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2019

FARM SEED GUIDE HOME OF VIKING CORN & SOYBEANS


YOU NEED MORE THAN SEED Support When You Need It: Meet our Agronomists!

Jake Hansen Corn & Soybean Product Manager & Conventional Agronomy

Bairet Eiter Cover Crops Lead & Organic Farming Support

Helping you farm profitably is the key to our continued growth and success. It is our guiding principle. And we understand that we need to provide more than seed if we are going to help you be successful. Quality seed of the right variety is just part of what you need. You need to know when, where, and how to plant new varieties, or even new species. You need support when you encounter new challenges in the field, whether it's weed and disease pressures or a late spring snow storm that forces replanting decisions. That's why we also invest in staff to help our customers succeed. When you call to ask which Viking corn hybrid will work best on your sandy ground or why your oats are short or which cover crop mix is best before soybeans, you're connecting with knowledgeable agronomists – all of them with on-farm experience. And, of course, we continually hear from farmers like you about what works and what doesn't. We maintain close relationships with universities and with organizations like Practical Farmers of Iowa. It's a strong network.

Margaret Smith Forage Agronomist

Matt Leavitt Organic & Transitional Farming Lead

As an example, that large network is buzzing around the topic of cover crops. Nearly every day we're learning (and sharing) something new about best practices and variety selection within cash crop rotations. They aren't a 'silver bullet', but they are proving to be another valuable tool in the farmer's toolbox.

On a personal note, this is our first Spring Catalog without George Ehrhardt, who passed away in August 2018. We strive to honor his memory by delivering quality seed and outstanding service to farmers. Albert Lea Seed is proud to help farmers like you address complex crop challenges while improving soil health and your bottom line. We sincerely thank you for your continued business, and we wish you a very successful 2019!

Mac Ehrhardt

Tom Ehrhardt


CORN (Conventional) ..............................................................................................6 CORN (Organic) ......................................................................................................12 SOYBEANS (Conventional) ..................................................................................18 SOYBEANS (Organic)............................................................................................. 20 ALFALFA (Conventional).......................................................................................24 ALFALFA (Organic).................................................................................................28 HAY & PASTURE MIXES ........................................................................................ 30 COOL SEASON GRASSES ...................................................................................... 32 SWEET CORN ........................................................................................................... 36 FIELD PEAS & PEA MIXTURES ............................................................................37 SMALL GRAINS ....................................................................................................... 38 LEGUMES & BRASSICAS ....................................................................................... 44 WARM SEASON FORAGE ...................................................................................... 48 COVER CROP MIXES ...............................................................................................52 GRAZING & BIOMASS COVER CROPS ................................................................54 COVER CROP LEGUMES & BRASSICAS ............................................................ 56 WILDFLOWERS • NATIVES • CRP ...................................................................... 60 WILDLIFE FOOD PLOT............................................................................................62 TURF & LAWN SEED .............................................................................................. 64 INOCULANTS, BIOLOGICALS, & MORE ............................................................ 66 Established in 1923, Albert Lea Seed is a third-generation, family-owned and operated farm seed company. We provide farmers conventional untraited and organic seed developed to perform for their soil, their operation, and their bottom lines.

You’re local and independent, and so are we! Since 1923. Albert Lea Seed 1414 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 127 Albert Lea, MN 56007 (800) 352-5247 www.alseed.com


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ORDERING & DISCOUNT INFORMATION ORDERING ( Phone: (800) 352-5247 : Email: seedhouse@alseed.com

SHIPPING You may place/pick up your order in person, but we also can ship direct to your farm or connect you with a dealer in your area. Let us help you determine the best shipping method. • We ship parcel to all 50 states by UPS or Spee-Dee. Rates are determined by weight and destination. • We ship pallets of seed to all 50 states. For Midwest states, we have competitive LTL flat rates. Call for current rates or quotes to other US states. You must have semi access and unloading equipment with forks. We attempt to ship in-stock orders within 48 hours of receiving payment, but we cannot guarantee delivery dates or times.

CORN & SOYBEAN EARLY PAY DISCOUNT

• 3% paid by Feb. 15, 2019 • Not available with John Deere Financing

• Available on corn and soybeans only

BOXED CORN & 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 • For orders placed by Feb. 15, 2019 • Bulk boxes must be returned by June 30, 2019 • A $600 non-billed deposit applies (billed after July 1)

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SMALL GRAINS IN PRO-BOXES • A $50/box charge applies for small grain in boxes • After 60 days you will receive a $600/ box invoice

LESS-THAN-FULL BAG QUANTITIES Subject to the following charges: • Seed sold by the pound: One $4 handling fee per item • Seed sold by the bag (small grains, buckwheat, pea mixes, etc): • 1-5 lbs: $10 flat rate • 6-15 lbs: $15 flat rate

REPLANT & RETURN POLICIES SPRING-PLANTED SEED We accept returns until June 15, or 30 days after the date of purchase, whichever is later. After June 15, we add restocking charges: Seed Corn Soybeans Small Grains/Peas/Pea Mixes Alfalfas, Clovers, Grasses, Brassicas, Mixes, etc. Inoculants & Biologicals

Restocking Charge $20/unit $5/unit $3/bag

VIKING SEED DISCOUNT VIKING CORN Unit Discount 20-49 units $2/unit 50-99 units $3/unit 100-199 units $4/unit 200-399 units $5/unit 400+ units $6/unit VIKING SOYBEANS Unit Discount 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 Additional Bulk Sales $1.00/unit

$3/bag 20% of cost

FALL-PLANTED SEED Summer annuals, cover crop seed and winter grains purchased/delivered after June 15 must be returned by October 15, or within 30 days, whichever is later. After October 15, a restocking charge of $3 per bag applies for all seed. We will NOT accept returns of: • Custom treated seed • Custom Mixtures • CRP Mixes • Opened, damaged, or unsalable bags If your seed is frozen, drowned, or hailed out, you may purchase replant seed of available varieties at a discounted price! VIKING CONVENTIONAL CORN

SPECIAL TERMS INTEREST RATE

OFFERED THROUGH

PAYMENT DUE

PRIME + 4.25%

MAR. 15, 2019

JAN. 2020

PRIME + 7.45%

OCT. 15, 2019

JAN. 2020

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


1ST in FIRST TRIALS Viking conventional, non-traited corn beat out traited-genetic hybrids on ground just like yours. Viking 51-04

WABASSO, MN FIRST TRIAL 104-Day CRM

Viking 55-02

KASSON, MN FIRST TRIAL 102-Day CRM

Viking 63-05

NEW RICHLAND, MN FIRST TRIAL 105-Day CRM

Viking 48-08

GREENE, IA FIRST TRIAL 108-Day CRM

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Viking Conventional Corn YIELDS! VIKING CONVENTIONAL CORN

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Viking hybrids in test plot • Glenville, MN

VIKING CONVENTIONAL CORN 81-82

42-92 92-Day CRM

82-Day CRM

OUTSTANDING YIELD IN THE NORTH

• 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 in 80-85 day corn country • Early dual-purpose silage or grain hybrid

81-82: $150 / bag

68-86 Artesian

86-Day CRM

EXCELLENT YIELD & DROUGHT TOLERANCE

• Very high yield potential • 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 an early hybrid

68-86 Artesian: $150 / bag

71-90UP

Available as

90-Day CRM

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

Also available as

99% GMO FREE

• 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 performs well as a dual-purpose silage hybrid • Moves south well as an early or replant hybrid

42-92: $150 / bag 42-92P (Pure): $160 / bag

225 220 215

10 Locations Avg. 2018

210 200

Viking 42-92

215.3 bu 19.4% Moisture

• 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’ 2019 list of accepted hybrids

74-93: $150 / bag

225

10 Locations Avg. 2018

220 215

Pioneer P9608

19.5% Moisture

DeKalb DKC46-36

219.2 bu 18.8% Moisture

210.9 bu

210

214.5 bu

EXCELLENT FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

34-94

17.6% Moisture

Viking 74-93

DeKalb DKC43-10

94-Day CRM

OUTSTANDING YIELD AND AGRONOMICS

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

99.9% GMO FREE • High grain yields across the northern Corn Belt • Outstanding silage quantity and quality • Fast drydown results in narrower harvest window for silage • Girthy, semi-flex ears; good grain quality • Very good emergence and drought tolerance • Best performance when kept north in 90day corn country • Not recommended for corn-on-corn

34-94: $150 / bag

71-90UP (Ultra-Pure): $170 / bag 6

IMPRESSIVE YIELD, GRAIN QUALITY, & DROUGHT TOLERANCE

200

219.2 bu 18.1% Moisture

74-93 93-Day CRM

VIKING CONVENTIONAL CORN


51-95

44-98

95-Day CRM

OUR BEST-SELLING HYBRID Also available as

99% GMO FREE

99.9% GMO FREE

• 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

51-95: $150 / bag 51-95P (Pure): $160 / bag 51-95UP (Ultra-Pure): $170 / bag

KICKING MYSELF

“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.” – Faribault, MN

New

46-96

96-Day CRM

DOMINANT YIELDS

• Beat Dekalb 46-36 by 9 bushels (67 locations 2017-18) • 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 • Excellent companion to Viking 51-95 on medium to heavy soils

99-00

98-Day CRM

STRONG PERFORMANCE, STRONG YIELDS

• 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 or poorly drained soils

THE KILLER 100-DAY

• 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's Wilt tolerance) • Very good stress tolerance, including drought and wet soil tolerance • Widely adapted east to west across all soil types and most management systems • Very good late-season intactness allows for harvest flexibility

99-00: $150 / bag

44-98: $150 / bag

10 Locations Avg. 2018

210 205 200

215 205

208 bu 17.5% Moisture

195 190

10 Locations Avg. 2018

210

215

Viking 44-98

203.8 bu 18.3% Moisture

Pioneer P9608

200.8 bu 17.6% Moisture

DeKalb DKC49-72

OH, MAN!

“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! My combine has about a 380-bushel capacity and I don’t usually fill it on ¼-mile rounds, but I was getting half-way back and wondering if I was going to make it, the hopper was filling up so fast.” – New Hampton, IA

100-Day CRM

209.6 bu 18.6% Moisture

201.5 bu

200

21.0% Moisture

195 190

Viking 99-00

60-01

DeKalb DKC54-38

200.8 bu 17.6% Moisture

DeKalb DKC49-72

101-Day CRM

STILL GOING STRONG

• 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

60-01: $150 / bag

46-96: $156 / bag

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO CORN, CONTINUED

57-01

51-04

40-03 103-Day CRM

101-Day CRM

ELITE GENETICS, ELITE PERFORMANCE HIGH-YIELDING WORKHORSE Also available as FOR YOUR BETTER GROUND • Top-end yield potential, competes with any traited 100-day hybrid • 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

57-01: $150 / bag

New

55-02

102-Day CRM

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

Also available as

99.9% 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 • Not suited for poorly drained soils

SOLD OUT

55-02: SOLD OUT 55-02P (Pure): SOLD OUT

99% GMO FREE

40-03: $150 / bag 40-03P (Pure): $160 / bag 40-03UP (Ultra-Pure): $170 / bag 10 Locations Avg. 2018

215 210 205 200

210.8 bu

210.1bu

19.1% Moisture

18.6% Moisture

190

Viking 40-03

Pioneer P0157

99% GMO FREE

• 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

51-04: $150 / bag 51-04P (Pure): $160 / bag 10 Locations Avg. 2018

220 215 210 205

214.9 bu 20.5% Moisture

212.5 bu 21.0% Moisture

200 195

201.5 bu 21.0% Moisture

Viking 51-04

Pioneer P0589

DeKalb DKC54-38

GET MORE LOADS

201.5 bu 21.0% Moisture

195

104-Day CRM

ROBUST HYBRID FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

• Consistent high yields across northern Corn Belt • Adapted to many soil types & populations • Excellent drydown • Excellent drought tolerance • Strong stalks and roots; stands well until harvest • Good disease resistance, but watch fields with a history of Goss's Wilt • Made Grain Millers’ 2019 list of accepted hybrids

99% GMO FREE

Also available as

DeKalb DKC54-38

“I’m ordering that Viking 51-04 again because it did so well for me as silage. I was hoping to get at least 40 loads (5-7 ton each) on my 17 acres to fill my needs, so I was real happy to get 56 loads.” – Mabel, MN

VIKING CONVENTIONAL CORN YIELDS! In spite of a tough Spring in 2018, Viking conventional non-traited corn hybrids performed well across the Midwest. In fact, Viking corn took four first-place finishes in FIRST Trials - and an additional 14 top-ten finishes. And, more often than not, Viking corn hybrids were consistently the highest-yielding non-traited hybrids for the trials in which they were entered.

