-3 2-3

HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH

MEDIUM - HIGH MEDIUM - HIGH HIGH HIGH

HAY HAYLAGE

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

PASTURE

COMMENT

YES

Quick Recovery After Cutting

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

Orchardgrass & Ryegrass

TETRAMAG Hybrid Ryegrass

High Grazing Tolerance Late Maturity Alfalfa Companion Yields - Persistance - Hardiness Suitable for intense grazing and high traffic with top yields

Superior Mid-Summer Yield Potential For Ryegrass Endophyte Free Fast Establishment Hybrid Lasting 3-5 Years

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TETRAPRIME

Italian Ryegrass

Selected for grazing applications, TetraPrime has excellent grazing tolerance and can be grazed close without jeopardizing the integrity of the field. This close-graze ability allows for total forage usage. Excellent drought tolerance and improved winterhardiness.

FRIA

Annual Ryegrass

Farm Science GeneticsÂŽ. Endophyte-free ANNUAL diploid. Late maturity with superior cold tolerance and excellent palatability. Improved resistance to crown rust, gray leaf spot and helminthosporium leaf spot.

Ryegrass & Forage Grasses

CENTURION

Annual Ryegrass

The ideal annual ryegrass choice for dairies, beef and hay operations. Excellent winter- hardiness and will not linger long into the summer. When fall planted it will survive the early onslaught of cold, wet weather to provide cover and offer biodiversity following non-grass crops. High quality excellent forage yield

TETON II Tall Fescue

Teton is a fast establishing, exceptionally high yielding, medium maturing, soft leaf tall fescue that is an upright variety with a broad-crown, very resistant to diseases. Teton is well adapted for hay and pasture production and shows excellent persistence. Teton is endophyte free. Teton is best suited to high fertility and heavy soils and can withstand acid, alkaline as well as poorly drained soils. Best growth is achieved during spring and fall seasons, with moderate growth during the summer season.

FLOURISH

Tall Fescue

Farm Science GeneticsÂŽ. Fast regrowth, excellent yield and forage quality. Mid-late maturing, use alone or with grasses and legumes for high quality hay, ensilage, or pasture. Low endophyte levels make it palatable for animals. Seed at 25-40 lbs. alone, 4-12 lbs. in mixes.

PREVAL Meadow Fescue 31

Use in forage blends to improve summer productivity for grazing or hay. Medium-maturity. Excellent palatability and digestibility. Excellent for rotational grazing. High yield with wide, succulent leaves. Good regrowth. Tolerates wet soil and close grazing. Seed at 35-45 lbs. alone, 10-15 lbs. in mixes.


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GAIN

Festulolium

DUO

Festulolium

Farm Science Genetics®. Great yield potential, pasture or silage. Rapid establishment, vigorous growth, excellent with legumes or slower starting grasses. Leafy, palatable, nutritious for all livestock and horses. Performs best on moist, fertile soils. Hybrid of Italian Ryegrass and Meadow Fescue. Seed at 25-40 lbs. alone, 2-20 lbs. in mixes.

RIVAL/BELLEVUE

Canarygrass

High yields, improved palatability and very low alkaloid content. Promotes better intake and greater weight gains over common reed canarygrass. Excellent for wet + dry ground with superior performance over older varieties. Will utilize repeated manure applications throughout the growing season. Seed at 12-15 lbs. alone, 4-8 lbs. in mixes.

VARIETY

FRIA

Annual Ryegrass

TETRAPRIME Ital. Ryegrass

CENTURION

Short Rotation Ital. Ryegrass

TETON II Tall Fescue

FLOURISH Tall Fescue

PREVAL

Meadow Fescue

GAIN

Festulolium

DUO

Festulolium

RIVAL/BELLEVUE Canarygrass

AGRONOMICS CHART

MATURITY

LATE

EARLY LATE

MEDIUM

MEDIUM-LATE MEDIUM

EARLY-MEDIUM MEDIUM LATE

CUTTING MANAGEMENT

YIELD POTENTIAL

2-3

HIGH

3-4 2-3 2-3 2-3 2-3

MEDIUM - HIGH

HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH

2-3

MEDIUM - HIGH

1-2

VERY HIGH

2-3

HIGH

HAY HAYLAGE

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

PASTURE

YES

COMMENT Endophyte Free

YES

Short Rotation Grass

YES

Endophyte Free

YES YES YES YES YES OK

Ryegrass & Forage Grasses

Cross of tetraploid perennial ryegrass and meadow fescue. Looks, digests and is palatable like ryegrass, but heartier. Better tolerates intense summer heat and winter’s frigid cold. Like ryegrass, only better! Seed at 25-40 lbs. alone, 2-20 lbs. in mixes.

