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CORN • SOYBEANS • ALFALFA

2020

SEED GUIDE

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Non-GMO Corn & the Bottom Line By Mac Ehrhardt, Co-owner

What you’re not losing with Viking Conventional Non-GMO: Maximum yields, weed control programs, and profits. What you are losing: Trait license fees. 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, nonGMO, but they aren’t leaving high yields and performance behind.

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.

BT and Rootworm Pressure

Rootworms and cornborers have evolved around some of the Bt traits. This has driven an arms

race of BT stacked corn traits— and a never-ending increase in trait fees. On some farms, rootworms are either not an issue due to crop rotation 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 rootworm and other yield-robbing insect and disease pests (which also gives you more on-farm feed or potentially another cash crop).

The Promise of Yields

The most expensive trait-stacked 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 by traits.

Traits can protect yield, but they do not increase the yield potential of the genetics. When weeds and insects are controlled, the ‘good breeding’ genetics in Viking conventional corn means yield! Our focus is simple. Viking brand Corn & Soybeans 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. We appreciate your business, and thank you for farming.

Mac Ehrhardt President, Co-Owner

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your order or call your local dealer (see back cover).

9% paid by Oct. 15, 2019 7% paid by Nov. 15, 2019 6% paid by Dec. 15, 2019 5% paid by Jan. 15, 2020 3% paid by Feb. 15, 2020 Not available with John Deere Financing or Early Order Discount. 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 or John Deere Financial Special Terms.

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 parcels to all 50 states by UPS or Spee-Dee. Rates are determined by weight and destination.

We ship pallets of seed to the contiguous 48 states. For Midwest states, we have competitive LTL flat rates (MN, IA, and WI often 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.

RETURN POLICY

BOXED CORN AND SOYBEANS • Corn available in 40-unit (80M/unit) bulk boxes • Soybeans 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. 28, 2020 • Bulk boxes must be returned by June 30, 2020 • Cost of returning boxes is the responsibility of the customer • $500 deposit per box invoiced at time of delivery

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL SPECIAL TERMS OFFERED THROUGH

PAYMENT DUE DATE

0% FIXED

OCT. 15, 2019

JAN. 2021

PRIME -3%

NOV. 15, 2019

JAN. 2021

PRIME

JAN. 15, 2020

JAN. 2021

PRIME +4.25%

MAR. 15, 2020

JAN. 2021

PRIME +7.45%

SEPT. 15, 2020

JAN. 2021

INTEREST RATE

Available on corn and soybean orders only. Not available with early pay discounts. $2,500 minimum purchase. ‘Regular’ purchase John Deere Financing is available on any product with no minimum purchase (special terms do not apply)

BEFORE JUNE 15

We will cheerfully accept returns of seed corn, soybeans, and alfalfa until June 15 (or 30 days after purchase). AFTER JUNE 15

After June 15, there will be a $10/bag restocking charge on corn and $3/bag restocking charge on soybeans, alfalfa, and other seeds. We will not accept returns of: • Value-priced closeout corn hybrids • Seed corn or soybeans treated with a custom treatment • Opened, wet, dirty, unsaleable or damaged bags of seed

REPLANT POLICY If seed you purchase from us experiences an early-season crop loss, you may be eligible for replant seed at halfprice. We will provide replant seed of the same species for half of the full retail price or replant seed of a different species for half of the value of the replant or original planted seed (whichever is lower). We will not warrant alfalfa seed planted between June 1 and August 1, and we do not provide any replant discount for winter-killed seed of any kind.

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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 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.

CORN PERFORMANCE Hybrid 81-82 68-86 Artesian G/S 71-90UP G/S 42-92 & 42-92P G/S 74-93 34-94 51-95, 51-95P & 51-95UP 52-96 & 52-96P NEW! 46-96 44-98 99-00 52-00 NEW! 60-01 55-02 & 55-02P 40-03, 40-03P & 40-03UP 51-04 & 51-04P G/S 42-05 84-05 & 84-05P 13-07 & 13-07P 48-08 Fodder 4 G/S 49-09 78-11P

CRM 82 86 90 92 93 94 95 96 96 98 100 100 101 102 103 104 105 105 107 108 108 109 111

GDUs to BL 2150 2180 2200 2260 2280 2280 2350 2370 2370 2380 2400 2400 2420 2470 2500 2540 2560 2580 2580 2600 2600 2610 2620

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Plant Pop/ Acre 28-36k 28-34k 26-36k 28-36k 28-34k 28-36k 30-36k 30-36K 28-36k 30-36k 28-36k 28-36K 26-36k 28-36k 28-36k 28-36k 28-36k 28-36k 26-34k 28-36k 28-36k 30-36k 26-34k

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Gray Emerg. Corn-onNCLB Leaf Vigor Corn Tolerance Spot Tol. 8 7 8 7 8 7 8 ID 8 6 7 7 8 7 8 7 8 7 ID 7 9 7 8 8 7 8 7 ID 8 6 8 7 7 8 7 8 8 7 8 7 7 7 8 7 8 8 8 7 7 8 7 8 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 6 8 8 7 7 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 9 7 8 7 8 8 9 8 9 7 ID 8 7 7 7 8 7 7 ID ID 8

