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Winter Rye & Winter Barley

* = variety not stated

Winter Rye Winter Rye is the most winter-hardy winter grain. It can be grazed deep into the fall, competes with weeds, and produces lots of forage/green manure in the spring. Germinates down to 35˚F. Performs well on low fertility and/or droughty soils. Excellent feed value as forage. Average grain yields range from 35-55 bu/acre. Markets are slowly growing for winter rye grain for milling/distilling in the Upper-Midwest. Best Use: Cover Crop, Fall/Spring Forage, Grain, Malting/ Distilling Planting Date: September 1st – November 15th Adaptations: All soil types & environments Requirements: Be sure to kill winter rye at least 10 days to 2 weeks before planting cash crops in the spring.

Especially competitive for moisture & nutrients in dry years. Can lodge on heavy soils with excess fertility. Seeding: 50-100 lbs/acre [cover crop] ; 100 lbs/ acre [forage, grain]

Winter Rye* • Economical choice for forage, grain or cover cropping • Northern origin (Canada, MN, WI, ND, SD) Price/bag Conventional

Aroostook

Organic

• Very tall variety with good winter hardiness • Early-heading. The variety of choice for roller-crimper application in organic no-till systems • Good spring recovery and early-season vigor 1-9 bags

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$15.50 $20.00

$13.50 $13.00 $12.50 $18.00 $17.50 $17.00

Price/bag Conventional Organic

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ND-Dylan (Requires license agreement) • NDSU release w/outstanding grain yield and hardiness • Excellent standability and heavy test weight 1-9 bags

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Conventional

$14.00

$12.00

$11.50

$11.00

Organic

$19.00

$17.00

$16.50

$16.00

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Hybrid Winter Rye Hybrid Rye – Game Changer! We launched our first hybrid rye variety, Brasetto, for the 2016 growing season. Growers had huge yields and success. Based on customer demand we now offer three KWS varieties for 2018, each with their own unique characteristics. But why hybrid rye? 1. It yields up to 140 bu/acre (up to 100% more than open pollinated varieties) 2. Plants are shorter, excellent standing, and uniform in height and maturity. 3. Disease resistant! All have minimal risk for ergot. 4. Excellent winter hardiness. 5. Superior grain quality for milling, distilling, and feed markets. 6. As part of a feedstock, rye has advantages for livestock health.

Seeding: 800,000 viable seeds/acre, which is about 6580 lbs per acre depending on seed size and germination. Seed ½” to 1” deep. Management: Hybrid rye requires higher management than open pollinated rye. Fertility and disease management should be similar to wheat. About 1 lb of

available nitrogen per bushel of grain. Uniform seed spacing is essential.

Bono**

Dolaro** • Outstanding grain quality • A short plant with good lodging resistance • Very good disease resistance

• Highest yields by University of MN in 2016 and 2017 • Excellent drought tolerance – best dryland variety • Very large, deep root system

Conventional

1-9 Price/bag bags Conventional $52.00

Progas**

10-39 40-199 200+ bags bags bags $50.00 $49.50 $49.00

Brasetto • Dramatically higher grain yields than common varieties • Very good standing, good resistance to fusarium • Low ergot, superior grain quality for milling, _ distilling, or feed • Note: Seed at 65 to 80 lbs per acre maximum Price/bag Conventional

1-9 bags $52.00

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Price/bag

1-9 bags $52.00

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• Silage-specific or grazing variety • Tall, high tonnage Price/bag

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**Cannot save seed, requires license agreement

Winter Barley Winter barley has shown excellent promise as a productive feed & malting grain for the Upper Midwest. Winter barley typically has higher yields, less disease issues, lower input needs, and provides more ecosystem services compared to spring barley. New winter barley genetics for improved survivability in northern winters with reliable yields for feed & malting markets. Best Use: Grain, Forage, Malting Planting Date: August 15th – September 15th Adaptations: All soil types; sheltered fields likely fare best

Requirements: Early planting is essential for best chance of surviving the winter.

LCS Calypso (2-Row) NEW! • An early two-row malting barley; high yield potential • Very good winter hardiness • Excellent tillering with medium plant height • Good standability • LimaGrain release – requires license agreement Conventional Certified____________ASK

LCS Violetta (2-Row) • Bred for superior malt quality, earliness, short _ height, disease resistance. • LimaGrain release – requires license agreement Conventional Certified____________ASK

SB151 (6-Row) • Bred for superior malt quality, earliness, short _ • Early maturing, medium height with excellent standability, and disease resistance • Awnless for improved feed quality Organic & Certified______________ASK 13

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