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SEED

GUIDE

2019


Meet the New Staff KNOWLEDGEABLE SUPPORT FOR FARMERS

The State of Organic Farming Yes, crop prices fluctuate from one week to the next, and sometimes we wonder if demand for organics will continue to be strong. Then there’s the weather. (“Spring? What spring!”) Regardless of the uncertainties: there has never been a better time for organic farmers. Across the board, from cash crops to cover crops, we have seen continued growth in our organic seed lines. And just as rewarding: our organic farm customers are reporting yields that aren’t too far away from their conventional neighbors. We continue to work with university professionals, genetic suppliers, seed growers, and YOU to develop the best-performing seed for organic farmers. That takes research, like our first replicated organic soybean test plots. But we also know farmers don’t just need seed to succeed: they need the know-how to apply best practices, and we will keep working with organizations to promote testing and education.

Bairet Eiter Organic Agronomist

Margaret Smith Forage Agronomist

As an Organic Agronomist and Cover Crop Specialist, Bairet helps farmers make informed decisions about organic and non-GMO seed choices and crop/soil/insect/ disease management. She also manages our Organic Handler Certification and Non-GMO Project verification compliance and certification processes. She works one-to-one with organic farmers on farm visits, field days, and helps with field work – including the installation of replicated test plots.

Margaret is filling a new position for us: Forage Agronomist. She helps us select the best forage species and varieties for animal producers. She also helps livestock farmers plan rotations, which may include cover crops, to meet their animal nutrition needs.

Bairet received her bachelor’s degree in Crop and Soil Science from UW-River Falls with an emphasis in Sustainable Agriculture and a minor in Dairy Science.

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Tom Ehrhardt

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She comes to us most recently from ISU’s Value Added Agriculture Program where she focused on specialty agronomic crops, including small grains, and working with beginning farmers. Margaret and her husband farm organically near Hampton, IA, where they graze beef cattle and sheep. They are also seed growers for Albert Lea Seed.

Here’s to an even better 2019.

Mac Ehrhardt

Margaret received her B.S. in Agronomy from Iowa State University (ISU). Her graduate studies at ISU (MS) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (PhD) focused on forage management and cropping systems.

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EARLY PAY DISCOUNTS

9% paid by Oct. 15, 2018 7% paid by Nov. 15, 2018 6% paid by Dec. 15, 2018 5% paid by Jan. 15, 2019 3% paid by Feb. 15, 2019 Not available with John Deere Financing. Available on corn and soybeans only.

EARLY ORDER DISCOUNT

On orders placed by Oct. 15, 2018 • $10/unit on organic corn (except closeout) • $10/bag on organic alfalfa • $2/unit on organic soybeans Order must be placed by Oct. 15, no down payment. Available with Early Pay discounts

VIKING DISCOUNTS CORN

20-49 units $2/unit 50-99 units $3/unit 100-199 units $4/unit 200-399 units $5/unit 400+ units $6/unit

SOYBEANS

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

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ORDERING & SHIPPING Many of our customers visit us in the spring to place their orders in person, but we can also ship direct to your farm or connect you with a dealer in your area. When you place your order, our knowledgeable sales staff will help you determine the best shipping method. • We ship parcel to all 50 states by UPS or Spee-Dee. Rates are determined by weight and destination. • We ship pallets of seed to all 50 states. For Midwest states, we have competitive LTL flat rates. Call for current rates or quotes to other US states. • You must have semi access and a loader with forks. We attempt to ship in-stock orders within 48 hours of receiving payment, but we cannot guarantee delivery dates or times.

Bulk Sales – Additional $1.00/unit

BOXED CORN AND SOYBEANS

• Corn available in 40-unit (80M/unit) bulk boxes • Soybean available in 40-unit (140M/unit) bulk boxes or totes • No additional packaging discounts apply for boxes or totes • Orders need to be placed by Feb. 15, 2019 • Bulk boxes must be returned by June 30, 2019 • Also $500 non-billed deposit (billed after July 1)

SMALL GRAIN IN PRO-BOXES

• A $50/box charge applies for small grain in boxes • After 60 days you will receive a $600/box invoice

REPLANT AND RETURN POLICIES BEFORE JUNE 15

We will cheerfully accept returns of seed until June 15 (or 30 days after purchase). OFFERED THROUGH

PAYMENT DUE DATE

0% FIXED

OCT. 15, 2018

JAN. 2020

PRIME -3%

NOV. 15, 2018

JAN. 2020

PRIME

JAN. 15, 2019

JAN. 2020

PRIME +4.25%

MAR. 15, 2019

JAN. 2020

PRIME +7.45%

OCT. 15, 2019

JAN. 2020

INTEREST RATE

Available on corn and soybean orders only. Not available with early pay discounts. $2,500 minimum purchase.

AFTER JUNE 15 After June 15, there will be a $10/bag restocking charge on corn and $3/bag restocking charge on soybeans.

We will not accept returns of: • Seed corn or soybeans treated with a custom treatment • Opened, wet, dirty, unsaleable or damaged bags of seed • Close-out corn • Custom mixes If your Viking Seed Corn is frozen, drowned, or hailed out, you may purchase replant seed at a discounted price.

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SELLING WITH TO A NON-GMO START PUREMARKET? SEED

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

99 99 99

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% NON-GMO NON-GMO

99.9 99.9 99.9

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% NON-GMO NON-GMO

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

Develop&&MAINTAIN Maintain Non-GMO HOWHow WEWe DEVELOP NON-GMOPurity PURITY

GEOGRAPHIC GEOGRAPHIC ISOLATION ISOLATION

DEDICATED EQUIPMENT & TRANSPORTATION

STRINGENT TESTING

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CERTIFIED ORGANIC & UNTREATED CORN CHARACTERISTICS Hybrid

CRM

Heat Units

N&S Region

E&W Region

Planting Population

High Low Pop. Pop.

PURE

1940

1

E,C,W

Med.-High

7

Emerg.

Early Growth

Plant Health

Drought Tolerance

Fall Stalk Root Strength Strength

7

8

8

7

7

7

Certified Organic

Plant H t.

Test Wt.

Dry Down

Silage Cob Potential Color

Coated with an OMRI-approved seed coating

O.99-79P

79

7

9

8

6

8

O.87-80

80

1950

1

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

7

7

7

8

7

8

7

8

9

7

Red

O.58-85

85

2140

1

E,C,W

Low-High

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

7

7

Pink

O.58-85UP

85

ULTRA PURE

2140

1

E,C,W

Low-High

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

7

7

Pink

O.45-88P

88

PURE

2190

1,2

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

6

8

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

8

9

Red

O.71-90UPGS

90

ULTRA PURE /Grain / Silage 2280

1,2

E,C,W

Low-High

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

7

8

8

7

9

Pink

O.88-91UP

91

ULTRA PURE

2290

1,2

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

7

8

8

9

9

9

7

7

8

6

Red

O.31-92P

92

PURE

2290

1,2,3

C,E

Med.-High

8

7

9

9

7

7

7

6

9

9

6

8

Pink

O.82-95P

95

PURE

2450

2,3

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

9

8

7

8

7

7

8

9

7

8

White

O.33-95LF P

95

PURE, Leafy / Floury

2450

2,3

E,C,W

Low

5

9

9

9

8

7

6

7

9

NA

NA

10

White

O.84-95UP

95

ULTRA PURE

2450

2,3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

6

7

7

8

8

8

9

7

8

8

6

Red

O.98-98P NEW!

98

PURE

2490

3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

8

8

8

7

8

7

8

7

7

7

Red

O.31-99P NEW!

99

PURE

2490

3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

8

8

8

7

7

8

8

7

7

8

Pink

O.79-00UP

100

ULTRA PURE

2500

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

9

9

7

7

8

8

8

7

9

8

Red

O.34-00LF P

100

PURE, Leafy / Floury

2550

3,4

E,C,W

Low

5

9

8

8

8

8

7

7

9

NA

NA

10

White

O.69-01UP NEW!

101

ULTRA PURE

2520

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

6

8

8

7

7

8

7

8

7

6

ID

Red

O.55-02UP NEW!

102

ULTRA PURE

2530

3,4,5

E,C,W

Low-High

7

8

7

7

7

7

7

8

8

8

7

7

Red

O.51-04PGS

104

PURE / Grain / Silage

2600

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

6

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

7

8

9

Pink

O.38.05P NEW!

105

PURE

2600

4,5

E,C

Med.-High

8

7

8

8

8

7

8

7

8

7

7

7

-

O.68-06P

106

PURE

2620

4,5

E,C,W

Low-High

8

8

8

8

8

7

8

8

8

7

8

8

Red

O.48-08PGS NEW!

108

PURE / Grain / Silage

2650

5,6

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

9

8

9

8

8

9

8

7

6

8

Red

O.35-09LF P

109

PURE, Leafy / Floury

2650

5,6

E,C,W

Low

5

8

9

8

8

8

7

9

8

NA

NA

10

Pink

O.74-10PGS

110

PURE / Grain / Silage

2750

5,6

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

8

8

8

8

8

9

7

7

7

9

Pink

O.82-14PGS NEW!

114

PURE / Grain / Silage

2855

5,6+

E,C,W

Low-High

7

8

8

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

6

9

Red

Untreated

White

CORN

Attribute

May be coated with an OMRI-approved seed coating or could be raw (untreated). See page 9 for details.

58-85 UNT

85

2140

71-90UP UNT

90

ULTRA PURE / Grain / Silage 2280

51-95UP UNT

95

60-01 UNT

101

2420

40-03UP UNT

103

ULTRA PURE

2540

74-10GS UNT

110

Grain / Silage

2730

78-11 UNT

111

53-12GS UNT

112

ULTRA PURE

Grain / Silage

1

E,C,W

Low-High

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

7

7

Pink

1,2

E,C,W

Low-High

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

7

8

8

7

9

Pink

2,3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

6

7

7

8

8

8

9

7

8

8

6

Red

3,4

C,E

Low-High

8

8

8

8

8

7

6

8

9

7

7

9

Pink

3,4,5

E,C,W

Low-High

9

7

8

8

8

8

9

9

7

8

8

6

Pink

5,6

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

8

8

8

8

8

9

7

7

7

9

Pink

2750

4,5,6

E,C

Low-High

7

9

8

8

8

7

8

8

8

10

6

6

Red

2760

5,6+

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

8

8

8

8

8

9

7

7

7

9

Pink

2450

VIKING CORN GENETICS ADAPTATION ZONES

Scale Range: 10 = Best Possible, 9 = Excellent, 8 = Above Average, 7 = Average, 6 = Below Average, 5 = Well Below Average, 4 and below we would not sell Pure = 99% Non-GMO

Ultra-Pure = 99.9% Non-GMO

VIKING CORNCORN GENETICS ADAPTATION ZONES WESTERN BELT CENTRAL CORN BELT Western Corn Belt Central Corn Belt