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL CORN


New

84-05

105-Day CRM

TREMENDOUS YIELDS • Out-yielded P0589AM by 15 bushels in 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

84-05: $156 / bag

42-05

63-05

105-Day CRM

LOTS OF YIELD, EXCELLENT AGRONOMICS

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

SOLD OUT

105-Day CRM

63-05: SOLD OUT

ONE OF MY BEST

IMPRESSIVE YIELDS

• 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-tall plant with good test weight grain • Avoid poorly drained soils

“Viking 63-05 continues to be one of my best hybrids, averaging 240 bu/ac. I planted it this year on the last day of April. It’s standing good yet and not showing any issues.”

13-07

107-Day CRM

Also available as

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

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

13-07: $150 / bag 13-07P (Pure): $160 / bag

YIELDS & STANDS

“I was happy with the Viking 13-07. It averaged 235 bu/ac and it stood well.” – Titonka, IA

– New Hampton, IA

New Look. Same Great Seed.

42-05: $150 / bag

10 Locations Avg. 2018

220 215 210 205

218.1 bu 21.1% Moisture

21.0% Moisture

200 195

212.5 bu

Viking 42-05

Pioneer P0589

201.5 bu 21.0% Moisture

DeKalb DKC54-38

“The Viking 42-05 is my bestyielding corn. It is standing better than anything and is averaging 258 bu/acre at 22.5% moisture.” – Titonka, IA

You may have noticed a few changes to our look: new logos, new seed bags, a new sign over the front door. We still have the same great seed and the same great staff ready to help you at (800) 352-5247. VIKING CONVENTIONAL CORN

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VIKING CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO CORN, CONTINUED

New

48-08

108-Day CRM

49-09

109-Day CRM

OUTSTANDING YIELD POTENTIAL STRONG STALKS AND ROOTS

YIELD TOPPER!

• 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 • Good ear-flex and defense for tougher environments

48-08: $156 / bag

FODDER 4 108-Day CRM EXCELLENT DUAL-PURPOSE HYBRID • 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

• 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 • Yields at higher populations • Widely adapted across the central Corn Belt

49-09: $150 / bag

OUT-YIELDED

“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.” – Lincoln, NE

Fodder 4: $120 / bag

IT TOOK OFF!

“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.”

78-11P

Available as

111-Day CRM

TRUE FOOD-GRADE • Exceptional test weight 99% GMO FREE and grain 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

78-11P (Pure): $166 / bag

53-12

Also available as

112-Day CRM

THE TRAIT-KILLER • Yields with best available traited hybrids 99% GMO FREE • Medium-tall, healthy plant • 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' 2019 list of accepted hybrids

53-12: $150 / bag 53-12P (Pure): $160 / bag

– Edgewood, IA 10

New

VIKING CONVENTIONAL CORN


VIKING CORN HYBRID CHARACTERISTICS

Viking focuses 100% on producing non-GMO hybrid seed corn and soybeans. We cultivate relationships with breeding programs, agronomic researchers, and product-development trials to bring you the very best non-GMO hybrid seed corn and soybean seed available. Conventional Viking Corn YIELDS! Plant Pop/ Acre

High Pop

Emerg. Vigor

Corn-onCorn

NCLB Tolerance

Variety / Trait

CRM

GDUs to BL

Gray Leaf Spot Tol.

Goss’s Wilt

Drought Tolerance

Root Strength

Fall Stalk Strength

Plant Height

Silage Adapt.

Dry Down

Test Weight

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

7

7

8

8

8

7

8

7

8

10

8

8

8

8

7

8

71-90UP G/S

90

2200

26-36k

8

8

42-92 & 42-92P G/S

92

2260

28-36k

9

8

6

7

7

8

7

6

8

7

7

8

9

7

9

7

7

8

8

8

8

9

7

74-93

8

93

2280

28-34k

7

34-94

94

2280

28-36k

8

8

7

9

7

ID

7

8

7

8

8

8

8

7

9

8

8

6

7

8

8

8

7

7

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

95

2350

30-36k

8

7

7

8

7

ID

8

8

8

8

6

6

8

46-96 NEW

8

96

2370

44-98

98

2380

28-36k

8

30-36k

8

7

8

7

8

9

8

8

8

8

8

7

7

8

7

8

7

6

7

8

8

7

7

8

99-00

100

2400

28-36k

7

8

7

7

8

7

8

8

9

8

7

7

8

8

60-01 57-01

101

2420

101

2430

26-36k

8

7

8

7

8

9

8

8

8

8

7

7

8

28-36k

8

7

7

8

8

7

8

8

8

7

7

8

55-02 & 55-02P NEW

6

102

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

103

2470

28-36k

7

7

7

7

7

8

7

8

7

8

7

7

8

2500

28-36k

9

8

8

8

6

6

8

8

8

6

7

9

51-04 & 51-04P G/S

8

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 & 13-07P

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, 4 and below we would not sell. ID = Insufficient Data Pure = 99% Non-GMO G/S = Dual Purpose hybrids for grain or silage Ultra-Pure = 99.9% Non-GMO

VIKING CONVENTIONAL CORN SEED TREATMENTS

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, & plant/soil stimulants • Helps overcome stresses during germination, emergence and early plant growth • Enhances biological activity & increases 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 seedborne and soil-borne fungal damping-off 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

CRM

GDUs Planting to BL Pop/Acre

High Pop

Emerg. Cold Soil Vigor Tolerance

Corn-on- Gray Leaf Goss's Corn Spot Tol. Wilt

Drought Root Fall Stalk Tolerance Strength Strength

Plant Height

Dry Down

Price

# of bags

Bag Wt.

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

40-03

103

2500 28-36,000

9

8

8

8

8

6

8

8

8

6

9

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2540 26-36,000

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

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2580 26-34,000

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ORGANIC

Organic Viking O.51-04PGS in Pulaski, WI

VIKING ORGANIC CORN O.99-79P

O.58-85

O.71-90UPGS

FAST-EMERGENCE AND TALL FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

YIELD, STRESS TOLERANCE, AND ADAPTABILITY

GREAT YIELDS & GRAIN QUALITY

79-Day CRM • Excellent emergence and early vigor for fast canopy • Proven field-tested early genetics with excellent dual-purpose capabilities for grain or silage • Slower drying hybrid; true white cob • Excellent test weight • Best performance in zone or farther north as a later hybrid; avoid moving south for early production or replant

O.99-79P (Pure): $220 / bag

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

O.87-80P (Pure): $220 / bag

85-Day CRM • Slightly earlier single-cross version of O.45-88P • Excellent ear flex for varied populations with above average test weight • Strong emergence and early growth • Tall plant; excellent dual-purpose potential for grain or silage • Best performance in zone; avoid moving south for early production or replant • Made Grain Millers' 2019 list of accepted hybrids

O.58-85P (Pure): $220 / bag O.58-85UP (Ultra-Pure): $240 / bag

CONVENTIONAL UNTREATED

O.71-90UPGS (Ultra-Pure): $240 / bag CONVENTIONAL UNTREATED

71-90UP UNT $170 / bag

58-85P UNT $160 / bag

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

O.45-88P (Pure): $220 / bag

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90-Day CRM • Excellent performance across all soil types and environments in its zone of adaptation • Tall plant; excellent testing results as a dual-purpose hybrid for grain or silage • Very good grain quality and heavy test weight • Flowers early and matures early for a 90-day • Fast drydown restricts harvest window for silage • Ideally suited for planting in zone; avoid moving too far south • Made Grain Millers' 2019 list of accepted hybrids

VIKING ORGANIC CORN

O.88-91UP CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE AND DROUGHT TOLERANCE

SOLD OUT 91-Day CRM • Excellent yielding 90-day • Widely adapted across the northern corn belt • Excellent drought tolerance; likes heat • Medium-height plant with very good stalk strength • Avoid planting in cold soil CONVENTIONAL UNTREATED

88-91UP UNT $170 / bag


O.31-92P

O.84-95UP

STRONG, HEALTHY HYBRID, JUMPS OUT OF THE GROUND

ROBUST, HEALTHY, HIGH-YIELDING

92-Day CRM • Excellent emergence and early growth to get ahead of the weeds • Tall plant with early canopy closure; good dual-purpose potential for grain or silage • Excellent tonnage and good quality as silage • Early flowering hybrid with good grain test weight • Slower drydown for a 92-day • Semi-flex ear, suitable for medium to high populations on good soils • Moves south well as an earlier hybrid

95-Day CRM • The best all-around 95-day grain hybrid we’ve ever sold • Medium height; very good stalk and root strength • Good overall plant health and very good test weight • Very good drought-stress tolerance • Widely adapted in 95-day corn country across the U.S. • Best yield at med. - high populations • On Grain Millers' 2019 list of accepted hybrids

O.31-92P (Pure): $220 / bag

CONVENTIONAL UNTREATED

42-92P UNT $160 / bag

O.82-95P VERSATILE WHITE COB HYBRID FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE 95-Day CRM • Very adaptable 95-day; above average stress tolerance • Early flowering hybrid with excellent test weight grain • Exceptional emergence and earlyseason growth; gets a jump on weeds • Above-average height; good dualpurpose potential for grain or silage • Avoid poorly drained soils

O.82-95P (Pure): $220 / bag

O.84-95UP (Ultra-Pure): $240 / bag CONVENTIONAL UNTREATED

51-95UP UNT $170 / bag “I’ve planted organic Viking O8495UP two years in a row now, but this year was my best corn of all time. Took it out at 22% when we had to get it ahead of rain. Was standing great even though it got absolutely hammered in a windstorm. I could not believe how long those ears were – way bigger than my son’s conventional corn.” – Hutchinson, MN “My organic Viking O84-95UP went 240 bu/ac. The guy who combined it for me said he’d never seen organic corn go that high before.” – Worthing, SD

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

SOLD OUT 98-Day CRM • Healthy plant with above-average emergence • Widely adapted for MN/IA and east across the Corn Belt • Medium-tall plants with girthy, flex ears • Very good fall appearance and late season intactness CONVENTIONAL UNTREATED

98-98P UNT $166 / bag

O.31-99P

99-Day CRM

SOLD OUT

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

SOLD OUT 100-Day CRM • Elite yield potential in the 100-day maturity • Excellent emergence, early-season vigor & early growth • Fast-drying hybrid in the fall, good stalks and roots • Above-average height; good dualpurpose potential for grain or silage • Growers report success with handharvesting CONVENTIONAL UNTREATED

79-00P UNT $160 / bag

START PURE. STAY PURE.