Short Rotation Grass

Endophyte - Safe Tolerates Wet Soils Rapid Establishment - Good Companion Good Drought Tolerance & Winterhardiness Alkaloid Free

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SEEDWAY 100 - Long Term Stands (20 lb/acre)

90% 10%

35% 30% 15% 10% 10%

Premium High Yielding Alfalfa Endophyte-Free Forage Tall Fescue

85% 15%

Premium Trefoil Premium Timothy Variety Premium Red Clover Forage Perennial Ryegrass Festulolium

35% 30% 15% 10% 10%

SEEDWAY 300 - Lowland Mix (20 lb/acre)

SEEDWAY 500 - Renovator Mix (20-30 lb/acre) Forage & Pasture Mixes

35% 35% 15% 15%

SEEDWAY 150 - Premium Forage (20 lb/acre)

Festulolium Forage Perennial Ryegrass Annual Ryegrass Proprietary Red Clover

40% 30% 20% 10%

50% 30% 20%

Premium High Yielding Alfalfa Premium Timothy Variety

SEEDWAY 350 - Haymaster Mix (30 lb/acre) Premium Tall Fescue Premium Orchardgrass Red Clover Perennial Ryegrass Festulolium

SEEDWAY 550 - Grass/Hay Mix (30 lb/acre) Endophyte-Free Forage Tall Fescue Premium Orchardgrass Festulolium Late Maturing Timothy

TAR - Economy Mix (15 lb/acre)*

Timothy Medium Red Clover Alsike/White Clover

*WARNING TAR MIX NO 1 contains Alsike clover, which has been associated with certain metabolic disorders in horses. DO NOT pasture horses in fields seeded with this mixture or any mixture containing Alsike.

ALFA-SOWTM

FSG 426 Alfalfa and Extend Hulled Orchardgrass Mix (90% FSG 426 Alfalfa • 10% Extend Orchardgrass)

FSG 426 alfalfa and Extend “Easy Sow” hulled orchardgrass makes the perfect blend for your high production hay acres. These varieties will help ensure the perfect blend that will not bridge in your drill like regular orchardgrass. Don’t waste your time blending your seed at the planter or worrying about two separate seed boxes - JUST FILL YOUR SEED BOX AND SOW YOUR FIELDS! FSG 426 alfalfa is treated with both All-VantageTM and AquabondTM to promote germination and stand establishment.

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50% 30% 20%

SEEDWAY Premium Alfalfa Variety Premium Timothy Variety Pardee Trefoil

65% 25% 10%

60% 40%

FSG 402 Red Clover Premium Timothy Variety

50% 35% 15%

SEEDWAY 400 - Clover Mix (18 lb/acre)

ULTIMATE GRAZER- Pasture Mix (25 lb/acre)

SEEDWAY 250 - Variable Soils (20 lb/acre) SEEDWAY Premium Alfalfa Variety Rival Bellevue Canarygrass Premium Timothy Variety

SEEDWAY 450 - Value Mix (18 lb/acre) Alfalfa Climax Timothy Medium Red Clover

PRO HORSE - Pasture Mix (25 lb/acre)

Mixture designed for the intense grazer. Provides high forage quality and digestibility. If you need to increase milk pounds or body weight...this one will satisfy needs! 35% Tekapo Orchardgrass • 30% Duo Festulolium • 25% Elena Perennial Ryegrass • 5% Legacy White Clover • 5% FSG 402 Red Clover

Farm Science Genetics®. Formulated to meet the special needs of horses, while withstanding intense grazing pressure. 40% Perennial Ryegrass • 20% Timothy • 20% Orchardgrass • 12% Kentucky Bluegrass • 8% Ladino White Clover