EASTERN CORN BELT Eastern Corn Belt

ZONE 1

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MATURITY 85-90

2

91-96

3

96-100

4

101-105

5

105-110

6

111-115

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CORN SEED Viking O.99-79P FAST-EMERGENCE AND TALL GROWING FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE 79-Day C.R.M. • Excellent emergence and early vigor • Proven field-tested early genetics with excellent dual-purpose capabilities for grain or silage • Fast canopy hybrid; very tall growth • Slower drying hybrid; true white cob • Excellent test weight • Best performance in zone or farther north as later hybrid; avoid moving south for early production or replant

Viking O.87-80P EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL FOR EARLY CORN 80-Day C.R.M. • Very good yield potential in its zone of adaptation • Good drought-stress tolerance • Very good stalks and roots in maturity zone • Excellent drydown in the fall • Best performance at higher populations on medium to heavy soils

Viking O.58-85UP & Viking O.58-85P YIELD, STRESS TOLERANCE AND ADAPTABILITY 85-Day C.R.M. • Extremely high yield potential for an early hybrid: • 193 bu/A , #1 in the trial (Morris, MN, U of MN Organic Trial 2017) • 188 bu/A (Lamberton, MN U of MN Organic Trial 2017) • Slightly earlier cross of O.45-88P • Excellent ear flex for varied populations with above average test weight • Strong emergence and early growth • Tall plant; excellent dual-purpose potential for grain or silage • Best performance in zone; avoid moving south for early production or replant • Made Grain Millers’ 2018 list of accepted hybrids

Viking O.45-88P VERSATILE AND WIDELY ADAPTED 88-Day C.R.M. • Excellent early yield potential • Early flowering hybrid with very good grain test weight • Moves south better than O.58-85 and O.71-90 • Strong emergence and early-season growth • Semi-flex ear, strongest yields at medium to high populations • Good dual-purpose potential for grain or silage, especially in the North

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Viking O.82-95P

GREAT YIELDS AND GRAIN QUALITY

VERSATILE WHITE COB HYBRID FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

90-Day C.R.M. • Excellent yield performance across all soil types and environments • Tall plant; excellent testing results as a dual-purpose hybrid for silage • Very good grain quality and heavy test weight • Flowers early and matures early for a 90-day • Nice staygreen into the fall • Ideally suited for planting in zone; avoid moving too far south • On Grain Millers’ 2018 list of accepted hybrids

95-Day C.R.M. • Very adaptable 95-day; above-average stress tolerance • Early flowering hybrid with excellent test weight grain • Exceptional emergence and early-season growth; gets a jump on weeds • Above-average height; good dual-purpose potential for grain or silage • Avoid compacted soils or soils heavy in clay content

Viking O.84-95UP ROBUST, HEALTHY, HIGH-YIELDING

Viking O.88-91UP CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE AND DROUGHT TOLERANCE 91-Day C.R.M. • Excellent yielding 90-day • 202 bu/A (highest yielding hybrid, Montcalm Co. Michigan State) • Widely adapted across the northern corn belt • Excellent drought-stress tolerance, likes heat • Medium-height plant with very good stalk strength

95-Day C.R.M. • The best all-around 95-day organic grain hybrid we sell: • 223 bu/A over 3 locations (University of Wisconsin Organic Trial 2017) • 207 bu/A over 3 locations (University of Minnesota Central Zone 2017) • 190 bu/A (Montcalm Co. Mich. State University 2017) • Medium-height hybrid; very good stalk and root strength • Good overall plant health and very good test weight • Very good drought-stress tolerance • Widely adapted in 95-day corn country across the U.S. • Best yield performance at medium to high populations • On Grain Millers’ list of accepted hybrids for milling

Viking O.98-98P NEW, HIGH-YIELDING ORGANIC GENETICS

Viking O.31-92P STRONG, HEALTHY HYBRID, JUMPS OUT OF THE GROUND 92-Day C.R.M. • Excellent emergence and early growth to get ahead of the weeds • Very tall plant with early canopy closure; excellent dual-purpose potential for grain or silage • Excellent tonnage and good quality as silage • Early flowering hybrid with good grain test weight • Slower drydown for a 92-day • Semi-flex ear suitable for medium to high populations on good soils • Moves south well as an earlier hybrid

98-Day C.R.M. • Beat P0157 by 6 bushel in 2017 yield trials (11 locations) • Healthy plant with above-average emergence • Widely adapted for MN/IA and east across the Corn Belt • Medium-tall plants with girthy, flex ears • Very good fall appearance and late season intactness

Viking O.31-99P VALUE-PRICED, DOUBLE-MODIFIED HYBRID WITH EXCELLENT EMERGENCE 99-Day C.R.M. • Workhorse hybrid, not a racehorse • Widely adapted hybrid with good silage adaptation • Medium-tall with semi-flex ear • Good response to high fertility, tough enough to handle poorer soils • Not a single-cross hybrid; modified male & female parents

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CORN

Viking O.71-90UPGS


CORN SEED

Viking O.79-00UP STRONG START, FROM SEED TO BUSHELS

TOPPED OUR 100-DAY YIELD TRIALS IN 2017

99-Day C.R.M. • Elite yield potential in the 100-day line-up: • 229 bu/A over 3 locations (University of Wisconsin Organic Trial 2017) • 251 bu/A over 3 locations (University of Minnesota Central Zone 2017) • 244 bu/A over 3 locations (University of Illinois North Region 2017) • 204 bu/A (Ingham Co. Michigan State University 2017) • Excellent emergence, early-season vigor & early growth • Fast-drying hybrid in the fall. Good stalks and roots • Above-average height; good dual-purpose potential for grain or silage • Growers report success with hand-harvesting

102-Day C.R.M. • Leading-edge yield potential • Strong stalks with good late-season intactness • Long, flex ears with above-average grain test weight • Widely adapted across the Corn Belt east of I-29 • Best performance in zone as a full-season hybrid

Viking O.69-01UP IMPROVED VIKING O.69-99 101-Day C.R.M. • Very high yield potential • Good emergence and early season growth • Excellent east-west adaptability • Best performance at higher populations • Good overall plant health with very good staygreen • Complete husk cover slows drydown

Viking 60-01 UNT CONVENTIONAL, UNTREATED CONSISTENT, HIGH-YIELDING GENETICS 101-Day C.R.M. | Conventional, Untreated • 60-01 has been one of our best-selling hybrids • Medium-tall plant; very good stalk and root strength • Semi-flex ear with very good test weight grain • Very good disease tolerance, overall plant health and fall intactness 8 

Viking O.55-02UP

Viking O.51-04PGS ONE HYBRID TO DO IT ALL? THIS ONE IS IT! 104-Day C.R.M. • Good yielding, stable hybrid for organic fields: • 231 bu/A, 3 locations (U of WI Organic Trial 2017) • 259 bu/A , 3 locations (U of MN Southern Zone 2017) • 223 bu/A , 3 locations (OSU NW Region 2017) • 202 bu/A 2nd in trial (Montcalm Co. MSU 2017) • Outstanding digestibility and tonnage ratings for silage; superior choice for dual-purpose hybrid • Good stalks and roots with above-average emergence • Excellent late-season health, above-average height • Best performance on medium to heavy-textured soils; avoid coarse sands

Viking O.38-05P EXCELLENT YIELDS AND STALK STRENGTH 105-Day C.R.M. • Outstanding yield potential • Medium-tall hybrid with very good stalk strength • Good emergence

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CORN

Viking O.68-06P

Viking O.74-10PGS

ROCK-SOLID HYBRID FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

GRAIN? SILAGE? TAKE YOUR PICK

106-Day C.R.M. • Consistent yield performance across regions: • 234 bu/A across 3 locations (University of Illinois North Region 2017) • 228 bu/A across 3 locations (Ohio State Northwest Zone 2017) • Medium-tall height that makes a suitable dualpurpose chopping hybrid • Quick emergence and canopy closure • Excellent late-season health with good stalks and root strength • Semi-flex ear for medium to high populations • Average grain test weight

Viking O.48-08PGS

110-Day C.R.M. • Outstanding grain yields: • 250 bu/A over 3 locations (University of Illinois North Region 2017) • 224 bu/A over 3 locations (University of Illinois West Central Region 2017) • Medium height; impressive root strength • Excellent overall plant health with good late-season intactness and appearance • Very strong all-around agronomics • Widely adapted across many soil types and populations • Very good tonnage and excellent quality when chopped for silage

Viking O.82-14PGS

OUTSTANDING YIELD AND AGRONOMICS

TREMENDOUS YIELDS FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

108-Day C.R.M. • Topped out full-season yield trials in 2017 (253 bu/A average 2017) • Excellent emergence and response to high populations and intensive management • Exceptional tolerance to Goss’s Wilt, NCLB, and GLS • Strong roots and stalks • Good ear-flex and defense for tougher environments

114-Day C.R.M. • Tropical genetics, well-adapted to southern Corn Belt • Grain and silage yields competing with best-available conventionals • Medium-tall hybrid with above-average emergence • Girthy, flex ears, below-average grain test weight • Very good tolerance to Southern Rust, Goss’s Wilt, GLS, and NCLB

ORGANIC CORN SEED COATINGS Viking seed corn is pre-applied with these OMRI-approved seed coatings

Soil Biotics 1r

SabrEx Corn

• Carbon-based humic acid

• Proprietary mixture of Trichoderma Mycorrhizal Fungi

• Allows for improved cold germination & emergence

• Aids in plant rooting, nutrient & water uptake

A Note About Resid HC In 2018, we applied Resid HC to some of our organic seed corn. It is an OMRI-listed seed coating for organic farms, and it is a fine product under certain circumstances. However, many of our customers experienced difficulties with this coating. No Viking corn will be coated with Resid HC for 2019 planting. Untreated seed corn: This seed may be coated with an OMRI approved seed coating or could be raw (untreated). Contact us for details.

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LEAFY, FLOURY SILAGE-SPECIFIC HYBRIDS LEAFY, FLOURY SILAGE-SPECIFIC CORN HYBRIDS Viking leafy, floury corn silage hybrids have been bred to meet the complex agronomic and nutritional requirements of the dairy and beef industries. They offer a superior balance of effective and digestible fiber, more rumen-available starch and boast silage-specific agronomics such as high total-plant yields and long harvest windows. They need less time in the silo before they can be fed and produce high-quality milk and beef dependably and economically. These hybrids have been bred to have more leaf area per plant than conventional corn hybrids. Plant at 28,000-30,000 plants per acre for best agronomic performance, starch yield, and fiber digestibility. To ensure full expression of floury kernels (25% on each ear), do not interplant with any other corn hybrid. These hybrids also make excellent high-moisture corn, but should not be harvested for grain.

Viking O.33-95PLF HIGH YIELDING AND DIGESTIBLE 95-Day C.R.M. • Viking leafy, floury hybrids pair excellent agronomics with outstanding silage yields, high starch content, highly digestible starch and digestible fiber • Robust plant that produces a large, flex-type ear with a white cob • Low ear position on plant with less lignin in the stalk for increased fiber digestibility and more usable leaves above the ear • The ear produces kernels that are large, flat, soft and slow-drying so they break easily into small particles during silage chopping

Leafy, Floury Corn Silage Hybrids have a silagespecific kernel type that behaves differently in the field, the chopper, the silo and the rumen. They contain a naturally occurring recessive gene called opaque-1. In the farmer’s field, a segregation of kernel type is seen on the ear, resulting in different types of kernels. Approximately 25% of the kernels on each ear have completely floury interiors. The other 75% of the kernel set is composed of normal leafy type kernels, which also contain a portion of vitreous (flinty) endosperm. All kernels are selected to be large, soft, and slow drying so that they will fracture easily during chopping and cow chewing for maximum starch digestibility.