O.69-01UP IMPROVED VIKING O.69-99

99%

GMO-FREE

99.9% GMO-FREE

THE PUREST NON-GMO SEED CORN ON THE MARKET. Photo suggestion

101-Day CRM • Very high yield potential • Good emergence and early season growth • Excellent east-west adaptability • Best performance at higher populations • Good overall plant health with very good staygreen • Complete husk cover slows drydown

O.69-01UP (Ultra-Pure): $240 / bag VIKING ORGANIC CORN

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O.55-02UP

O.51-04P

TOPPED OUR 100-DAY YIELD TRIALS IN 2017

ONE HYBRID TO DO IT ALL? THIS ONE IS IT!

102-Day CRM • Leading-edge yield potential • Strong stalks with good late-season intactness • Long, flex ears with above-average grain test weight • Widely adapted across the Corn Belt east of I-29 • Best performance in zone as a fullseason hybrid • Position away from poorly drained soils

104-Day CRM • Very good yielding, stable grain hybrid for organic fields • Outstanding digestibility and tonnage ratings for silage; superior choice for a dual-purpose hybrid • Strong stalks and roots with aboveaverage emergence • Good late-season health, aboveaverage height • Best performance on medium to heavy soils; avoid coarse sands

O.55-02UP (Ultra-Pure): $240 / bag

86-03UP UNT Conventional Untreated

OUTSTANDING ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE 103-Day CRM • Outstanding grain yield, quality and agronomics • Excellent drydown (consistently dries down with 100-day corn) • Very good stalk and root strength • Defensive type hybrid with very good overall stress tolerance • Very good test weight grain • On Grain Millers' 2019 list of accepted hybrids

86-03UP UNT: $170 / bag

“I am in love with that Viking 86-03. You can just see down the row forever. Heck, if a guy had good eyes, he could see a rabbit ¼ mile away. Wow, was it standing good! Straight as an arrow.”

O.51-04P (Pure): $220 / bag

“The organic Viking 0.51-04P was the highest yielding corn in our plot. It went 206 bu fence to fence. Wish we had planted more of that one!”

LOTS OF YIELD, EXCELLENT AGRONOMICS 105-Day CRM • 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

63-05P UNT: $160 / bag

O.68-06P “I was really happy with the organic Viking O.51-04P considering the year. We basically got no rain starting in June. Our better ground went 185. Our sandy ground was still over 100. Overall I was really impressed with how well it took the tough conditions.” – St. Anne, IL CONVENTIONAL UNTREATED

51-04P UNT $160 / bag

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

O.38-05P (Pure): $220 / bag

– Keystone, IA

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Conventional Untreated

– Janesville, WI

– Kensington, NY

“Viking 86-03UP yielded over 190 bu/ac with 59 lb. test weight. We did not add any manure. Planted oats in 2015, underseeded with red clover and alfalfa. Then we made baleage for 2 years. In fall 2017, we rotovated the field (40 acres), and the next spring we field-cultivated it and planted the 86-03 in 36-inch rows, cultivating it twice for weed control.”

63-05P UNT

VIKING ORGANIC CORN

ROCK-SOLID HYBRID FOR GRAIN OR SILAGE

SOLD OUT

106-Day CRM

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

O.48-08PGS (Pure): $220 / bag


O.74-10PGS GRAIN? SILAGE? TAKE YOUR PICK 110-Day CRM • Outstanding grain yields • Medium-height; impressive root strength • Excellent overall plant health with good late-season intactness and appearance • Very strong all-around agronomics • Widely adapted across many soil types and populations • Very good tonnage and excellent quality when chopped for silage

O.74-10PGS: $220 / bag

CONVENTIONAL UNTREATED

74-10PGS UNT $160 / bag

78-11P UNT Conventional Untreated

TRUE FOOD-GRADE CORN 111-Day CRM • Exceptional test weight and grain quality for milling • 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

78-11P UNT: $166 / bag

53-12GS UNT Conventional Untreated

TRIAL-TOPPING YIELDS 112-Day CRM • Medium-tall, healthy plant • Outstanding root and stalk strength • Broadly adapted throughout the Corn Belt, performs well across different soil types, populations, and management systems • Very good test wt. and grain quality • Has shown excellent results in silage testing, white cob • Made Grain Millers' 2019 list of accepted hybrids

53-12GS UNT: $150 / bag

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

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

O.71-90UPGS – 90-Day CRM 42-92PGS UNT – 92-Day CRM O.51-04PGS – 105-Day CRM O.48-08PGS – 108-Day CRM O.74-10PGS – 110-Day CRM 53-12GS UNT – 112-Day CRM O.82-14PGS – 114-Day CRM For in-depth descriptions and pricing of the GS hybrids, please refer to previous pages.

O.82-14PGS (Pure): $220 / bag

ORGANIC CORN SEED COATINGS

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

Soil Biotics 1r

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

SabrEx Corn

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

Untreated Seed Corn Seed designated as untreated (UNT) may be coated with an OMRI approved seed coating or could be raw (untreated). Contact us for details. VIKING ORGANIC CORN

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floury

ORGANIC

LEAFY CORN SILAGE

THE BEST SILAGE CORN

VIKING ORGANIC LEAFY, FLOURY SILAGE-SPECIFIC HYBRIDS

Floury Leafy Corn Silage Hybrids have a silage specific kernel type that behaves differently in the field, the chopper, the silo and the rumen. They contain a naturally occurring recessive gene called opaque-1. In the farmer’s field, a segregation of kernel type is seen Viking leafy, floury (LF) on hybrids pair excellent agronomics the ear. Approximately 25% of the kernels on each with outstanding silage yields, have completely floury interiors. Thestarch other 75% high starchear content, highly digestible and digestible fiber. of the kernel set is composed of normal Leafy type Viking LF hybrids have been bred to meet kernels. the agronomic nutritional of the dairy and beef industries. With All kernels areand selected to be large,requirements soft, and slow drying so that they fracture easily during more leaf area per plant than conventional corn hybrids, theywillneed less time in the silo before they can be fed and produce highchopping and cow chewing for maximum starch quality milk and beef dependably and economically. Plant at 28,000-30,000 plants per acre for best agronomic performance, digestibility.

starch yield, and fiber digestibility. To ensure full expression of floury kernels (25% on each ear), do not interplant with any other corn hybrid. These hybrids also make excellent high-moisture corn, but should not be harvested for grain.

The Advantages for Silage Corn

Floury Kernel

HIGH YIELDING AND DIGESTIBLE 95-Day CRM – White Cob

• Combines excellent agronomics with outstanding silage yields, high starch content, highly digestible starch and digestible fiber

O.33-95PLF (Pure): $220 / bag

Viking O.34-00PLF

• Robust plant that produces a large, flex-type ear

Leafy Kernel

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

• Small particle size • Ear produces kernels that are large, • Long rumen retention flat, soft and slow-drying so they break easily into small particles • High-energy starch When you move your herd to a Floury Leafy during silage chopping • Ration-type adaptability ration, reduce the concentrate corn in the • High quality milk TMR. Expect starch to be 10 to 12% more digestible.

O.34-00PLF (Pure): $220 / bag

Viking O.35-09PLF FROM EAST TO WEST, A STRONG PERFORMER 109-Day CRM – Pink Cob O.35-09PLF (Pure): $220 / bag

OPEN-POLLINATED CORN

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

Elliot’s White

85 day maturity • Stands well with good stalk strength, 8’ height • Grown from the Carolinas to Pennsylvania to the Dakotas Conventional Untreated

$95/80M unit

MN 13

$86/80M unit

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

Rainbow Flint

King Philip

• Ornamental corn variety producing a beautiful array of colorful kernels

Conventional Untreated

$86/80M unit

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

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OUR BEST 100-DAY SILAGE OPTION 100-Day CRM – White Cob

• Low ear position on plant with less lignin in the stalk for increased fiber digestibility and more usable leaves above the ear

Organic E-95

Viking O.33-95PLF

110 day maturity

Conventional Untreated $86/80M unit

Blue

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

$86/80M unit

VIKING ORGANIC CORN

Conventional Untreated $50/40M unit


CERTIFIED ORGANIC & UNTREATED CORN CHARACTERISTICS Hybrid

CRM

Attribute

Heat Units

N&S Region

E&W Region

Planting Population

PURE

1940

1

E,C,W

Med.-High

High Low Pop. Pop.

Emerg.

Early Growth

Plant Health

Drought Tolerance

8

8

7

7

Fall Stalk Root Strength Strength

Certified Organic O.99-79P

79

Plant H t.

Test Wt.

Dry Down

Silage Cob Potential Color

Coated with an OMRI-approved seed coating 7

7

7

7

9

8

6

8

White

O.87-80

80

1950

1

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

7

7

7

8

7

8

7

8

9

7

Red

O.58-85

85

2140

1

E,C,W

Low-High

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

7

7

Pink

O.58-85UP

85

ULTRA PURE

2140

1

E,C,W

Low-High

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

7

7

Pink

O.45-88P

88

PURE

2190

1,2

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

6

8

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

8

9

Red

O.71-90UPGS

90

ULTRA PURE /Grain / Silage

2280

1,2

E,C,W

Low-High

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

7

8

8

7

9

Pink

O.88-91UP

91

ULTRA PURE

2290

1,2

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

7

8

8

9

9

9

7

7

8

6

Red

O.31-92P

92

PURE

2290

1,2,3

C,E

Med.-High

8

7

9

9

7

7

7

6

9

9

6

8

Pink

O.82-95P

95

PURE

2450

2,3

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

9

8

7

8

7

7

8

9

7

8

White

O.33-95LF P

95

PURE, Leafy / Floury

2450

2,3

E,C,W

Low

5

9

9

9

8

7

6

7

9

NA

NA

10

White

O.84-95UP

95

ULTRA PURE

2450

2,3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

6

7

7

8

8

8

9

7

8

8

6

Red

O.98-98P NEW!

98

PURE

2490

3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

8

8

8

7

8

7

8

7

7

7

Red

O.31-99P NEW!

99

PURE

2490

3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

8

8

8

7

7

8

8

7

7

8

Pink

O.79-00UP

100

ULTRA PURE

2500

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

9

9

7

7

8

8

8

7

9

8

Red

O.34-00LF P

100

PURE, Leafy / Floury

2550

3,4

E,C,W

Low

5

9

8

8

8

8

7

7

9

NA

NA

10

White

O.69-01UP NEW!

101

ULTRA PURE

2520

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

6

8

8

7

7

8

7

8

7

6

ID

Red

O.55-02UP NEW!

102

ULTRA PURE

2530

3,4,5

E,C,W

Low-High

7

8

7

7

7

7

7

8

8

8

7

7

Red

O.51-04PGS

104

PURE / Grain / Silage

2600

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

6

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

7

8

9

Pink

O.38.05P NEW!

105

PURE

2600

4,5

E,C

Med.-High

8

7

8

8

8

7

8

7

8

7

7

7

-

O.68-06P

106

PURE

2620

4,5

E,C,W

Low-High

8

8

8

8

8

7

8

8

8

7

8

8

Red

O.48-08PGS NEW!

108

PURE / Grain / Silage

2650

5,6

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

9

8

9

8

8

9

8

7

6

8

Red

O.35-09LF P

109

PURE, Leafy / Floury

2650

5,6

E,C,W

Low

5

8

9

8

8

8

7

9

8

NA

NA

10

Pink

O.74-10PGS

110

PURE / Grain / Silage

2750

5,6

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

8

8

8

8

8

9

7

7

7

9

Pink

O.82-14PGS NEW!

