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CORN

SOYBEANS

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CERTIFIED ORGANIC & UNTREATED CORN CHARACTERISTICS Hybrid

CRM

Attribute

Heat Units

Planting Pop.

N&S Region

E&W Region

Emerg.

Early Growth

Plant Health

Drought Tol.

Fall Stalk Strength

Root Strength

Plant Ht.

Test Wt.

Dry Down

Silage Potential

Cob Color

O.99-79P

79

O.87-80

80

PURE

1940

Med.-High

1

E,C,W

8

8

7

7

7

7

9

8

6

8

White

1950

Med.-High

1

E,C,W

7

7

7

8

7

8

7

8

9

7

Red

O.58-85

85

O.58-85UP

85

ULTRA-PURE

2140

Low-High

1

E,C,W

8

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

7

7

Pink

2140

Low-High

1

E,C,W

8

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

7

7

O.45-88P

88

Pink

PURE

2190

Med.-High

1,2

E,C,W

8

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

8

9

Red

O.71-90UPGS

90

ULTRA-PURE Grain / Silage

2280

Low-High

1,2

E,C,W

8

8

7

8

7

7

8

8

7

9

Pink

O.98-91UP

91

ULTRA-PURE

2290

Med.-High

1, 2

E,C,W

7

7

7

9

8

7

7

7

6

7

Red

O.31-91P

91

PURE

2300

Low-High

1,2

E,C,W

8

8

7

8

8

7

9

8

7

8

Pink

O.33-95LF P

95

PURE, Leafy / Floury

2450

Low

2,3

E,C,W

9

9

8

7

6

7

9

NA

NA

10

White

O.84-95UP

95

ULTRA-PURE

2450

Med.-High

2,3,4

E,C,W

7

7

8

8

8

9

7

8

8

6

Red

O.45-97UP

97

ULTRA-PURE

2470

Med.-High

3,4

E,C,W

8

8

7

7

8

8

8

8

7

8

Red

O.98-98P

98

PURE

2490

Med.-High

3,4

E,C,W

8

8

8

7

8

7

8

7

7

7

Red

O.85-00P

100

PURE

2510

Med.-High

3,4

E,C,W

8

8

8

8

9

8

7

6

7

6

Red

O.34-00PLF

100

PURE Leafy / Floury

2550

Low

3,4

E,C,W

8

8

8

8

7

7

9

NA

NA

10

White

O.69-01UP

101

ULTRA-PURE

2520

Med.-High

3,4,5

E,C,W

8

8

7

7

8

7

8

7

6

ID

Red

O.55-02UP

102

ULTRA-PURE

2530

Low-High

3,4,5

E,C,W

7

7

7

7

7

8

8

8

7

7

Red

O.46-02P

102

PURE

2530

Med.-High

3,4,5

E,C,W

8

8

8

7

8

8

8

8

7

7

Red

O.51-04PGS

104

PURE Grain / Silage

2600

Med.-High

3,4,5

E,C,W

8

8

8

7

7

8

8

7

8

9

Pink

O.18-06UP

106

ULTRA-PURE

2620

Med.-High

4,5,6

E,C,W

8

8

9

8

8

8

7

8

8

7

Red

O.48-08PGS

108

PURE Grain / Silage

2650

Med.-High

5,6

E,C,W

8

8

9

8

8

9

8

7

6

9

Red

O.35-09PLF

109

PURE Leafy / Floury

2650

Low

5,6

E,C,W

9

8

8

8

7

9

8

NA

NA

10

Pink

O.74-10PGS

110

PURE Grain / Silage

2750

Med.-High

5,6

E,C,W

8

8

8

8

8

9

7

7

7

9

Pink

O.82-14PGS

114

PURE Grain / Silage

2855

Low-High

5,6+

E,C,W

8

8

8

8

8

7

9

7

6

9

Red

Untreated

May be coated with an OMRI-approved seed coating or could be raw (untreated). 87-80 UNT

80

1950

Med.-High

1

E,C,W

7

7

7

8

7

8

7

8

9

7

Red

58-85P UNT

85

PURE

2140

Low-High

1

E,C,W

8

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

7

7

Pink

71-90UP UNT

90

ULTRA-PURE

2280

Low-High

1,2

E,C,W

8

8

7

8

7

7

8

8

7

9

Pink

88-91UP UNT

91

ULTRA-PURE

2290

Med.-High

1,2

E,C,W

7

8

8

9

9

9

7

7

8

6

Red

42-92P UNT

92

PURE

2260

Med.-High

1,2,3

E,C,W

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

7

9

Red

51-95UP UNT

95

ULTRA-PURE

2450

Med.-High

2,3,4

E,C,W

7

7

8

8

8

9

7

8

8

6

Red

7292 UNT

95

2450

Low-High

2,3

C,W

7

7

6

9

6

10

7

7

9

7

Red

98-98 UNT

98

PURE

2490

Med.-High

3,4

E,C,W

8

8

8

7

8

7

8

7

7

7

Red

79-00P UNT

100

PURE

2500

Med.-High

3,4,5

E,C,W

9

9

7

7

8

8

8

7

9

8

Red

60-01 UNT

100

2520

Low-High

2,3

C,E

8

8

8

7

6

8

9

7

7

9

Red

86-03UP UNT

103

ULTRA-PURE

2540

Low-High

3,4,5

E,C,W

8

8

8

8

9

9

7

8

8

6

Pink

51-04PGS UNT

104

PURE Grain / Silage

2600

Med.-High

3,4,5

E,C,W

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

7

8

9

Pink

63-05P UNT

105

PURE

2600

Med.-High

3,4,5

E,C,W

8

8

8

8

7

9

8

7

7

7

Red

48-08P UNT

108

PURE Grain / Silage

2650

Med.-High

5,6

E,C,W

8

8

9

8

8

9

8

7

6

9

Red

74-10PGS UNT

110

PURE Grain / Silage

2730

Med.-High

5,6

E,C,W

8

8

8

8

8

9

7

7

7

9

Pink

78-11P UNT

111

PURE

2750

Low-High

4,5,6

E,C

8

8

8

7

8

8

8

10

6

6

Red

53-12GS UNT

112

Grain/Silage

2760

Med.-High

5,6+

E,C,W

8

8

8

8

8

9

7

7

7

9

Pink

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CORN

Certified Organic Coated with an OMRI-approved seed coating.


Keith Speltz and Sara Pearson Altura, MN • July 2019

CORN SEED VIKING O.99-79P

VIKING O.45-88P

FAST EMERGENCE AND TALL FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE 79-DAY CRM • Excellent emergence and early vigor for fast canopy • Proven field-tested early genetics with excellent dualpurpose capabilities for grain or silage • Slower drying hybrid; true white cob • Excellent test weight • Best performance in zone or farther north as a later hybrid; avoid moving south for early production or replant

VERSATILE AND WIDELY ADAPTED 88-DAY CRM • Very good yield potential • Early flowering hybrid with very good grain test weight • Healthy, moves south for late planting better than O.58-85 and O.71-90 • Strong emergence and early-season growth • Semi-flex ear, strongest yields as medium to high populations • Good dual-purpose potential for grain or silage, especially in the north

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

VIKING O.58-85

EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL & TEST WEIGHT 85-DAY CRM • Earlier single-cross version of O.45-88P • Very good ear flex for varied populations with above average test weight • Med-tall plant; good dual-purpose potential for grain or silage • Best performance in zone; avoid moving south for early production or replant • Grain Millers’ 2019 list of accepted hybrids