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Viking O.34-00PLF OUR BEST 100-DAY OPTION FOR SILAGE 100-Day C.R.M. • Viking leafy, floury hybrids pair excellent agronomics with outstanding silage yields, high starch content, highly digestible starch and digestible fiber • Robust plant that produces a large flex-type ear with a white cob • Low ear position on plant with less lignin in stalk above the ear for increased fiber digestibility • More usable leaves above the ear • The ear produces kernels that are large, flat, soft and slow-drying so that they break easily into small particles during silage chopping

floury Viking O.35-09PLF

LEAFY

FROM EAST TO WEST, A STRONG PERFORMER 109-Day C.R.M. CORN SILAGE

• Viking leafy, floury hybrids pair excellent agronomics with outstanding silage yields, high starch content, highly digestible starch and digestible fiber Floury Leafy Corn Silage Hybrids have a silage specific • Robust plant that produces large flex-type earin with kernel type athat behaves differently the field, the chopper, the silo and the rumen. They contain a a pink cob recessive gene opaque-1. In • Low ear position onnaturally plant occurring with less lignin incalled stalk the farmer’s field, a segregation of kernel type is seen above the ear for increased fiber digestibility on the ear. Approximately 25% of the kernels on each • Low ear position onearplant and flexible for have completely floury stalk interiors. The other 75% of the kernel set is composed of normal Leafy type increased fiber digestibility kernels are selected to be large, soft, and • More usable leaveskernels. aboveAllthe ear slow drying so that they will fracture easily during • The ear produces kernels are chewing large, flat, soft starch choppingthat and cow for maximum and slow-drying so digestibility. that they break easily into small particles during silage chopping FEATURES: • Small particle size • Long rumen retention • High-energy starch • Ration-type adaptability • High quality milk

Floury Kernel

Leafy Kernel

Leafy, floury ear shaved to reveal kernel composition. Approximately 25% of the kernels are completely floury.

Floury Leafy ear shaved to reveal kernel composition. Approximately 25% of the kernels are completely floury.

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GRAIN/SILAGE HYBRIDS CORN

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

Viking O.48-08PGS OUTSTANDING YIELD AND AGRONOMICS 108-Day C.R.M. • Excellent emergence and response to high populations and intensive management • Exceptional tolerance to Goss’s Wilt, NCLB, and GLS • Strong roots and stalks • Good ear-flex and defense for tougher environments

Viking O.71-90UPGS ADAPTABLE, GO-ANYWHERE HYBRID 90-Day C.R.M. • Excellent yield performance across all soil types and environments • Tall; excellent testing results as a dual-purpose hybrid for silage • Suited for planting in zone; avoid moving too far south

Viking 42-92PGS UNT

Viking O.74-10PGS GRAIN? SILAGE? TAKE YOUR PICK 110-Day C.R.M. • Medium height, impressive root strength • Excellent overall plant health • Very strong all-around agronomics • Widely adapted across many soil types and populations • Very good tonnage; excellent quality for silage

OUTSTANDING DUAL-PURPOSE GENETICS 92-Day C.R.M. | Conventional, Untreated • Impressive performance across varying soil types, planting populations and environmental conditions • Very good seedling vigor for early planting • Medium-tall plant that has tested very well as a dualpurpose silage hybrid

Viking O.51-04PGS

Viking 53-12GS UNT YIELD/TONNAGE MONSTER 112-Day C.R.M. | Conventional, Untreated • Vigorous, medium-tall plant • Outstanding root and stalk strength • Adapted throughout the Corn Belt • Excellent results in silage testing, white cob

ONE HYBRID TO DO IT ALL? THIS ONE IS IT! 105-Day C.R.M. • Outstanding digestibility and tonnage ratings for silage; superior choice for dual-purpose hybrid • Trial winner in universities across the Midwest! • (33,709 lbs milk/acre, #1 out of 34, Michigan State) • (34,468 lbs milk/acre, #1 out of 27, University of Minnesota) • (35,400 lbs milk/acre, University of Wisconsin) • Good stalks and roots, and above-average height • Best performance on medium- to heavy-textured soils; avoid coarse sands

Viking O.82-14PGS TREMENDOUS YIELDS FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE 114-Day C.R.M. • Tropical genetics, well-adapted to southern Corn Belt • Grain and silage yields competing with best-available conventionals • Medium-tall hybrid with above-average emergence • Girthy, flex ears, and very good disease tolerance

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CORN SEED OPEN-POLLINATED CORN CONVENTIONAL, UNTREATED OPEN-POLLINATED CORN Elliot’s White OP________________________ 85 Day MN13 OP__________________________ 95-100 Day King Philip (Red) OP______________100-105 Day Rainbow Flint OP (ASK)________________110 Day Bloody Butcher OP (ASK)______________120 Day

E-95 ORGANIC OPEN-POLLINATED CORN Early Open-Pollinated Field Corn 94-97-Day C.R.M

• Organically grown open-pollinated corn • Improved variety selected in Wisconsin for yield and standability • Widely planted in the Upper Midwest • Plant 22,000-28,000 seeds/A • Excellent for silage • Has yielded 118-146 bu/A

VALUE-PRICED

ORGANIC & UNTREATED HYBRIDS

Plant sweet corn seed into warm soil (at least 65-75° F) at 1” depth. Early planting into cool, wet soils can result in poor germination due to fungal disease competition and seedling blights.

ORGANIC XTRA-TENDER 2171 F1 (SH2) • 71-day bi-color; first super sweet to be available organic! • Very tender with sweet flavor • Well-filled ears with 14-16 kernel rows and an 8-¼” ear length • Isolate from SE or SU hybrids in the field to prevent cross pollination and tough, starchy kernels • Coated with PC+NB (organic approval by MOSA)

TEMPTRESS (SE) Conventional, Untreated • 70-day bi-color with excellent taste • Excellent emergence and early vigor; specially selected for good emergence under Organic field conditions • Large, attractive ear • Coated with PC+NB (organic approval by MOSA)

LUSCIOUS (TSW)

Availability subject to germination results. All sales final. No returns. No stated purity guarantee. HYBRID

COATING

MATURITY

# OF BAGS

BAG WEIGHT

KERNEL SHAPE

PRICE

O.87-80

1R

80

72

39 TO 48

SF/MR

$165

O.24-95P

1R

95

20

29.9

SF

$175

O.82-95

1R

95

5

61

LR

$165

O.71-97P

1R

97

8

57

LR

$175

O.69-99

1R

101

8

38

SF

$165

O.69-99P

1R

101

45

38 TO 50

SF/MR

$175

UNT60-01

NONE

101

75

43

MF

$100

O.63-05P

1R

103

12

37 TO 58

SF/MR

$175

O.59-06

1R

106

6

56.6

LR

$165

O.79-08P

1R

108

11

42.4

MF

$175

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ORGANIC & UNTREATED SWEET CORN

Conventional, Untreated • 75-day bi-color; proven excellent eating quality • Deep kerneled and delicious is a frequent comment • Good relative cold-soil germination (compared to other organic/untreated varieties) • Attractive plant, good husk cover • 16-18 kernel rows, 8” ears • Coated with PC+NB (organic approval by MOSA)

BODACIOUS (SE) Conventional, Untreated •Very popular all-yellow 75-day hybrid • Hearty plant with sweet, tender kernels • Good ear size with good adaptability to organic conditions • Coated with PC+NB (organic approval by MOSA)

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VT3 & QUAD CORN

SOYBEAN SEED Viking O.0654AT

Viking O.1202N

EARLY SEASON SOYBEAN WITH EXCELLENT NORTHERN MOVEMENT; APHID-TOLERANT

BUSHY, HIGH-YIELDING EARLY BEAN; GOOD DEFENSE

Maturity: Group 0.7 Hilum: Black Protein: Average

Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

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

O.MN0810CN DIRECT REPLACEMENT FOR SHEYENNE WITH BETTER PROTEIN / 99.9% GMO-FREE Maturity: Group 0.8 Hilum: Yellow Protein: Above Average

Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed & Food Bag Size: 50 lbs

• Early true food-type soybean that has good recognition in the food market • Clear hilum, above-average protein seed (consistently higher protein than P.91M10, Sheyenne and O.MN0702CN) • Good standability • Some field tolerance to soybean cyst nematode • Avoid high pH soils with a history of phytophthora root rot

Maturity: Group 1.2 Hilum: Brown Protein: Above Average

Seed Size: Large End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 50 lbs

• 65 bu/A (University of WI North Central trial, 2017) • Excellent defensive characteristics; Rsp1k gene for phytophthora, PI88788 gene for soybean cyst nematode resistance • Feed-grade soybean with dark -hilum and aboveaverage seed protein • Good standing and bushy soybean make this bean competitive with weeds

Viking O.1544AT STRONG YIELDS, APHID RESISTANCE Maturity: Group 1.5 Hilum: Black Protein: Average

Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

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

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SOYBEANS

Viking organic O.2188 soybeans are sure to attract attention for their high yield, aphid tolerance, and disease resistance.


SOYBEAN SEED Viking O.1955AT

Viking O.1518N OUTSTANDING YIELDS AND AGRONOMICS

APHID-RESISTANT, CONSISTENT YIELD PERFORMANCE

Maturity: Group 1.5 Hilum: Black Protein: Average

Maturity: Group 1.9 Hilum: Black Protein: Average

Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• Highest-yielding 1.5 soybean that we have tested • Medium-statured, bushy bean that works well in wide rows • Widely adapted and moves south well as an early bean • Strong emergence and standability • Good all-around defensive characteristics

Viking O.1706N Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• Excellent on-farm yield results year-after-year • Widely adapted, excellent emergence • Cyst-resistant soybean with good all-around defense (PI88788) • Consistently high yields • Very good field tolerance to phytopthora, MR to B.S.R., and MT to white mold • Medium-tall, bushy plant suitable for wide rows; very competitive with weeds

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Maturity: Group 1.9 Hilum: Imperfect Black Protein: Average

Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• Consistent, excellent performance in organic fields across the Midwest • Medium-bush plant, well adapted to wide rows • Excellent standing • Strong defensive characteristics

O.IA2104*

O.IA1029* EARLY SEASON, TRUE FOOD-TYPE OPTION, 99.9% GMO-FREE Maturity: Group 1.8 Hilum: Yellow Protein: Very High

• Rag1 aphid-tolerance gives good aphid protection • Medium-tall, medium-bush plant type • Very attractive in-field • Has done well in northern Iowa and Minnesota • Good field tolerance to phytophthora • Avoid fields with a history of B.S.R. and white mold

O.e1993N

CONSISTENT CUSTOMER FAVORITE Maturity: Group 1.7 Hilum: Black Protein: Average

Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

Seed Size: Large End Use: Food Grade Bag Size: 50 lbs

• Early-season food soybean release from Iowa State • High-protein, large-seeded true food-type soybean • Shorter stature than IA2014 and IA2053 • Outyields IA2053 in Iowa trials with similar protein profile

BENCHMARK FOOD-GRADE SOYBEAN, 99.9% GMO-FREE Maturity: Group 2.1 Hilum: Yellow Protein: Very High

Seed Size: Large End Use: Food Grade Bag Size: 50 lbs

• Consistently outyields IA2053 in multi-year replicated state trials • Good recognition with soy marketers • Good standability for a food-grade soybean • Some field resistance to SDS • Keep out of high pH soils

*LICENSE REQUIRED IA1029 • IA2104 • IA2113RA12 • 2299N • 2188AT12N

These varieties require the seed purchaser to read and sign a license agreement. These seeds are of germplasm that is intellectual property of Iowa State University. In general, seeds must be used for the sole purpose of producing a single crop and not saved for replanting. If you have any questions about licensing, please call Dianah Ngonyama from ISU at (515) 294- 9442.