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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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Hybrid 81-82 68-86 Artesian G/S 71-90UP G/S 42-92 & 42-92P G/S 74-93 34-94 51-95, 51-95P & 51-95UP 52-96, 52-96P NEW! 46-96 44-98 99-00 52-00 NEW! 60-01 55-02 & 55-02P 40-03, 40-03P & 40-03UP 51-04 & 51-04P G/S 42-05 84-05, 84-05P 13-07 & 13-07P 48-08 Fodder 4 G/S 49-09 78-11P 53-12 & 53-12P G/S

Goss's Wilt 7 8 6 7 8 6 8 8 9 6 8 8 9 8 6 9 9 8 7 9 8 7 ID 8

Fall Drought Root Stalk Tolerance Strength Strength 7 8 8 10 8 8 8 7 7 8 8 8 7 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 9 8 8 8 9 8 8 8 7 8 7 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 7 8 7 7

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Silage Adapt. 7 8 9 9 8 7 6 7 8 7 6 7 7 7 7 9 6 7 7 8 8 7 6

Dry Down 8 7 6 7 6 7 8 7 7 8 8 7 7 8 9 7 7 7 9 6 ID 8 6

Test Weight 7 8 9 8 9 7 8 8 7 7 8 7 8 8 8 7 7 7 8 7 6 7 9

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO CORN EARLY SEASON: 82 DAY - 94 DAY CRM

82-Day CRM OUTSTANDING YIELD IN THE NORTH

VIKING 81-82

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 • Very good root and stalk strength • Medium-tall hybrid with good overall plant health • Best performance on medium to heavy soils in 8085 day corn country • Moves south well as a late-planted or replant hybrid • Early dual-purpose silage or grain hybrid

86-Day CRM EXCELLENT YIELD & DROUGHT TOLERANCE

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90-Day CRM EXCELLENT FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

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68-86 ARTESIAN

Planting Population: 28,000 – 34,000 • Agrisure® Artesian™ breeding provides outstanding drought tolerance on a variety of soil types • Excellent root and stalk strength allows more harvest flexibility • Medium-tall plant widely adapted across the northern Corn Belt • Very good late-season plant health • Moves south well as a late-plant or replant hybrid

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Drydown

Emergence Planting Population: 26,000 – 36,000 Stalk Strength • High grain yields across the northern 99.9% GMO FREE Corn Belt Root Strength • Outstanding silage quantity and quality, but a Corn-on-Corn narrow harvest window • Girthy, semi-flex ears; good grain quality 10 Location Avg. 2018 • Very good emergence and drought tolerance 190 • Best performance when kept north in 90-day corn country 187.8 • Not recommended for corn-on-corn 185 bu/A 180

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Dekalb

DKC38-01

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92-Day CRM OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

VIKING 42-92

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Stalk Strength Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 99% GMO FREE Root Strength • Four years of outstanding performance in yield trials and on farms Corn-on-Corn • Impressive yields across varying soil types, populations, and environmental conditions • Strong stalks and roots give you harvest flexibility • Very good seedling vigor for early planting Available with Indigo • Medium-tall plant performs well as a dual-purpose silage hybrid Microbiome Seed Treatment • Moves south well as an early or replant hybrid (see page 15)

93-Day CRM IMPRESSIVE YIELD & GRAIN QUALITY

VIKING 74-93

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Stalk Strength Planting Population: 28,000 – 34,000 Root Strength • High test weight hybrid with excellent grain quality • Excellent stalks and roots Corn-on-Corn • Taller grain hybrid that could double as an early silage hybrid 10 Location Avg. 2018 215 • Widely adapted east to west across ND, SD, MN, WI, and MI 213.5 • Does move south as a late plant or replant hybrid 210 bu/A • Made Grain Millers’ 2019 list of accepted hybrids 210.9 205

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94-Day CRM OUTSTANDING YIELD AND AGRONOMICS

VIKING 34-94

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 • 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

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10 Location Avg. 2018 219.0 bu/A

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Pioneer P9608

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO CORN EARLY SEASON: 95 DAY - 100 DAY CRM

95-Day CRM VIKING 51-95 OUR BEST-SELLING HYBRID

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Planting Population: 30,000 – 36,000 Emergence 99.9% GMO FREE • Consistent performance each year Stalk Strength • Shorter hybrid with excellent stalk and root strength Root Strength • Good plant health with good tolerance Corn-on-Corn to Goss’s Wilt • Very drought tolerant 99% GMO FREE • Widely adapted across SD, MN, WI, northern IA, & MI Available with Indigo • Best yield performance at medium to high populations Microbiome Seed Treatment (see page 15)

NEW VIKING 52-96

96-Day CRM Also available as TOUGH HYBRID WITH MORE YIELD Planting Population: 30,000 – 36,000 • Adds 9 bushel yield to Viking 51-95 • Outstanding anthracnose stalk rot resistance • Strong emergence for early planting and reduced tillage • Very good stalks and root strength • Very good drought tolerance

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VIKING 46-96

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 • 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 • Positive response to fungicide applications

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34 Location Avg. 2018 223.7 bu/A

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96-Day CRM GREAT GRAIN & SILAGE PERFORMANCE

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CALL TO ORDER • (800) 352-5247 98-Day CRM OUTSTANDING YIELDS AND AGRONOMICS

VIKING 44-98

Planting Population: 30,000 – 36,000 • 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 or poorly drained soils

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OH, MAN! — New Hampton, IA You said the Viking 44-98 will blow up yields, and OH MAN! I planted it on my home 40 in marginal ground, and it averaged 274 bu/ac!