Farm Science Genetics®. Maximize the performance of dairy cattle. Grasses and clover provide yield, nutrition, stand persistence and disease resistance. 25% Orchardgrass • 20% Perennial Ryegrass • 15% Festulolium • 15% Timothy • 10% Branch Root Alfalfa • 10% Red Clover 5% Ladino White Clover

Farm Science Genetics®. Maximize beef animal per acre return. High quality ingredients blended in the proper rations. 40% Tall Fescue • 23% Orchardgrass • 10% Intermediate Ryegrass • 10% Perennial Ryegrass • 6% Timothy 6% Red Clover • 5% Ladino White Clover

PRO DAIRY - Pasture Mix (25 lb/acre)

PRO BEEF - Pasture Mix (25 lb/acre)

**Varieties listed for forage and pasture mixes may be substituted with comparable varieties based on availability. Custom mixes are available with an additional mix charge for growers desiring specific varieties or different mix ratios.

Forage & Pasture Mixes

SEEDWAY 200 - Variable Drainage (20 lb/acre)

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FSG 118 BMR 6

75 Day - Forage Sorghum

Farm Science Genetics®. Significantly lower stem lignin concentration. Improved digestibility and palatability equals milk production of corn. Requires 1/3 less water than corn for the same production. Dry stalk gene improves harvest time. Seed at 18-20 lbs. alone, 8-12 lbs. in mixes.

FSG 115 BMR 6

95 Day - Brachytic Dwarf Forage Sorghum

Farm Science Genetics®. Dwarfing gene increases leaf to stem ratio and provides superior standability. Significantly lower stem lignin concentration. Improved digestibility & palatability equals milk production of corn. Grain producing hybrid. Seed at 4-8 lbs. per acre.

FSG 114 BMR 6

85 Day - Forage Sorghum

Farm Science Genetics®. Dry stalk gene improves harvestibility timing. Significantly lower stem lignin concentration. Improves digestibility and palatability. Requires 1/3 less water than corn. Male sterile hybrid. Seed at 7-11 lbs. per acre.

COW VITTLES II 100 Day - Hybrid Forage Sorghum

Farm Science Genetics®. Cowvittles II is a conventional hybrid forage sorghum with high yield potential. A dense lush leaf type with a large grain head, Cowvittles II sets the standard for forage sorghums. Seed at 6-12 lbs. per acre.

Annual forages & Grain Sorghum

FSG 117

52-55 Day - Hybrid Grain Sorghum

Farm Science Genetics®. Widely adapted from north to south across soil types and environmental conditions. Good emergence and early vigor help FSG 117 get off to a fast start, while exceptional stress tolerance allows for dependable yield performance under adverse conditions. If an early maturity hybrid with high yield potential is needed, FSG 117 is the variety to ask for. Red colored grain.

FSG 255C

54-58 Day - Grain Sorghum

Farm Science Genetics®. FSG 255C is widely adaptable north to south across extraneous soil types and conditions of the medium-early maturity zones. Exceptional stress tolerance allows for dependable yield performance under adverse conditions. Good emergence score and early vigor help FSG 255C get a fast start in spring. Cream colored grain.

FSG 425

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62-65 Day - Hybrid Grain Sorghum

Farm Science Genetics®. FSG 425 is widely adapted from north to south across soil types and environmental conditions. Good emergence and early vigor help FSG 425 get off to a fast start, while unmatched stress tolerance allows for dependable yield performance under adverse conditions. If you need a medium maturity hybrid with high yield potential, FSG 425 is the variety to ask for. Red colored grain.


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50-55 Day - Dry Stalk Hybrid Sorghum - Sudan

FSG 215 BMR 6

50-55 Day Hybrid Sorghum - Sudangrass

Farm Science Genetics®. Produces high tillering, high quality forage with excellent early vigor. The high leaf-to-stem ratio equals high protein. Digestibility has been increased by 20% due to the BMR 6 trait. Dry stalk gene allows for more timely harvest and helps get the crop out of the field quickly. Typically used in a rotational grazing or 1-3 cutting systems allowing growers to produce the maximum amount of forage. Seed at 35-50 lbs. per acre.

