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2019 SEED GUIDE VIKINGCORN.COM

CORN • SOYBEANS • ALFALFA


Thank You (Again)!

KNOWLEDGEABLE SUPPORT FOR FARMERS

By Mac Ehrhardt, Co-owner Over the years we’ve learned how important expert advice is to farmers. That’s why we’ve hired an experienced Forage Agronomist, Margaret Smith. (You can read more about her at the right.) We also continue to invest in research and development of high-yielding, non-GMO seed. (Look for our Viking brand Pure and Ultra-Pure corn hybrids and soybean varieties in this catalog for guaranteed seed purity). We’re always looking for the best solutions for seed coatings, weed management, and crop rotation strategies to help farmers like you. As a family-owned business, we appreciate your continued patronage. Here’s to a successful 2019.

Jake Hansen Product Mgr./Sales Agronomist

Margaret Smith Forage Agronomist

Jake manages our corn hybrid and soybean variety testing network, including private farmer, third-party trials, university, and FIRST trial entries. He walks dozens of test plots to assess our current products and up-and-coming experimentals.

Margaret is filling a new position for us: Forage Agronomist. She will make sure we are selecting the best seed varieties for animal producers. She also will help livestock farmers plan rotations for livestock nutrition.

Jake helps his father, Paul, and mother, Karen, farm 700 acres of corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and pasture. He also raises beef cattle, mostly crossbreds of Simmental and Black Angus. Jake, his wife, Jasmine, and their one-year-old daughter, Henley, live on his grandparents’ farm in rural Freeborn County, Minnesota.

She comes to us from the Iowa State University Extension’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 near Hampton, IA, and they are also seed growers for Albert Lea Seed.

LOOKING FOR TRAITED SEED?

LibertyLink® • RoundUp Ready 2 Xtend® • Agrisure® • Genuity Smartstax®

Albert Lea Seed is an authorized dealer of NorthStar Genetics brand traited corn and soybean seed.

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Call your local dealer to place your order (see back cover) or call us at 1-800-352-5247.

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

EARLY ORDER DISCOUNT Save 4% (No Down Payment Required) Save 4% on orders placed by October 15 (for Viking corn, soybeans, or alfalfa). Pay anytime before pickup. Cannot be combined with early pay discounts.

VIKING DISCOUNTS CORN

SOYBEANS

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

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

400+ units $6/unit

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 (MN, IA, and WI for less than $100/pallet). 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.

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 • $600 deposit per box invoiced at time of delivery

REPLANT AND RETURN POLICIES BEFORE JUNE 30

We will cheerfully accept returns of seed corn and soybeans until June 30 (or 30 days after purchase). AFTER JUNE 30 OFFERED THROUGH

PAYMENT DUE DATE

0% FIXED

OCT. 15, 2018

JAN. 2020

PRIME -3%

NOV. 15, 2018

JAN. 2020

PRIME

DEC. 15, 2018

JAN. 2020

PRIME +4.25%

JAN. 15, 2019

JAN. 2020

PRIME +7.45%

MAR. 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 30, 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 If your Viking Seed Corn is frozen, drowned, or hailed out, you may purchase replant seed at a discounted price.

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

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

BIG SAVINGS!

SabrEx Corn • Produces larger roots improving nitrogen & water use efficiency • 10.4 bu/ac trial average over untreated (NDSU, 3 locations, 4 replications) • Proprietary mixture of Trichoderma mycorrhizal fungi • Improves stress resistance

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

VIKING CLOSE-OUT CORN Save on hybrids we’re removing from inventory!

No returns: all sales are final. Germination tested January 2019 with minimum of 93% warm, 85% cold. Variety 90-91

CRM

GDUs Planting to BL Pop/Acre

High Pop

91

2200 26-34,000

7

Emerg. Cold Soil Vigor Tolerance 7

7

Corn- Gray Leaf on-Corn Spot Tol. 8

6

Goss Wilt 6

Drought Root Fall Stalk Tolerance Strength Strength 9

8

7

Plant Height

Dry Down

8

7

Price $120

# of bags 50

Bag Wt. 40# Fl, 52# Rd

74-93 93 2280 28-34,000 7 8 8 7 7 8 7 8 8 8 7 $120 100+ 58# Rd 7292

95

2300 22-34,000

7

7

8

7

7

6

9

9

6

7

9

$120

87

55# Rd

58-98 98 2380 30-36,000 7 8 7 7 7 6 7 8 7 7 8 $120 79 69# Rd 89-99 Art.

99

2390 28-34,000

7

7

6

7

7

7

10

9

7

8

7

$120

100+

60# Rd

53-01 Art.

101

2450 26-34,000

8

8

7

8

7

8

10

7

8

8

7

$120

78

59# Rd, 44# Fl

40-03

103

2500 28-36,000

9

8

8

8

8

6

8

8

8

6

9

$120

100+

62# Rd

72-04

104

2520 28-34,000

7

8

7

7

8

7

8

7

8

7

8

$120

87

65# Rd, 56# Fl

58-04

104

2540 26-36,000

8

8

7

7

7

9

7

8

7

9

7

$120

90

53# Rd, 43# Fl

30-06 106 2560 28-36,000 8 7 8 7 8 7 8 7 8 9 7 $120 100+ 59# Rd 13-07

107

2580 26-34,000

8

9

8

7

7

7

7

7

7

8

8

$120

100+

55# Rd

42-08

108

2600 26-36,000

9

9

8

7

8

8

8

8

7

9

7

$120

46

43# Rd

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Think traited seed makes better business sense than Viking non-GMO?