100-Day CRM STRONG STALKS, ROOTS, AND YIELDS

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VIKING 99-00

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 • “My best standing corn” was a frequent comment in 2018. • Good overall plant health (including Goss’s Wilt tolerance) • Very good stress tolerance, including drought and wet soil tolerance • Widely adapted east to west across on all soil types and most management systems • Strong performance across MN, northern IA, WI and eastern Corn Belt

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Available with Indigo Microbiome Seed Treatment (see page 15)

NEPHEW GAVE ME GRIEF — Lake City, MN My nephew called me at work to give me grief about my corn when he combined it, he asked ‘what kind of corn you got me into?’ and I told him the Viking 99-00. He said the yield monitor is consistently reading 240-250 bushels and 17% moisture.

NEW VIKING 52-00

100-Day CRM

EXCELLENT YIELD WITH STRONG WESTERN PERFORMANCE

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 • Very good drought tolerance and stable performance • Strong stalks and excellent roots • Excellent overall plant health and strong disease resistance • Average test weight • Widely adapted with strong performance across MN, northern IA, SD, & northern NE

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Available with Indigo Microbiome Seed Treatment (see page 15)

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO CORN LONG SEASON: 101 DAY - 105 DAY CRM

VIKING 60-01

101-Day CRM

LAST CALL!!

Planting Population: 26,000 – 36,000 • 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 overall plant health and fall intactness for a conventional hybrid • Best when positioned away from wetter soils

102-Day CRM OUTSTANDING YIELDS ON WELL-DRAINED SOILS

VIKING 55-02

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Drydown Also available as

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Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 • Strong performance in 2018 FIRST Trials 99% GMO FREE • Long, flex ears with above-average test weight grain • Best performance north of Hwy 18 in IA, and east of I-29 in SD • Not suited for poorly drained soils

Stalk Strength Root Strength Corn-on-Corn

Available with Indigo Microbiome Seed Treatment see page 15

103-Day CRM HIGH-YIELDING DEFENSIVE HYBRID

VIKING 40-03

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 Also available as • Widely adapted to many soil types & populations across the northern Corn Belt • Excellent drought tolerance & drydown • Strong stalks and roots; stands well 99.9% GMO FREE until harvest • Good disease resistance, but watch fields with a history of Goss’s Wilt • Good grain quality, made Grain Millers’ 2019 list of accepted hybrids

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Pioneer P0157

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VIKING 51-04

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Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 • Outstanding dual-purpose hybrid 99% GMO FREE • Excellent digestibility and tonnage ratings for silage • Excellent late-season health & above-average height • Good emergence and root strength • Best performance on medium to heavy soils

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SOLD! — Mabel, MN I’m ordering that Viking 51-04 again. I was hoping to get at least 40 loads on my 17 acres to fill my needs, so I was real happy to get 56 loads.

105-Day CRM OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE FROM CHAMPAIGN TO OMAHA TO OLIVIA

VIKING 84-05

Also available as

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 • Out-yielded P0589AM by 15 bushels in 99% GMO FREE 2018 (35 locations) • Widely adapted east to west, north to 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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105-Day CRM TOP YIELDS FOR YOUR TOP SOIL

VIKING 42-05

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 • Very high yield potential with excellent response to intensive management • Adapted across the Corn Belt in its maturity zone • Very good tolerance to NCLB and Goss’s Wilt • Medium height plant with good test weight grain • Avoid poorly drained soils

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MY BEST YIELDER — Titonka, IA The Viking 42-05 is my best-yielding corn. It is standing better than anything and is averaging 258 bu/acre at 22.5% moisture.

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO CORN LONG SEASON: 107 DAY - 112 DAY CRM 107-Day CRM VIKING 13-07 YIELD, AGRONOMICS, GRAIN QUALITY: YOU WILL LOVE THIS HYBRID

Also available as

Planting Population: 26,000 – 34,000 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 • Good test weight and grain quality

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Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 • Best 2-year average in our yield trials (251 bushels 2017-18) • Exceptional tolerance to Goss’s Wilt, NCLB, and GLS • Strong roots and stalks • Excellent response to high populations and intensive management • Excellent performance across the central and eastern Corn Belt

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108-Day CRM EXCELLENT DUAL-PURPOSE HYBRID

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FODDER 4

Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 • Very tall, leafy hybrid; good 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

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IT TOOK OFF — Edgewood, IA I always do 90 acres of silage corn every year. The Fodder 4 really took off in July. I like that you guys are non-GMO and that you have those options. 12 • Viking Corn & Soybeans Catalog

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CALL TO ORDER • (800) 352-5247 109-Day CRM OUTSTANDING YIELD POTENTIAL; STRONG STALKS AND ROOTS

VIKING 49-09

Planting Population: 30,000 – 36,000 • Great combination of yield potential and agronomics • Medium-height hybrid with excellent stalk and root strength • Great fall intactness allows for wide harvest window • Best performance at higher populations • Widely adapted across the central Corn Belt

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OUTYIELDED TRAITED — Lincoln, NE I had a test plot last summer with Pioneer, Wyffels, De Dell, and Viking 40-03 and Viking 49-09. The Viking yielded 250 bu/ac and far out-yielded the traited corn.