114

PURE / Grain / Silage

2855

5,6+

E,C,W

Low-High

7

8

8

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

6

9

Red

Low-High

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

7

7

Pink

Conventional Untreated

May be coated with an OMRI-approved seed coating or could be raw (untreated). See page 15 for details.

58-85P UNT

85

PURE

2140

1

E,C,W

71-90UP UNT

90

ULTRA PURE / Grain / Silage

2280

1,2

E,C,W

Low-High

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

7

8

8

7

9

Pink

88-91UP UNT

91

ULTRA PURE

2290

1,2

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

7

8

8

9

9

9

7

7

8

6

Red

42-92P UNT

92

PURE

2260

1,2,3

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

7

9

Red

51-95UP UNT

95

ULTRA PURE

2450

2,3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

6

7

7

8

8

8

9

7

8

8

6

Red

98-98P UNT NEW!

98

PURE

2490

3,4

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

8

8

8

7

8

7

8

7

7

7

Red

79-00P UNT

100

PURE

2500

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

9

9

7

7

8

8

8

7

9

8

Red

86-03UP UNT

103

ULTRA PURE

2540

3,4,5

E,C,W

Low-High

9

7

8

8

8

8

9

9

7

8

8

6

Pink

51-04PGS UNT

104

PURE / Grain / Silage

2600

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

6

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

7

8

9

Pink

63-05P UNT

105

PURE

2600

3,4,5

E,C,W

Med.-High

8

7

8

8

8

8

7

9

8

7

7

7

Red

74-10PGS UNT

110

PURE /Grain / Silage

2730

5,6

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

8

8

8

8

8

9

7

7

7

9

Pink

78-11P UNT

111

PURE

2750

4,5,6

E,C

Low-High

7

9

8

8

8

7

8

8

8

10

6

6

Red

53-12GS UNT

112

Grain / Silage

2760

5,6+

E,C,W

Med.-High

9

7

8

8

8

8

8

9

7

7

7

9

Pink

Pure = 99% Non-GMO

Ultra-Pure = 99.9% Non-GMO

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

VIKING CORN GENETICS ADAPTATION ZONES Western Corn Belt Central Corn Belt

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CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO SOYBEANS MN0810CN

0.8 RM

HIGH-YIELDING, ABOVE-AVERAGE PROTEIN

• Taller, higher-yielding, higher protein, and 2 days later than Sheyenne • Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788) • Good standing • Yellow hilum, average seed size MN0810CN $29 / 140M Unit

VIKING 1218N

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 of zone as an earlier maturity option or replant • Black hilum, average seed size

N1958

1.9 RM

NAVITA = OUTSTANDING FEED

• Bred for superior animal feed • Competitive yields and good allaround defense • Extremely high protein (43-44%) • Low in anti-nutritionals (raffinose & stachyose) • Trials show significantly improved feed efficiency • Heat treatment needed for nonruminant feeding to break down trypsin inhibitors • Medium-height, medium-bush, good standability • Black hilum, average seed size N1958 $29 / 140M Unit

It’s a big deal

1218N $27 / 140M Unit

VIKING 1518N

1.5 RM

EXCELLENT YIELDS

• Has the horsepower to compete with the best traited soybeans • Medium-stature, bushy bean that works great in wide rows • Excellent yield performance on farms and in trials • 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

• Two new soybean varieties (N1958 & organic O.N2358) bred for animal feed • Very high protein • Low anti-nutritionals, including raffinose & stachyose

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VIKING 2018N

2.0 RM

EXCELLENT YIELDS AND AGRONOMICS

• Yield potential to compete with the best traited soybeans • Medium height, medium-bush bean that works well in wide rows • Very strong emergence, ideal for notill or early planting • Excellent late standability throughout the growing season • Strong performance moving east in MN, WI, IA, and IL • Black hilum, average seed size 2018N $27 / 140M Unit

VIKING 2155N

2.1 RM

OUTSTANDING YIELD POTENTIAL + VERY GOOD DEFENSE

• Impressive yield potential, keeping up with the best traited bean 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, and WI • Brown hilum, average seed size 2155N $27 / 140M Unit

VIKING 2340KN

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 2340KN $27 / 140M Unit


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VIKING 2299N

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

VIKING 2418N

2.4 RM

MAXIMIZE YOUR YIELD ON CONVENTIONAL ACRES

• Replaces Viking 2518N with more yield • Widely adapted across the Midwest • Good standing, medium-bush soybean • Rps1k gene for excellent Phytophthora protection • Black hilum, average seed size

2299N $29 / 140M Unit

2418N $27 / 140M Unit

CUSTOM SOYBEAN SEED TREATMENTS

APHID RESISTANCE + VERY HIGH YIELDS

Available as

• Excellent multi-gene (naturally occurring) aphid resistance may 99.9% GMO FREE eliminate need for spraying insecticides • Very high yield potential, competing with traited soybeans in our replicated testing • Taller plant – can lodge late season • Cyst nematode resistant (PI88788) • Yellow hilum soybean, widely utilized by food-grade soybean companies • License required 2188AT12NUP (Ultra-Pure) $29 / 140M Unit

VIKING SOY-PAK

VIKING 3144N

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 • • • • •

2.5 RM

VIKING 2188AT12N

ORDERING CUSTOM SOYBEAN SEED TREATMENTS 40-unit minimum Seed and treatment must be paid in full before treating Custom-treated seed cannot be returned Seed treatments are eligible for early pay discounts and/or JDF Financing Please call before pickup

3.1 RM

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 3144N $29 / 140M Unit

PLANTER BOX BIOLOGICAL SOYBEAN TREATMENT Graph-Ex SA™ contains a blend of Excalibre™ Soybean Inoculant plus SabrEx™ Root Inoculant in a talcgraphite carrier for both beneficial bacteria (Bradyrhizobia) and beneficial fungi (Trichoderma) for efficient use of soil nutrients. Improves seedling vigor, accelerates canopy closure, and improves nutrient/water efficiency. $24 (6-unit) • $180 (50-unit)

SOYBEANS CHARACTERISTICS 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

7

ID Rps1a

5

6 PI88788 7

ID ID Yellow Avg+

1.2

8

M

MB

7

ID

Rps3a

7

7

ID

ID

1.5

8

M

MB

8

7

none

7

7 PI88788 7

6

ID Brown Avg

1218N

1518N

M

PI88788

7

Black

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

2.1

8

MT

M

7

8

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

7

8

Brown

Avg

2340KN NEW! 2.3

2155N

8

M

MB

7

ID

Rps1k

7

7

Peking

9

ID

ID

Buff

Avg

2299N

2.3 6 MT MB 5

2418N NEW! 2.4

8

M

2188AT12N 2.5

6

MT MB

3144N

MB

5 none ID 7 PI88788 7 6 5 Yellow Avg

7

ID

Rps1c

7

7

4

5

none

ID

7 PI88788 7

PI88788 7

ID

ID Black

5

5 Yellow Avg+

Avg

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: F  T = Field Tolerance, S = Susceptible

CONVENTIONAL SOYBEANS

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ORGANIC

ORGANIC SOYBEANS Viking 0.0654AT EARLY SOYBEAN WITH APHID RESISTANCE

0.7 RM ORGANIC

Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade

1.5 RM

CONSISTENT YIELDS, APHID RESISTANCE

O.0654AT $42 / 140M Unit

1.2 RM

BUSHY, HIGH-YIELDING EARLY ORGANIC BEAN; GOOD DEFENSE Hilum: Brown Protein: Above Average Seed Size: Large End Use: Feed Grade

• Excellent defensive characteristics; Rps1k gene for Phytophthora, PI88788 gene for soybean cyst nematode resistance • Feed-grade soybean with dark hilum and above-average seed protein • Good standing and bushy plant type makes this bean competitive with weeds O.1202N $38 / 50 lb Unit

• Rag1 aphid-tolerance gives good protection against soybean aphids • Better field IDC tolerance than O.1955AT • Below-average height soybean with excellent standability • Slower-emerging variety • Avoid fields with a history of cyst nematodes O.1544AT $38 / 140M Unit

Viking O.1518N

Viking O.1706N

1.7 RM

CONSISTENT CUSTOMER FAVORITE ORGANIC

Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade

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

Viking O.1202N

Viking O.1544AT

1.5 RM

OUTSTANDING YIELDS AND AGRONOMICS

ORGANIC

Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade

• Highest yielding 1.5 soybean that we have tested • Medium-statured, bushy bean that works well in wide rows • Widely adapted and moves south well as an early bean • Strong emergence and standability • Good all-around defensive characteristics O.1518N $38 / 140M Unit

Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade

ORGANIC

• Excellent on-farm yields year after year • Widely adapted, excellent emergence • Cyst-resistant soybean with good allaround defense (PI88788) • Consistent high yields • Very good field tolerance to Phytophthora, MR to BSR, and MT to white mold • Medium-tall, bushy plant suitable for wide rows; very competitive with weeds O.1706N $38 / 140M Unit

O.IA1029*

1.8 RM

EARLY SEASON, TRUE FOOD-TYPE OPTION, 99.9% GMO-FREE ULTRA-PURE

99.9% GMO FREE

Hilum: Yellow Protein: Very High Seed Size: Large End Use: Food Grade

• Excellent on-farm yield results Widely adapted, excellent emergence • Cyst-resistant soybean with good allaround defense (PI88788) • Consistent high yields • Very good field tolerance to Phytophthora, MR to BSR, and MT to white mold • Medium-tall, bushy plant suitable for wide rows; very competitive with weeds • License required before seed delivery O.IA1029 $42 / 50 lb Unit

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Viking O.1955AT APHID TOLERANCE & CONSISTENT YIELDS

1.9 RM ORGANIC

Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade

O.IA2113RA12*

2.2 RM

FOOD-TYPE SOYBEAN WITH MULTISOURCE APHID RESISTANCE! ULTRA-PURE

99.9% GMO FREE

• Rag1 aphid-tolerance provides aphid protection • Medium height, medium plant type • Has done well in northern IA and MN • Good field tolerance to Phytophthora • Avoid fields with a history of BSR and white mold O.1955AT $38 / 140M Unit

Hilum: Yellow † Protein: Very High Seed Size: Large End Use: Food Grade • Earlier selection of O.IA2104RA12 • Consistently outyields IA2053 in multi-year replicated state testing • Multi-source Rag1 and Rag2 aphidtolerant genetics; highest resistance to soybean aphid • Good standability †

In 2017, this variety expressed imperfect yellow hilum.