Non-GMO Corn & the Bottom Line • • • •

Maximize yields Effective weed control programs No trait license fees More profits

Many farmers have realized their farm operations no longer depend on traited seed for corn and soybean management. These farmers are making the switch to conventional, non-GMO, but they aren’t leaving high yields and performance behind.

Notice our new logos and colors?

NEW LOOK. SAME GREAT SEED.

Roundup-Resistant Weeds Roundup herbicide once was the “easy button”, but resistant weeds are making it hard to justify the additional costs of the Roundup-Ready seed traits. Now GMO farmers need even more herbicides in the tank. However, an effective weed control program is achievable without Roundup and the associated trait fees.

strong performance Not to worry — you’ll still get the corn, soybeans,& alfalfa. you’re used to with Viking brand

BT and Rootworm Pressure Resistant rootworm has driven everevolving BT stacked corn traits—and a never-ending increase in trait fees. On some farms, rootworms are either not a problem or they are managed

with correct insecticide placement. The ideal solution is to add a hay crop or small grain to your rotation to break the lifecycle of the rootworm (which also gives you more on-farm feed or potentially another cash crop). The Promise of Yields The most expensive traitstacked genetics are not a guarantee for high yields. In fact, stacked corn hybrids are usually bred as conventional, non-GMO inbreds. The traits are bred in later. Yield potential is determined by genetics, not traits. When weeds and insects are controlled, the genetics in Viking conventional corn means yield! Our focus is simple. Viking brand is 100% committed to bringing you the very best conventional, nonGMO hybrids and soybean varieties. We know that, at the end of the day, it’s not how much money you spend on seed: it’s how much money you have in the bank after harvest that counts.

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SELLING TO A NON-GMO MARKET?

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

%

NON-GMO

99.9

%

NON-GMO

How We Develop & Maintain Non-GMO Purity

GEOGRAPHIC ISOLATION

DEDICATED EQUIPMENT & TRANSPORTATION

STRINGENT TESTING

Plant the purest non-GMO seed corn on the market. 6

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO CORN Viking focuses 100% on producing non-GMO hybrid seed corn and soybeans. Our relationships with breeding programs, research and product-development trials, and our business planning are concentrated on bringing you the very best non-GMO hybrid seed corn and soybean seed available.

GMO Purity in Seed Corn

Plant Pop/ Acre

High Pop

Emerg. Vigor

Corn-onCorn

NCLB Tolerance

Variety / Trait

CRM

GDUs to BL

Gray Leaf Spot Tol.

Goss’s Wilt

81-82

82

2150

28-36k

8

8

7

68-86 Artesian G/S

86

2180

28-34k

8

8

7

8

7

8

ID

71-90UP G/S

90

2200

26-36k

8

8

6

7

42-92 & 42-92P G/S

92

2260

28-36k

9

8

74-93

93

2280

28-34k

7

8

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CONVENTIONAL CORN

The presence or absence of GMOs in your seed corn may not matter to you personally, but it may be extremely important if you are selling grain to a non-GMO grain purchaser. We cannot guarantee that all of our hybrid seed corn is free of GMOs. But if you need seed that is very low in GMOs, we do guarantee the purity of Viking Pure hybrids (99%) and Viking Ultra-Pure hybrids (99.9%). Start pure and stay pure to protect your non-GMO premium.

Drought Tolerance

Root Strength

Fall Stalk Strength

Plant Height

Silage Adapt.

Dry Down

Test Weight

7

7

8

8

8

7

8

7

8

10

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

6

8

7

7

8

9

7

9

8

7

7

8

8

8

8

9

7

8

ID

7

8

7

8

8

8

8

7

9

34-94

94

2280

28-36k

8

9

7

8

8

6

7

8

8

8

7

7

7

51-95, 51-95P & 51-95UP

95

2350

30-36k

8

7

8

7

ID

8

8

8

8

6

6

8

8

46-96 NEW

96

2370

28-36k

8

7

8

7

8

9

8

8

8

8

8

7

7

44-98

98

2380

30-36k

8

8

7

8

7

6

7

8

8

7

7

8

7

99-00

100

2400

28-36k

8

7

7

8

7

8

8

9

8

7

7

8

8

60-01

101

2420

26-36k

8

7

8

7

8

9

8

8

8

8

7

7

8

57-01

101

2430

28-36k

8

7

7

8

8

7

8

8

8

7

7

8

6

55-02 & 55-02P NEW

102

2470

28-36k

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

8

7

8

7

7

8

40-03, 40-03P & 40-03UP

103

2500

28-36k

9

8

8

8

6

6

8

8

8

6

7

9

8

51-04 & 51-04P G/S

104

2540

28-36k

8

8

8

7

7

9

7

8

8

8

9

7

7

63-05

105

2560

26-34k

8

8

7

8

7

8

8

9

7

8

7

7

7

42-05

105

2560

28-36k

8

8

8

8

8

9

8

7

8

8

6

7

7

84-05 NEW

105

2580

28-36k

8

7

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

7

13-07

107

2580

26-34k

8

9

7

8

7

7

7

7

7

8

7

8

8

48-08 NEW

108

2600

28-36k

9

8

8

9

8

9

8

9

8

8

8

6

7

Fodder 4 G/S

108

2600

28-36k

9

9

7

ID

8

8

8

8

7

8

8

ID

6

49-09

109

2610

30-36k

8

7

7

7

8

7

8

8

8

7

7

7

7

78-11P NEW

111

2620

26-34k

7

7

7

ID

ID

ID

7

8

7

7

6

6

10

53-12 & 53-12P G/S

112

2650

28-36k

9

8

7

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

9

8

8

Scale Range: 10 = Best Possible, 9 = Excellent, 8 = Above Average, 7 = Average, 6 = Below Average, 5 = Well Below Average, ID = Insufficient Data

P = 99% Non-GMO

UP = 99.9% Non-GMO

G/S = Grain / Silage

OUR NUMBERING SYSTEM Assigned Number

60 - 01 P

Maturity #: 01 = 101-Day C.R.M. Special Characteristic:

P = Viking “Pure” Non-GMO Seed Corn UP = Viking “Ultra-Pure” Non-GMO Seed Corn G/S = Dual Purpose hybrids for grain or silage.