Farm Science Genetics®. FSG 215 BMR6 produces some of the highest dry matter yields of any BMR and non-BMR hybrid sorghum-sudangrass commercially available with excellent nutritional quality and early vigor. Highly digestible, increased drought tolerance and improved animal utilization due to reduced lignin. Excellent choice for grazing, hay, greenchop and silage. Seed at 35-50 lbs. per acre.

Farm Science Genetics®. Small seeded three way cross with thin stems that are highly palatable. Very fast regrowth after cutting. Possesses the Green Top trait, which allows for further extension of the plant. Planting at higher populations will result in a finer stemmed forage. Finer stems will allow the forage to dry faster for higher quality hay than is possible with thick stemmed types. Seed at 35-50 lbs. per acre.

SSG 886BMR6 is a BMR 6 Hybrid Sudangrass. The BMR 6 gene added to a sudangrass hybrid adds the high quality to a plant that has fine stems and quick regrowth. This hybrid will have fast dry down so it can be used in areas that have trouble putting sorghum sudan up as dry hay. Seed at 25-30 lbs. per acre.

GREENGRAZER V

63-65 Day Hybrid Sorghum - Sudangrass

SSG 886 BMR6

Leafy BMR6 Hybrid Sudangrass

TRI-MAX BLEND Forage Mixture

This blend consists of Maxum forage peas, Forage Plus forage oats and Hays barley. TRI-MAX is truly superior, producing higher yields with more energy and higher digestibility than other companion crops. This blend will tolerate more heat than pea/triticale mixes; however, optimum performance is still achieved with earlier planting. Seed at 80-120 lbs. per acre.

SPRINT MAXX BLEND Forage Mixture

Sprint Maxx is a forage blend of Haywire Brand Oats and Stockade Brand Peas. It produces high yields of high quality forage in dairy and beef areas throughout the Northern United States. Sprint-Maxx provides a quick source of forages within 60 days of planting and can be used as companion crop to establish alfalfa or it can follow winter wheat if planted within the first 2 weeks of August. Seed at 80-120 lbs. per acre.

Annual Forages & Grain Sorghum

FSG 214 BMR 6

SkyHiTM Forage Oat

SkyHi forage oats are a true forage variety that has wide leaves and produces high quality forage. Although it is leafy, it’s also a tall and erect plant, averaging more leaves per stem. Early planting is NOT an option with sorghum and sorghum x sudan products. They must be planted in warm soils. May 20 is the absolute earliest after soils are warm. Also observe sorghum / sudan feed warnings to prevent Prussic Acid Poisoning.

(1) Avoid large nitrogen applications prior to expected drought periods. (3) Do not harvest drought damaged plants within 4 days of good rain. (5) Cut at higher stubble height, nitrates accumulate in the lower stalks.

(2) 2, 4-D increases Prussic Acids for several weeks after application. (4) Allow at least 7 days killing frost before chopping. (6) Wait 6 weeks after ensiling to allow Prussic Acid to dissipate.

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CSG SW-PR - 25 lbs. per acre

80% Austrian Winter Pea 20% Eco-TillTM Radish

• Rapid establishment to prevent wind and water erosion. • Fixes atmospheric nitrogen to increase soil nitrogen levels. • Improves soil permeability for increased air and water penetration, reduces soil compaction, and increases root development potential. • Recycles nutrients that would have been lost to leaching or runoff. • Potential forage for fall grazing.

CSG SW-RyR - 25 lbs. per acre

80% Fria Annual Ryegrass 20% Eco-TillTM Radish

• Improves soil permeability for increased air and water penetration, reduces soil compaction, and increases root development potential. • Recycles nutrients that would have been lost to leaching or runoff. • Holds surface soil in place. • Improves soil tilth which can benefit any crop that follows. • Potential forage production for fall grazing.

CSG SW-RyC- 25 lbs. per acre Cover Crops & Mixtures

60% Fria Annual Ryegrass 40% Crimson Clover

• Rapid establishment to prevent wind and water erosion. • Improves soil permeability for increased air and water penetration, reduces soil compaction and increases root development potential. • Fixes atmospheric nitrogen to increase soil nitrogen levels. • Potential forage for fall and spring grazing, spring silage or hay.