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VT3 & QUAD CORN

O.IA2113RA12*

O.N2358

FOOD-TYPE SOYBEAN WITH MULTI-SOURCE APHID RESISTANCE! 99.9% GMO-FREE Seed Size: Large End Use: Food Grade Bag Size: 50 lbs

• Earlier selection of O.IA2104RA12 (same genetics as O.IA2104) • Consistently outyields IA2053 in multi-year replicated state testing • Multi-source Rag1 and Rag2 aphid-tolerant genetics give this soybean the most resistance to soybean aphid on the marketplace • Good standability for a food-grade soybean • In 2017 this variety expressed imperfect yellow hilum

Viking O.2265 CONSISTENT CUSTOMER FAVORITE; FIELD-PROVEN GENETICS FOR ORGANIC FARMS Maturity: Group 2.2 Hilum: Black Protein: Average

Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• Our all-time, best-selling organic soybean. Growers love this bean. • Medium-tall, bushy plant type with very good lodging resistance • Excellent emergence and very strong phytophthora field tolerance • Excellent white mold tolerance; some tolerance to SDS • Consistent, high yields

Maturity: Group 2.3 Seed Size: Medium-Large Hilum: Brown End Use: Feed Grade Protein: High+ Bag Size: 50 lbs • Bred to make superior animal feed • Extremely high protein (44-45%) • Low anti-nutritionals (raffinose & stachyose) • Heat treatment needed for non-ruminant feeding to break down trypsin inhibitors • Very competitive yields • Excellent all-around defense

• Two new Navita soybean varieties (Organic O.N2358 & N1958) bred specifically for animal feed • Very high protein • Low anti-nutritionals, including raffinose & stachyose • Improved feed efficiency Learn more. Visit alseed.com

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Viking O.2299NUP* HIGH YIELDING, YELLOW HILUM Maturity: Group 2.3 Hilum: Yellow Protein: Average

Seed Size: Medium-Large End Use: Feed & Food Grade Bag Size: 50 lbs

• Widely adapted and utilized by the food grade market • Cyst nematode resistance from PI88788 • Taller plant that can lean before harvest • Yellow hilum, average protein

Viking O.2518N BIG YIELDS FROM IOWA TO OHIO Maturity: Group 2.5 Seed Size: Medium Hilum: Black End Use: Feed Grade Protein: Average Bag Size: 140M • Medium-height, medium-bush plant for all row widths • Very good standing. Good tolerance to phytophthora • Best performance when kept north of I-80

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SOYBEANS

Maturity: Group 2.2 Hilum: Yellow Protein: Very High

NAVITA = OUTSTANDING FEED


SOYBEAN SEED Viking O.2188AT12NUP*

ORGANIC & CONVENTIONAL SOYBEANS AND GMOS

A ‘WHOLE PACKAGE’ YELLOW-HILUM SOYBEAN Maturity: Group 2.5 Hilum: Yellow Protein: Above Average

Seed Size: Large End Use: Feed & Food Grade Bag Size: 50 lbs

We understand that seed purity is extremely important to farmers growing grain for a Non-GMO contract. We have not only committed the Viking Brand to seed purity, we have made significant investments to establish the seed industry’s first Non-GMO Purity Guarantee.

• Exceptional yield performance, continually top of the pack in our internal trials and in university testing • Proven genetics for meeting 42%-protein contracts • Multi-source Rag1 and Rag2 aphid-tolerant genetics for the best resistance to soybean aphid • Cyst-resistant (PI88788) soybean with good allaround defensive characteristics • Medium-tall plant is well-suited for wide rows and organic field conditions • Later than we thought: more of a true 2.5-2.6

All Viking soybeans labeled with the Ultra-Pure label are guaranteed to be 99.9% GMO-free. We are able to meet this high standard on select soybean varieties through purification, isolation, and stringent testing. All Viking soybeans not labeled with Ultra-Pure are produced under the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association’s ‘Non-GMO Seed Program’, which traces, inspects, and verifies that the seed in the bag is 99.5% GMO-free.

Viking O.3018N ROCK-SOLID ORGANIC SOYBEAN Maturity: Group 3.0 Hilum: Black Protein: Above Average

We do not guarantee that any of these varieties are 100% free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). We do not guarantee that grain harvested from this seed will be marketable as non-GMO grain or meet contractual agreements.

Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade Bag Size: 140M

• Benchmark, broadly-adapted soybean for organic farmers from Nebraska to Pennsylvania • Suitable for varied soil conditions: this bean yields year-in and year-out • Tall, bushy, good-standing plant • Disease-resistance package, including cyst resistance • Above-average protein

ORGANIC SOYBEAN CHARACTERISTICS Relative Maturity

Emerg. (1)

H t. (2)

Plant Type (3)

Lodg. (1)

Brown Stem Rot (1)

Phyt. Gene

Phyt. Tol. (1)

Iron Chlor. (1)

O.0645AT*

0.7

7

ID

ID

6

O.MN0810CN

0.8

7

M

M

7

ID

ID

4

ID

Rps1a

5

O.1202N

1.2

7

M

MB

O.1518N NEW!

1.5

8

M

M

7

ID

Rps1k

8

7

none

O.1544AT*

1.5

5

M

MB

7

ID

O.1706N

1.7

7

MT

B

5

O.IA1029

1.8

4

M

MB

O.1955AT* O.e1993N NEW!

1.9

7

M

1.9

6

M

O.IA2104

2.0

4

M

O.IA2113RA12*

2.2

4

O.2265

2.2

8

O.2299N NEW!

2.3

6

O.N2358 NEW!

2.3

O.2188AT12N*

2.5

O.2518N NEW!

2.5

8

O.3018N

3.0

8

Variety

Ultra-Pure = 99.9% Non-GMO

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Cyst Gene (4)

Cyst Tol. (1)

White Mold Sudden Death (1) Syndrome (1)

5

ID

ID

ID

ID

Black

Avg

6

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Yellow

Avg+

8

5

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Brown

Above Avg

7

7

PI88788

7

6

ID

Black

Avg

none

6

7

S

4

ID

ID

Black

Avg

7

none

7

5

FT

6

8

7

Black

Avg

5

ID

none

ID

ID

S

4

ID

ID

Yellow

Very High

M

7

3

none

7

4

FT

6

6

5

Brown

Avg

MB

8

5

Rps1k

7

6

PI88788

7

ID

6

Imp. Black

Avg

MB

6

ID

none

ID

5

S

4

ID

5

Yellow

Very High

M

MB

4

ID

none

ID

7

S

4

ID

ID

Yellow

Very High

MT

MB

8

7

none

7

5

FT

6

8

7

Black

Avg

MT

MB

5

5

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

6

5

Yellow

Avg

8

T

MB

7

ID

Rps1c

7

8

PI88788

7

ID

7

Brown

High+

6

MT

MB

5

5

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

6

5

Yellow

Above Avg

M

M

8

7

none

7

7

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Black

Avg

MT

MB

8

6

Rps1c

8

7

PI88788

7

6

ID

Black

Above Avg

Hilum

Protein

(1) 9 = Excellent, 5 = Avg, 1 = Poor, ID = Insufficient Data (2) T = Tall, M = Medium, S = Short (3) B = Bush, M = Medium, T = Thin (4) FT = Field Tolerance, S = Susceptible * Aphid Tolerant variety

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SMALL GRAIN SEED ORGANIC OATS CHARACTERISTICS

For best results, oats should be drilled 1” to 2” deep into a firm seedbed in early spring. Planting rate straight for grain/forage: 80-110 lbs (3 bu/A). Planting rate with alfalfa: 48-64 lbs (1½ -2 bu/A). Organic Oats Deon

Maturity

Plant Height

Straw Strength

Test Wt.

Seed Color

Crown Rust1

BYDV1

Yield 2017 (bu.)

Avg. 3-Year Yield (bu.)

Late

Med.- Tall

Strong

Avg

Yellow

3

5

159.3

155.9

Medium

Medium

Avg

Very High

White

5

3

163.6

151.8

Early - Medium

Medium

Avg

Very High

White

6

5

129.7

131.1

Sumo

Early

Medium

Very Strong

Very High

White

5

ID

112.8

111.8

Reins

Early

Short

Very Strong

Very High

Tan

6

4

134

138

Everleaf 126 (Forage)

Very Late

Very Tall

ID

NA

NA

ID

ID

NA

NA

Antigo (conventional)

Early

Short

Very Strong

Very High

Yellow

2

7

129.7

128.3

Streaker (Hulless)

Early

Medium

Avg

Very High

Hulless

5

ID

94.5

98

Cover Crop

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

ID

ID

NA

NA

Hayden Shelby 427

Organic Deon Oats

• High-yielding oats with good test weight • Highest U of MN 3-year average yield • Late maturity, medium-tall height • Good standing and resistance to crown rust and smut • Not recommended for underseeding in forages • Released by U of MN

Organic Hayden Oats

• Peak yields and test weight • Medium maturity and medium height • Excellent quality grain with great test weight, often meets milling requirements • Has shown good resistance to crown rust and smut • Good choice for underseeding • Released by SDSU

Organic Shelby 427 Oats

• Excellent all-purpose oats for feed, milling, or cut-forage • Consistently heavy test weight grain, often meets milling requirements • Early maturity • Tall, good for straw production • Released by SDSU

Organic Sumo Oats

• Released by SDSU specifically for organic farmers • Excellent test weight with plump kernels for milling • Very good smut resistance • Good standing, suited for underseeding • Same test weight as Deon in 2017 U of MN trials

Organic Reins Oats

• Excellent oats for underseeding in forages • Very high test weight • Direct replacement for Saber oats; consistently higher test weights than Saber • Shorter oats with good standability • Early maturing • Released by U of IL

Organic Everleaf 126 Forage Oats

• Forage-type oat for exceptional forage yields and quality • Delayed heading over regular oats (7-10 days) • Leafy and soft-stemmed • Medium-tall height, good standability • Not recommended for underseeding • Avoid droughty soils • Seed at approx. 3 bu/A for maximum yields

Antigo Oats CONVENTIONAL, UNTREATED • Excellent test weight and high grain quality • Great dehulling efficiency (higher than 96%) • Early maturity • Good tolerance to crown rust and smut • Developed and released by UW-Madison