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VIKING O.71-90UP GREAT YIELDS & GRAIN QUALITY 90-DAY CRM • Excellent yield performance across soil types and environments in the 90-day zone • Very good grain quality & heavy test weight • Flowers and matures early • Fast drydown restricts silage harvest window • Avoid moving south of 90-day zone • Grain Millers’ 2019 list of accepted hybrids

NEW

VIKING O.98-91UP

CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE ON TOUGH GROUND 91-DAY CRM • Very good drought tolerance and ear flex allows good western movement and performance on lighter soils • Related to Viking O.88-91 with more height and better emergence • Best suited for tough, variable soils with yield target below 180 bushels • Very solid overall agronomics

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VIKING O.31-91P

VIKING O.82-95PGS VERSATILE WHITE COB HYBRID FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE 95-DAY CRM • Great emergence & early-season growth • Very adaptable 95-day; above average stress tolerance • Early flowering hybrid with excellent test weight grain • Above-average height; good dual-purpose potential for grain or silage • Avoid compacted soils or heavy clay soils

VIKING O.84-95UP ROBUST, HEALTHY, HIGH-YIELDING 95-DAY CRM • Best all-around 95-day organic grain hybrid available • Medium-height hybrid; very good stalk & root strength • Good plant health & very good test weight • Very good drought-stress tolerance • Widely adapted in 95-day corn country • Best yield at medium to high populations • Grain Millers’ list of accepted hybrids for milling NEW

VIKING O.85-00P

STRONG, STABLE PERFORMANCE 100-DAY CRM • Consistently good yield performance across environments and years • Related to Viking O.84-95UP • Very good drought tolerance, moves well across SD and northern NE • Healthy plant with above average tolerance to Tar Spot, moves east well • Strong stalks and roots, good intactness • Average test weight

VIKING O.69-01P IMPROVED VIKING O.69-99 101-DAY CRM • Bred to have very high yield potential under organic farming conditions • Healthy plant with very good emergence • Excellent east-west adaptability • Best performance at higher populations • Complete husk cover slows drydown

VIKING O.55-02UP LEADING EDGE YIELD POTENTIAL 102-DAY CRM • Won FIRST Trials in 2018 (MN Southeast) • Long, flex ears; above-average grain test weight • Widely adapted across Corn Belt east of I-29 • Best performance in zone as a full season hybrid • Position away from poorly drained soils

VIKING O.45-97UP

EXCELLENT EMERGENCE & TOP-END YIELD 97-DAY CRM • Exciting yield potential • Vigorous, healthy, medium-tall plant with good dual purpose potential • Very good stalk and root strength • Widely adapted from I-29 across the eastern US, good north-south movement • Semi-flex ear with very good test weight

VIKING O.98-98P HIGH-YIELDING ORGANIC GENETICS 98-DAY CRM • Medium-tall plants with girthy, flex ears • Healthy with above-average emergence • Widely adapted for MN/IA and east across the Corn Belt • Strong performance on all soil types, including poorly drained soil • Good fall appearance & late season intactness WWW.ALSEED.COM

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EXCELLENT EMERGENCE, WIDELY ADAPTED 91-DAY CRM • Very good yields over varying populations • Good staygreen and late-season intactness • Healthy, medium-tall plant with good silage potential • Very good drought stress tolerance, suited for all soil types

NEW


CORN SEED NEW

VIKING O.46-02P

VIKING O.74-10PGS

EXCELLENT EMERGENCE AND AGRONOMICS 102-DAY CRM • Consistent strong yields from central NE to NY • Semi-flex ear with very good test weight • Very good stalks and roots • Medium-tall healthy plant with good fall intactness

VIKING O.51-04P ONE HYBRID TO DO IT ALL? THIS ONE IS IT! 104-DAY CRM • Very good yielding, stable grain hybrid for organic fields • Outstanding digestibility and tonnage ratings for silage; superior choice for a dual-purpose hybrid • Good emergence and root strength • Good late-season health, above average height • Best performance on medium to heavy soils with good fertility

NEW

VIKING O.18-06UP

OUTSTANDING ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE 106-DAY CRM • Impressive grain yields from NE to NY • Medium height plant with very good emergence • Strong stalks and roots • Good staygreen & fall intactness allows for a wide harvest window • Above average test weight and grain quality

GRAIN? SILAGE? TAKE YOUR PICK 110-DAY CRM • Outstanding grain yields • Very good tonnage and excellent quality when chopped for silage • Medium-height; impressive root strength • Excellent overall plant health with good late-season intactness and appearance • Widely adapted across many soil types and populations • Best performance in 110-day corn country and north

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

VIKING O.48-08PGS OUTSTANDING YIELD AND AGRONOMICS 108-DAY CRM • Best 2-year average in our yield trials (251 bushels, 2017-18) • Excellent emergence & response to higher populations & fertility • Exceptional tolerance to Goss’s Wilt, NCLB, and Gray Leaf Spot • Strong roots and stalks • Good ear-flex and defense for tougher environments

Will Glazik & Son Paxton, IL

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CORN

LEAFY, FLOURY SILAGE-SPECIFIC HYBRIDS Viking leafy, floury (LF) hybrids pair excellent agronomics with outstanding silage yields, high starch content, highly digestible starch and digestible fiber. Viking LF hybrids have been bred floury to meet the agronomic and nutritional requirements of the dairy and beef industries.

LEAFY

Leafy-floury hybrids have more leaf area per plant than conventional corn hybrids and need less time in the silo before the can be fed. LF hybrids produce high-quality milk and meat dependably and CORN SILAGE economically. 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 Floury Leafy Corn Silage Hybrids have a silage specific harvested for grain.

Viking O.33-95PLF

Viking O.34-00PLF

HIGH YIELDING AND DIGESTIBLE

OUR BEST 100-DAY FOR SILAGE 100-DAY CRM • White cob • Pure (99% GMO-free)

95-DAY CRM • White cob • Pure (99% GMO-free)

Leafy, Floury Corn Silage Hybrids contain a recessive gene called opaque-1. In the 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. 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.

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. 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. All kernels are selected to be large, soft, and EASTslow TO drying WEST,soAthat STRONG PERFORMER they will fracture easily during chopping109-DAY and cow chewing CRM for maximum starch digestibility. • Pink cob

Viking O.35-09PLF

• Pure (99% GMO-free)

LF FEATURES

Floury Kernel

• Small particle size • Long rumen retention • High-energy starch • High quality milk Leafy, floury ear shaved to reveal kernel composition. Approximately 25% of the kernels are completely floury.

Leafy Kernel

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

VIKING CLOSE-OUT CORN

Save on hybrids we’re removing from inventory!

Germination tested January 2019 with minimum of 93% warm, 85% cold.

Hybrid

CRM

Attribute

Coating

# of Bags

Kernel Shape

Bag Weight

Price

O.31-92P

92

PURE

1R

79

O.82-95P

95

PURE

1R

224

O.31-99

99

1R

73

SF, SR

32 TO 39

$175

O.79-00UP

100

ULTRA-PURE

1R

67

MF

41

$195

O.38.05P

105

PURE

1R

63

SF, MR

32 TO 42

$185

O.68-06

106

1R

52

LR

58

$175

O.68-06P

106

PURE

1R

94

SF, MF, MR

37 TO 47

$185

O.79-08P

108

PURE

1R

10

MF

42

$185

your Floury Leafy MR, MFWhen you move 43 TO 62herd to a$185 ration, reduce the concentrate corn in the MF, LRTMR. Expect 39starch TO 61 $185 to be 10 to 12% more digestible.