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO HYBRIDS

81-82

8

DRYDOWN

8

EMERGENCE

OUTSTANDING YIELD IN THE NORTH

8

FALL STALK STRENGTH

8

• Early maturity with excellent northern adaptation • Very good root and stalk strength • Medium-tall hybrid with good overall plant health • Best performance on medium to heavy soils • Well-adapted as an early dual-purpose silage or grain hybrid

ROOT STRENGTH

8

68-86 Artesian

DRYDOWN

82-Day CRM

7

CORN-ON-CORN

Best Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

86-Day CRM

7

EMERGENCE

EXCELLENT YIELD & DROUGHT TOLERANCE

8

FALL STALK STRENGTH

8

• Very high yield potential • Agrisure® Artesian™ breeding provides outstanding drought tolerance across a wide range of soil types • Excellent root and stalk strength allows for more harvest flexibility • Medium-tall plant widely adapted across the northern Corn Belt • Very good late-season plant health • Moves south well as an early hybrid

ROOT STRENGTH

8 7

CORN-ON-CORN

Best Planting Population: 28,000 – 34,000

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71-90UP

Available as

90-Day CRM

7

DRYDOWN EMERGENCE

8

EXCELLENT FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

FALL STALK STRENGTH

8

• Proven high grain yields across the northern Corn Belt 99.9% GMO FREE • Outstanding silage quantity and quality • Girthy, semi-flex ears with good grain quality • Very good emergence and drought tolerance • Best performance when kept north in 90-day corn country • Not recommended for corn-on-corn

ROOT STRENGTH

Also available as

92-Day CRM

OUTSTANDING CONVENTIONAL PERFORMANCE FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

CORN-ON-CORN Best Planting Population: 26,000 – 36,000

Also available as

IMPRESSIVE YIELD, GRAIN QUALITY, AND DROUGHT TOLERANCE 99% GMO FREE

• High test weight hybrid with excellent grain quality • Excellent stalks and roots • Taller grain hybrid that could double as an early silage hybrid • Widely adapted east to west across ND, SD, MN, WI and MI • Does move south as an early hybrid • Made Grain Millers’ 2018 list of accepted hybrids

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CORN-ON-CORN

Best Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 11 Locations in 2017 225 220 215

219.2 bu/ac 18.1% Moisture

218.9 bu/ac 18.9% Moisture

210

208 bu/ac 18.2% Moisture

205 42-92

DKC46-36

EMERGENCE

8

FALL STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

8 7

CORN-ON-CORN

Best Planting Population: 28,000 – 34,000 11 Locations in 2017 240 230 220

234.1 bu/ac 18.5% Moisture

218.9 bu/ac 18.9% Moisture

200 190

94-Day CRM

OUTSTANDING YIELD AND AGRONOMICS • Medium-tall hybrid with racehorse performance • Excellent stalk and root strength • Fast out of the ground and early-season growth • Very good defensive characteristics • Outstanding late-season health and standability for a broader harvest window

P.9675

7

DRYDOWN

210

34-94

68

ROOT STRENGTH

200

93-Day CRM

8

FALL STALK STRENGTH

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

74-93

7

DRYDOWN EMERGENCE

99% GMO FREE

CONVENTIONAL CORN

42-92 & 42-92P

7

74-93

DKC46-36

DRYDOWN

208 bu/ac 18.2% Moisture P.9675

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EMERGENCE FALL STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

7

Best Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO HYBRIDS 51-95, 51-95P & 51-95UP 95-Day CRM

Also available as

7

EMERGENCE

OUR BEST-SELLING HYBRID • Exciting genetics that combine very high yield potential with good agronomics • Shorter hybrid with excellent stalk and root strength • Good overall plant health with good tolerance to Goss’s wilt • Very drought tolerant • Widely adapted across SD, MN, WI, northern IA & MI • Best yield performance at medium to high populations

8

DRYDOWN

99.9% GMO FREE Also available as

FALL STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

8

Best Planting Population: 30,000 – 36,000

“I’m kicking myself for not planting more of your 51-95 hybrid. I walked through a couple fields yesterday and that hybrid just looks good.”

99% GMO FREE

– Faribault, MN

New

46-96

96-Day CRM

DRYDOWN

7

EMERGENCE

7

DOMINANT YIELDS

FALL STALK STRENGTH

8

• Beat Dekalb 49-72 by 8 bushels in 2017 yield trials (33 locations) • Performs well across different soil types, populations, and management systems • Strong stalks and roots • Outstanding Goss’s Wilt and Gray Leaf Spot tolerance • Medium-tall hybrid, good potential for an early silage option

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

8

Best Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 39 Locations in 2017 240 235 230

237 bu/ac 20.8% Moisture 224.5 bu/acre 20.4% Moisture

225 220 215

44-98

98-Day CRM

46-96

DRYDOWN

8

EMERGENCE

8

MORE YIELD, FEWER PROBLEMS

FALL STALK STRENGTH

• Outstanding yield potential • Impressive overall agronomic performance • Very good drought tolerance • Strong stalks and very strong roots • Girthy, semi-flex ear with excellent drydown • Widely-adapted across the northern Corn Belt at high to medium-high populations • Not a good choice for fields with a history of Goss’s Wilt