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SMALL GRAINS

Disease ratings: 1 = Most resistant and 9 = Most susceptible. All data from University of MN (2017)

1


SMALL GRAIN SEED OATS, CONTINUED Organic Cover Crop* Oats

Organic Streaker Hulless Oats

• Economical, high-yielding oat blend • Excellent nutrient scavenger • Good for chopping, baling, and cover cropping

• Heavy test weight and high grain yields • Medium maturity and taller plant type • Good resistance to stem rust and crown rust • High protein feed source for livestock • Released by SDSU • Can express up to 5% hulled oats

ORGANIC HARD RED SPRING WHEAT CHARACTERISTICS

Hard red spring wheat should be drilled 1” to 2” deep into a firm seedbed. Plant as soon you can prepare a good seedbed (last week of March is fine). Planting rate: 120-140 lbs/A. Days to Heading

Plant Height (inches)

Straw Strength2

Test Wt. (lbs/bu)

PreHarvest Sprouting2

Stripe Rust3

Leaf Rust3

Scab1

Protein (%)

Glenn (2016 data)

57.7

35.3

Avg

62

1

1

5

3

15

1

71.7

75.8

Shelly

62.3

30.2

Avg

60.4

1

1

4

4

13.5

5

98.4

93.3

Lang-MN

61.3

31.7

Avg

60.9

1

1

1

3

14.7

3

90.2

88

ND VitPro

60.2

31.9

Avg

61.4

1

3

3

15.1

Bolles

63.9

32.9

Above Avg

59.3

1

1

4

15.6

Variety

1

Baking Yield 2017 Avg. 2-Year Quality2 (bu) Yield (bu)

1

Disease ratings: 1 = most resistant, 9 = most susceptible 2Preharvest Sprouting/Baking Quality 1 = best, 9 = worst

Data from University of MN (2017, except Glenn)

Organic Glenn Spring Wheat

Organic ND VitPro** Spring Wheat

1

• Highest possible rating for baking quality • Excellent test weight and protein • Best available scab tolerance with excellent tolerance to both leaf and stem rust • Good standing, from U of MN • Good choice for fertile soils or farms located south and/or east of the usual HRSW growing areas • Glenn can be difficult to thresh

Organic Shelly Spring Wheat

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

83.7

80

90.2

84.5

• High protein, heavy test weight; excellent milling • Moderately resistant to all prevailing races of stem rust; moderate scab resistance, similar to Glenn • Medium to early maturity with improved straw strength • Outstanding kernel milling traits

Organic Bolles Spring Wheat

• Competitive yield with good protein and quality • Clear leader in grain protein and baking desirability amongst Midwestern wheat varieties • Direct replacement for Forefront and RB07 • Excellent leaf rust resistance • Medium-late maturity • Above-average standability

Organic Lang-MN Spring Wheat

• Good combination of yield, quality and disease resistance. • Medium maturity • Good quality for milling with high protein and test weight • Medium-tall height with good standability than Prosper • Released by U of MN 18  

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ORGANIC SPRING BARLEY CHARACTERISTICS

Barley should be drilled 1” to 1½” deep into a firm seed-bed in early spring. Planting rate: 96 lbs (2 bu/A). Variety

Type

Use

Days

Height

Straw Strength

Awns

Scab

Protein

Plump

Yield

3-Yr Yield

Quest

6-row

Feed, Forage, Malt

59

36

Avg

Semi-Smooth/Short

5

13.3

93

109.9

105.8

Robust

6-row

Feed, Forage

60

37

Avg

Semi-Smooth/Short

8

14.1

94

109.9

97.9

Conlon

2-row

Malt, Feed

57

33

Excellent

Semi-Smooth/Long

6

13.2

97

95.5

99.4

2-row

Malt, Feed

2-row

Malt, Feed

8

11.1

96

111

113.4

KWS Tinka (conventional)

ND Genesis

Semi-Smooth/Long 61

35

Above Average

Disease ratings: 1 = most resistant, 9 = most susceptible 2Preharvest Sprouting/Baking Quality 1 = best, 9 = worst

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Semi-Smooth/Long Data from University of MN (2017)

ORGANIC SIX-ROW SPRING BARLEY

Organic Quest

• Farm-proven, medium-tall for grain or chopping • Good disease resistance and straw strength • Lower yields, higher protein grain compared to Quest • Released by U of MN • Dual-purpose, medium-maturity, for feed or malting

ORGANIC TWO-ROW SPRING BARLEY

Organic ND Genesis**

• High-yielding malting barley genetics from NDSU • Higher yields on average than Pinnacle with better malting quality • Large kernel size and low protein make this a good fit for hotter climates (MN, SD and into eastern U.S.) • Good lodging resistance (better than Conlon) • Taller growing than Conlon and Pinnacle • Good leaf disease resistance

Organic Conlon

• Widely-recognized two-row malting barley • Competitive grain yields • Good option for underseeding alfalfa or other forages • Early maturing • Good standability and lodging resistance • Approved for malting and recommended by AMBA

KWS Tinka**

CONVENTIONAL, UNTREATED • European 2-row malting barley • Outstanding yield potential • Excellent test weight and yield in 2017 U of VT trial • Above-average tolerance to fusarium head blight (scab) • Medium height, medium maturity

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SMALL GRAINS

• Great choice for organic barley grain production • Best Fusarium head blight resistance (scab) in the 2017 U of MN Trials • Higher yielding and better standing than Robust • Dual-purpose variety with medium maturity • Recommended for malting by AMBA

Organic Robust


SMALL GRAIN SEED ORGANIC PEA & FORAGE MIXTURES

Peas do best in cool, dry conditions. Plant as early as possible (even before oats) on well-drained ground. Peas are slow to establish but need to be deep: plant them at least 1½” to 3” deep. Avoid wet ground. Always use inoculant when seeding peas on ground that hasn’t been in peas for five years.

Organic Oat/4010 Pea Mixture*

• Approx. 50-50 blend (by weight) of oats/peas • Tall, good-standing oat and leafy, forage pea • Intended for forage or silage only, not suitable for grain • For silage, cut when oats are at boot stage to maximize forage value • Can be underseeded with alfalfa (use the lower seeding rate) • Seed 100-200 lbs/A in early spring, approx. 2” deep.

Organic Succotash*

• Mix of well-adapted oats, barley, and spring wheat • Well-suited for hay or combining • Stands well • Higher protein than straight oats • Swath before combining to allow even grain maturity • Best when swathed according to oats’ maturity • Seed 80-100 lbs/A in early spring • Blend 70 lbs of 4010 peas with one bag of succotash for excellent forage or DS Admiral peas for feed

Organic Spring Triticale/ 4010 Pea Mixture*

Organic DS Admiral Peas

• Mix of 50% spring triticale* and 50% 4010 forage peas • Excellent forage quality; highest of any of the small grain/pea mixtures • For silage, cut when the triticale is at boot stage to maximize forage value • Can be underseeded with alfalfa (use the lower seeding rate) • Seed 100-200 lbs/A in early spring, approx. 2” deep

• Dual-purpose yellow pea with high grain yields and very good tonnage as a forage crop • Excellent standing, taller pea • Good combining ability • Similar maturity as Miami and Mozart peas but with uniform maturity (50 days to bloom) • Seed 50-100 lbs/A with 75-100 lbs/A of small grain for grain or forage production. Seed 150-200 lbs/A straight for grain production

Organic Barley/Pea Mixture*

Organic 4010 Forage Peas

• Mix of approx. 60% dual-purpose field peas and 40% barley (by weight) • Excellent animal feed when swathed and combined, with much higher protein than straight small grain • For silage, cut before the barley heads out (boot stage) to maximize forage value • Can be underseeded with alfalfa (use the lower seeding rate) • Seed 150-200 lbs/A in early spring, approx. 2” deep

• Speckled forage peas that produce significantly more biomass and tonnage vs. grain pea varieties • Excellent forage yields and standability • Taller than Trapper peas • Not suitable for grain production • Provides exceptional nutrition when chopped in combination with a small grain • Seed 50-100 lbs/A with 75-100 lbs/A of small grain for forage

Organic Banjo Peas

• Spring pea selected specifically for organic farms • Great yielding and good test weight yellow pea • More yield than DS Admiral in 2017 NDSU organic trial • Excellent harvest ease and standability

*Variety Not Stated (VNS) **Cannot save seed, requires a license agreement.

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ORGANIC TRITICALE

Spring Triticale should be drilled 1” deep into a firm seedbed in early spring. Planting rate: 50-100 lbs/A Winter Triticale should be drilled at 100-120 lbs/ A and ½” to 1-½” deep.

ORGANIC SPRING TRITICALE

Organic Spring Triticale*

• • Best used as spring forage • Tall and leafy • Provides higher-yielding alternative to barley and spring oat forage • Yields well under tough soil and weather conditions • Drill 100-120 lbs/A in early spring, 1” to 1-½” deep

ORGANIC WINTER TRITICALE

• Excellent dual-purpose winter triticale that can be cut for forage or harvested for grain • High grain yields, low ergot • Medium maturity • Moderate straw strength • Good winter hardiness

• Awnless forage triticale with excellent yields • Late maturity allows wide cutting window • Excellent forage quality; great for silage, grazing or hay • Cut at boot stage for best yield and quality • Tall height with good standability • Good choice for underseeding • Mix with 75-100 lbs of 4010 forage pea for even higher quality

Organic Fridge Winter Triticale

• Awnless forage triticale with excellent quality • Best choice for forage • Should be cut or chopped before it heads out for best forage quality • Seed at 100 lbs/A for maximum forage yield

ORGANIC WINTER WHEAT ORGANIC HARD RED WINTER WHEAT

Organic Expedition Hard Red Winter Wheat • The standard for yield, winter hardiness, and test weight • Good baking and excellent milling quality • Excellent standing, good choice for high management and fertile soils • Early maturity, medium height

ORGANIC SOFT RED WINTER WHEAT

Organic LCS Ammo** Soft Red Winter Wheat

• Newest release for the SRWW market; bred to fill the bin • Shorter variety with medium-early maturity • Excellent straw strength; tolerance to stripe and leaf rust • Very good tolerance to fusarium head blight

Organic SY Wolf Hard Red Winter Wheat

• Semi-dwarf height with very high yield potential • Maintains green leaves for grain fill under high disease pressure • Performs well in all management systems; excels in heavy residue • Excellent overall disease tolerance, good straw strength, and winter hardiness • Good tillering, drought tolerance, test weight and shattering tolerance

Organic LCS3334** Soft Red Winter Wheat

• Outstanding yield potential, widely adapted • Very high test weight • Medium to early maturity; good standing • Excellent tolerance to current strains of stripe rust

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SMALL GRAINS

Organic NE426GT Winter Triticale

Organic Trical Surge Spring Triticale


SMALL GRAIN SEED ORGANIC WINTER RYE

Organic ND Dylan Winter Rye**

• NDSU release with outstanding grain yield and winter hardiness • Heavy test weight grain • Tall-growing, can lodge on fertile soils • Medium-late maturity

WHAT IS THE SEEDING RATE FOR ROLL-DOWN RYE?