O.IA2113RA12 $42 / 50 lb Unit

O.e1993N

1.9 RM

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Hilum: Imperfect Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade

• Consistent, excellent performance in organic fields across the Midwest • Medium-bush plant, well adapted to wide rows and organic production • Excellent standing • Strong defensive characteristics O.e1993N $38 / 140M Unit

O.IA2104*

2.1 RM

BENCHMARK FOOD-GRADE SOYBEAN, 99.9% GMO-FREE ULTRA-PURE

99.9% GMO FREE

Hilum: Yellow Protein: Very High Seed Size: Large End Use: Food Grade

• True tofu-soybean, very good recognition with soy marketers • Good standability for a food-grade soybean • Some field resistance to SDS • Keep out of high pH soils • License required before seed delivery O.IA2104 $42 / 50 lb Unit

Viking O.2265

2.2 RM

CONSISTENT CUSTOMER FAVORITE; FIELD-PROVEN GENETICS FOR ORGANIC ORGANIC FARMS Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade

• Our all-time, best-selling organic soybean. Growers love this bean • Medium-tall, medium-bush plant type with very good lodging resistance • Excellent emergence and very strong Phytophthora field tolerance • Excellent white mold tolerance; some tolerance to SDS • Consistent, high yields O.2265 $38 / 140M Unit

Viking O.2299NUP*

2.3 RM

HIGH YIELDING, YELLOW HILUM Hilum: Yellow Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium-Large End Use: Feed & Food Grade

• Widely adapted and utilized by the food grade market • 99.9% GMO-free • Cyst nematode resistance from PI88788 • Taller plant that can lean before harvest • Yellow hilum, average protein • License required before seed delivery O.2299NUP (Ultra-Pure) $42 / 50 lb Unit

*LICENSE REQUIRED: IA1029 • IA2104 • IA2113RA12 • 2299N • 2188AT12N These varieties are from germplasm that is intellectual property of Iowa State University and require the seed purchaser to read and sign a license agreement. In general, seeds must be used for the sole purpose of producing a single crop and not saved for replanting. If you have any questions about licensing, please call Dianah Ngonyama from ISU at (515) 294-9442.

ORGANIC SOYBEANS

O.N2358

2.3 RM

NAVITA = OUTSTANDING FEED Hilum: Brown Protein: High Seed Size: Medium-Large End Use: Feed Grade

• Bred to make superior animal feed • Extremely high protein (44-45%) • Low anti-nutritionals (raffinose & stachyose) • Heat treatment needed for nonruminant feeding to break down trypsin inhibitors • Animal studies have shown dramatic advantages in feed-use efficiency • Very competitive yields • Excellent all-around defense O.N2358 $42 / 50 lb Unit

Viking O.2518N

2.5 RM

BIG YIELDS FROM IOWA TO OHIO Hilum: Black Protein: Average Seed Size: Medium End Use: Feed Grade

ORGANIC

• Very high yielding • Medium-height, mediumbush plant for all row widths • Very good standing. Good tolerance to Phytophthora • Best performance when kept north of I-80 O.2518N $38 / 140M Unit

Viking O.2188AT12NUP* 2.5 RM A ‘WHOLE PACKAGE’ YELLOW-HILUM SOYBEAN Hilum: Yellow Protein: Above Average Seed Size: Large End Use: Feed & Food Grade

• Exceptional yield performance continually tops our internal trials and university testing • Proven genetics, usually meets 42% protein contracts • Multi-source Rag1 and Rag2 aphidtolerant genetics for the best resistance to soybean aphid • Cyst-resistant (PI88788) soybean with good all-around defensive characteristics • Medium-tall plant suited for wide rows and organic field conditions • More of a true 2.5-2.6 • License required before seed delivery O.2188AT12NUP (Ultra-Pure) $42 / 50 lb Unit

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VIKING ORGANIC SOYBEANS, CONTINUED ORGANIC SOYBEAN CHARACTERISTICS Relative Maturity

Emerg. (1)

H t. (2)

Plant Type (3)

Lodg. (1)

Brown Stem Rot (1)

Phyt. Gene

Phyt. Tol. (1)

Iron Chlor. (1)

Cyst Gene (4)

Cyst Tol. (1)

Hilum

Protein

O.0645AT*

0.7

7

ID

ID

6

ID

ID

4

5

ID

ID

ID

ID

Black

Avg

O.1202N

1.2

7

M

MB

7

ID

Rps1k

8

5

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Brown

Above Avg

O.1518N NEW!

1.5

8

M

M

8

7

none

7

7

PI88788

7

6

ID

Black

Avg

O.1544AT*

1.5

5

M

MB

7

ID

none

6

7

S

4

ID

ID

Black

Avg

O.1706N

1.7

7

MT

B

5

7

none

7

5

FT

6

8

7

Black

Avg

O.IA1029

1.8

4

M

MB

5

ID

none

ID

ID

S

4

ID

ID

Yellow

Very High

O.1955AT*

1.9

7

M

M

7

3

none

7

4

FT

6

6

5

Brown

Avg

O.e1993N NEW!

1.9

6

M

MB

8

5

Rps1k

7

6

PI88788

7

ID

6

Imp. Black

Avg

O.IA2104

2.0

4

M

MB

6

ID

none

ID

5

S

4

ID

5

Yellow

Very High

Variety

White Mold Sudden Death (1) Syndrome (1)

O.IA2113RA12*

2.2

4

M

MB

4

ID

none

ID

7

S

4

ID

ID

Yellow

Very High

O.2265

2.2

8

MT

MB

8

7

none

7

5

FT

6

8

7

Black

Avg

O.2299NUP

2.3

6

MT

MB

5

5

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

6

5

Yellow

Avg

O.N2358 NEW!

2.3

8

T

MB

7

ID

Rps1c

7

8

PI88788

7

ID

7

Brown

High+

O.2188AT12NUP*

2.5

6

MT

MB

5

5

none

ID

7

PI88788

7

6

5

Yellow

Above Avg

O.2518N NEW!

2.5

8

M

M

8

7

none

7

7

PI88788

7

ID

ID

Black

Avg

O.3018N

3.0

8

MT

MB

8

6

Rps1c

8

7

PI88788

7

6

ID

Black

Above Avg

Ultra-Pure = 99.9% Non-GMO

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

Soybean seed increase in Chile, winter 2018.

ORGANIC & CONVENTIONAL 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. 22

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On-Farm Organic Soybean Purity Inspections & Replicated Varietal Testing We are so pleased to have connected with organic farmers Sara and Bob Pearson of Prairie Sky Farm in Wesley, IA. (The photos on this page were taken at Prairie Sky Farm in October 2018.) The Pearsons are both experienced plant researchers, and they’ve helped purify soybean varieties for us. Last year, they grew single rows of six different soybean lines, pulled out offtypes, and tissue-tested each plant to eliminate any plants that tested positive for GMO. Sara told us, "those seed lots become like children to us." Now, that’s commitment! We then sent that pure seed to a company in Chile that specializes in Identity-Preserved seed production. They grew little half-acre fields of these six varieties, which we had tested, and all six lines were 0.0% GMO. This seed became the pure source we used to produce registered seed. It’s a slow, cumbersome process, but these efforts mean that farmers will have more Ultra-Pure soybean seed for 2020 planting. The Pearsons also helped us establish our first in-house organic soybean replicated trials on their organic farm, the results of which will help us identify soybean varieties that perform well in organic farming systems.

The Bottom Line: Better Soybean Performance & Non-GMO Purity for Organic Farms

Bairet Eiter (left, Albert Lea Seed) and Sara Pearson (right, Prairie Sky Farm) in the middle of replicated plot checks.

Matt Helgeson (Albert Lea Seed) wishing it were 20 degrees warmer.

A flagged row of Viking soybeans in the replication.

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Bob Pearson (left, Prairie Sky Farm) and Margaret Smith (Albert Lea Seed)

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ALFALFA 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.

ALFALFA: PLANTING BEST PRACTICES Seed alfalfa into a firm seed bed ¼-inch to ½-inch deep. Spring seeding: April 15 to May 15 (southern Minnesota) Fall seeding: August 1 to 15. Adjust these dates accordingly further north and south. Plant 15-20 lbs/acre for alfalfa alone; 15 lbs/acre mixed with grasses

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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

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

*

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

IMPROVE ALFALFA HAY AND HAYLAGE University of Minnesota field tests show that seeding an alfalfa/grass mix comprised of 30% to 40% grasses achieves higher yields in the final stand. In fact, orchardgrass or tall fescue mixtures with alfalfa had approximately 15% more milk production potential per acre compared to alfalfa alone. ALFALFA-GRASS MIXTURE OPTIONS See premixed options in our Hay & Pasture Mixes section or individual grass varieties in the Cool Season Grasses section. Ask about our custom mixing! BENEFITS OF ALFALFA-GRASS MIXTURES • Yield. Alfalfa-grass mixtures will often provide greater yield than direct-seeded alfalfa.

Optimum pH: 6.7 - 6.9 (soil test and lime accordingly 12 months prior to seeding)

• Drying rate. Grasses like orchardgrass, tall fescue, meadow fescue, smooth bromegrass, and timothy increase hay drying rates.

Maintain phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) at optimal levels throughout life of stand. Soil test in fall and supplement as needed.

• Weed suppression. Grasses provide competition and cover to edge out weeds.

• Feeding value. Grasses add higher fiber (NDF) digestibility than alfalfa which increases relative forage quality (RFQ).

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Elia Romano tours a field of Viking 372HD with alfalfa breeders from Legacy Seeds in Waupaca, WI.

Conventional, NON-GMO ALFALFA CHARACTERISTICS Aphanomyces

Phyto. Root Rot

HR Race1

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

HR

R

HR Race1 HR Race 2 HR Race 3

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

HR

R

30/30

HR Race 1

HR

HR

MR

HR

HR

HR

HR

4

29/30

HR Race 1

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

2.4

3

28/30

R Race 1

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

Hi-Gest® 360 NEW

1.5

3

30/30

HR Race 1

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

R

WL 365HQ

1.1

4.9 30/30

X

HR Race 1

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

WL 358LH

2

4.1 30/30

X

HR Race 1

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

1.9

3.5 33/35

X

HR Race1 R Race 2

HR

R

HR

HR

HR

2

2.5 25/30

X

R Race 1

MR

MR

HR

R

HR

Honest John

2.5

3.5 29/30

HR Race 1

HR

HR

R

HR

HR

Vernal

2.2

2

11/30

S

R

R

Nitrogen Brand*

NA

9

ID

R

S

HR

WSI

FD

DRI

Viking 372HD Brand*

2

4

30/30

Viking 392AP Brand*

1.9

Viking 342LH Brand*

1.9

4

Viking 330M Brand*

2.2

Viking 3100 Brand*

ForeGrazer V Matrix Creeping

4.5 35/35

Traffic Tol.

x

R Race 1

Vertic. Stem Bacterial Fusarium Root Rot Nematode Wilt Wilt Anthracnose Aphids

R

S

R

HR

*Variety not stated Winter Survival Index (WSI)—Measures ability 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. A higher number indicates later dormancy, faster regrowth after cutting. Disease Resistance Index (DRI)—30 = highest, 6 = lowest

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).

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Viking alfalfa non-GMO purification in France.

CONVENTIONAL, NON-GMO ALFALFA Viking 342LH brand*

SUPER SAVER ALFALFA DISCOUNT BEST-IN-CLASS SEED AT A LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE

Try any of three outstanding Viking alfalfa varieties (Viking 372HD, Viking 392AP, and Viking 342LH) at a discounted rate so you can experience for yourself how well they perform. Try them once and become a believer.

Viking 372HD brand*

Viking 392AP brand*

HIGHEST YIELD WITH EXCEPTIONAL DIGESTIBILITY

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) 372HD List Price: $245/50 lb bag SUPER SAVER – Special Price: $215 392AP List Price: $245/50 lb bag SUPER SAVER – Special Price: $215 Yield Level

• 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) 342LH List Price $250/50 lb bag SUPER SAVER – Special Price: $220

• 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 any available variety • Fast recovery for 3- to 5-cut system • Holds exceptional forage quality, even in delayed harvest • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI)

“I seeded 900 acres 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.”

GOT LEAFHOPPERS? NO PROBLEM!