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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 receive the GS designation.

VIKING 42-92PGS UNT OUTSTANDING DUAL-PURPOSE GENETICS • UNTREATED 92-DAY CRM

• 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 dual-purpose silage hybrid

VIKING O.51-04PGS ONE HYBRID TO DO IT ALL? THIS ONE IS IT! 104-DAY CRM • Outstanding digestibility and tonnage ratings for silage; superior choice for dual-purpose hybrid • Trial winner in universities across the Midwest! • Good stalks and roots, and above-average height • Best performance on medium- to heavy-textured soils; avoid coarse sands

GRAIN? SILAGE? TAKE YOUR PICK 110-DAY CRM

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

VIKING 53-12GS UNT

YIELD/TONNAGE MONSTER • UNTREATED 112-DAY CRM

• Vigorous, medium-tall plant • Outstanding root and stalk strength • Adapted throughout the Corn Belt • Excellent results in silage testing, white cob

VIKING O.82-14PGS

VIKING O.48-08PGS OUTSTANDING YIELD AND AGRONOMICS 108-DAY CRM

VIKING O.74-10PGS

• Excellent emergence & response to high populations and intensive management • Excellent tolerance to Goss’s Wilt, NCLB & GLS • Strong roots and stalks • Good ear-flex and defense for tougher environments

TREMENDOUS YIELDS FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE 114-DAY CRM

• Tropical genetics, well-adapted to southern Corn Belt • Grain and silage yields competing with bestavailable conventionals • Medium-tall hybrid with above-average emergence • Girthy, flex ears, and very good disease tolerance

Why GS Grain/Silage Hybrids? Our GS hybrids are high-yielding grain hybrids, which means more energy in your silage. GS hybrids have an optimal grain-to-stover ratio and have excellent standability compared to low-lignin, specialty silage hybrids. 10 • Albert Lea Seed Organic Catalog

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ORGANIC CORN SEED COATINGS SOIL BIOTICS 1R

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

SABREX CORN

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

Untreated seed corn: This seed may be coated with an OMRI approved seed coating or could be raw (untreated). Contact us for details.

CUSTOM SEED CORN TREATMENT OPTIONS Indigo Microbiome for Corn & Soybeans Indigo Option 1 — Microbiome Seed Treatment: Albert Lea Seed is a provider of Indigo’s Microbiome seed treatment on Viking brand seed varieties and hybrids. Indigo’s Microbiome treatment has been developed for stress resilience and has proven to improve crops yields. On 48,000 acres nationwide, growers saw an average corn yield increase of 10.1 bushels per acre and an increase in soybeans of 4.3 bushels per acre using Indigo-treated seed. Indigo Microbiome is available on these select Viking corn hybrids:

O.58-85, 42-92UNT, O.84-95, O.55-02, O.51-04, O.48-08 and on select soybeans, spring wheat, and oats varieties. Microbiome usage agreement required between farmer and Indigo. 12-bag minimum. Order and pay for custom-treated seed corn by January 15. Call for pricing details. No returns.

Indigo Option 2 — Indigo Certified Crops: Indigo Microbiome Seed Treatment is available as a standalone treatment or coupled with Indigo Certified Crop, a program through which Indigo partners with growers throughout the season to deliver a higher yield potential using the following services: •

Indigo Marketplace. Connects farmers to a network of buyers with on-farm pick-up and delivery service available.

Indigo Grain Quality Testing. Access premium bids in Indigo Marketplace for your quality and location based on your crop’s protein, moisture, and test weight measures.

Indigo Carbon. Improve farm profitability by getting paid for increasing the carbon content of your soil and reducing overall emissions.

Indigo Agronomy Services. Indigo offers you independent crop advisors and agronomists to increase your farm revenue.

Resid HC Resid HC helps plants transfer nutrients and water from the soil efficiently and with less energy cost to the plant. Resid HC is a Biological Inoculant specially developed for seed treatment with a concentrated formulation (wettable powder). It stimulates and increases root growth, improves the efficiency of water use and nutrient uptake for corn yield increases. Resid HC’s active ”ingredient” is a mycorrhizal fungi called Glomus iranicum var tenuihypharum. It forms a symbiotic relationship with the corn plant: the plant provides Glomus iranicum var tenuihypharum with sugars essential for its survival, and Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum provides the plant nutrients and water. Resid HC is available as a pre-treatment on these select Viking corn hybrids:

O.84-95UP, O.85-00P, O.51-04PGS Call for pricing and details.

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CORN

Viking seed corn is pre-applied with these OMRI-approved seed coatings


ORGANIC ROAD TRIP 2019: MN, IA, WI, IL

Sara & Bob Pearson Planting organic soybeans in replicated

Ru th & Jon Jovaag •

...and Carl Gaudian • Altura , MN

Austin, MN

Ab out to start a mudd

y field trip.

Parker Beard • Decorah, IA Quick hug before afternoon milking.

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test plot at Keith Speltz’s farm.

Tom Frantzen • New Hampton, IA Hybrid rye for Tom’s hog rations.

Wyatt Muse • Monticello, IL Mid-July corn looking good.

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Joe Carnes, Frank Organic • Jefferson, WI Moving lots of seed in Wisconsin!

Will Glazik • Paxton, IL Giving the new farm manager a tour.

Harold Wilken • Danforth, IL Organic farmer & miller, with heart.

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ORGANIC & UNTREATED SWEET CORN 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 and plant disease.

Bi-Color Sweet Corn

TEMPTRESS (SE) 70 DAY

Conventional, Untreated • Synergistic • Best in class quality; Grower’s choice for early maturity • Excellent emergence and early vigor; specially selected for good emergence under organic field conditions • Large, attractive ear NEW NATURAL SWEET (SH2) 73 DAY Organic • Supersweet • Premium eating quality and performance in the field • From same breeding program as Xtra-Tender 2171 • Must be isolated from other types of sweet corn (se, su, tsw, and OP)

ALLURE (SE-SU-SH2) 75 DAY

Organic • Synergistic • Adaptable and attractive mid-season • 8” ears with consistently 16-18 rows per ear and great tip fill • Tall healthy plant for ease of harvest • Holds up great for processing and freezing

LUSCIOUS (TSW) 75 DAY

Conventional, Untreated • Synergistic • Proven hybrid on organic ground; excellent eating • Deep kernelled and delicious is a frequent comment • Good cold-soil germination compared to other organic/untreated varieties • Attractive plant, good husk cover • 16-18 kernel rows, 8” ears

WHO GETS KISSED OP (SE) 78-84 DAY

Organic • Sugary Enhanced • Open Pollinated • Unique rugged bicolor with good emergence • Extended harvest window- check stand often for maturity • Developed in collaboration between MN farmer Martin Diffley, the Organic Seed Alliance, and the University of Wisconsin • Has exceptional old-fashioned flavor and texture • Not recommended for commercial production

Yellow Sweet Corn

BODACIOUS (SE) 75 DAY

Conventional, Untreated • Sugary Enhanced • Popular variety: rugged performance & classic flavor • Hearty plant with sweet, tender kernels • Good ear size with good adaptability to organic conditions WWW.ALSEED.COM

OPEN-POLLINATED CORN ORGANIC E-95

94 - 97 day maturity • Improved variety selected in WI for yield and standability • Excellent for silage • Has yielded 118-146 bu/a NEW