Dr. Erin Silva (Organic Production Scientist, University of Wisconsin) recommends planting rye at a rate of 3 bu/A in a rolldown system. Learn more at

Organic Aroostook Winter Rye

• An early-heading variety currently favored in rollercrimper no-till systems • Good spring recovery and early-season vigor • Very tall cover crop variety with good winter hardiness • Verified earlier heading compare d to other winter rye varieties

Organic Winter Rye*

• Economical choice for forage, grain, or cover cropping • Can be grazed and baled into the fall and spring; excellent forage quality • Excellent competitor with weeds and produces lots of biomass for green manure • Northern origin

HYBRID WINTER RYE

KWS recommends 800,000 viable seeds/acre (approx. 65-80 lbs/A) depending on size and germination. Seed ½”-1” deep. Uniform seed spacing is essential.

KWS Bono Hybrid Winter Rye** CONVENTIONAL, UNTREATED

Rolled-down winter rye. Wilson Organic Farms, Cuba City, WI, June 2018

ORGANIC SOFT WHITE WINTER WHEAT

Organic SY 912

• Low-protein wheat with high yields and high test weight • Ideal for milling into lighter flour for baking

ORGANIC WINTER BARLEY

• Highest yields by U of MN in 2016 and 2017 • Excellent drought tolerance, best dryland variety • Very large, deep-rooted system

LCS Violetta** (Two-Row)

KWS Progas Hybrid Winter Rye**

• Short variety bred for superior malting quality • Early ripening variety with good disease resistance

CONVENTIONAL, UNTREATED

• Developed specifically for forage • Tall, high tonnage • PollenPlus® for low ergot risk

KWS Brasetto Hybrid Winter Rye** CONVENTIONAL, UNTREATED

• Dramatically higher yields than common varieties • Very good standing, good fusarium resistance, and low ergot • Superior grain quality for milling, distilling or feed

CONVENTIONAL, UNTREATED

LCS Calypso** (Two-Row) CONVENTIONAL, UNTREATED • Early two-row malting barley with high yield potential • Very good winter hardiness • Excellent tillering with medium plant height

*Variety Not Stated (VNS) **Cannot save seed, requires a license agreement.

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OMRI-LISTED INOCULANTS & BIOLOGICALS Fertilizer

Inoculants

Sustane® 8-2-4 Fertilizer

N-Dure Peat-Based Inoculants

• Maintain a high rhizobia count to ensure successful nodulation • Works with any type of planting equipment • Can be applied wet (slurry method) or dry at planting OMRI Listed

Culture

Amount Treated

Soybeans

Yes

S

30 units (1500 lbs)

Soybeans

Yes

S

6 units (300 lbs)

Peas, Vetch, & AC Greenfix

Yes

C

30 units (1500 lbs)

Peas, Vetch, & AC Greenfix

Yes

C

2 units (100 lbs)

Alfalfa & Clover

Yes

AB

50 lbs

Birdsfoot Trefoil

No

K

50 lbs

Sainfoin

No

EL

50 lbs

Lupin

No

H

100 lbs

Cowpea/Sunn Hemp

Yes

EL

100 lbs

Crop

• Composted turkey litter, feather meal, and sulfate of potash • For corn, soybeans, pastures, gardens, orchard & berry crops, trees, shrubs, and turf • Call for bulk pricing

Organic Seed Lubricant FarmTalc Seed Lubricant

• Talc- and graphite-based • Improves seed flow, which improves plant stand • Available for 1 unit, 12 units, and 60 units

Supplements

Biological Seed Coatings – Planter Box Applied Myco Seed Treat

• Biological and nutrient seed inoculant with seed lubricant • Dry blend of 15 different beneficial plant bacteria and fungi, including mycorrhizae fungi • Does NOT contain inoculum for nitrogen fixation of legumes • Contains key nutrients to support microbes during initial growth stages • Increased nutrient cycling, improved seedling vigor, stand establishment, root growth, and season-long health • Recommended for all crops; commonly applied in planter • Listed for organic use by OMRI

SabrEx for Wheat/Cereals

• Next generation Trichoderma seed inoculant • Creates bigger root systems and increases wheat tillering • Stimulates root growth, enhances nutrient and water utilization and increases stress tolerances • Typical yield responses of 4 bu/A in wheat • Listed for organic use by OMRI

Please respect the work of plant breeders Saving and/or selling seed in violation of Plant Variety Protection and/or licensing agreements is not only illegal, but also short-sighted. Yes, farmers have the right to save Mac Ehrhardt and plant seed that President, Co-Owner they grow on their farms – as long as they are saving seed varieties for which this practice is legal. If you like a variety enough that you want to save seed and replant it, it’s because a plant breeder spent years of his or her life developing that variety. Seed breeding is slow, expensive work and the most direct, logical way to pay for this work is through the paying of royalties. Last year Albert Lea Seed paid more than $1.2 million in genetic royalties.

We were glad to do it, because we want to support the work of great researchers who have brought us Sumo oats, aphidtolerant soybean varieties specifically for organic farmers, Quest barley, and the remarkable, high-yielding KWS Brasetto Hybrid Rye. When organic farmers and seed suppliers don’t pay royalties on the seed they save and sell, a seed-breeding program somewhere is getting ripped off. Yes, you are stealing from the research programs that gave us these great products. But that’s not all: you’re undermining research that is going to

give you and all organic farmers better products for organic systems in the future. We absolutely need strong, well-funded breeding programs to provide organic farmers with great varieties. Please respect PVP and Licensing so that these breeding programs are funded. If it’s important for you to save seed, there are ways to do it legally. Use a variety that is not protected, such as Jerry oats, Rhymin rye, or Robust barley. For more information, give us a call.

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OMRI-LISTED INOCULANTS & BIOLOGICALS

Kelp Meal Redmond Salt Diatomaceous Earth


ALFALFA & CLOVER ORGANIC ALFALFA SEED

Organic Viking 540LH Brand* Alfalfa LEAFHOPPER-RESISTANT VARIETY • Premium-quality alfalfa with excellent resistance to potato leafhoppers • High-yielding variety, fast establishment, quick recovery • Superior resistance to phytophthora, fusarium and aphanomyces root rots • Good persistence on wetter soils • Strong winter survival score (WSI=2)

Organic Viking 372HD Brand* Alfalfa YIELD AND QUALITY • The highest-yielding alfalfa we sell • Excellent digestibility for best-in-class milk per acre • Very fast regrowth after cutting: well suited for 4and 5-cut systems • Excellent winter hardiness (WSI=2) • 30/30 disease resistance index to help maximize the life of the stand and your investment

EARLY ORDER DISCOUNT

On orders placed by Oct. 15, 2018

$10 off per bag on organic alfalfa

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

• Coating of minerals and nutrients to increase water uptake for germination and seedling growth • Contains specifically isolated strains of rhizobia for nodulation • Achieves better seed-to-soil contact for germination and better seedling survival rates • Colorant disguises seed for less bird predation

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NITRO-COAT™

• Multi-strain, cropspecific rhizobium blend • Maximum nodulation, stand establishment and yield potential • Water absorbent: helps attract soil moisture to the seed, ensuring quick stand establishment

Pre-Vail™

• Clay-based pre-inoculant improves early seedling vigor, root development, and nodulation • High levels of rhizobium for nitrogen fixation – 100 million viable cells/gram • Contains Azospirillum bacteria, an organic biological plant growth promoter

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ORGANIC ALFALFA SEED

Organic Viking 3800 Brand* Alfalfa CONSISTENT AND VERSATILE • Very high-yielding alfalfa (FD=4) with fast recovery • Excellent quality, well-suited for dairy or beef cows • Excellent disease resistance (29/30 DRI) • Deep-crown set can withstand mild to moderate grazing and hoof traffic • Medium resistance to potato leafhopper • Best suited for 3- or 4-cut systems Elia Romano (left) and Carl Gaudian (center) with Dennis Wasielewski in his beautiful stand of organic Viking alfalfa in Pulaski, WI. June 2018.

Organic Viking 340M Brand* Alfalfa

Organic Viking 3200 BRAND* Alfalfa

HIGH LEAF-TO-STEM RATIO

YIELD AND VALUE FOR 3-CUT SYSTEM

• High-quality, FD3, multi-leaf alfalfa • Good all-around disease resistance • Very good yields and quick recovery in a 3-cut system • Good choice for all classes of livestock

• Ideal for 2- or 3-cut harvest systems • Historically our best-selling alfalfa • Good yield and disease resistance

Organic Travois Creeping Alfalfa

Organic Appaloosa Brand*Alfalfa GRAZING OR HAYING VARIETY • Very high-yielding, low-crown-set alfalfa blend • Excellent quality with a high leaf-to-stem ratio • Excellent choice for haying or grazing (tolerant to wheel and hoof traffic) • Very good winter hardiness and disease resistance

ALFALFA & CLOVER

GRAZING TYPE ALFALFA WITH GOOD DISEASE RESISTANCE • Stems grow near ground level but with rising tips • Vigorous grower with lateral root network for stability prevents losses from soil heaving • Proven winter survival in the north • Yellow flowers produce oblong, curved seed pods • Good yield and disease resistance

ORGANIC ALFALFA CHARACTERISTICS w.s.i.

fd

d . r . i.

Phytopthora Root Rot

Sten Nematode

Bacterial Wilt

Fusarium Wilt

Organic Viking 540LH

1.9

3.8

34/35

HR

ID

HR

HR

HR

HR

Organic Viking 372HD

2.0

4.0

30/30

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

Organic Viking 3800

2.1

4.0

29/30

HR

Organic Viking 340M

2.0

3.0

27/30

R

Organic Appaloosa

2.2

2.8

25/30

MR

Organic Viking 3200

2.6

3.0

28/30

Alfalfa

Organic Travois Creeping Alfalfa

1.0

R

Verticilium Aphanomyces Aphanomyces Anthracnose Wilt Race 1 Race 2

HR

R

R

HR

HR

HR

HR

R

HR

R

HR

MR

LR

S

R

MR

R R

R

Pea Aphid

Alfalfa Aphid

Traffic Tolerance

HR

R

HR

X

HR

R

R

R

HR

ID

HR

R

R LR

X X

HR S

Organic Charger

2.2

3.0

ID

S

S

ID

Organic Hardy

2.2

3.0

11/30

S

S

ID

Organic Nitrogen Brand

ID

9.0

ID

HR

S

ID

WSI=Winter Survival Index (1-6: Lower numbers indicate better survival) FD=Fall Dormancy (Higher number indicates later dormancy, faster regrowth after cutting) DRI=Disease Resistance Index

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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ALFALFA & CLOVER Organic Honest John Brand* Alfalfa QUALITY ALFALFA WITH TRACE OF CLOVER • A blend of high-yielding, disease-resistant alfalfas with good winter hardiness • Well-adapted for haylage or dry hay across the Upper Midwest • Some lots may contain up to 3% red clover—clearly listed on the tag