VIKING 78-11P

111-Day CRM

TRUE FOOD-GRADE

Planting Population: 26,000 – 34,000 • Exceptional test weight and grain 99% GMO FREE quality for milling • Consistent high yields in four years of testing • Strong roots and stalks • Attractive hybrid with very good ear flex and staygreen • Adapted across eastern IA, IL, IN, OH

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112-Day CRM TOPS THE BEST AVAILABLE TRAITED HYBRIDS

VIKING 53-12

Also available as Planting Population: 28,000 – 36,000 • Medium-tall, healthy plant • Outstanding root and stalk strength • Broadly adapted throughout the Corn Belt, performs well across different soil 99% GMO FREE types, populations and management systems • Very good test weight and grain quality • Shows excellent results in silage testing, white cob • Made Grain Millers’ 2019 list of accepted hybrids

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Insecticide-Treated Corn Don’t Need It? Save $10/bag

Good news! University studies demonstrate insecticide-treated seed protects grain yield only in limited circumstances (references below). If you don’t need insecticide-coated (Cruiser, Poncho, etc.) seed corn, don’t pay for it! Most seed companies treat all of their seed corn with insecticide. Now you have the option to choose.

FARMER’S CHOICE — SAVE $10/BAG Save $10/bag when you order insecticide-free seed corn!* Your conventional corn will still be treated with a package of fungicides to protect it from seedling diseases and 2 biologicals [SabrEx & Excellorate] to enhance its health and yield. * Please specify “insecticide-free” when ordering by Jan. 15. Available only on these hybrids: 42-92, 51-95, 99-00, 51-04, 48-08

POLLINATOR SAFE

WHEN SHOULD YOU USE SEED CORN COATED WITH INSECTICIDES?

There are definitely corn planting situations where insecticide-coated seed is economically justified because the growing seedlings are at high risk from insect pests such as white grubs, wireworms, cutworms, and seed corn maggots. We recommend insecticide-coated seed corn for for fields with: • • • • •

High-residue, including fields with significant biomass from cover crops Recent applications of manure Alfalfa or sod going into corn production High organic matter History of insects feeding on corn seedlings

Fields that don’t meet these criteria are good candidates for planting insecticide-free seed without losing stand or yield. ARE INSECTICIDES HARMFUL?

Insecticides are developed to kill insects that damage growing crops, but can also kill off-target beneficial insects which are essential to life on earth. Insect populations around the world are declining at an alarming rate (see link below). Research has shown that insecticide-coated seed is a contributing factor in the decline of pollinator populations, including bees. Neonicotinoid (and other systemic insecticide) seed coatings can do an excellent job of protecting growing seedlings from certain insect pests. We believe that when insecticides are properly tested, labeled, and applied they can be an important tool of production agriculture. But they are not needed on every field. We also believe farmers should be able to choose the appropriate level of seed protection for their farm. For more information on neonicotinoids and pollinators: Neonicotinoids and Bees: https://xerces.org/neonicotinoids-and-bees/ Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment Use in Iowa: https://iowaipm.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Neonicotinoid-Seed-Treatment-Use-in-Iowa_web.pdf Planting of Neonicotinoid-Treated Maize Poses Risks for Honey Bees and Other Non-Target Organisms Over a Wide Area without Consistent Crop Yield Benefit: https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1365-2664.12924 A Meta-analysis and Economic Evaluation of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments and Other Prophylactic Insecticides in Indiana Maize from 2000-2015 with IPM Recommendations: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29385499 Bee Health: http://www.syngenta-us.com/beehealth/ Declining Insect Populations Alarm Scientists: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/as-insect-populations-decline-scientists-are-trying-to-understand-why/

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Option 1

INDIGO MICROBIOME FOR CORN & SOYBEANS

Albert Lea Seed is now a preferred provider of Indigo’s Microbiome seed treatment on Viking and Northstar branded seed varieties and hybrids. Indigo’s Microbiome treatment has been developed specifically for plants living in stressed environments and has proven to improve crops yields. Indigo recently released 2018 harvest data from more than 48,000 acres, and 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. Indigo Microbiome* seed treatment is available pre-applied on seven Viking corn hybrids** and on select soybeans, spring wheat, and oats varieties.

INDIGO MICROBIOME NOW AVAILABLE ON SEVEN VIKING CORN HYBRIDS

42-92, 51-95, 99-00, 52-00, 55-02, 84-05, 48-08 * Microbiome usage agreement required between farmer and Indigo. ** 12-bag minimum. Order and pay for custom-treated seed corn by February 28, 2020. Call for pricing details. No returns.

Option 2

INDIGO CERTIFIED CROPS PROGRAM

Indigo Microbiome Seed Treatment is available as a stand-alone 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. Regenerative farming practices can improve both the health of your soil and the profitability of your operation by reducing input costs while increasing your soil’s water-holding capacity, water infiltration rates, and erosion prevention.