ORGANIC REBELLION

110 - 115 day maturity • Synthetic OP yellow dent corn, 115 days • Traditional open-pollinated nutritional value with potential to yield with modern hybrids • Carries the Ga1s allele, making it resistant to cross pollination from other varieties, including GMO corn • Very vigorous, consistently has two+ ears per stalk • Must be kept isolated from popcorn fields

MN 13

95 - 100 day maturity • Originated from the U of MN around the 1880s Minnesota farmers sold MN 13 for moonshine to hedge against the Great Depression • 8’ height, 7 ½ inch ears, 12-18 straight kernel rows • Good standing

KING PHILIP

100 - 105 day maturity • Recognized as a landrace variety originally cultivated by the Wampanoag Tribe and was named after King Philip’s war in 1675 • Selected for multiple ears per plant, small cobs and large seed • Grain color ranges from dark yellow to copper-red

RAINBOW FLINT

110 day maturity • Ornamental corn variety producing a beautiful array of colorful kernels

BLUE

110 day maturity • Blue kernels • Niche ornamental and feed use

BLOODY BUTCHER

120 day maturity • Old dent-type corn grown since the 1840s • Stalks reach 8 to 12 feet tall • Produces 2 to 6 ears per plant • 8- to 12-inch long ears with striped red or dark red kernels on pink to red cobs • Rich, sweet flavor for flour or corn meal but can be roasted or fried when young Albert Lea Seed Organic Catalog • 13

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O.P. CORN & SWEET CORN


SOYBEAN SEED VIKING 0.0654AT

VIKING O.1544AT

EARLY SOYBEAN WITH APHID RESISTANCE

CONSISTENT YIELDS, APHID RESISTANCE

Maturity: Group 0.7 Hilum: Black Protein: Average

Maturity: Group 1.5 Hilum: Black Protein: Average

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

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

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

O.MN0810CN

VIKING O.1518N

Ultra-Pure: 99% GMO-FREE

HIGH-YIELDING, ABOVE-AVERAGE PROTEIN Maturity: Group 0.8 Hilum: Yellow Protein: Above Average

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

OUTSTANDING YIELDS AND AGRONOMICS Maturity: Group 1.5 Hilum: Black Protein: Average

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

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

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

VIKING O.1202N

VIKING O.1706N

BUSHY, HIGH-YIELDING; GOOD DEFENSE Maturity: Group 1.2 Hilum: Brown Protein: Above Average

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

• Excellent defensive characteristics; Rps1k gene for Phytophthora, PI88788 gene for cyst nematodes • Feed-grade soybean with dark hilum and aboveaverage seed protein • Good standing and bushy plant type makes this bean competitive with weeds

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

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

• Consistent on-farm yields year after year • Widely adapted, excellent emergence • Cyst-resistant with good all-around defense (PI88788) • Consistent high yields • Very good field tolerance to Phytophthora, MR to BSR, and MT to white mold • Medium-tall, bushy plant suitable for wide rows; very competitive with weeds

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SOYBEAN SEED O.IA1029*

Ultra-Pure: 99% GMO-FREE

VIKING O.1955AT APHID TOLERANCE & CONSISTENT YIELDS

Maturity: Group 1.8 Hilum: Yellow Protein: Very High

Maturity: Group 1.9 Hilum: Black Protein: Average

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

• Competitive yields for an early food-grade • Med-height, med-bushy plant suitable for wide rows; competitive with weeds • Tested higher than 44% protein in 2018 • License required before seed delivery

NEW

O.N1958

Pure: 99% GMO-FREE

NAVITA=OUTSTANDING FEED Maturity: Group 1.9 Hilum: Black Protein: Very High

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

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

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

• Rag1 aphid-tolerance for aphid protection • Medium height, medium plant type • Has done well in northern IA, MN, WI • Good field tolerance to Phytophthora • Avoid fields with history of BSR and white mold

O.e1993N

Pure: 99% GMO-FREE

TOPPED OUR ORGANIC SOYBEAN TRIALS IN 2018! Maturity: Group 1.9 Hilum: Imperfect Black Protein: Average

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

• Consistent, excellent performance for years • Medium-bush plant, well adapted to wide rows and organic production • Excellent standing • Strong defensive characteristics; resistant to SCN, BSR, PRR

O.IA2104*

Ultra-Pure: 99% GMO-FREE

BENCHMARK FOOD-GRADE SOYBEAN

▹ ▹ ▹ ▹

O.N1958

BRED SPECIFICALLY FOR ANIMAL FEED VERY HIGH PROTEIN LOW ANTI-NUTRITIONALS, INCLUDING RAFFINOSE & STACHYOSE IMPROVED FEED EFFICIENCY

Maturity: Group 2.1 Hilum: Yellow Protein: Very High

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

• True tofu soybean, very good recognition with soy marketers • Good standability for a food-grade soybean • Some field resistance to SDS • Keep off of high pH soils • License required before seed delivery

*LICENSE REQUIRED: IA1029 • IA2104 • IA2113RA12 • 2188AT12N These varieties are from germplasm that is intellectual property of Iowa State University and require the seed purchaser to read and sign a license agreement. In general, seeds must be used for the sole purpose of producing a single crop and not saved for replanting. If you have any questions about licensing, please call Dianah Ngonyama from ISU at (515) 294-9442. WWW.ALSEED.COM

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SOYBEANS

WIDELY ACCEPTED, YELLOW-HILUM, FOOD-GRADE


SOYBEAN SEED NEW

VIKING O.2155N

VIKING O.2188AT12N*

OUTSTANDING YIELD POTENTIAL + VERY GOOD DEFENSE

A ‘WHOLE PACKAGE’ YELLOW-HILUM SOYBEAN

Maturity: Group 2.1 Hilum: Brown Protein: Average

Maturity: Group 2.5 Hilum: Yellow Protein: Above Average

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

• Impressive yield potential, keeping up with the best traited beans in our trials • Good defensive package with good tolerance to IDC, Phytophthora, and BSR • Cyst nematode resistance (PI88788) • Well adapted to SD, IA, MN, WI, and northern NE

O.IA2113RA12*

Ultra-Pure: 99% GMO-FREE

STACKED APHID TOLERANCE, HIGH PROTEIN Maturity: Group 2.2 Hilum: Yellow & Imp. Yell. Protein: High

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

• Very good yields • Multi-source Rag1 and Rag2 aphid tolerant genetics; highest resistance to soybean aphid • Med-height, med-bush plant can lean before harvest • Under stress, can express an imperfect yellow hilum, which makes it hit-or-miss as a true food-type

NEW

VIKING O.2418N

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

• Consistent high performance in our internal trials and university testing • Proven genetics, usually meets 42% protein contracts • Stacked Rag1 and Rag2 aphid-tolerance • Cyst-resistant (PI88788) soybean with good tolerance to IDC • Medium-tall plant suited for wide rows, can lean before harvest • License required before seed delivery

NEW

VIKING O.2702

BEST-IN-CLASS YIELD POTENTIAL, WIDELY ADAPTED Maturity: Group 2.7 Hilum: Brown Protein: Average

Seed Size: Average End Use: Feed Bag Size: 140M

• Topped replicated trials in 2017 & 2018 • Out-yielded Viking 2299N by 7 bu. in 2018 • Medium-tall, bushy plant • Excellent standing

MAXIMUM YIELD POTENTIAL, GOOD AGRONOMICS Maturity: Group 2.4 Hilum: Black Protein: Average

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

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

NEW

VIKING O.3028N

WIDELY ADAPTED, OUTSTANDING YIELDS Maturity: Group 3.0 Hilum: Black Protein: Average

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

• Excellent yields in 3 years of private testing • Med-tall, bushy plant type • Excellent emergence • Cyst resistant with good tolerance to IDC & SDS

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VT3 & QUAD CORN

SOYBEAN SEED VIKING ORGANIC SOYBEAN CHARACTERISTICS RM

Attribute

Emerg.