Organic Charger Brand* Alfalfa FASTEST ESTABLISHMENT • Fast establishment and fast recovery after cutting adds up to exceptional yield first and second year • Excellent choice for one- or two-year hay rotations • Flemish variety produced in South Dakota • Very winter hardy, limited disease resistance • Good fit as a 1-year plowdown alfalfa

Organic Hardy Brand* Alfalfa ECONOMICAL CHOICE – GREAT PERSISTENCE

• Winter-hardy alfalfa variety (WSI=2.2) • Good fit for short haying rotations on heavy soils or long rotations on drier ground • Good inexpensive plowdown option • Limited disease resistance; avoid wet ground

Organic Nitrogen Brand* Alfalfa MAXIMUM TONNAGE SEEDING YEAR • Alfalfa variety bred for maximum 1-year biomass and N production • Good leaf retention and forage quality • High fall dormancy (FD=9) • Best used as a single-season plowdown or hay production • Likely to winterkill in the Upper Midwest 2626 26 Call   for current prices and availability   www.alseed.com 800-352-5247


ORGANIC RED CLOVER

Organic Medium Red Clover*

• VNS multi-cut red clover • Better than alfalfa on wet or low-pH soils • Quick to establish • Excellent choice for forage production or plowdown/ green manure crop • Seed 12 lbs/A alone or 2-5 lbs/A in mixtures

Organic Manitoba Medium Red Clover*

• Improved organic red clover with equivalent winter hardiness to Arlington • More persistent and longer lived than VNS medium red clover • Good disease resistance to root and crown rots • Adapted to many soil types, growing conditions, and climates • Seed 8-12 lbs/A alone or 2-5 lbs/A in a mixture

• Improved organic red clover bred for yield and longevity • Superior yield for grazing, baling or haying versus VNS Medium Red and Manitoba • Better disease resistance than VNS Medium Red and Manitoba • Very good winter survival • Bred through a joint effort between USDA and UWMadison • Seed 8-12 lbs/A alone or 2-5 lbs/A in a mixture

Freedom! Med. Red Clover (CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO) • Exceptional yielding red clover from Barenbrug • Tremendous dry matter/silage production • Fine-stemmed, fast drying • Excellent choice for hay • Not as winter hardy as Manitoba or Medium Red • Will outyield all other red clovers in first year

Organic Rivendell White Clover

• Small-leafed grazing clover • Great companion for aggressive pasture grasses • Very good winter hardiness and persistence • Very good tolerance to close grazing or cutting • Excellent disease resistance • Seed 6-8 lbs/A alone, 1-3 lbs/A in a mixture

Alice Grazing White Clover (CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO) • Excellent grazing tolerance • An improved variety of Ladino white clover with large leaves growing up to 12” high • Very winter hardy and quick to establish • Great for grazing • Excellent production with pasture and grasses

Organic Bombus White Clover

• Ladino type white clover • Tall plant with large leaves • Great choice for grazing or as a living mulch

ORGANIC ALSIKE CLOVER

Organic Alsike Clover* • Very productive and fast-establishing • Great fit for poorly drained soils • Handles low pH soils (down to 5) • Seed 10 lbs alone or 3 lbs in mixtures

Organic Alsike Clover/ Yellow Blossom Clover*

• Alsike clover with up to 10% yellow blossom sweet clover • Excellent economical choice for plowdown/green manure • Seed 12 lbs/A alone

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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Organic Arlington Medium Red Clover

ORGANIC WHITE CLOVER


GRASSES ORGANIC FORAGE GRASSES

Organic Annual Ryegrass* • Quick to establish, high-yielding • Excellent choice for quick coverage in thin hay stands, new pasture seedings and cover cropping • Seed 30-35 lbs/A alone or 4-5 lbs/A as a companion crop with alfalfa

Organic Tomaso Perennial Ryegrass • High forage yields, very quick to establish • Best adapted to heavier soils • Good component in long- and short-term pasture mixtures • Excellent disease resistance and winter hardiness • Seed 25-35 lbs/A alone or 4-10 lbs/A in mixtures

Organic Calibra Perennial Ryegrass

• Improved tetraploid variety • Very quick to establish and high-yielding • Best adapted to heavy, moisture-holding soils • Upright growth habit well-suited for haying or grazing • Later maturing than unimproved varieties • Excellent disease resistance and winter hardiness • Seed 25-35 lbs/A alone or 4-10 lbs/A in mixtures 28  

Organic Danergo Italian Ryegrass • Top-yielding variety in seeding year • High resistance to rust and fusarium • Very good standability • High-quality forage; won’t head out in seeding year • Seed 30-35 lbs/A alone or 4-5 lbs/A as a companion crop with alfalfa

Organic Federo Festulolium • Meadow Fescue crossed with Italian Ryegrass • Quick to establish, excellent persistence • Very productive on medium to heavy soils • Good choice for both pasture and hay • Seed 25 lbs/A alone or 5-15 lbs/A in mixtures

Organic Perun Festulolium

• Meadow fescue crossed with tetraploid Italian ryegrass • Quick to establish, excellent first-cut yields • Good early-spring growth • Best suited to medium to heavy soils • Best fit for renovating existing pastures, establishes quickly in new pastures or as companion grass for alfalfa and clover hay • Seed 25 lbs/A alone or 5-15 lbs/A in mixtures

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Organic Climax Timothy • High-quality, high-sugar grass well-suited for hay or pasture • Best production on heavy soils • Best used as a companion to alfalfa or red clover • Seed 8 lbs/A alone or 1-3 lbs/A in mixtures

Organic Laura Meadow Fescue

• High-yielding and quick to establish • Excellent persistence in heavier, water-logged soils • Matures early • Widely adaptable • More palatable than tall fescue • Seed 20-25 lbs/A alone or 4-10 lbs/A in mixtures

Organic Niva Orchardgrass • Very large root mass and excellent drought tolerance • Later-heading variety gives it a wider cutting or grazing window • Excellent persistence and winter hardiness • Adapted to all soil types, including sands • Best used as a companion to alfalfa or as a component in pasture mixture • Seed 8-12 lbs/A alone or 3-5 lbs/A in mixtures

Organic SW Minto Meadow Fescue • Late-heading variety with good quality • Wide window for cutting or grazing • Winter-hardy variety with wet soil tolerance • More palatable than tall fescue • Seed 20-25 lbs/A alone or 4-10 lbs/A in mixtures

Organic Luxor Orchardgrass

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

Organic Kora Tall Fescue

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

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

Organic Fleet Meadow Brome • Exceptional winter hardiness • Slower to mature than smooth brome for wider cutting/harvest window • Leafier and more palatable than smooth brome • With good fertility, more fall production than smooth brome • Non-sod-forming • Seed 15-20 lbs/A alone or 2-5 lbs/A in mixtures

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

Organic Carlton Smooth Brome


GRASSES ORGANIC GRASS & GRASS LEGUME MIXTURES

Organic Dairy Pro Mix • A premium-quality alfalfa and grass mixture formulated to support the high energy and nutritional demands of dairy cattle • Excellent yield potential for hay, baleage or silage • Fast regrowth after cutting, excellent persistence • Well-adapted to most soil types • Seed 18-20 lbs/A

Organic Graze & Chop Mix • A diverse mixture of improved legumes and grasses designed to maximize gain and improve pasture production for all classes of grazing livestock • Grasses are highly palatable and create a balanced ration in the field • No need for a cover crop; annual ryegrass acts as the companion crop • Not the best fit for overly sandy or droughty soils • Seed 20-25 lbs/A

Organic Hay Mix

• A mixture of improved cool-season grasses well-suited for use as an alfalfa companion • Well-adapted to a wide range of soil types • Grasses add digestible fiber to hay and maximize yield potential • Seed 6-10 lbs/A with alfalfa/clover or 25-30 lbs alone for grass-only hay

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Organic Pasture Mix • A mixture of improved cool-season grasses wellsuited for seeding new pastures or reinvigorating old pastures and hay fields • Well-adapted to a wide range of soil types • Mix with organic clover or alfalfa for a balanced pasture • Seed 25-30 lbs/A

Organic Renovator Mix • Fast-establishing mixture will boost productivity in existing hay fields or pastures • Will persist for 1 or 2 years • Very high yield, especially in spring and fall • High-energy ryegrass-based mix for superior quality • Seed 15-30 lbs/A

Organic Buffer Strip Mix • Great mix for buffer strips along organic fields • Suitable to most soil types • Can be used for hay or grazing • Seed 15-30 lbs/A

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SUMMER ANNUAL FORAGES

Organic Viking O-200 BMR Sorghum-Sudangrass* • Superior-quality forage with increased tillering and rapid growth • Excellent palatability and highly digestible • Dry stalk gene for improved drydown and baling • Brown midrib (BMR Gene 6)

Hybrid Piper Sudangrass UNTREATED, NON-GMO • Fast-growing hybrid annual grass for forage production • Higher quality and finer stemmed than sorghumsudan • Use for dry hay, grazing, silage and green-chop • Cut before heading for best forage quality; leave 6” to 8” of stubble for regrowth • Drill or broadcast 20-30 lbs/A after danger of frost

Japanese Millet* UNTREATED, NON-GMO

Organic Viking O-220 BMR Sorghum-Sudangrass*

• Brown midrib (BMR Gene 12) • Excellent palatability • Flexibility for direct grazing or hay • Slightly broader leaves and larger stems than Viking 100 • High daily meat and milk gains

Surpass Brachytic Dwarf Sorghum-Sudangrass UNTREATED, NON-GMO

Teff Grass* NON-GMO • Summer annual with highest forage quality and quickest drydown of warm-season annual grasses • High mineral content (calcium, iron) • Well-adapted to most soil types • Plant in warm soil (≥ 65°F soils) late-May to June • Excellent to interseed into thin alfalfa stands • Seed 8-12 lbs/A, ⅛” to ¼” deep into firm seedbed

Organic Daytona Sunflower

FORAGES

• Brachytic dwarfing genes improve quality and standability • Shortened internode length; very high leaf-to-stem ratio • Shorter than other hybrids but produces equal or higher total tonnage with up to 50% more leaves • Brown midrib (BMR Gene 6) • Low lignin for improved digestibility & feeding efficiency • High sugar content improves palatability and feed intake • Superior regrowth for quicker harvests

• Upright, warm-season annual with rapid growth in productive, heavy soils • Cut 2-3 times with adequate moisture and fertility • Forage protein 14-20% if cut before heading • No danger of prussic acid poisoning • Not frost tolerant • Plant into warm soil (≥ 65°F) late-May through June • Seed 25-35 lbs/A, ½” to 1” deep

• High-yielding, oilseed hybrid high in oleic acid • Medium maturity, short stature, stands well • Plant 20,000-28,000 seeds/acre after soils have warmed to 50⁰F (1 bag seeds 5-8 acres)

*Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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COVER CROPS ORGANIC NITROGENFIXING COVER CROPS

Organic Hairy Vetch* • Fast-growing winter annual • Great fall-planted green manure crop • Plant with a companion crop to ensure winter survival (oats, winter rye, etc.) • Reaches full bloom in early June • Good hardiness proven in MN production • Seed 25-35 lbs/A alone, 15-20 lbs/A in a mixture

Purple Bounty Hairy Vetch CONVENTIONAL, UNTREATED

• Variety selected specifically for earlier flowering in the spring (up to two weeks earlier vs. VNS) • Earlier flowering ideal for organic no-till operations and allows for more rotational flexibility • Developed by the USDA breeding facility in Beltsville, MD • Plant Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 • Seed 25-30 lbs/A alone or 15-20 lbs/A in a mixture

Organic Common Vetch* • Viney legume that is an annual in the Upper Midwest with compound leaves and pea-like flowers • Puts on good growth as a cover crop if seeded early in the fall, good candidate for aerial application • Less winterhardy than hairy vetch, will winterkill in the Upper Midwest • Good forage quality and widely adapted • Plant Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 • Seed 60-75 lbs/A alone or 20-40 lbs/A in a mixture 32  

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

Organic Mammoth Clover*

• Single-cut red clover most frequently used as a cover crop or plowdown • Excellent choice for underseeding small grains in spring, frost seeding into winter grains, or fall seeding into established crops • Minimal recovery after cutting • Avoid droughty soils. • Does not bloom in seeding year • Seed 8-12 lbs/A alone or 2-5 lbs/A in a mixture • Inoculated with Pre-Vail™

Organic Crimson Clover • Rapidly growing warm-season cover crop • Excellent choice for cover crop or 1-year hay crop • Seed as early as possible in the fall for maximum growth and biomass accumulation • Good fit as a cover crop overseeded into standing crops in the fall or seeded at last cultivation • Winterkills in the Upper Midwest; seeding into September results in less growth before hard freezes • Seed 15-25 lbs/A alone

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Cover crops are like yogurt for your soil!