ROOT STRENGTH

10

DKC46-36

CORN-ON-CORN

68 8 7

Best Planting Population: 30,000 – 36,000

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99-00

100-Day CRM

THE KILLER 100-DAY

7

EMERGENCE

8

FALL STALK STRENGTH

9

ROOT STRENGTH

7

CORN-ON-CORN

Best Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 11 Locations in 2017 225 220 215

221.7 bu/ac 18.9% Moisture

218.9 bu/ac 18.9% Moisture

210

208 bu/ac 18.2% Moisture

205 200

CONVENTIONAL CORN

• We’re all looking for the next great 100-day hybrid. It’s here! • Outstanding top-end yield potential with strong agronomics • Very strong stalk and root strength • Good overall plant health (including Goss tolerance) • Very good drought tolerance • Widely adapted east to west across all soil types and most management systems • Very good late-season intactness allows for harvest flexibility

8

DRYDOWN

99-00

DKC46-36

P.9675

11


VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO HYBRIDS DRYDOWN

7

EMERGENCE

7

STILL GOING STRONG

FALL STALK STRENGTH

68

• One of our best-selling hybrids – and a customer favorite – after many years • Attractive medium-tall plant with very good stalk and root strength • Semi-flex ear with very good test weight grain • Very good tolerance to Goss’s wilt, above-average tolerance to gray leaf spot • Very good overall plant health and fall intactness for a conventional hybrid • Best when positioned away from wetter soils

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

8

60-01

57-01

101-Day CRM

Best Planting Population: 26,000 – 36,000

7

EMERGENCE

ELITE GENETICS, ELITE PERFORMANCE FOR YOUR BETTER GROUND

FALL STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

8

• Outstanding top-end yield potential, competes with any elite 100-day hybrid (traited or not) • Strong stalks and roots increase harvest flexibility • Very good drydown • Best performance on medium to heavy soils with good fertility • Good plant health with above-average tolerance to gray leaf spot

CORN-ON-CORN

New

55-02 & 55-02P

102-Day CRM

246-BUSHEL AVERAGE TOPPED OUR 100-DAY YIELD TRIALS IN 2017

Also available as

99% GMO FREE

• Leading-edge yield potential • Strong stalks with good late-season intactness • Long, flex ears with above-average test weight grain • Best performance north of Hwy 18 in IA, and east of I-29 in SD

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Best Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

2017 FIRST Trial Winner – Four Times! #1 Cerro Gordo County, IA: 218.3 bu/a #1 Cottonwood County, MN: 260.1 bu/a #1 Faribault County, MN: 260.2 bu/a #1 Waseca County, MN: 248.0 bu/a

DRYDOWN

7

EMERGENCE

7

FALL STALK STRENGTH

7 8

ROOT STRENGTH

7

CORN-ON-CORN

Best Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 11 Locations in 2017 250 245 240 235

246.2 bu/ac 21.5% Moisture 229.1 bu/ac 20% Moisture

230 225 220 215

12

8

DRYDOWN

101-Day CRM

55-02

DKC51-38

225.9 bu/ac 18.9% Moisture P.0157AMX

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40-03, 40-03P & 40-03UP 103-Day CRM

Also available as

9

DRYDOWN

8

FALL STALK STRENGTH

8

• Consistent high yields on farms across northern Corn 99.9% GMO FREE Belt Also available as • Broadly adapted to a wide range of soil types and populations • Medium-short hybrid allows for easier residue management • Excellent drought tolerance • Very strong stalks and roots help keep it standing well 99% GMO FREE into the fall • Good disease resistance, but watch fields with a history of Goss’s wilt • Made Grain Millers’ 2018 list of accepted hybrids

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

8

51-04 & 51-04P

DRYDOWN

104-Day CRM

Also available as

Best Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

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EMERGENCE

8

ROBUST HYBRID FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

FALL STALK STRENGTH

8

• 10.6 tons/acre, 3,190 lbs. milk/ton, 99% GMO FREE 33,800 lbs. milk/acre (2017 University of Wisconsin Silage Trial) • Outstanding dual-purpose hybrid • Excellent digestibility and tonnage ratings for silage • Excellent late-season health and above-average height • Good stalks and roots • Best performance on medium to heavy soils • Directly replaces Viking 50-04

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

8

Best Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 11 Locations in 2017 245 240 235

241.6 bu/ac 21.7% Moisture 230.5 bu/ac 23.3% Moisture

230 225 220

63-05

105-Day CRM

CONVENTIONAL CORN

EMERGENCE

HIGH-YIELDING WORKHORSE

51-04

Renk 5727

227.3 bu/ac 19.7% Moisture DKC53-68

7

DRYDOWN

8

EMERGENCE

LOTS OF YIELD, EXCELLENT AGRONOMICS

FALL STALK STRENGTH

• Consistent, impressive yield in trials and on farms • Large, girthy ears with good ear flex for variable populations • Medium-tall hybrid with excellent root strength • Above average tolerance to Goss’s wilt • Suited to most soil types but will maximize your yield on blacker soils under good management • Well-adapted east to west across NE, SD, IA, southern MN and WI

ROOT STRENGTH

67 9 7

CORN-ON-CORN

Best Planting Population: 26,000 – 34,000 11 Locations in 2017 240 235

237.1 bu/ac 21.7% Moisture

230 225 220

63-05

230.5 bu/ac 23.3% Moisture

Renk 5727

227.3 bu/ac 19.7% Moisture DKC53-68

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Jake Hansen helps plant Viking corn plot near Wells, MN

42-05

105-Day CRM

IMPRESSIVE YIELDS

7

DRYDOWN

8

EMERGENCE

8

FALL STALK STRENGTH

7

• Very high yield potential with excellent response to high management situations

ROOT STRENGTH

• Adapted across the Corn Belt in its maturity zone

Best Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

8

CORN-ON-CORN

• Very good tolerance to NCLB and Goss’s wilt

11 Locations in 2017

• Medium-tall plant with good test weight grain

260

• For best management avoid poorly drained soils

250 240 230

249.8 bu/ac 21.6% Moisture

249 bu/ac 20.1% Moisture 227.3 bu/ac 19.7% Moisture

220

42-05 in 2017 FIRST Trials = Big Yields!