Ht.

Plant Type

Lodge

O.0645AT*

0.7

Pure

7

ID

ID

6

ID

ID

4

5

ID

ID

ID

ID

Black

O.MN0810CN

0.8

UltraPure

7

M

M

7

ID

Rps1a

5

6

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Yellow

O.1202N

1.2

Pure

7

M

MB

7

ID

Rps1k

8

5

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Brown

Above Avg

O.1518N

1.5

UltraPure

8

M

M

8

7

none

7

7

PI88788

7

6

ID

Black

Avg

O.1544AT*

1.5

Pure

5

M

MB

7

ID

none

6

7

S

4

ID

ID

Black

Avg

O.1706N

1.7

Pure

7

MT

B

5

7

none

7

5

FT

6

8

7

Black

Avg

O.IA1029

1.8

UltraPure

4

M

MB

6

ID

none

ID

ID

S

4

ID

ID

Yellow

Very High

O.N1958 NEW!

1.9

Pure

8

M

MB

7

9

none

5

7

FT

7

ID

7

Black

Very High

O.1955AT*

1.9

UltraPure

7

M

M

7

3

none

7

4

FT

6

6

5

Brown

Avg

O.e1993N

1.9

Pure

6

M

MB

8

5

Rps1k

7

6

PI88788

7

ID

6

Imp. Black

Avg

O.IA2104

2.0

UltraPure

4

M

MB

6

ID

none

ID

5

S

4

ID

5

Yellow

Very High

O.2155N NEW!

2.1

UltraPure

8

MT

M

7

8

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

7

8

Brown

Avg

O.IA2113RA12*

2.2

UltraPure

4

M

MB

4

ID

none

ID

7

S

4

ID

ID

Yellow

Very High

O.2418N NEW!

2.4

Pure

8

M

MB

7

ID

Rps1c

7

7

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Black

Avg

O.2188AT12N*

2.5

UltraPure

6

MT

MB

5

5

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

5

5

Yellow

Above Avg

O.2702 NEW!

2.7

Pure

7

MT

B

7

ID

ID

ID

FT

ID

ID

ID

Brown

Avg

O.3028N NEW!

3.0

Pure

8

MT

MB

7

7

6

7

PI88788

7

ID

7

Black

Avg

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

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

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Phyt. gene

Phyt. tol. (1)

IDC

Cyst Gene

Cyst Tol.

White Mold (1)

SDS

Hilum

none

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

(5) FT = Field Tolerance, S = Susceptible

*Aphid Tolerant variety

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SOYBEANS

Variety

Brown Stem Rot

Protein

Avg

Above Avg


SMALL GRAIN SEED OATS ORGANIC OATS CHARACTERISTICS

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

Plant Height

Straw Strength

Test Wt.

Seed Color

Crown Rust1

BYDV1

Yield 2018 (Bu.)

Avg. 3-Year Yield (Bu.)

Late

Med.- Tall

Strong

High

Yellow

3

5

151.9

139.2

Hayden

Medium

Medium

Avg

Very High

White

5

3

154.9

141.6

Shelby 427

Early Medium

Medium

Avg

Very High

White

6

5

154.9

124.8

Sumo

Early

Medium

Very Strong

Very High

White

5

ID

134.1

105.6

Reins

Early

Short

Very Strong

Very High

Tan

6

4

150.5

129.6

Medium

Med.- Tall

Strong

Avg

Yellow

3

5

168

137

Everleaf 126

Very Late

Very Tall

ID

NA

NA

ID

ID

NA

NA

Laker

Very Late

Very Tall

ID

NA

NA

ID

ID

NA

NA

Early

Medium

Avg

Very High

Hulless

5

ID

111.7

91.2

Med. Late

Tall

Below Avg.

High

White

6

6

74

102.9

Variety Deon

Esker2020

Streaker Jerry

Disease ratings: 1 = most resistant and 9 = most susceptible. Data from University of MN (2018) except for Esker2020 data adapted from University of Wisconsin varietal release data. 1

ORGANIC DEON OATS

ORGANIC SUMO OATS

ORGANIC HAYDEN OATS

ORGANIC REINS OATS

• • • • • •

High-yielding oats with good test weight Plot winning yield potential in MN, IA, WI & SD Late maturity, medium-tall height, good standability Strong resistance to crown rust and smut Not recommended for underseeding forages Released by U of MN

• Excellent yield potential, strong western movement • High quality grain with great test weight, often meets milling requirements • Medium maturity and height, average standability • Good smut resistance, moderately susceptible to rust • Good choice for underseeding • Released by SDSU

ORGANIC SHELBY 427 OATS

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

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• • • • • •

Variety developed specifically for organic operations Excellent test weight with plump kernels for milling Very good smut resistance Strong standability, suited for underseeding Consistent heavy test weight in MN, IA & SD trialing Released by SDSU

Our best oats for underseeding forages/plowdowns Very heavy test weight and good yield potential Direct replacement for Saber oats Shorter oats with good standability Early maturity Released by U of IL

NEW ORGANIC ESKER2020 OATS

• Improved version of Esker oats with superior yield potential, test weight and disease resistance • 168 bu/acre 3-year yield average at Arlington, WI in UW testing • Medium maturity with medium tall height • Very good crown rust resistance • Similar grain characteristics to Esker • Released by UW

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OATS, CONTINUED ORGANIC JERRY OATS

• Farmer favorite. Tall with excellent straw yields • Good test weight. Below average yields. • Best oats for chopping, baling, and cover cropping

ORGANIC COVER CROP* OATS

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

• Forage-type oats for exceptional forage yields and quality • Late heading, leafy and soft-stemmed • Medium-tall height, good standability • Not recommended for underseeding • Avoid droughty soils • Seed 3 bu/A for maximum yield potential

ORGANIC STREAKER HULLESS OATS

NEW ORGANIC LAKER FORAGE OATS

• • • • • •

ORGANIC EVERLEAF 126 FORAGE OATS

Tall, late-heading forage oats; high dry biomass yields Excellent forage quality, comparable to ForagePlus High protein and RFQ lead to more milk production Not recommended for underseeding Decent standablity for forage oats Seed 3 bu/A for maximum yield potential

• • • • • •

Heavy test weight and good grain quality Medium maturity and taller plant type Good resistance to stem rust and crown rust High protein feed source for livestock Released by SDSU Streaker 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 (typically the last week of March). Planting rate: 120-140 lbs/A. Days to Heading

Plant Height (in.)

Straw Strength2

Shelly

53.2

29.5

Avg

60.5

Lang-MN

52.3

32.5

Avg

ND VitPro

49.5

31.6

Bolles

53.3

31.3

Variety

1

Scab1

Protein (%)

Baking Quality2

2018 Yield (bu/A)

Avg. 2-yr Yield (bu/A)

3

4

14.2

5

80.6

89.0

1

1

3

15.0

3

78.3

84.0

1

ID

3

3

15.3

3

73.7

78.9

1

1

1

4

16.1

1

69.8

78.9

Test Wt. Pre-Harvest (lbs/bu) Sprouting

Stripe Rust3

Leaf Rust3

1

1

60.9

1

Avg

61.6

Above Avg

59.6

Disease ratings: 1 = most resistant, 9 = most susceptible; 2 Preharvest Sprouting/Baking Quality: 1 = best, 9 = worst; Data from University of MN (2018)

ORGANIC SHELLY SPRING WHEAT

ORGANIC ND VITPRO SPRING WHEAT**

ORGANIC LANG-MN SPRING WHEAT

ORGANIC BOLLES 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

• 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 • Released by U of MN

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

• Clear leader in grain protein and baking desirability amongst Midwestern wheat varieties • Direct replacement for Glenn with superior agronomics • Excellent leaf rust resistance • Medium-late maturity • Above-average standability • Released by U of MN * Variety Not Stated (VNS) ** Requires signed license agreement.