Indigo Agronomy Services Indigo offers independent crop advisors and agronomists to increase farm revenue. Receive Agronomic Services when you sign up for Indigo Production, Indigo Certified Crops, and Indigo Treated Seed (1,000+ acres).

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SELECTED FOR

CHOP OR CROP

DUAL PERFORMANCE

WHAT ARE VIKING DUAL-PURPOSE SILAGE HYBRIDS?

Dual-Purpose Grain/Silage Hybrids are grain hybrids that also produce excellent quality and tonnage for silage. We test our hybrids, in the field and in the lab, for silage quantity and quality against leading silage hybrid genetics at similar maturities. Only those hybrids that show consistently excellent tonnage and quality get the GS designation. Why choose Viking GS? Because grain has energy. Our GS hybrids are very high-yielding grain hybrids, so you are going to get a lot of grain in your silage, which equates to higher energy. GS hybrids have an optimal grain-to-stover ratio and have excellent standability compared to lowlignin specialty silage hybrids.

Viking Dual-Purpose Silage Hybrid Performance HYBRID COMPARISON Viking 42-92* vs. Mycogen F2F379* Viking 46-96† vs. Mycogen F2F379* Viking 51-04* vs. Mycogen F2F499* Viking 48-08‡ vs. Pioneer P1197AM† Viking 53-12§ vs. LG Seeds 62C02STX§ See previous pages for these hybrid descriptions.

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DM Tons % DM

NDFD 30

Milk/Ton

Milk/Acre

7.7

33.3

52.5

3,588

27,785

7

32.2

60.9

3,527

24,391

8.3

36.7

53.4

3,609

27,574

7.2

32.2

60.9

3,527

24,391

8.4

32.9

52.6

3,485

29,107

7.3

31.1

59.4

3,551

25,314

9.1

36.8

55.2

3,643

32,984

8.5

32.7

56

3,616

30,741

11.7

32.6

59

3,360

39,600

10.8

32.1

59

3,170

34,200

* 2016-2018 † 4 locations in 2017

‡ 5 locations in 2017 § 2 locations in 2018

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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. Viking Corn & Soybeans Catalog

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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

SabrEx Corn

CruiserMaxx 250®

• 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

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

VIKING CLOSE-OUT CORN

Save on hybrids we’re removing from inventory!

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

Maturity

GDUs to BL

Plant Pop/Acre

Coating

# of bags

Bag Wt.

Price

74-93

93 Day

2280

28-34k

1R

100+

58# RD

$120

7292

92 Day

2300

22-34K

1R

24

49# FL

$120

89-99

99 Day

2390

28-34K

1R

55

53# FL

$120

57-01

101 Day

2430

28-36k

1R

100+

59# RD, 53# FL

$120

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

103 Day

2500

28-36k

1R

100+

57# FL

$120

58-04

104 Day

2540

26-36K

1R

69

43# RD

$120

63-05

105 Day

2560

26-34k

1R

100+

64# RD, 57# FL

$120

13-07 & 13-07P

107 Day

2580

26-34k

1R

100+

55# RD

$120

Hybrid

No returns: all sales are final.

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CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO SOYBEANS 0.8 RM - 1.2 RM 0.8 RM HIGH-YIELDING, ABOVE-AVERAGE PROTEIN • Taller, higher-yielding, more protein, and 2 days later than

STANDABILITY

• Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788) • Good standing with yellow hilum and average seed size

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

1.2 RM DEPENDABLE AND WIDELY ADAPTED • 58 Bu. average over 2 years in our trials • Rps3a gene for excellent Phytophthora tolerance • Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788), and good tolerance to IDC • Medium height, medium-bush, good standing • Good performance south as an earlier maturity option or replant • Black hilum, average seed size

STANDABILITY

MN0810CN

Sheyenne

VIKING 1218N

7

SDS TOLERANCE

ID

BSR RESISTANCE

ID 7

SCN TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

6 ID

7

SDS TOLERANCE

ID

BSR RESISTANCE

ID

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

ID

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO SOYBEANS 1.4 RM - 2.3 RM Also available as

NEW VIKING 1422N

1.4 RM YELLOW HILUM, GREAT AGRONOMICS • Yellow hilum with elevated protein • Very good defensive package • Strong yields across SD, MN, & WI • PI88788 gene for cyst nematode

protection • Very good tolerance to IDC on high pH soils

9 Location Avg. 2018 55 50 45

54.4

54.4

41.0%

41.1%

bu/A

Protein

bu/A

Protein

40 35

Viking 1422N

Pioneer P91M10

5

STANDABILITY SDS TOLERANCE

7

BSR RESISTANCE

7

SCN TOLERANCE

7 8

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

5

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

1.5 RM EXCELLENT YIELDS ON FARMS & IN TRIALS • Medium-stature, bushy bean that works great in wide rows • Travels south well as an early option • Strong emergence and standability for a good no-till option • Cyst nematode protection (PI88788) • Avoid fields with history of white mold • Brown hilum, average seed size

VIKING 1518N

8

STANDABILITY SDS TOLERANCE

ID

BSR RESISTANCE

7

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

7 6

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

Also available as

NEW VIKING 1700N

1.7 RM YELLOW HILUM, HIGH PROTEIN • Very good yields • Protein usually above 42% • Good standing, medium bushy plant • Cyst nematode protection (PI88788) • Widely adapted across SD, MN, & WI