210

289 bu/a in Palo Alto County, IA

New

84-05

105-Day CRM

P.0589AMX

DKC53-68

DRYDOWN

7

EMERGENCE

7 8

TREMENDOUS YIELDS

FALL STALK STRENGTH

• Out-yielded P0589AM by 8 bushels in 2017 (80+ locations)

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

8

• Widely adapted East-West, North-South • Very good tolerance to Goss’s Wilt, NCLB, GLS • Strong stalks and roots • Good tolerance to higher plant populations, with enough ear flex to handle tough ground

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42-05

Best Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 84 Locations in 2017 248 246 244 242 240 238 236 234 232

246.1 bu/ac 20.1% Moisture 237.9 bu/ac 20.8% Moisture 84-05

P.0589AM

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107-Day CRM

Also available as

67

FALL STALK STRENGTH 99% GMO FREE

• Outstanding yield potential • Very strong stalks and strong roots • Widely adapted from east to west across the Corn Belt • Excellent stress tolerance and fall intactness • Dries down like a 105-day hybrid • Very good test weight and grain quality

48-08

9

EMERGENCE

YIELD, AGRONOMICS, GRAIN QUALITY: YOU WILL LOVE THIS HYBRID

New

8

DRYDOWN

108-Day CRM

ROOT STRENGTH

7

CORN-ON-CORN

7

Best Planting Population: 26,000 – 34,000

“I’ll plant 13-07 every year! It yielded 265 bu/ ac next to traited corn that yielded 245 bu/ac.” – Ormsby, MN

6

DRYDOWN EMERGENCE

8

VIKING 49-09 REPLACEMENT

FALL STALK STRENGTH

8

• Topped our full-season yield trials in 2017 (253 bushel average) • Has averaged 8 bushels more than Viking 49-09 (2016-17) • Exceptional tolerance to Goss’s Wilt, NCLB, and GLS • Strong roots and stalks • Excellent response to high populations and intensive management • Good ear-flex and defense for tougher environments

ROOT STRENGTH

9 8

CORN-ON-CORN

Best Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 11 Locations in 2017 260 250 240

252.7 bu/ac 22.3% Moisture

249 bu/ac 20.1% Moisture 230.5 bu/ac 23.3% Moisture

230 220 210

48-08

P.0589AMX

Renk 5727

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CONVENTIONAL CORN

13-07 & 13-07P


VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO HYBRIDS FODDER 4 108-Day CRM

DRYDOWN

9

EMERGENCE

EXCELLENT DUAL-PURPOSE HYBRID

FALL STALK STRENGTH

7 8

• Very tall, leafy hybrid with good suitability for grain or silage • Outstanding grain yield potential • Excellent emergence • Semi-flex ear with the ability to yield at variable populations • Good overall plant health and staygreen characteristics

ROOT STRENGTH

49-09

DRYDOWN

7

EMERGENCE

7

CORN-ON-CORN

7

Best Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

109-Day CRM

OUTSTANDING YIELD POTENTIAL STRONG STALKS AND ROOTS

FALL STALK STRENGTH

8

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

ROOT STRENGTH

8

New

78-11P

CORN-ON-CORN

Available as

DRYDOWN

6 7

EMERGENCE

TRUE FOOD-GRADE CORN

FALL STALK STRENGTH

• Exceptional test weight and grain quality for milling 99% GMO FREE • Consistent high yields in four years of testing • Strong roots and stalks • Attractive hybrid with very good ear flex and staygreen • Very well adapted across eastern IA, IL, IN, and OH

ROOT STRENGTH

112-Day CRM

7

Best Planting Population: 30,000 – 36,000

111-Day CRM

53-12 & 53-12P

Also available as

TRAIT-KILLER • Yields with best available traited hybrids • Medium-tall, healthy plant 99% GMO FREE • Outstanding root and stalk strength • Broadly adapted throughout the Corn Belt, performs well across different soil types, populations and management systems • Very good test weight and grain quality • Has shown excellent results in silage testing, white cob • Made Grain Millers 2018 list of accepted hybrids

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ID

6 7 8 7

CORN-ON-CORN

Best Planting Population: 26,000 – 34,000

DRYDOWN

8

EMERGENCE

8

FALL STALK STRENGTH

8

ROOT STRENGTH

8

CORN-ON-CORN

7

Best Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000

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CONVENTIONAL CORN

Build a Mo n with D s ter P ual-P ile urpos e Hyb rids

WHAT ARE DUAL-PURPOSE SILAGE HYBRIDS? Dual-Purpose Grain/Silage Hybrids are grain hybrids that also produce excellent quality and tonnage for silage.

How Does Viking

Stack Up?

DM Tons % DM NDFD 30 Milk/Ton Milk/Acre Viking 42-92** 7.7 33.3 52.5 3,588 27,785 vs.