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SMALL GRAINS

SPRING WHEAT


SMALL GRAIN SEED BARLEY 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

Quest

6-row

Feed, Forage, Malt

59

36

Robust

6-row

Feed, Forage

60

Conlon

2-row

Malt, Feed

KWS Tinka

2-row

ND Genesis

2-row

1

Awns

Scab1

Protein (%)

Plump (%)

2018 Yield (bu/A)

3-yr Yield Avg

Avg

Semi-Smooth/ Short

5

13.3

93

102.9

103.0

37

Avg

Semi-Smooth/ Short

9

14.1

94

98.0

99.0

57

33

Excellent

Semi-Smooth/ Long

4

13.2

97

85.1

90.0

Malt, Feed

Med. Late

Med.

Excellent

Semi-Smooth/ Long

Good

Below Avg.

Malt, Feed

Med. Late

Excellent

Semi-Smooth/ Long

5

11.1

Med.

98 96

Excellent 101.0

ID 102.0

Disease ratings: 1 = most resistant, 9 = most susceptible; 2 KWS Tinka data adapted from U of VT and Cornell University (2018). All other data from U of MN (2018).

ORGANIC SIX-ROW SPRING BARLEY ORGANIC QUEST • • • • • •

Great choice for organic barley grain production Best Fusarium Head Blight resistance for 6-row Higher yielding and better standing than Robust Dual-purpose variety with medium maturity Recommended for malting by AMBA Released by U of MN

ORGANIC ROBUST

• Farm-proven, dual-purpose variety for grain or chopping • Medium-tall height with good straw strength • Good disease resistance • Lower yields, higher protein grain compared to Quest • Released by U of MN

ORGANIC WINTER BARLEY ORGANIC SB151 WINTER BARLEY

• Promising 6-row winter feed barley variety for the Upper Midwest • Good winter hardiness in zone 5 in 2018-2019. Plant early for best overwintering potential. • Early maturing, medium height • Excellent standability and disease resistance • Awnless for improved feed quality

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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 • • • • • • •

Consistent & proven two-row malting barley Competitive grain yields Good option for underseeding alfalfa and other forages Early maturing Good standability and lodging resistance Approved for malting and recommended by AMBA Released by NSDU

ORGANIC KWS TINKA**

• European 2-row malting barley • Outstanding yield potential and good malting characteristics • Excellent test weight and yield • Above-average tolerance to fusarium head blight (scab) • Medium height, medium maturity • Cannot save seed; protected genetics

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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* • • • • •

Best used as spring forage Tall and leafy High-quality alternative to barley and spring oat forage Yields well under tough soil and weather conditions Mixes well with peas for even higher forage quality

NEW ORGANIC BUNKER

SPRING TRITICALE

• Tall-growing variety with good yield potential for forage, green chop & silage • Awnletted variety. Good choice for hay vs. fully awned varieties • Moderate disease resistance • Canadian genetics

ORGANIC WINTER TRITICALE*

• Economical choice for forage, cover cropping or grain • Should be cut or chopped before it heads out for best forage quality • Plant early for best overwintering potential • Seed at higher rate for maximum forage quality

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ORGANIC GAINER 154 WINTER TRITICALE • • • •

Early maturing, high-yielding forage triticale Awned, short plant height, good straw strength Good candidate for double cropping with corn silage Watch harvest timing in the spring with earlier maturity • Excellent for silage, green chop, or grazing

WINTER WHEAT HARD RED ORGANIC EXPEDITION HARD RED WINTER WHEAT

• The standard for winter hardiness, yield and test weight in the Upper Midwest • Good baking and excellent milling quality • Excellent standing, good choice for high management and fertile soils • Early maturity, medium height • Released by SDSU

NEW ORGANIC ERISMAN

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

SOFT RED

SOFT RED WINTER WHEAT**

• Variety developed by U of IL and long-time organic grower Jack Erisman specifically for organic producers • Early maturing, high yielding and good disease resistance to FHB & Stripe Rust • Very good milling/baking quality grain. Wide adaptability to variable soil types WWW.ALSEED.COM

ORGANIC LCS3334 SOFT RED WINTER WHEAT • • • •

Outstanding yield potential, widely adapted Very high test weight Medium to early maturity; good standing Excellent tolerance to rust & FHB * Variety Not Stated (VNS) ** Requires a license agreement.

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SMALL GRAIN SEED

Winter rye in Rose Creek, MN. July 2019

WINTER RYE ORGANIC ND DYLAN** • • • •

NDSU release with excellent winter hardiness Outstanding grain yield and high test weight grain Tall-growing, can lodge on fertile soils Medium-late maturity

ORGANIC AROOSTOOK

• 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 • Earlier heading compared to other winter rye varieties

NEW ORGANIC DANKO

• Polish varietal selected for high yields, test weight, kernel size and milling characteristics • Excellent winter hardiness and standability • Historically planted in Canada; gaining ground in the US

ORGANIC AC HAZLETT

• Very popular Canadian variety • Excellent yield potential, top yielding non-hybrid variety in 2018 U of MN data • Later maturity, shorter height, good standability

ORGANIC VNS WINTER RYE*

• Economical choice for forage, grain, or cover cropping • Northern origin

HYBRID WINTER RYE CONVENTIONAL, UNTREATED

KWS BONO**

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

KWS PROGAS**

• Developed specifically for forage • Tall, high tonnage

NEW KWS SERAFINO**

• Highest yield potential • Very low in ergot & excellent grain quality • Excellent straw strength & winter hardiness • Very good drought tolerance • Excellent stem stiffness and brown rust resistance

KWS BRASETTO**

• Dramatically higher yields than common varieties • Very good standing, good fusarium resistance, and low ergot • Superior grain quality for milling, distilling or feed ** Cannot save seed. Requires a icense agreement

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PEA & FORAGE MIXTURES

• Plant as early as possible (even before oats) on welldrained ground. • Peas do best in cool, dry conditions. Avoid wet ground. • Peas are slow to establish but need to be deep: plant them at least 1½” to 3” deep. • Always use inoculant when seeding peas on ground that hasn’t been in peas for 3-5 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 Can underseed with alfalfa at lower seeding rate Seed 100-200 lbs/A in early spring, approx. 2” deep

ORGANIC SPRING TRITICALE/ 4010 PEA MIXTURE*

ORGANIC BARLEY/PEA MIXTURE*

• 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 underseed with alfalfa at a lower seeding rate • Seed 150-200 lbs/A in early spring, approx. 2” deep

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Mix of well-adapted oats, barley, and spring wheat Stands well; well-suited for hay or combining 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 DS ADMIRAL PEAS

• Dual-purpose yellow pea with high grain yields and very good tonnage as a forage crop • Excellent standing, taller pea • Good combining ability • 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 4010 FORAGE PEAS

• Speckled forage peas that produce significantly more biomass and tonnage vs. grain pea varieties • Excellent forage yields and standability • 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