9 Location Avg. 2018 60 55 50

59.1

7

bu/A

SDS TOLERANCE

7

41.1%

BSR RESISTANCE

54.4

42.3% Protein

45 40

STANDABILITY

bu/A

Protein

Viking 1700N

Pioneer P91M10

ID 7

SCN TOLERANCE

6

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

ID

NEW VIKING 1940KN

1.9 RM PEKING CYST RESISTANCE & HIGH YIELDS • Averaged over 61 bushels over 16 locations in MN & IA • Ideal for tough cyst nematode acres • Excellent standing, bushy plant type

8

STANDABILITY

6

SDS TOLERANCE BSR RESISTANCE

ID 9

SCN TOLERANCE

6

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

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CALL TO ORDER • (800) 352-5247 2.0 RM EXCELLENT YIELDS AND AGRONOMICS • Excellent on-farm performance • Medium height, medium-bush bean that works well in wide rows • Very strong emergence, ideal for no-till or early planting • Excellent standability • Strong performance across MN, WI, IA, and IL • Black hilum, average seed size

VIKING 2018N

8

STANDABILITY

7

SDS TOLERANCE BSR RESISTANCE

ID

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

7

Also available as

NEW VIKING 2100N

2.1 RM YELLOW HILUM, HIGH PROTEIN • Good yields and agronomics • Good standing, medium-bushy plant • Rps1c gene for good Phytophthora

tolerance • Resistant to Brown Stem Rot • Well adapted across SD, IA, MN, & WI

5 Location Avg. 2018 55 50

52.2

52.9

bu/A

bu/A

45

43.2%

39.8%

Protein

Protein

40 35

8

STANDABILITY

6

SDS TOLERANCE

8

BSR RESISTANCE

Viking 2100N

Pioneer P91Y92

6

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

2.1 RM OUTSTANDING YIELD POTENTIAL + VERY GOOD DEFENSE • Impressive yield potential, keeping up with the best traited bean

7

SCN TOLERANCE

ID

VIKING 2155N • • • •

in our trials Good defensive package with good tolerance to IDC, Phytophthora, and Brown Stem Rot Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788) Well adapted to SD, IA, MN, WI, & northern NE Brown hilum, average seed size

2.3 RM PEKING CYST RESISTANCE & VERY GOOD YIELDS • Ideal for tough cyst nematode acres • Out-yielded Viking 2155 for three years • Very good IDC score and Peking cyst resistance • Medium height, bushy plant • Buff hilum, average seed size

7

STANDABILITY SDS TOLERANCE

8

BSR RESISTANCE

8

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

7

WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

7

STANDABILITY

7

VIKING 2340KN

SDS TOLERANCE

ID

BSR RESISTANCE

ID 9

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

ID

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO SOYBEANS 2.3 RM - 3.1 RM

2.3 RM NAVITA = OUTSTANDING FEED • Bred to make superior animal feed • Extremely high protein (44-45%) • Low anti-nutritionals (raffinose & stachyose) • Heat treatment needed for non-ruminant feeding to break

N2358

STANDABILITY

7

SDS TOLERANCE

7

BSR RESISTANCE

ID 7

SCN TOLERANCE

8

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE

down trypsin inhibitors WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE ID • Animal studies show dramatic advantages in feed-use efficiency • Very competitive yields and all-around defense

2.3 RM HIGH YIELDING, YELLOW HILUM • Widely adapted and utilized by the food grade market • Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788) • Taller plant that can lean before harvest • Yellow hilum, average protein, larger seed • License required

STANDABILITY

5

SDS TOLERANCE

5

BSR RESISTANCE

5

2.4 RM MAXIMIZE YOUR YIELD ON CONVENTIONAL ACRES • Replaces Viking 2518N with more yield • Widely adapted across the Midwest • Good standing, medium-bush plant • Rps1k gene for excellent Phytophthora protection • Black hilum, average seed size

STANDABILITY

VIKING 2299N*

VIKING 2418N

2.5 RM APHID RESISTANCE + VERY HIGH YIELDS • Excellent multi-gene aphid resistance may

VIKING 2188AT12N* • • • • •

Also available as

eliminate need for spraying insecticides Very high yield potential, competing with traited 99.9% GMO FREE soybeans in our replicated testing Taller plant – can lodge late season Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788) Yellow hilum widely used by food-grade soybean companies License required

3.1 RM HIGH YIELDING, FOOD GRADE • Yellow hilum, protein consistently above 42% • High yields across Iowa and Illinois • Good cyst, BSR, and SDS tolerance • Bushy, good standing plant

VIKING 3144N

Also available as

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

STANDABILITY

ID

4

SDS TOLERANCE

5

BSR RESISTANCE

5 7

SCN TOLERANCE

7

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

5

6

STANDABILITY

7

SDS TOLERANCE

9

BSR RESISTANCE 99.9% GMO FREE

7

SCN TOLERANCE

6

IRON CHLOR. TOLERANCE WHITE MOLD TOLERANCE

ID

*LICENSE REQUIRED — 2299N • 2188AT12N: These varieties are from germplasm that is intellectual property of Iowa State University and require the seed purchaser to sign a license agreement. Seeds must be used for the sole purpose of producing a single crop and not saved for replanting. For questions about licensing, call Dianah Ngonyama from ISU at (515) 294-9442.