Mycogen F2F379**

7

32.2

60.9

3,527

24,391

Viking 46-96*

7.7

31.3

53.4

3,609

27,574

7

32.2

60.9

3,527

24,391

8.4

32.9

52.6

3,485

29,107

Mycogen F2F499**

7.3

31.1

59.4

3,551

25,314

Viking 48-08*

9.1

36.8

55.2

3,643

32,984

Pioneer P1197AM** 8.5

32.7

56

3,616

30,741

vs.

Mycogen F2F379** Viking 51-04** vs.

vs.

See previous pages for these hybrid descriptions.

* 5 locations in 2017 ** 4 locations in 2017

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO SOYBEANS SOYBEANS PERFORMANCE TABLE Plant Brown Phyto. Phyto. Iron Cyst Cyst White Variety Maturity Emerg. Height Type Lodging Stem Rot Gene Tol. Chlor. Gene Tol. Mold SDS Hilum Protein

MN0810CN

0.8

7

M

M

7

ID

Rps1a

5

6

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Yellow

Avg+

1218N

1.2

8

M

M

7

ID

Rps3a

7

7

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Black

Avg

1518N

1.5

8

M

M

8

7

none

7

7

PI88788

7

6

ID

Brown

Avg

N1958 NEW!

1.9

8

M

MB

7

9

none

5

7

PI88788

7

ID

7

Black

High+

2018N

2.0

8

M

M

8

ID

Rps3a

7

7

FT

7

7

7

Black

Avg

2155N

2.1

8

MT

M

7

8

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

7

8

Brown

Avg

2340KN NEW! 2.3

8

M

MB

7

ID

Rps1k

7

7

Peking

9

ID

ID

Buff

Avg

6

MT

MB

5

5

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

6

5

Yellow

Avg

2299N

2.3

2322

2.3

8

MT

5

ID none

7

6 PI88788 7

ID ID Yellow M-High

2418N NEW!

2.4

8

M

MB

7

ID

Rps1c

7

7

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Black

Avg

2.5

6

MT

MB

4

5

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

5

5

Yellow

Avg+

2188AT12N

B

3144UP 3.1 6 M B 6 9 none ID 6 PI88788 7 ID 7 Imp. Yell High

Scale Range: 9 = Excellent, 5 = Average, 1 = Poor, ID = Insufficient Data Height: T = Tall, M = Medium, S = Short

Plant Type: B = Bush, M = Medium, T = Thin Cyst Gene: FT = Field Tolerance, S = Susceptible

Organic & Conventional Soybeans & GMOs

We understand that seed purity is extremely important to farmers growing grain for a non-GMO contract. We not only have committed the Viking Brand to seed purity, we have made significant investments to establish the seed industry’s first Non-GMO Purity Guarantee (Viking Ultra-Pure). 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 (organic and conventional) 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 less than 99.5% GMO. 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 any contractual agreements.

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MN0810CN

HIGH-YIELDING, YELLOW HILUM, ABOVE-AVERAGE PROTEIN • Taller, higher-yielding and 2 days later than Sheyenne • Much higher protein level than Sheyenne • Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788) • Good standing • Yellow hilum, average seed size

Viking 1218N

• Very good yields • Rps3a gene for excellent Phytophthora tolerance • Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788) • Good tolerance to IDC • Medium-tall, medium-bush, good standing • Black hilum, average seed size

BSR RESISTANCE

ID 7

SCN TOLERANCE

6

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

ID

7

SDS TOLERANCE

ID

BSR RESISTANCE

ID

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

7 ID

SDS TOLERANCE

1.9 RM

ID

BSR RESISTANCE

7

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

7 6

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

STANDABILITY

7

SDS TOLERANCE

7 9

BSR RESISTANCE

NAVITA = OUTSTANDING FEED • Bred for superior animal feed • Extremely high protein (43-44%) • Low in anti-nutritionals (raffinose & stachyose) • Medium height, moderately bushy, good standability • Good all-around defense

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

SOYBEANS

8

STANDABILITY

1.5 RM

• Has the horsepower to compete with best RR2 soybeans • Medium-stature, bushy bean that works great in wide rows • Excellent yield performance on farms and in trials • 1.5 maturity that travels south well • Strong emergence and standability for a good no-till option • Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788)

N1958

ID

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

NEWER GENETICS, EXCELLENT YIELDS

New

SDS TOLERANCE

STANDABILITY

1.2 RM

DEPENDABLE AND WIDELY ADAPTED

Viking 1518N

7

STANDABILITY

0.8 RM

ID

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO SOYBEANS

In an outstanding field of Viking 2018N in Minnesota Lake, MN, July 2018. L to R: Jake Hansen, Nick Stangler, Mac Ehrhardt, Casey Staloch, and Brian White.

Viking 2018N

2.0 RM

EXCELLENT YIELDS AND AGRONOMICS • Has the yield potential to compete with the best RR2 soybeans • Medium-tall, bushy bean that works well in wide rows • Very strong emergence, ideal for no-till or early planting • Excellent late standability throughout the growing season • Strong performance moving east in MN, WI, IA and IL

Viking 2155N

2.1 RM

OUTSTANDING YIELD POTENTIAL + VERY GOOD DEFENSE

7

SDS TOLERANCE BSR RESISTANCE

ID

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

7

STANDABILITY

7

SDS TOLERANCE

8

BSR RESISTANCE

8

SCN TOLERANCE

• Impressive yield potential, keeping up with the best RR2 beans in IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE our trials • Good defensive package with good tolerance to IDC, Phytophthora, WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE and Brown Stem Rot • Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788) • Well adapted to SD, IA, MN and WI