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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) 330M $145/50 lb bag

“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 3100 Brand*

— Wesley, IA

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) 3100 $120/50 lb bag 26

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www.alseed.com ALFALFA SEED COATING All of our alfalfa seed is coated with one of these OMRI-listed inoculants: Apex™ Green HydroLoc: Encapsulates each seed in mix of minerals and nutrients for increased water uptake, enhanced germination, and seedling growth. Contains rhizobia strains to promote nodulation. Achieves better seed to soil contact for germination and seeding survival, especially under adverse conditions. Pre-Vail™: Clay-based pre-inoculant improves early seedling vigor through increased root development and excellent nodulation for higher yields. Contains high levels of rhizobium for nitrogen fixation – 100 million viable cells per gram – and Azospirillum bacteria to promote plant growth.

Matrix (Creeping) CREEPING ALFALFA • Strong yields and high-quality with second-to-none creeping habit (spreads by rhizomes) • First creeping alfalfa with good disease resistance for wetter soils (DRI=25/30) • Begins creeping habit establishment year • Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI) MATRIX $150/50 lb bag

New

Hi-Gest® Alfalfa WL 358LH BESTinLEAFHOPPERAre You Putting Grass with Your Alfalfa? Technology RESISTANT ALFALFA HIGHLY DIGESTIBLE YIELDS

AVAILABLE!

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

• 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 TM • Apex Green coating (OMRI)

Make Sure You’re Using the Best.

STF-43 WL 365HQ HI-GEST $330/50 lb bag

SOFT-LEAF TALL FESCUE

PREMIUM QUALITY ALFALFA

Honest John brand* QUALITY ALFALFA WITH TRACE OF CLOVER • A blend of high-yielding, diseaseresistant 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) HONEST JOHN $110/50 lb bag

WL 358LH $250/50 lb bag

Vernal Foregrazer V GOOD CHOICE FOR 2-CUT SYSTEM ON (Traffic Tolerant) LIGHT SOIL

• Very high yields in a 4- to DUAL-PURPOSE HAY AND GRAZE 6-cut system • Sunken crowns for more protection • The latest release in the WL HQ line from hoof and wheel traffic coupling high yield and high forage • Aphanomyces Races 1 & 2 resistance quality Proven Soft Leaf Fescues • Flexible for grazing or 3 to 5 cuts/yr • Superior cold tolerance along with • Excellent forage quality with very high All of the persistence and yield of Tall Fescue high fall dormancy in a soft leaf form yield potential • Fast recovery and canopy closure • Apex Green Hydroloc coating (OMRI) • Apex Green coating (OMRI)

• Limited disease resistance • Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI)

Are You Putting Grass in with Your Alfalfa? WL 365HQ $265/50 lb bag High

FOREGRAZER V $210/50 lb bag Quality

Increased digestibility resulting in better animal performance

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VERNAL $90/50 lb bag

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 NITROGEN $3.40/lb $170/50 lb bag

Later heading dates help keep quality longer to match up with your alfalfa

STF-43

Widely Adaptaple TM

SOFT-LEAF

Proven Soft Leaf Fescues All of the persistence and yield of Tall Fescue in a soft leaf form Proven performance in a wide variety of High Quality conditions (soil types, geographical areas etc.) Increased digestibility resulting in better animal performance Late Maturing TALL FESCUE Endophyte Free Later heading dates help keep quality longer to match up with Does not contain toxic endophytes that canyour alfalfa be found in other Tall Fescues Widely Adaptable Proven performance in a wide variety of conditions (soil types, geographical areas etc.) Endophyte Free www.barusa.com Does not contain toxic endophytes that can be found in other Tall Fescues

* = Variety Not Stated

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ORGANIC ALFALFA Organic Viking 5200 brand*

Organic Viking 340M brand*

HIGH YIELD & FAST RECOVERY

READY FOR TONNAGE?

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

• High Quality, FD3, multi-leaf alfalfa • Very good yields, quick recovery; excellent choice for 3-cut system • Widely adapted to varied soil types; good all-around disease resistance • Apex Green Hydroloc coating

Organic 5200 $260/50 lb bag

Organic Viking 540LH brand* RESISTANCE & PERSISTENCE ORGANIC • Excellent resistance to potato leafhoppers • High-yielding variety; fast establishment; quick recovery • Superior resistance to Phytophthora, Fusarium, and Aphanomyces root rots • Good persistence on wetter soils; strong winter survival score • Apex Green Hydroloc coating

HAYLAGE OR DRY HAY • A blend of high-yielding, disease-resistant alfalfas; good winter hardiness • Well-adapted for haylage or dry hay across the Upper Midwest • May contain up to 3% red clover – clearly listed on the tag • Inoculated with Prevail Organic Honest John $240/50 lb bag

Organic 340M $260/50 lb bag

Organic Viking 3200 Brand* STEADY PERFORMANCE • Ideal for 2-or 3-cut system • Our best-selling alfalfa • Good yield and disease resistance • Apex Green Hydroloc coating Organic 3200 $260/50 lb bag

ORGANIC

Organic Travois Creeping Alfalfa WINTER SURVIVOR • Grazing-type alfalfa with good disease resistance • Stems grow near ground level but with rising tips • Lateral roots prevent losses from soil heaving • Proven winter survival in the north • Inoculated with Prevail Organic Travois $240/50 lb bag

Organic 540LH $295/50 lb bag

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www.alseed.com ORGANIC ALFALFA CHARACTERISTICS Organic Viking 5200 Brand* NEW Organic Viking 540LH Brand* Organic Viking 372HD Brand* - SOLD OUT Organic Viking 3800 Brand* - SOLD OUT Organic Viking 340M Brand* Organic Viking 3200 Brand* NEW Organic Honest John Organic Appaloosa Brand* - SOLD OUT Organic Travois Creeping NEW

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Winter Survival Index (WSI)—Measures ability 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. A higher number indicates later dormancy, faster regrowth after cutting. Disease Resistance Index (DRI)—30 = highest, 6 = lowest

Organic Charger brand* ESTABLISHES FAST & YIELDS • Fast establishment and recovery after cutting • Highly productive 3- or 4-cut alfalfa • Excellent choice for one- or two-year hay rotations, or plowdown • Flemish variety produced in South Dakota • Very winter hardy, limited disease resistance • Apex Green Hydroloc coating

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Organic Hardy brand* Organic Nitrogen ECONOMICAL BUT WINTER HARDY brand* • A very winter-hardy variety • Good fit for short haying rotations on heavy soils or long rotations on drier ground • Inexpensive plowdown option • Limited disease resistance, avoid wet ground • Apex Green Hydroloc coating

Organic Hardy $230/50 lb bag

BIG NITROGEN FIX, FAST • Maximum 1-year biomass and N production • Good leaf retention and forage quality • FD9; will winterkill in Upper Midwest • Apex Green Hydroloc coating Organic Nitrogen $270/50 lb bag

Organic Charger $230/50 lb bag 80% Germ Organic Charger $170/50 lb bag * = Variety Not Stated

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HAY & PASTURE MIXES

Mix % and components listed in the Hay & Pasture Mixes section are subject to change.

GRASS-ONLY MIXTURES Pasture Grass Mix #1

A fast establishing, high energy grass-only mix that is a perfect fit for long term pastures. Can be planted alone or with legumes. Best Use: Long-term, all-grass pasture. Adaptation: Well adapted to all soils, productive all summer long. Management: This mix should be grazed or cut prior to the grass heading out. Slower to dry when used for dry hay. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre straight or 5-25 lbs/acre with a legume or legume mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 10% Smooth Bromegrass* • 20% Meadow Fescue* • 20% Cowgirl Tall Fescue • 10% Fleet Meadow Brome • 20% Spring Green Festulolium • 20% Sierra Perennial Ryegrass Conventional $2.20/lb. $55/25 lb bag

Hay Grass Mix #2

A mix of improved grass varieties with excellent persistence, palatability, and tonnage. Three species mix for maximum versatility. Adding grass to your alfalfa hay consistently gives you higher yields, less crown loss due to winterkill, less insect pressure and better erosion control. Best Use: Best suited as a high quality alfalfa companion. Adaptation: Well adapted to all types of soils. Management: Cut hay based on grass maturity, not alfalfa for maximum feed value. Especially important for first cutting in spring as grass will mature ahead of alfalfa. Cut higher than you would straight alfalfa (3 to 4 inches). Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre straight or 5-10 lbs/acre with alfalfa or legume mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 40% STF-43 Tall Fescue Blend • 30% Elise Orchardgrass • 30% Fleet Meadow Bromegrass Conventional $2.80/lb. $70/25 lb bag

Milkway Mix

Combination of improved Barenbrug tall fescues and meadow fescues. Milkway is the ideal grass blend for total mix ration (TMR) silage production for highproducing dairy cows. It provides stable NDF and NDFd throughout the season so the dairyman can pack different cuttings in the same bunk. Milkway grass blend in dairy TMR can improve milk production 5-15% over traditional wheat straw diets. Best Use: Suited as an alfalfa companion for dairy production. Adaptation: Well adapted to all types of soils. Management: Cut hay based on grass maturity, not alfalfa for maximum feed value. Cut higher than straight alfalfa (3 to 4 inches).

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Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre straight or 5-10 lbs/acre with alfalfa or legume mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 60% STF-43 Tall Fescue Blend • 40% HDR Meadow Fescue Conventional $3.00/lb. $150/50 lb bag

Renovator Mix

Designed to boost production in hay fields and pastures. Renovator Mix is composed of fast establishing, high quality grasses that will persist for 2 to 3 years. All classes of livestock can benefit from this mixture. Best Use: Interseed into existing hay or pasture fields. Adaptation: Well suited for most soil types. Management: Not intended for long-term pasture or hay production. Most productive in spring and fall. Planting Date: April - May Seeding: 10 to 30 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and drag. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 40% Spring Green Festulolium • 15% Elise Orchardgrass • 15% Fleet Meadow Bromegrass • 15% True Italian Ryegrass • 15% Annual Ryegrass* Conventional $2.00/lb. $100/50 lb bag

Dan Patch Horse Pasture Mix

Excellent quality pasture all season long. Each species is carefully selected for palatability and persistence, and to handle the close grazing habit of horses. Fast establishing annual ryegrass in this mix is your cover crop; no need for oats. Best Use: Performs well for close grazing. Adaptation: Best suited for medium to heavy soils. Management: Continuous tight grazing will require annual interseeding. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 30-35 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 20% Tirem Grazing Kentucky Bluegrass • 20% Concerto Kentucky Bluegrass • 15% Barolex Tall Fescue • 15% HDR Meadow Fescue • 10% BG-24T Perennial Ryegrass • 10% Climax Timothy • 10% Annual Ryegrass* Conventional $3.00/lb. $150/50 lb bag

HAY & PASTURE MIXES

Shady Pasture Mix

This mix is composed of “shade-tolerant” grasses. Best Use: Areas with less than 3 hours of direct sunlight. Adaptation: Intended for use in areas next to tree lines or on the inside edges of groves. For increased productivity, add 1-2 lbs/acre of white clover. Recommendations: These grasses will never be as productive or traffic tolerant as they would be in full sun. Heavy traffic and/or dense shade may require frequent reseeding. Avoid full shade. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-35 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 20% HLR Orchardgrass • 15% HDR Meadow Fescue Blend • 15% Barolex Tall Fescue Blend • 15% Chewings Fescue* • 15% True Italian Ryegrass • 10% Creeping Red Fescue* • 10% Hard Fescue* Conventional $3.00/lb. $150/50 lb bag