Organic Austrian Winter Peas* • Viney, fall-seeded winter annual legume • Excellent green manure plowdown • Can produce 1-2 tons/acre of dry matter and can fix 90-150 lbs N/acre • Not reliably winter hardy in the Upper Midwest; plant with a nurse crop for best chance of winter survival • Plant Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 • Seed 50-100 lbs/A alone or 25-50 lbs/A in a mixture

Lentils* UNTREATED, NON-GMO • Short-growing, cool-season legume very well-suited for cover cropping • Shorter stature than peas but very good drought and frost tolerance • Smaller seed size makes lentils ideal for aerial application • Well-suited for all soil types including drier soils • Will winterkill in the Upper Midwest • Plant early spring or Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 • Seed 50 lbs/A alone or 10-20 lbs/A in a mixture

Iron & Clay Cowpeas UNTREATED, NON-GMO • Vigorous-growing summer annual legume • Thrives in hot, wet growing conditions • Excellent drought stress tolerance (better than soybeans) • Very good N-fixation capacity (up to 150 lbs N/acre) • Widely adapted to varied soil types including nutrientpoor, sandy, or droughty soils • Plant after soil temperatures are >65°F in the summer • Seed 70-90 lbs/A straight or 25-30 lbs/A in a mixture

Sunn Hemp* UNTREATED, NON-GMO

* Variety Not Stated (VNS)

White Sweet Lupin* UNTREATED, NON-GMO • Cool-season cover crop legume with upright showy flower and hollow stems • Aggressive taproot, builds soil structure deep in the profile • Lupins make immobile P, Mn, and other nutrients available to the following crop • Easy to control by mechanical tillage, excellent nitrogen fixation potential • Avoid heavy clay soils or waterlogged soils • Plant right away in the spring and terminate at early bloom stage (approx. June) • Seed 70-120 lb/A alone

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

Faba Beans* UNTREATED, NON-GMO • Tall, bushy, cool-season annual legume • Can produce 3.5-6 tons/A DM as a cover crop and can fix up to 140 lbs N/acre • Not tolerant of heat/drought; some frost tolerance • Slow emergence due to large seed: plant early • Suitable for silage or hay; good forage quality

Frosty Berseem Clover UNTREATED, NON-GMO • Later maturity, cold tolerant, productive and excellent forage quality • Multi-cut variety • Aggressive growth; establishes quickly • Good biomass production and can fix 100 lbs N/acre at flowering • No recorded cases of bloat • Usually winterkills but slightly more frost tolerant than crimson clover

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COVERS

• Tall-growing, warm-season annual legume • Tremendous biomass potential and N-fixing capacity • Quick-growing, very drought tolerant; has potential to produce more than 5,000 lbs of biomass in 60 days • Thrives on poor soils • Plant after soil temps are >65˚F in the summer • Requires same inoculant as cowpeas • Terminate crop at first flower (approx. 60 days) to avoid fibrous stalks • Seed 15-20 lbs/A alone or 4-8 lbs/A in a mixture

— Ben Hinueber


COVER CROPS ORGANIC BIOMASS COVER CROPS

Organic Winter Rye* • Most common and most hardy fall-seeded cover crop in northern climates • Thrives on all soil types • Can be planted well into the fall (up to Nov. 1) • Excellent forage quality and yields • Seed 50-100 lbs/A

Organic Aroostook Winter Rye

• An early-heading variety currently favored in organic no-till systems with a roller-crimper • Specially selected winter rye variety by the USDA • Good spring recovery and early-season vigor • Very tall variety, early maturity • Seed 3 bu/A for roll-down rye system

Organic Cover Crop Radish* • Economical oilseed radish variety mitigates compaction and scavenges nutrients • Plant within recommended window to minimize bolting • Well-adapted to all soil types, exluding wet areas • Has performed equivalently to other crop radish brands in field testing • Should winterkill, though we’ve seen radish overwinter in MN, WI, SD and IA the past few years • Plant Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 • Seed 6-10 lbs/A alone or 2-3 lbs/A in a mixture

Organic Cover Crop Oats*

• Economical, fast-growing oat blend specifically for cover cropping and forage • Fast-establishing, cold-tolerant variety with vigorous root system • Can be drilled, broadcast or aerially applied • Plant early spring or Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 • Seed 2-3 bu/A alone or 1-2 bu/A in a mixture

Organic Annual Ryegrass*

• The most economical choice for cover cropping • Rapid-growing with an extensive and deep roots • Excellent for fall grazing and forage; mixed oats and rye will give more tonnage • Can be drilled, broadcast, or aerially applied • Can survive the winter in mild environments or in northern climates with plenty of snowfall. Be prepared to till in the spring to ensure complete kill • Plant Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 • Seed 15-30 lbs/A 34  

Organic Buckwheat* • Broad-leaved summer annual that is ready to incorporate in 35 to 45 days • Establishes fast, grows quickly, thrives in poor soils • Very competitive with perennial and annual weeds • Easy to control and residue breaks down quickly; good choice for small-scale producers • Not frost-tolerant; plant after frost danger • Plant May 15 – July 15 • Seed 50-100 lbs/A

Organic Cover Crop* Barley

• Economical choice for cover cropping • Use alone or in a mix as an excellent forage • Good scavenger of nutrients • May be either 6-row or 2-row

Organic Purple Top Turnips* • Good biomass production above and below ground • Excellent forage quality for grazing in the fall • Excellent N scavenger • Thrives on varied soil types including low-fertility soils • May overwinter in Upper Midwest • Plant early spring or Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 • Seed 4-8 lbs/A or 1-2 lbs/A in a mixture

Pacific Gold Mustard UNTREATED, NON-GMO • Certified, non-GMO variety of brown mustard bred specifically for cover cropping • Excellent biomass production and rapid growth • Good competitive ability with weeds • High level of plant glucosinolates can suppress pathogenic fungi, nematodes and insects. • Control plant at sign of first flower; chop or mow the mustard prior to incorporation • Seed 15-20 lbs/A

Winter Camelina* UNTREATED, NON-GMO • New brassica for cover cropping • Excellent winter hardiness, similar to winter rye. The only brassica that will consistently overwinter. • Seed at 6 lbs/A, ½” to ¾” deep • Seed from September 1 through mid-October in central MN, September 1 through late October in southern MN and northern IA

*Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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ORGANIC COVER CROP MIXES

Organic NitroMax CC1 ORGANIC OATS + ORGANIC PEAS + ORGANIC RADISH • Designed for maximum green manure production in the fall following early harvested crops like small grains, sweet corn, vegetables, corn silage or early soybeans • Will winterkill in the Upper Midwest • Thrives in a variety of soils • Provides numerous benefits both above and below ground • Excellent choice for fall forage or grazing • Plant Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 • Seed 75-125 lbs/A

Organic ValueMax CC2 ORGANIC ANNUAL RYEGRASS + ORGANIC CRIMSON CLOVER + ORGANIC RADISH • Diverse small-seeded cover crops that builds healthy soils, fixes nitrogen and sequesters nutrients • Designed for quick coverage, good biomass accumulation and overwintering (if clover is planted on time) • If mix is applied from Aug. 1 – Aug. 15, the clover should get adequate growth for winter survival and spring plowdown • Good fit for seeding at last cultivation (V6 in corn) and interseeding into standing fall crops • Plant Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 • Seed 15-20 lbs/A

Organic SummerMax CC6 ORGANIC BUCKWHEAT + ORGANIC SORGHUM SUDAN + ORGANIC SOYBEANS + ORGANIC 4010 PEAS • Warm-season cover crop mix blended for maximum summer growth, weed suppression and soil building • Vigorous-growing combination of summer annual grasses, broadleaves and legumes competes with any weed and put on tremendous growth and biomass • Suitable for all soil types and field situations • Provides good summer grazing/forage • Plant May 30 – Aug. 15 • Seed 50-75 lbs/A

Organic CultivationMax CC8 ORGANIC ANNUAL RYEGRASS + ORGANIC RADISH + ORGANIC MAMMOTH RED CLOVER + ORGANIC ALSIKE CLOVER + ORGANIC CRIMSON CLOVER • Mixture of shade-tolerant species designed to be broadcast into standing corn at last cultivation (V6 stage) • With adequate moisture, will emerge and remain semi-dormant until corn starts dying back • Will not impede growth or harvest of corn • Not recommend for seeding into soybeans (canopy is just too shady) • Plant June 1 – July 5; V6/last cultivation will depend on planting date and corn maturity • Seed 15-20 lbs/A

Organic WinterMax CC3

Organic Plowdown Blend CC9

ORGANIC WINTER RYE + ORGANIC HAIRY VETCH + ORGANIC RADISH

ORGANIC HARDY ALFALFA + ORGANIC YELLOW BLOSSOM SWEET +MAMMOTH RED CLOVER + ORGANIC ALSIKE CLOVER • Our most popular cover crop legume mixture for nitrogen plowdown • Adapted to varying soil types • Positions your fields well for corn the following year • Excellent companion with spring-planted small grains or frost-seeded into winter grains. Should not interfere with small grain growth or harvest • Potentially a good fit for seeding at last cultivation (V6 in corn) • N-fixation potential peaks at flowering • Plant February to May, Aug. 1 – Aug. 15 • Seed 12-15 lbs/A

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COVERS

• Our most winter-hardy blend specifically formulated for growers in northern climates • Winter rye and hairy vetch survive the winter providing excellent soil coverage both in spring and fall • Minimizes erosion during rainy periods • Best planted after small grains, vegetables, corn silage or early soybeans. Planting after grain corn will minimize vetch and radish growth • Plant Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 • Seed 50-75 lbs/A


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