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VIKING SOY-PAK Save money and maximize your soybean yields. Viking Soy-Pak fungicide package 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 upgraded version of CruiserMaxx Advance Soybean contains: Cruiser 5FS for wide-spectrum early-season insects; Apron XL and Maxim seed treatment fungicides; Vibrance™ for effective protection from seedling fungal diseases; Excalibre™ with multi-strain inoculation; and SabrEx™ SA to improve roots' uptake of moisture and nutrients. $14/unit

ORDERING CUSTOM SOYBEAN SEED TREATMENTS

• 40-unit minimum • Seed and treatment must be paid in full

• Custom-treated seed cannot be returned • Seed treatments are eligible for early pay

• Order by March 15. Orders after March

• Please call before pickup

before treating

15 require 10 days of lead-time.

discounts and/or JDF Financing

SOYBEAN PERFORMANCE Lodge

Brown Stem Rot

Variety

RM

Emerg.

Height

Plant Type

Phyto. Phyto. Gene Tol.

IDC

Cyst Gene

Cyst Tol.

White Mold

MN0810CN

0.8

7

M

M

7

ID

Rps1a

SDS

Hilum

Protein

5

6

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Yellow

Avg+

1218N

1.2

8

M

MB

7

ID

1422N NEW!

1.4

6

M

M

5

7

Rps3a

7

7

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Black

Avg

none

8

8

PI88788

7

5

7

Yellow

1518N

1.5

8

M

MB

8

Avg

7

none

7

7

PI88788

7

6

ID

Brown

Avg

1700N NEW!

1.7

6

M

MB

1940KN NEW!

1.9

8

M

B

7

ID

none

ID

6

PI88788

7

ID

7

Yellow

High

8

ID

none

7

6

Peking

9

ID

6

Yellow

2018N

2.0

8

M

Avg

M

8

ID

Rps3a

7

7

FT

7

7

7

Black

Avg

2100N NEW!

2.1

6

2155N

2.1

8

M

MB

8

8

Rps1c

7

6

PI88788

7

ID

6

Yellow

High

MT

M

7

8

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

7

8

Brown

2340KN

2.3

8

Avg

M

MB

7

ID

Rps1k

7

7

Peking

9

ID

ID

Buff

Avg

N2358 NEW!

2.3

2299N

2.3

8

T

MB

7

ID

Rps1c

7

8

PI88788

7

ID

7

Brown

High+

6

MT

MB

5

5

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

6

5

Yellow

2418N

Avg

2.4

8

M

MB

7

ID

Rps1c

7

7

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Black

Avg

2188AT12N

2.5

6

MT

MB

4

5

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

5

5

Yellow

Avg+

3144N

3.1

6

M

B

6

9

none

ID

6

PI88788

7

ID

7

Imp. Yell

High

SOYBEANS AND GMOS We understand that seed purity is extremely important to farmers growing grain for a non-GMO contract. We have not only committed the Viking Brand to seed purity, we have made significant investments to establish the seed industry’s first non-GMO Purity Guarantee. All Viking soybeans labeled with the Ultra-Pure label are guaranteed to be 99.9% GMO-free. We are able to meet this high standard on select soybean varieties through purification, isolation, and stringent testing. All Viking soybeans not labeled with Ultra-Pure are produced under the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association’s Non-GMO Seed Program, which traces, inspects, and verifies that the seed in the bag is 99.5% GMO-free. We do not guarantee that any of these varieties are 100% free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). We do not guarantee that grain harvested from this seed will be marketable as non-GMO grain or meet contractual agreements.

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO ALFALFA VIKING 372HD BRAND*

VIKING 330M BRAND*

HIGHEST YIELD WITH EXCEPTIONAL DIGESTIBILITY

YIELD AND QUALITY FOR 3- OR 4-CUT SYSTEM

• Highest-yielding alfalfa in the line-up. • Highly Digestible (HD) provides increased milk production for top profitability (10% more than top competitors) • Lignin levels comparable to other high digestible varieties • Fast recovery for 3- to 5-cut system • Holds exceptional forage quality, even in delayed harvest • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

• • • • •

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)

FIVE CUTTINGS — West Bend, IA We took five cuttings of the Viking 330M with 5.2 total tons per acre. In our fifth cutting the weeds were gone and we were up to 182 RFV.