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8

STANDABILITY

7 7 7

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New

Viking 2340KN

PEKING CYST RESISTANCE AND GOOD YIELDS

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

APHID RESISTANCE (NATURALLY OCCURRING) + VERY HIGH YIELDS

Viking 3144

3.1 RM

ID

5

SDS TOLERANCE

5

BSR RESISTANCE

5

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

7 6

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

7

SDS TOLERANCE

ID

BSR RESISTANCE

ID

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

Also available as

99.9% GMO FREE

Also available as

STANDABILITY

ID

4

SDS TOLERANCE

5

BSR RESISTANCE

5

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

7 5

6

STANDABILITY

7

SDS TOLERANCE

9

BSR RESISTANCE

HIGH YIELDING FOOD GRADE • New food-grade soybean genetics • High yields across Iowa and Illinois • Good cyst, BSR and SDS tolerance • Bushy, good standing plant

7

STANDABILITY

• Excellent multi-gene aphid resistance may WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE eliminate need for spraying insecticides • Very high yield potential, competing with RR2 Yield soybeans in our replicated testing • Taller plant type that can lodge late season • Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788) • Yellow hilum soybean, widely utilized by food-grade soybean companies

New

9

99.9% GMO FREE

7

SCN TOLERANCE

6

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

SOYBEANS

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

2.5 RM

ID

STANDABILITY

2.4 RM

MAXIMIZE YOUR YIELD ON CONVENTIONAL ACRES

Viking 2188AT12N

BSR RESISTANCE

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

2.3 RM

Viking 2418N

ID

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

HIGH YIELDING, YELLOW HILUM

New

SDS TOLERANCE SCN TOLERANCE

• Ideal for tough cyst nematode acres • Has out-yielded Viking 2155 for three years • Very good IDC score and Peking cyst resistance • Medium-tall, bushy plant

Viking 2299N

7

STANDABILITY

2.3 RM

ID

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CUSTOM SOYBEAN SEED TREATMENTS VIKING SOY-PAK Save money and maximize your soybean yields. Many soybean fields do not benefit from seedapplied insecticide. Why pay for it? Unless your ground has a lot of manure or you no-till your soybeans (or have another reason to expect an insect problem), seed-applied insecticides are often not worth the money.

Viking Soy-Pak offers the best available fungicide package for soybeans. It contains THREE Fungicides (Apron® + Maxim® + Vibrance™) to give your soybeans the best available protection from seedling diseases. Optimizes emergence and stand uniformity and protects your yield. $6.50/unit

CRUISERMAXXTM SOY-PAK Our own upgraded version of CruiserMaxx Advance Soybean. It contains:

4. Excalibre™ is an outstanding multi-strain soybean inoculant that can be pre-applied to the seed up to 120 days before planting. 1. Cruiser 5FS for wide-spectrum early-season insects. 5. SabrEx™ SA is a powerful biological that improves 2. Apron XL and Maxim seed treatment fungicides. the ability of the plant’s roots to take up moisture and nutrients. ™ 3. Vibrance provides the newest and most effective $14/unit protection from soybean seedling fungal diseases.

PLANTER BOX BIOLOGICAL SOYBEAN TREATMENT Graph-Ex SA™ for Soybeans is an inoculant, or seed treatment, containing a specially formulated blend of Excalibre™ Soybean Inoculant plus SabrEx™ Root Inoculant formulated in a talc-graphite carrier. Graph-Ex SA for Soybeans is comprised of both proprietary beneficial bacteria (Bradyrhizobia) and beneficial fungi (Trichoderma) that provide a more

efficient use of soil nutrients for the host plant. Improve seedling vigor, accelerate canopy closure and improve nutrient and water efficiency. $180 (50-unit) $24 (6-unit)

ORDERING CUSTOM SOYBEAN SEED TREATMENTS 1. 40-unit minimum. 2. Seed and treatment must be paid in full before treating. 3. Custom-treated seed cannot be returned.

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ALFALFA

ALFALFA PERFORMANCE TABLE WSI

FD

DRI

Phytophthora Stem Root Rot Nematode

Bacterial Wilt

Fusarium Wilt

Verticillium Root Rot Aphanomyces Anthracnose

Aphids

HR Race 1 Hi-Gest 360 1.5 3 30/30 HR R HR HR HR HR R HR Race 2 WL 365HQ High Quality 1.1 4.9 30/30 HR R HR HR HR HR Race 1 HR HR WL 358LH Leafhopper 2 4.1 30/30 HR HR HR HR HR Race 1 HR

Traffic Tolerance

X X

HR Race 1

WSI = Winter Survival Index (Lower number indicates better survival) *Variety not stated

FD = Fall Dormancy (Higher number indicates later dormancy, faster regrowth after cutting)

Winter Survival Index (WSI)—A standardized test that measures the ability of alfalfa varieties to withstand severe winters. Varieties are rated from 1 (superior) to 4 (adequate). If a variety does not have a WSI rating, you can use the Fall Dormancy as a guide. The most persistent alfalfas are those with low WSIs and good pest and disease resistance. Fall Dormancy (FD)—The measure of how tall an alfalfa plant grows after the last cutting and before going dormant for the season. An alfalfa with a lower number goes dormant earlier in the fall. D isease Resistance Index (DRI)— 30 = highest, 6 = lowest