CSG SW-TCR - 50 lbs. per acre

80% Triticale 10% Crimson Clover 10% Eco-TillTM Radish

• Rapid establishment to prevent wind and water erosion. • Recycles nutrients that would have been lost to leaching or runoff. • Fixes atmospheric nitrogen to increase soil nitrogen levels. • Improves soil permeability for increased air and water penetration, reduces soil compaction and increases root development potential. • Best used prior to corn, wheat or other crops requiring significant nitrogen inputs. • Potential forage for fall and spring grazing, spring silage or hay.

CSG SW-POR- 50 lbs. per acre

50% Austrian Winter Peas 40% Jerry Oats 10% Eco-TillTM Radish

• Rapid establishment to prevent wind and water erosion. • Improves soil permeability for increased air and water penetration, reduces soil

compaction, and increases root development potential. • Recycles nutrients that would have been lost to leaching or runoff. • Fixes atmospheric nitrogen to increase soil nitrogen levels. • Potential forage for fall and spring grazing, spring silage or hay.

CSG SW-TRy - 100 lbs. per acre

80% Triticale 20% Fria Annual Ryegrass 37

• All grass mix. • Excellent forage for fall and spring grazing. • Improves soil tilth which can benefit any crop that follows. • Rapid establishment to prevent wind and water erosion.


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PURPLE BOUNTY Hairy Vetch

Early maturing, winter-hardy, cover crop capable of fixing up to 50% of subsequent crop’s nitrogen needs. Increased biomass, thicker mulch, earlier flowering, flexibility in planting succeeding crop. Fall planted. Seed at 20-25 lbs. Plant with ECO-TILLTM radish for a two-phase approach to soil improvement and nitrogen fixation.

ECO-TILLTM Radish

Conservation Science Genetics®. A true registered variety with superior deep penetrating tap root can reach up to 24” or more. Reduces soil compaction. Builds organic matter. Improves nutrient recycling. Enhances soil tilth with excellent weed suppression. Specifically developed for fall/winter cover crop application.

Conservation Science GeneticsTM is a progressive cover crop program developed to benefit growers by providing seed of individual species and mixtures that are high quality, professionally tested and legally tagged. These mixtures of grass and legume species provide the potential for increased crop yields, disruption of disease & pest cycles, reduce soil erosion, increase water infiltration and nutrient recycling. In addition to the soil benefits that cover crops provide, many species provide opportunities for grazing, haying or ensiling a nutritious forage crop.

BEE POLLINATOR MIXTURES

SW Annual Pollinator Mix Annual Pollinator Mix

Cov er Crops & Mixtures

Annual Ryegrass • Crimson Clover • Austrian Winter Peas • Triticale • Oats • Buckwheat Cover Crop Mixes and Custom Cover Crop Mixes Also Available

SW Annual Pollinator Mix is formulated to be a beneficial pollinator mix, but an excellent cover crop mix that will build the soil with nitrogen and organic matter. Since the mix is annual, timing is important for proper planting time and should be sown early enough to have bloom for the pollinator species. Spring planting or early fall is ideal. Seed at 25-30 lbs. per acre.

Eastern Pollinator Mix Annual/Perennial Pollinator Mix

Formulated for the eastern United States and southeast Canada where pollinator conservation is desired. Best times to plant are spring, early summer, and fall. Seed at 11-22 lbs. per acre.

Monarch Butterfly Mix

Annual/Perennial Pollinator Mix

This mixture is composed of nectar producing flowers for adult butterflies as well as milkweed which will provide egg-laying sites and food for monarch caterpillars. Plant in spring, early summer, and fall. Seed at 11-22 lbs. per acre.

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Bacterial Inoculant For Improved Preservation Of Corn Silage And Haylage

Biomax® Pro provides for a strong fermentation and reduction of spoilage microorganisms. Ideal for use on all crops across a broad range of moistures stored in variety of structures. Fast starter, strong finisher. Proven inhibition of 5 yeasts + 2 molds. Excellent dry matter retention.