2018 Quality Results- 3 Replications 4-cut Yield

CP

NDFD 30

Milk/ Ton

Milk/ Acre

$/acre*

Viking 372HD

7.53

19.74

34.82

2,412

18,162

$2,724

Hi-Gest® 360

7.14

19.40

33.57

2,333

16,655

$2,498

HarvXtra®

6.80

18.40

34.23

2,316

15,750

$2,363

Viking 372HD = $361 Extra Income / Acre, Per Year * using $15/cwt milk price

VIKING 392AP BRAND* ONE ALFALFA TO RULE THEM ALL

• Maximize yield, quality, and survival on all types of ground • Top-yielding 3- to 5-cut variety with excellent forage quality, great choice for dairy or beef cattle • Outstanding resistance to Race 2 and Race 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)

VIKING 342LH BRAND* 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 • 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)

HI-GEST® 360 ALFALFA HIGHLY DIGESTIBLE

• Improved fiber digestibility and whole plant intake • High leaf-to-stem ratio • Conventional breeding for no yield drag • Wider harvest window: up to 7 days past late bud • Fungicide treated

NEW WL 349HQ PREMIUM QUALITY ALFALFA

• Outstanding yield potential and agronomic performance under 4 to 5-cut harvest management systems • High resistance to aphanomyces races 1, 2, and 3, and to anthracnose races 1 and 5 • High-quality feed value levels highly desirable for dairy and cash hay producers • Superb winterhardiness and persistence • Apex Green coating (OMRI)

* Variety not stated

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ALFALFA SEED TREATMENT All of our alfalfa seed is coated with one of these OMRI-listed inoculants:

APEXTM GREEN HYDROLOC

Encapsulates each seed in a mix of micro-nutrients, including 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.

WL 358LH

VERNAL

BEST LEAFHOPPER-RESISTANT ALFALFA AVAILABLE!

GOOD CHOICE FOR 2- TO 3-CUT SYSTEMS

• 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)

FOREGRAZER V DUAL-PURPOSE HAY AND GRAZE

• Sunken crowns for more protection from hoof and wheel traffic • Aphanomyces Races 1 & 2 resistance • Flexible for grazing or 3 to 5 cuts/yr • Excellent forage quality with very high yield potential • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

MATRIX CREEPING ALFALFA

• Best persistence on light soils • Limited disease resistance • 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)

NITROGEN BRAND BIG NITROGEN FIX, FAST • • • •

Max. 1-year biomass and N production Good leaf retention and forage quality FD9; will winterkill in Upper Midwest Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

• Strong yields and high-quality with second-tonone creeping habit (spreads by rhizomes) • First creeping alfalfa with good disease resistance for wetter soils (DRI=25/30) • Begins creeping habit in establishment year • Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

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ALFALFA CHARACTERISTICS WSI FD Viking 372HD Brand*

2

4

DRI

Traffic Tol. Aphanomyces

Phyto. Vertic. Root Root Stem Rot Rot Nematode

30/30

HR Race1

HR

HR

R

4.5 35/35

HR Race1 HR Race 2 HR Race 3

HR

HR

R MR

Viking 392AP Brand*

1.9

Viking 342LH Brand*

1.9

4

30/30

HR Race 1

HR

HR

Viking 330M Brand*

2.2

4

29/30

HR Race 1

HR

HR

Viking 3100 Brand*

2.4

3

28/30

R Race 1

HR

HR

Hi-Gest® 360

1.5

3

30/30

HR Race 1

HR

HR

WL 349HQ NEW

1.7

4.4 45/45

X

HR Race1 HR Race 2 HR Race 3

HR

HR

2

4.1 30/30

X

HR Race 1

HR

HR

1.9

3.5 33/35

X

HR Race1 R Race 2

HR

R

2

2.5 25/30

X

R Race 1

MR

MR

Honest John

2.5

3.5 29/30

HR Race 1

HR

HR

Vernal

2.2

2

11/30

Nitrogen Brand*

NA

9

ID

WL 358LH ForeGrazer V Matrix Creeping

x

R

S R Race 1

R

* Variety not stated

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

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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 349HQ & Viking 372HD).

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Bacterial Fusarium Wilt Wilt Anthracnose Aphids HR

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

HR (Races 1 & 5)

Spring seeding: April 15 to May 15 (southern Minnesota)

R

Fall seeding: August 1 to 15 (southern Minnesota)

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

R

HR

R

HR

HR

R

R

S

HR

S

ALFALFA: PLANTING BEST PRACTICES Seed alfalfa into a firm seed bed ¼-inch to ½-inch deep.

Adjust these dates accordingly further north and south.

R

Plant 15-20 lbs/acre for alfalfa alone; 15 lbs/acre mixed with grasses Optimum pH: 6.7 - 6.9 (soil test and lime accordingly 12 months prior to seeding) Maintain phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) at optimal levels throughout life of stand. Soil test in fall and supplement as needed.

HR

ALFALFA VARIETY SELECTION

When selecting an alfalfa variety, the key considerations are: how long will the field be in production, how many cuttings a year do you plan to take, what is the end use for the forage (quality needs), and what are the unique challenges for the field location (disease / insects)?

ALFALFA VARIETY KEY CHARACTERISTICS HD: Highly Digestible — Alfalfa lines with the HD distinction are tested for quality from the very first selection by the breeders. These lines have low lignin levels resulting in milk/ton numbers that are first in class. HQ: High Quality — Highest quality alfalfa lines from WL, one of the largest alfalfa breeding programs in the world. AP: Aphanomyces Race 2 Resistance — Farmers in northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and southwest Wisconsin face challenges with Aphanomyces root rot in alfalfa. If you are in one of these regions choose a variety with race 2 Aphanomyces resistance. These varieties also have resistance to race 1. LH: Leaf Hopper Resistance — These varieties maintain strong yields and forage quality under heavy pressure from leafhoppers.

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