ANCIENT HEIRLOOM GRAINS ORGANIC EINKORN HEIRLOOM SPRING WHEAT

• Diploid type, the oldest of the ancient wheats • Smallest seed size of the ancient wheats • Flavorful! Higher protein, beta carotene, lutein, and micronutrients compared to modern wheat • Lower gluten levels: bread made with einkorn flour will not rise as much as with modern wheat • Not gluten free, but may be more digestible • Low yield, but can survive on poor, marginal soils

ORGANIC LUCILLE EMMER HEIRLOOM SPRING WHEAT

• Tetraploid, ancient relative of modern wheat • Large, plump, and highly aromatic grain • Commonly called ‘farro’ when dehulled and cooked • Gluten content can vary; higher in protein and antioxidants than traditional wheat • Usually has higher mineral content, higher fiber and a lower glycemic index than modern wheat • Higher yielding than einkorn • Good disease resistance

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ORGANIC TURKEY RED WINTER WHEAT

• Heritage variety with taller growth habit and late maturity • Tall height shades out weeds better than modern varieties • Can tolerate poor soils because of a bigger root system • Unique, rich, and complex flavor and excellent baking qualities Identify your market before planting! Emmer and Einkorn thresh with hulls intact. Most milling/malting markets require dehulling before accepting. Albert Lea Seed Organic Catalog • 23

SMALL GRAINS

• 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 underseed with alfalfa at lower seeding rate • Seed 100-200 lbs/A in early spring, approx. 2” deep

ORGANIC SUCCOTASH*


ALFALFA & CLOVER ALFALFA ORGANIC VIKING 5200 BRAND*

ORGANIC VIKING 3800 BRAND* ALFALFA

High yield & fast recovery

Consistent and Versatile

• Fall Dormancy 5 alfalfa with good winter survival rating • Best adapted for the I-80 corridor and south • High yield and fast recovery after cutting • Superior forage quality • Excellent disease package (30/30 DRI) • Performs well in a wide variety of soils (good saline tolerance) • Coated with OMRI-listed Nitro-Coat®

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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

VIKING 342LH BRAND* ALFALFA

CONVENTIONAL NON-GMO, OMRI-COATED

ORGANIC VIKING 340M BRAND* ALFALFA

• 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)

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High Leaf-to-Stem Ratio

Leafhopper-Resistant Variety

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

ORGANIC VIKING 3200 BRAND* ALFALFA Yield & Value for 3-Cut System

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

VIKING 372HD BRAND* ALFALFA

CONVENTIONAL NON-GMO, OMRI-COATED Yield and Quality

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

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

ORGANIC ALFALFA CHARACTERISTICS Alfalfa Organic Viking 5200 Viking Non-GMO 342LH Viking Non-GMO 372HD Organic Viking 3800 Organic Viking 340M Organic Appaloosa Organic Viking 3200 Organic Matrix Organic Charger Organic Hardy Nitrogen Brand

WSI

FD

DRI

2.5 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.2 2.6

5 3.8 4.0 4.0 3.0 2.8 3.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 9.0

30/30 34/35 30/30 29/30 27/30 25/30 28/30

2.2 2.2 ID

Phytopthora Stem Bacterial Fusarium Verticilium Aphanomyces Aphanomyces Pea Root Rot Nematode Wilt Wilt Wilt Race 1 Race 2 Anthracnose Aphid

ID 11/30 ID

HR HR HR R MR HR S S S HR

HR Race 1 ID R

HR HR HR HR HR

HR HR HR R HR

HR HR HR R HR

R R

HR MR

MR

HR HR HR HR R R LR S S S

HR R R

LR

HR HR HR R HR R HR S ID ID ID

HR R R HR R

Alfalfa Aphid Organic HR R 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, CONTINUED ORGANIC MATRIX CREEPING ALFALFA

ORGANIC HARDY BRAND* ALFALFA

• Strong yields and high-quality with second-to-none creeping habit (spreads by rhizomes) • First creeping alfalfa with good disease resistance for wetter soils (DRI=25/30) • Begins creeping habit in establishment year

• 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

Grazing Type Alfalfa with Good Disease Resistance

Economical Choice – Great Persistence

NITROGEN BRAND* ALFALFA

ORGANIC CHARGER BRAND* ALFALFA

CONVENTIONAL NON-GMO, OMRI-COATED

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

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 for hay • Likely to winterkill in the Upper Midwest

CLOVER

ORGANIC WHITE CLOVER ALICE GRAZING WHITE CLOVER

CONVENTIONAL NON-GMO, OMRI-COATED

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

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

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

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

PRE-VAILTM

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

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NITRO-COAT™

Contains a multi-strain, crop-specific rhizobium blend to provide maximum nodulation, stand establishment and yield potential. Helps attract soil moisture to the seed, ensuring quick stand establishment.

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ALFALFA & CLOVER

• 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


CLOVER, CONTINUED 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*

FREEDOM! MED. RED CLOVER • • • • • •

CONVENTIONAL NON-GMO, OMRI-COATED

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

• 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

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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GRASSES & FORAGE GRASS & GRASS/LEGUME MIXTURES ORGANIC DAIRY PRO MIX

ORGANIC PASTURE MIX

ORGANIC GRAZE & CHOP MIX

ORGANIC RENOVATOR 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 • A diverse mixture of 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 • A mixture of improved cool-season grasses wellsuited 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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• 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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ORGANIC HAY MIX

• A mixture of improved cool-season grasses wellsuited for seeding new pastures or re-invigorating 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


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 Contender for long- and short-term pasture mixes 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

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

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 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

• 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 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

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 CLIMAX TIMOTHY

• 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 *Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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FORAGE GRASSES, CONTINUED 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 CARLTON SMOOTH BROME

• 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

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)

ORGANIC VIKING O-220 BMR SORGHUM-SUDANGRASS* • • • •

Brown midrib (BMR Gene 12) with excellent palatability Flexibility for direct grazing or hay Broader leaves and larger stems than Viking 100 High daily meat and milk gains

SURPASS BRACHYTIC DWARF SORGHUM-SUDANGRASS UNTREATED NON-GMO

HYBRID PIPER SUDANGRASS UNTREATED NON-GMO • • • •

Fast-growing hybrid annual grass for forage Higher quality and finer stemmed than sorghum-sudan 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 WWW.ALSEED.COM

• Fast-growing, annual grass; grows to 5 feet tall • Fine quality forage, easy to hay • Good choice for single-cut emergency hay crop (ready to cut in 50-60 days) • Likes good ground but tolerates tough, unfavorable conditions because of drought tolerance and early maturity • Harvest in boot stage • Plant late May to early July (soil 62°F+) at 20-25 lbs/A, ½”-1” deep

JAPANESE MILLET*

UNTREATED NON-GMO

• 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 (≥ 62°F) late-May through June • Seed 25-35 lbs/A, ½” to 1” deep

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 (≥ 62°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

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GRASSES & FORAGE

• Dwarfing genes improve quality and standability • Short 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 & feed efficiency • High sugar content improves palatability and feed intake • Superior regrowth for quicker harvests

ORGANIC GERMAN MILLET*


COVER CROPS COVER CROP MIXES

ORGANIC NITROMAX CC1

DIVERSE BLEND FOR COVERAGE

Cover crop blend designed to maximize soil coverage and green manure production in the fall following early-harvested crops like small grains, sweet corn, vegetables, corn silage, or early soybeans. • Excellent for chopping or grazing • Good scavenger of N and other leachable nutrients: tall oats and field peas complement the radish in resource use and optimization, both above and below ground • Excellent fall growth and biomass accumulation • Winterkills in Upper Midwest • Works on a variety of soil types • Not a good fit after grain corn or soybeans • Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 • Seeding: 75-100 lbs./A at ½” deep. Drill for best results. Avoid aerial application.