ALFALFA

Viking 392AP Brand* 1.9 4.5 35/35 HR R HR HR HR HR Race 2 HR R x HR Race 3 Viking 372HD Brand* 2 4 30/30 HR HR HR HR HR Race 1 HR R Viking 342LH Brand Leafhopper* 1.9 4 30/30 HR MR HR HR HR HR Race 1 HR HR Viking 330M Brand* 2.5 3.2 29/30 HR R HR MR Race 1 HR Viking 3100 Brand* 2.6 3 28/30 HR R HR MR LR HR HR Race 1 Foregrazer V 1.9 3.5 34/35 HR HR HR R HR R HR Race 2 X Matrix Creeping 2 2.5 25/30 R HR R MR R HR X Honest John Brand* 3 Vernal 2.2 2 11 30 S R R Nitrogen Brand* 9

DRI = Disease Resistance Index

Disease & Pest Resistance—Poorly drained fields require alfalfas with better disease resistance (especially Phytophthora and Aphanomyces). Select varieties with superior disease resistance to ensure a long, productive stand. Resistance HR = Highly Resistant R = Resistant MR = Moderately Resistant LR = Low Resistance S = Susceptible Forage Quality—Varieties with a high Relative Feed Quality (RFQ) are designated with either HQ or HD (WL 365HQ & Viking 372HD). 23


In two harvests*, Viking 372HD matched quality but delivered

higher yield and profits

Variety Viking 372HD Hi-Gest 360 HarvXtra®**

Lignin 7.5 7.5 7.5

RFQ 133 132 133

Milk/ Ton 2,534 2,514 2,545

2 cut Yield T/A 4.27 3.97 3.62

*

Averages using trial data from Evansville, WI and two trials from Waupaca, WI 2018 tests ** HarvXtra® = L-448HVXRR *** Using $15/cwt milk price

Milk/ Acre 10,819 9,980 9,213

Milk Revenue/ Acre*** $1,622 $1,497 $1,382

Revenue Compared to Viking 372HD — –$125/acre –$240/acre

HD® is a Registered Trademark of Legacy Seeds, Inc HarvXtra® is a Registered Trademark of Forage Genetics, LLC Hi-Gest® is a Registered Trademark of Dow Agrosciences, LLC Roundup Ready® is a Registered Trademark of Monsanto Corporation

Viking 372HD Brand* HIGHEST YIELD WITH EXCEPTIONAL DIGESTIBILITY • Highest-yielding alfalfa in line up. Period. • Highly Digestible (HD) provides increased milk production for top profitability (10% more than top competitors) • Comparative lignin levels to any variety available • Fast recovery for 3- to 5-cut harvest system • Holds exceptional forage quality, even in delayed harvest • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

“I seeded 900 acres down with Viking 372HD and STF 43 Tall Fescue. It looks awesome! Next to Dairyland HybriForce, it is finer stemmed, has more leaves and closer internodes.” Wesley, IA

WL 365HQ PREMIUM QUALITY ALFALFA • • • • •

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ALFALFA

Viking 392AP Brand* ONE ALFALFA TO RULE THEM ALL • Maximize your yield, quality, and survival from the toughest ground to the most productive • Top-yielding 3- to 5-cut variety with excellent forage quality, great choice for dairy or beef cattle • Outstanding resistance to Race 2 and 3 Aphanomyces (AP) • Branch rooted trait for lateral roots & better performance on wet soils • Sunken crowns means less damage from wheel or hoof traffic • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

New

Yield Level Viking 392AP vs. HybriForce 3400 vs. WL 365HQ

109% 100% 100%

Hi-Gest® 360 Alfalfa ALFALFA

LOW-LIGNIN TECHNOLOGY • Whole plant lignin 7% to 10% lower than most varieties • High leaf-to-stem ratio • Product of conventional breeding – no yield drag • Wider harvest window of up to 7 days past late bud • Fungicide treated

WL 358LH (Leafhopper) BEST LEAFHOPPER-RESISTANT ALFALFA AVAILABLE! • Industry’s leading “Eighth Generation” leafhopper resistance • Spray less: tolerates 10 times the level of potato leafhoppers than conventional competitors • Superb yields and quality in a 4- to 5-cut harvest system • Apex Green coating (OMRI)

Viking 342LH Brand* (Leafhopper) GOT LEAFHOPPERS? NO PROBLEM! • Built-in leafhopper protection with glandular hairs • Outstanding yield and forage quality • Excellent fit in a 3- to 4-cut harvest system • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI) *Variety not stated

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ALFALFA “We took five cuttings with 5.2 total tons per acre. We probably seeded weeds in our manure application, so our RFV fell to 145, but in our fifth cutting the weeds were gone and we were back up to 182 RFV. ” — West Bend, IA

Viking 330M Brand* YIELD AND QUALITY FOR 3- OR 4-CUT SYSTEM • High-quality, FD4, multi-leaf alfalfa • Good all-around disease resistance • Very good yields, quick recovery • Good choice for dairy-quality hay • Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

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

Matrix (Creeping) CREEPING ALFALFA • Strong yields and high-quality with second-to-none creeping habit (spreads by rhizomes) • On lighter soils and drier conditions, can out-yield tap-rooted varieties • The first creeping alfalfa with good disease resistance for wetter soils (DRI=25/30) • Begins its creeping habit sooner than other creeping alfalfa • Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

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

Foregrazer V (Traffic Tolerant) DUAL-PURPOSE HAY AND GRAZE • Sunken crowns for more protection from hoof and wheel traffic • Aphanomyces Races 1 and 2 resistance • Flexible for grazing or 3, 4 or 5 cuts per year • Excellent forage quality with very high yield potential • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

Vernal GOOD CHOICE FOR 2-CUT SYSTEM ON LIGHT SOIL • Limited disease resistance • Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

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2019 Viking Seed Guide  

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2019 Viking Seed Guide  

Browse our Viking products for 2019.