Waterway Mix

The most versatile of all of our grass mixtures. High species diversity ensures consistent performance across variable soil and environmental conditions. Fast-establishing annual ryegrass in the mix is your cover crop; no need for oats. Best Use: Use in waterways, ditches, and as an economical permanent pasture. Adaptation: Well suited to most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 20% Smooth Bromegrass* • 20% Cowgirl Tall Fescue • 15% Meadow Fescue* • 15% Sierra Perennial Ryegrass • 10% Concerto Kentucky Bluegrass • 10% Annual Ryegrass* • 10% Climax Timothy Conventional $2.20/lb. $110/50 lb bag

NRCS Waterway Mix

Meets FSA / NRCS specifications for most counties for waterways or other projects. Best Use: Use in waterways, ditches, airport runways, and permanent pasture. Mix one bushel of oats per acre as a cover crop. Adaptation: Well suited to most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: Seed 30-35 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 67% Smooth Bromegrass* • 20% Climax Timothy • 13% Sierra Perennial Ryegrass Conventional $2.60/lb. $130/50 lb bag


www.alseed.com GRASS-LEGUME MIXTURES Haymaker Mix

A mix of improved alfalfa, grass and red clover varieties. Improved persistence, palatability, disease resistance, and tonnage. Best Use: Well-suited for haylage or baleage production. Reduce seeding rate and add more grass for faster dry down. Adaptation: Best sown on well-drained soils. Handles wetter soils better than Beef Pro. Recommendations: Clover may slow drydown. Avoid droughty soils. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 15-20 lbs/acre. Drill ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 75% Viking 330M Brand Alfalfa* • 15% Climax Timothy • 10% Ruby Red Brand Medium Red Clover* Conventional $2.00/lb. $100/50 lb bag

Graze & Chop Mix

Great mix for graze and chop fields. Fast establishing and high yielding legume and grass mix. Excellent choice for 3 - 4 year pasture or high energy baleage. Add brome for permanent pasture or hay field. Best Use: Pasture or Baleage. Adaptation: Well suited for most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 20-25 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 20% Foregrazer V Alfalfa • 10% Ruby Red Brand* Red Clover • 25% Spring Green Festulolium • 15% Meadow Fescue* • 10% Sierra Perennial Ryegrass • 10% Annual Ryegrass* • 10% Climax Timothy Conventional $2.30/lb. $115/50 lb bag

Holstein Pro

A premium quality mixture supports the high energy and nutritional demands of lactating cows. Very high yield potential. Fast regrowth after cutting. Excellent winter hardiness and first-in-class disease resistance. Best Use: Best suited for high quality haylage, dry hay and baleage production. Adaptation: Well adapted to most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 15-20 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 45% Viking 372HD Brand Alfalfa* • 45% Viking 330M Brand Alfalfa* • 5% Elise Orchardgrass • 5% STF-43 Tall Fescue Blend Conventional $3.00/lb. $150/50 lb bag

Beef Pro

Our best selling hay mixture. Two good alfalfa varieties with a touch of grass to improve yield and promote faster dry-down. Best Use: Best suited for haylage, baleage, or dry hay production. Add more grass for a balanced pasture mix. Adaptation: Well adapted to most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: Seed 15-20 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 45% Viking 330M Brand Alfalfa* • 45% Viking 3100 Brand Alfalfa* • 5% Elise Orchardgrass • 5% Climax Timothy Conventional $2.20/lb. $110/50 lb bag

Organic Dairy Pro Mix

Mixture of improved grasses well suited for use for grazing & cutting. Mix in organic clover or alfalfa for a balanced pasture. Best Use: Long-term pasture or hay field. Adaptation: All soils. Most productive in early spring and fall. Management: This mix should be grazed or cut prior to the grass heading out. Slower to dry when used for dry hay. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre straight or 5-25 lbs/acre with a legume or legume mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. 30% Smooth Bromegrass* 20% Laura Meadow Fescue 15% Perun Festulolium 15% Calibra Perennial Ryegrass 10% Climax Timothy 10% Annual Ryegrass* Organic $4.00/lb. $100/25 lb bag

* = Variety Not Stated

A high quality, long lasting pasture mix including grazing clover, chicory and birdsfoot trefoil. Diverse mix increases production during hot summer months for a healthier, more resilient pasture. Best Use: Long-term pasture. Adaptation: Well suited for most soil types and all livestock. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 20% BG24T Perennial Ryegrass • 15% HDR Meadow Fescue • 15% Smooth Bromegrass* • 15% Tirem Grazing Kentucky Bluegrass • 15% Spring Green Festulolium • 10% Barolex Tall Fescue • 5% Chicory VNS* • 2.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil* • 2.5% Alice Grazing White Clover Conventional $2.90/lb. $145/50 lb bag

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Laugh & Grow Fat Hog Pasture Mix

This mix of cool- and warm-season annual species get a quick start in the spring and provides grazing throughout the summer. Hogs relish this mixture, which also can be used for cattle and sheep. It contains leafy, Hybrid Piper Sudangrass, 4010 Forage Field Peas, Annual Ryegrass and Barkant Forage Rape (an improved variety of forage rape). Best Use: Managed grazing, with rest periods of about three weeks between grazing cycles. Seeding: 20 lb/A with 2 bu. of oats Conventional $1.00 / lb. $50/50 lb bag

100% ORGANIC GRASS-LEGUME MIXTURES Organic Hay Mix Organic Renovator Mix

A premium quality alfalfa & grass mixture that supports the high energy & nutritional demands of dairy cattle. Excellent yield and persistence, fast regrowth after cutting. Best Use: Best suited for high quality haylage, dry hay and baleage production. Adaptation: Well adapted to most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 18-20 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 45% Viking 3200 Brand* Alfalfa • 45% Viking 340M Brand* Alfalfa • 5% Kora Tall Fescue • 5% Climax Timothy Organic $4.40/lb. $220/50 lb bag

Organic Pasture Mix

Super Grazing Mix

Mixture of improved cool season grasses well suited as an alfalfa companion. Adds digestible fiber to hay and maximizes yield potential and reduces insect pressure. Best Use: Best suited as a high-quality alfalfa companion. Adaptation: Well adapted to all types of soils. Management: Cut hay based on grass maturity, not alfalfa for maximum feed value. Especially important for first cutting in spring as grass will mature ahead of alfalfa. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre straight or 5-10 lbs/acre with alfalfa or legume mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 30% Fleet Meadow Brome • 20% Kora Tall Fescue • 20% Laura Meadow Fescue • 15% Climax Timothy • 15% Luxor Orchardgrass Organic

$4.20/lb. $105/25 lb bag

Organic Buffer Strip Mix

A great mix for buffer strips along organic fields. Best Use: Long-term buffer establishment. Adaptation: All soil types. Planting Date: April - May Seeding: 10 to 30 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and drag. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 30% Smooth Bromegrass* • 30% Fleet Meadow Brome • 15% Tomasa Perennial Ryegrass • 15% Kora Tall Fescue • 10% Climax Timothy Organic $3.60/lb. $180/50 lb bag

Fast establishing mixture boosts productivity in existing hay fields or pastures. Survives 1 - 2 years. Very high yield, especially in spring and fall. High energy ryegrass-based mix for superior quality. Best Use: Interseed into existing hay filed or pasture. Adaptation: Suited for heavy high fertility soils. Management: Not for long-term pasture or hay production. Slower to dry when cut for dry hay. Planting Date: April - May Seeding: 10 to 30 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and drag. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 30% Perun Festulolium • 30% Calibra Perennial Ryegrass • 15% Annual Ryegrass* • 15% Danergo Italian Ryegrass • 10% Luxor Orchardgrass Organic $3.20/lb. $160/50 lb bag

Organic Graze & Chop Mix

A diverse mixture of improved legumes & grasses to maximize gain and improve production for grazing livestock. No need for a cover crop; annual ryegrass acts as the nurse crop. Best Use: Pasture or baleage. Adaptation: Well suited for most soil types. Planting Date: April - May, August 1 - 25 Seeding: 20-25 lbs/acre. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. • 20% Viking 340M Brand Alfalfa* • 20% Calibra Perennial Ryegrass • 15% Perun Festulolium • 15% Fleet Meadow Brome • 10% Climax Timothy • 10% Annual Ryegrass* • 5% Medium Red Clover* • 5% Rivendel White Clover (75% germ) Organic $3.80/lb. $95/25 lb bag

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COOL SEASON GRASSES Orchardgrass A bunch-type, tall-growing, cool-season perennial grass. One of the most commonly used and productive cool season grasses, tolerant to shade, fairly drought resistant with good winter hardiness. Regrows quickly and is a common component in pasture and hay mixtures. Best Use: Suitable for hay or pasture. Begin grazing at 6-8”; stop when grass gets to 3-4”. Adaptation: Better adapted to well-drained soils and is especially well adapted to mixes with legumes such as alfalfa or red clover. Management: Generally persists longer than most cool-season grasses in frequently cut, properly managed alfalfa mixtures. Close grazing in the fall is consistently associated with winter-kill so leave 3-4”. High palatability in all classes of livestock makes it susceptible to over-grazing. Minimum required regrowth period of no less than 28 days when rotational grazing. Planting Date: March-May, August 15-31 Seeding: 8-12 lbs/ac alone or 3-5 lbs/ac in a mix Suggestions: For mixes with alfalfa, carefully select both varieties: alfalfa variety should be a quick recovery type (high FD) to compete with fast-growing orchardgrass. Select latermaturing orchardgrass varieties (HLR, Elise, Luxor, or Niva) for alfalfa mixes.

Amba

• Medium maturing, early growth • High yields of dry matter; excellent forage quality • Highly digestible and very winter hardy Conventional $3.20/lb $160/50 lb bag

HLR (High Leaf Ratio)

• Blend of improved, mid- to late maturity varieties selected for high leaf-to-stem ratio • More leaves mean higher digestibility and improved palatability • Less clumpy than traditional varieties • Excellent winter hardiness • Tolerant of rust and other leaf diseases Conventional $4.40/lb $110/25 lb bag

Elise

• Very late-maturity • Very high yielding variety with great regrowth potential • High level of disease resistance, notably stripe rust • Exceptional drought tolerance Conventional $3.80/lb $190/50 lb bag

Niva

• Very large root mass; excellent drought tolerance • Later-heading gives it a wider cut or graze window • Excellent persistence and winter hardiness Organic

SOLD OUT

Luxor

• Very late maturity • Very good forage yield; excellent winter hardiness • Very good disease resistance Organic

$5.20/lb. $260/50 lb bag

Bromegrasses A leafy, deep-rooted, sod-forming, very persistent perennial grass. Forage quality compares with other cool-season grasses. Matures later in the spring than orchardgrass and makes less summer growth, but is much more winter hardy. Best Use: Suitable for hay or long-term pasture. Adaptation: Grows best on well-drained siltloam or clay-loam soils. Management: Slow to establish; rarely provides a productive crop until second year. Begin grazing at 8-10”. Stop when grass is 4”. Optimal re-growth period of 28-35 days between grazing. Low tolerance to 3- and 4-cut hay systems. Survives but goes dormant during drought and temperature extremes. In a pure stand, requires early spring and fall applications of N to maintain high yields . Planting Date: March-May, August 1-31 Seeding: 15 lbs/ac alone or 2-5 lbs/ac w/ alfalfa. Suggestions: Seed meadow brome or Alaska brome for haying applications, smooth brome for long-term pastures.

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Smooth Brome

• Sod forming, very persistent • Excellent for erosion management on slopes

Conv.