ORGANIC VALUEMAX CC2

ORGANIC WINTERMAX CC3

Stretch your dollars with this diverse combination of smallseeded cover crops that build healthy soils, fix nitrogen, and sequester nutrients. • Annual ryegrass adds biomass and weed competition; crimson clover fixes N; radish breaks up compacted soil; rape establishes quickly for soil protection • Winterkills in Upper Midwest • Can establish under shade & canopy with adequate moisture • Suitable for grazing in the fall • Avoid after grain corn or soybeans • Planting Date: Last cultivation; Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 • Seeding: 15-20 lbs./A at ¼” to ½” deep. Drill, broadcast, or aerial apply into standing crops in the fall or for seeding at V6 in corn. Later seeding will reduce clover growth.

Our most winter-hardy blend combines the hardiness and aggressiveness of winter rye, the N-fixation potential of hairy vetch, and the deep soil penetration of the radish for growers in northern climates. • Winter-hardy species provide maximum soil health benefits; covering the soil during periods of peak erosion with excellent biomass in the spring • Winter rye and hairy vetch in this diverse blend reliably winter over in the Upper Midwest • Widely adaptable for all soil types and fertility levels • Best planted after small grains, vegetables, corn silage, or early soybeans • Can be planted after corn grain or soybeans but hairy vetch/ radish growth will be minimal • Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 • Seeding: 50-75 lbs. /acre at ¼” to ½” deep. Drill, broadcast or aerial apply.

HIGH DIVERSITY & HIGH SEEDS PER LB

WINTER HARDY & SOIL BENEFITS

Organic Organic Organic Radish* Radish Hairy Vetch* Organic 3% 20% Organic Annual 20% Oats* Organic Ryegrass Organic 48.5% Field Peas* Crimson Clover 60% 48.5% 20%

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COVER CROP MIXES, CONTINUED

Organic Summer CC6

ORGANIC SUMMERMAX CC6

ORGANIC CULTIVATIONMAX CC8

BLEND CC9

Vigorous growing warm-season cover crop mix of summer annual grasses, broadleaves, and legumes blended for maximum summer growth, weed suppression, and soil building. • Ideal for summer fallow soil building, prevent-plant situations, or as a diverse grazing/forage mixture • Competes with any weed and puts on tremendous biomass • Provides good summer grazing/ forage for all soil types • Control at first sign of buckwheat and/or sunn hemp flowers to prevent volunteer seed • Sunn hemp seed is toxic to livestock: introduce grazing animals slowly; sunn hemp plants can get woody and overly fibrous if allowed to grow past first flower (>60 days) • Planting Date: May 30 – Aug. 15 after danger of frost has passed • Seeding: 40-50 lbs. /acre at ½” deep. Drill for best results.

Shade-tolerant blend of organic cover crop species formulated for seeding at last cultivation in corn (V5-V6 stage). • Small-seeded mix for companion planting with corn at last cultivation • Emerges and stays semidormant until corn dies back in fall. Will not impede growth or harvest of corn • Not recommended for interseeding into soybeans as canopy is shady • Best suited for medium to heavy textured soils; will likely struggle on sandy soils without irrigation • Planting Date: June 1 – July 5, V6/last cultivation will depend on planting date and corn maturity. • Seeding: 12-15 lbs./A at ¼” to ½” deep. Time with rain at seeding. Drill or broadcast, but best drilled with specialized interseeding equipment.

Our most popular cover crop legume mixture for nitrogen plowdown produces abundant bio-mass and fixes N for the following cash crop. Positions your fields well for corn the following year. • Adapted to varying soil types and field conditions • Excellent fit for underseeding spring small grains or frost seeding into winter small grains; should not interfere with small grain growth or harvest • Suited for all soil types • Can fix 50-100+ lbs. N/acre: legumes will be at peak N-fixation potential at flowering • Planting Date: Feb. – May; Aug. 1 – Aug. 15. • Seeding: 12-15 lbs. /acre at ¼” to ½” deep. Drill or broadcast.

JUMP-START YOUR SOIL HEALTH

Organic Soybeans* 40%

ORGANIC PLOWDOWN

Organic Alsike Clover* Organic Viking 15% Organic 220 Sorghum Hardy Sudangrass Alfalfa Organic 20% 5% Radish* 20%

Organic Annual Ryegrass* 40%

Organic Med. Red Clover* 20% WWW.ALSEED.COM

BIOMASS + NITROGEN FIX

Organic Yellow Blossom Clover* 20%

Organic Charger Alfalfa 25%

Organic Mammoth Red Clover* 30%

Organic Alsike Clover* 25%

*Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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COVER CROPS

Organic Buckwheat* 40%

COVER CROP INTO CORN


COVER CROPS NITROGEN-FIXING 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

NEW ORGANIC CALIFORNIA

ORIGIN 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 • Best for annual applications or in hardiness zones 6 or warmer • Seed 25-35 lbs/A alone, 15-20 lbs/A in a mixture

PURPLE BOUNTY HAIRY VETCH

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

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 freezes • Seed 15-25 lbs/A alone

CONVENTIONAL UNTREATED

ORGANIC AUSTRIAN WINTER PEAS*

ORGANIC COMMON VETCH*

ORGANIC LENTILS*

• 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

• 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

• 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 survival • Plant Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 • Seed 50-100 lbs/A alone or 25-50 lbs/A in a mixture

• Short-growing, cool-season legume perfect for cover cropping • Shorter than peas but good drought and frost tolerance • Smaller seed size 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 •

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

Lentils are a short-growing, cool-season legume

*Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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BIOMASS COVER CROPS, CONTINUED

Cowpeas interseeded in corn.

IRON & CLAY COWPEAS

ORGANIC SAINFOIN*

• 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 nutrient-poor, sandy, or droughty soils • Plant after soil temperatures are >65°F • Seed 70-90 lbs/A straight or 25-30 lbs/A in a mixture

ORGANIC FABA BEANS*

UNTREATED, NON-GMO

SUNN HEMP*

UNTREATED, NON-GMO

• 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

WHITE SWEET LUPIN* UNTREATED, NON-GMO

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• 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

White Sweet Lupin

COVER CROPS

• 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

• 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

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COVER CROPS BIOMASS COVER CROPS

Roller-crimping rye before soybeans.

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 in recommended window to minimize bolting • Well-adapted to all soil types except wet areas • Has performed on par with other crop radish brands in field testing • Should winterkill, although radish has overwintered 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 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 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

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; 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 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 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 *Variety Not Stated (VNS)

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OMRI-LISTED INOCULANTS & BIOLOGICALS

Margaret Smith inocluating peas in Hampton, IA, April 2019

Fertilizer

Inoculants

SUSTANE® 8-2-4 FERTILIZER

EXCEED PEAT-BASED INOCULANTS

• Maintain a high rhizobia count to ensure successful nodulation • Works with any type of planting equipment • Can be applied wet (slurry method) or dry at time of planting 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 80% talc/20% graphite suitable for most planters 20% talc/80% graphite suitable for CaseIH 12xx and 21xx planters, except for newer 21xx planters

Supplements KELP MEAL REDMOND SALT DIATOMACEOUS EARTH

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 WWW.ALSEED.COM

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

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