Benefits

· Improves fermentation · Performs exceptionally well in corn silage · Inhibits a range of yeasts and molds

Crops

· Corn Silage · HMSC/ HMEC · Earlage · Snaplage

Available in 200g canister (100tt) and 1000g canister (500tt)

Biomax® SB Bacterial Inoculant For Improved Preservation Of Corn Silage And Haylage

Starch Boost

A new and innovative corn silage inoculant designed to increase the digestibility of starch in corn silage and contains 2 strains of lactic acid bacteria. One strain, Enterococcus faecium (CH212), is proven to increase the availability of starch for rumen digestion in corn silage ensiled less than the optimal time.

Silage Inoculants

The second strain, Lactobaccilus plantarum (CH6072) is proven to rapidly produce lactic acid which decreases silage pH. Besides lowering pH, lactic acid will help breakdown the protein matrix to release the encapsulated starch.

Benefits

· Increased rumen starch availability compared to non-inoculated corn silage · Fast growing and competitive lactic acid bacteria dominate and significantly reduce pH

Crops

· Corn Silage · HMSC/ HMEC · Earlage · Snaplage

Available in 500g canister (500tt)

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The difference between a dairy operation and a smarter dairy farm operation is often the ability to collect and analyze data - and act on insights. Chr. Hansen has the tools to help you get the most out of data analysis so you can improve starch and fiber digestion, minimize forage loss, and increase bottom line profitability. We call it The Nutrient ScorecardTM. The program gives farmers a scientific scorecard summary of the status of their silage and their herd’s nutritional performance, along with recommendations for improving milk production and herd digestion. With The Nutrient ScorecardTM you will know the score. The Nutrient ScorecardTM can identify specific management problems. It gives data and insights to make measurable improvements in your operations. 39


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SiloSolve® MC Bacterial Inoculant For Superior Fermentation and Microbial Control Microbial Control

Clostridia grows in wet silage when there is a lack of oxygen. Growth of clostridia leads to breakdown of protein and butyric-acid production. Silage with clostridia has a strong butyric-acid smell and elevated pH, which can reduce palatability. SiloSolve® MC contains three strains of lactic-acid bacteria. One patented strain reduces undesirable microorganisms such as clostridia. The others improve overall fermentation.

Benefits

· Reduced clostridial fermentation · Improved dry matter recovery · Improved fermentation and digestibility · Reduced ammonia and protein degradation · Improved palatability

Crops

· Haylage · Small Grain Silage · Corn Silage

Available in a 200g canister (100tt) or 1000g canister (500tt)

Most farmers experience silage heating, due largely to growth of yeast and mold. Good management, including proper compaction, reduces the heat. However, some crops, such as corn, heat more often than other crops. Yeast and mold are fungi that grow well in the presence of oxygen. Yeasts initiate the heating of silage and molds usually follow. Certain molds produce harmful mycotoxins. Mycotoxins may compromise production and animal health.

Benefits

· Reduced heating and dry matter loss · Improved silage stability · Reduced growth of yeast and mold · Improved silage quality

Crops

· Haylage · Corn Silage · HMSC/ HMEC · Earlage · Snaplage

Available in a 200g canister (100tt) or 1000g canister (500tt)

SiloSolve® FC Bacterial Inoculant For Rapid Fermentation And Aerobic Stability Fungal Control

Silage Inoculants

SiloSolve® AS Bacterial Inoculant For Aerobic Stability And Enhanced Fermentation Aerobic Stability

Most farmers will recognize the challenges of silage management during feedout. Heating of silage largely due to the growth of yeast and mold is particularly problematic. In addition certain molds produce harmful mycotoxins. Mycotoxins may compromise production and health of animals. The risk of heating and loss of valuable nutrients may jeopardize milk production and could lead to a severe economic impact. SiloSolveTM FC provides aerobic stability after only 8 days of ensiling.

Benefits

· Excellent fermentation and aerobic stability obtained even at early feed out · Fast growing and competitive lactic acid bacteria that dominate and control the fermentation · Oxygen scavenging ability

Crops

· Haylage · Small Grain Silage · Corn Silage · HMSC/ HMEC/ · Earlage & Snaplage

Available in a 200g canister (100tt) or 1000g canister (500tt)

* Ask us about SiloSolve® OS * and our Inoculant Quick Tips Guide!

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