1-249 lbs

250-999 lbs

1,0001,999 lbs

2000+ lbs

$2.50 /lb

$2.40/lb

$2.28/lb

$2.18/lb

Organic $3.60/lb $90/25 lb bag

Fleet Meadow Brome

• Exceptional winter hardiness • Leafier and more palatable • More fall production than smooth brome • Heads out 7-10 days later than Smooth Brome Conventional $2.80/lb $140/50 lb bag Organic $3.80/lb $95/25 lb bag

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Hakari Alaska Brome

• Yields more and recovers faster than smooth brome • Non-sod forming, excellent alfalfa companion • Fast to establish and high quality • Not as persistent as smooth brome • Seed 8-15 lbs in a mix or 35 lbs alone Conventional $3.80/lb $190/50 lb bag


www.alseed.com Timothy A shallow-rooted, perennial, cool-season grass well adapted to the Upper Midwest. Very winter hardy and very palatable. Best Use: Better for hay crop than as a pasture species. Usually mixed with alfalfa or clover for hay or pasture. Preferred grass in horse hay. Frost seeds fairly well. Adaptation: Best production is on heavy ground and cooler climates. Management: Shallow root system makes it a poor choice on droughty soils. Sensitive to high temperatures, so mid-summer regrowth may be limited. Planting Date: March-May, August 1-31 Seeding: 8 lbs/acre alone or 1-2 lbs/acre in a mix.

Climax

• Leafy, rust resistant • Early maturing, common alfalfa companion Conventional $0.92/lb $46/50 lb bag Organic $2.00/lb $100/50 lb bag

Barpenta

• Later maturing, highly palatable • Winter hardy; good resistance to rust • Very high yielding Conventional

$2.40/lb $120/50 lb bag

Tall Fescue The best companion grass with alfalfa because they establish and mature at similar rates. It is a deep rooted, hardy, bunch-type grass. Its extensive root system helps it withstand drought conditions. It is more productive in midsummer than brome. All of our tall fescue varieties are endophyte-free. New varieties have finer, softer leaves, a trait that improves palatability and digestibility. Can provide 2-3 cuttings of hay annually. Very tolerant of intensive grazing. Best Use: Suitable for hay or pasture. Can be seeded in pure stands or with other grasses or legumes. Ideal for winter stockpiling as cut hay or pasture. Begin grazing at 6"-8" and remove animals when grass is down to 3"-4". Adaptation: Adapted to all soil types from drought-prone to poorly drained & wet soil. Management: When used as an alfalfa companion, time the first cutting according to fescue maturity, rather than the alfalfa. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th cuttings can be timed with the alfalfa. Planting Date: March-May, August 1-31 Seeding: 20-25 lbs/acre alone or 4-12 lbs/ acre in a mix. Suggestions: Seed meadow fescue with tall fescue to improve palatability in pasture mixes.

Barolex

• Highest quality and softest-leaved variety • Excellent hardiness and disease resistance • Best grazing variety Conventional

$3.04/lb $152/50 lb bag

Kora

• Very high yielding and digestible • Drought tolerant and very winterhardy Organic

$4.80/lb $240/50 lb bag

Swaj

• Very high palatability, endophyte free • Very winter-hardy and drought tolerant • Soft leafed, suitable for grazing or haying Organic

$4.20/lb $210/50 lb bag

Cowgirl

• Soft-leaved variety, highly palatable • Excellent for grazing or haying • Very tolerant of intensive grazing • Very good stress tolerance Conventional $1.90/lb $95/50 lb bag

STF-43

• Premium blend of late-maturing, highly digestible soft-leaf tall fescues • Suited for mixing with alfalfa for haying Conventional $2.84/lb $142/50 lb bag

Meadow Fescue Highly productive, winter-hardy, perennial bunch grass with long and slender, bright green, and succulent leaves. Softer-leaved and more palatable than tall fescue. More persistent than perennial ryegrass with equal nutrition but stronger summer production under hot, dry conditions. Best Use: Long-term pasture mixes or alfalfa companion. Begin grazing at 6-8”and remove animals when the grass is down to 3-4”. Adaptation: Grows in cool, moist conditions, and tolerates wet soils with occasional flooding. Can reach 30” tall in rich soil. Management: While yield may be less than tall fescue, animal intake and performance should be higher due to increased palatability. Planting Date: March-May, Aug. 1-31 Seeding: 20 lbs/acre alone or 6-12 lbs/acre in a mix. Suggestions: Include meadow fescue in any mixture for hay or pasture to improve palatability and tonnage.

Meadow Fescue*

• Winter hardy variety • Very good persistence, yield and quality Conventional

$2.30/lb $115/50 lb bag

HDR

• Combination of Cosmonaut and Barvital, two high yielding meadow fescues • Excellent disease resistance • High yields of very digestible dry matter for all cuttings Conventional

$2.90/lb $145/50 lb bag

Laura

• High-yielding and fast to establish • Early-maturing and widely adaptable to all soil types • Very high quality, excellent choice for haying or grazing Organic

$4.70/lb $235/50 lb bag

SW Minto

• Late-heading variety • Wide cutting or graze window • Good yield and persistence Organic

$4.50/lb $225/50 lb bag

Perennial Ryegrass Establishes rapidly; excellent wear tolerance; relatively high yielding; high nutritive value. Grows from 1'-2’ tall. Recovers rapidly and tillers extensively. Careful management and variety selection help ensure best results. Best Use: For grazing or haylage in mixture with red clover or white clover. Begin grazing at 4-6”– stop when grazed to 3”. Adaptation: Best on heavier, moisture-holding soils. Not suited for sandy ground. Management: Slow mid-summer growth. Graze closely and frequently. To maximize winter hardiness, graze or cut to 4-6” going into fall freeze, apply 50# of N along with sulfur, and maintain good levels of calcium and micronutrients. Planting Date: March-May, Aug. 1-31. Can be frost seeded early spring in permanent pasture. Seeding: 25-35 lbs/acre alone or 4-10 lbs/acre in mix.

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Sierra

• Early maturing diploid variety • Excellent drought and cold tolerance • Good option for grazing environments Conventional $1.50/lb $75/50#bag

BG-24T

• More heat and cold tolerant than BG-34 & better disease tolerance • Blend of intermediate & late diploid and tetraploid varieties Conventional $2.30/lb $115/50 lb bag

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Calibra

• Tetraploid, productive variety • Excellent disease tolerance & good winter hardiness • Highly digestible for pasture or silage Organic

$3.60/lb $180/50 lb bag

Tomaso

• Diploid variety with high forage yields and fast establishment • Good disease resistance & winter survival Organic

$3.60/lb $180/50 lb bag

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COOL SEASON GRASSES, CONTINUED Festulolium Cross between meadow fescue or tall fescue and perennial or Italian ryegrass. Combines ryegrass' quick establishment, high feed value, production, and palatability with fescue's persistence and summer productivity. High sugar content that is easily digested, allowing animals to gain a high-energy ratio for milk/ meat conversion. Provides excellent season-long forage. Best Use: Recommended for silage in a mixture with alfalfa or red clover in short-term rotations (2-3 years). Also used in fast-establishing pasture mixes or for overseeding pastures. Begin grazing at 4"-6"and remove animals when grass is 2"-3". Adaptation: Likes medium-heavy soils. When mixed with alfalfa or clover, provides companion to enhance palatability and quality. Management: Should not be seeded alone due to its susceptibility to cold, but has good persistence with legumes or other grasses. Planting Date: March-May, Aug. 1-15. Seeding: 25-45 lbs/acre alone or 5-10 lbs/acre in mix. Suggestions: When using bromegrass or orchardgrass, add festulolium to improve quality of pasture or haylage.

Spring Green

• Cross between meadow fescue and Italian ryegrass • Excellent spring yield and winter hardiness Conventional $1.94/lb $97/50 lb bag

Perun

• Fast establishment in the spring • Excellent first cut yields • Best suited to medium-heavy soils • Excellent choice for pasture renovations or new seedings Organic $4.10/lb $205/50 lb bag

Federo

• Very good forage quality and persistence Organic

$3.80/lb $190/50 lb bag

Italian Ryegrass Quick re-growth, early spring development and prolonged fall growing. High quality forage without low-quality stems and seed heads: will not head out in the seeding year unless a hard freeze sets in after seed has germinated. Behaves as an annual in the Upper Midwest. Recognized as excellent rotation crop for plowdown or emergency feed. Best Use: Best suited as a pasture crop seeded at full rate. When seeded at lower rate, can be used in hay mixtures and as a nurse crop for alfalfa seedings. Adaptation: Best on heavier, moisture-holding soils. Keep off of droughty ground. Management: Begin grazing at 4"-6" and stop when the grass is down to 2"-3". Planting Date: March-May, Aug. 1-15 (for late fall grazing). Seeding: 30-35 lbs/acre alone or 4-5 lbs/acre as alfalfa cover crop. Suggestions: Use instead of small grain as cover crop over new alfalfa seedings. Can produce up to half ton more of additional hay in seeding year than a small grain. Seeding heavier than recommended amount may smother alfalfa seeding. Seed early spring onto pasture that has been closely grazed the previous fall to improve yield and quality.

True Italian Ryegrass

• True European-type Italian Rye, limited or no heading in the seeding year • High DM yield with good lodging tolerance • Early spring yield DM score 110% of the standard 1-249 lbs

250-999 lbs

$1.72

$1.60

1,0002,000 lbs

>2,000 lbs

$ / lb

Conv.

$1.52

$1.44

Green Spirit

• High quality, high yielding blend of diploid and tetraploid Italian ryegrasses 1-249 lbs

250-999 lbs

1,0002,000 lbs

>2,000 lbs

$ / lb

Conv.

$1.94

$1.84

$1.74

$1.60

Annual Ryegrass Establishes very rapidly, giving you higher productivity in the planting season. Capable of producing forage yields in a very short period of time. Has good cold tolerance. Best Use: Single year forage production, or as green manure plowdown seeded in the fall. RootMaster Brand* Adaptation: Well adapted to heavier soil types. • Increased tillering for faster ground cover Management: Heads out in early to midin the fall summer. Usually winterkills in northern zones. • Extensive root development, excellent Planting Date: March-May, Aug.-Sept. nutrient scavenger Seeding: 30 lbs/acre alone or 10-15 lbs/acre to • Consistently winter kills in northern beef up existing pastures. hardiness zones

Annual Ryegrass* 1-249 lbs

250-999 lbs

1,0002,000 lbs

>2,000 lbs

$ / lb

Conv. Org.

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$1.04

$0.90

$0.84

$0.78

$1.72

$1.60

$1.52

$1.44

1-249 lbs

250-999 lbs

1,0002,000 lbs

>2,000 lbs

$ / lb

Conv.

$1.18

$1.04

$0.98

COOL SEASON GRASSES

$0.92


www.alseed.com Kentucky Bluegrass A short-to-medium height, long-lived, highly palatable, perennial grass. It spreads via rhizomes to form a dense sod. Pastures composed of Kentucky bluegrass mixed with legumes have higher nutritional values than pure grass pastures. Best Use: Ideal for permanent pastures that are continuously grazed. It tolerates close and frequent grazing better than other cool-season forage grasses. Adaptation: Grows best during cool, moist weather on well-drained, fertile soils. Management: It is slightly slower to establish than many other cool-season grasses. However, once established, it spreads quickly via extensive rhizome production. Planting Date: March-May, Aug. 15-31 Seeding: 30 lbs/acre alone for pasture or 4-10 lbs/acre in a mix. 100-150 lbs alone for lawns.

Concerto

• Improved disease and drought resistance • Good seedling vigor, quick establishment • Ideal for high traffic areas Conventional $3.00/lb $150/50 lb bag

Tirem

• High yielding forage variety Conventional $3.00/lb $150/50 lb bag

Reed Canarygrass A tall-growing, high yielding, sod forming perennial grass. Excellent winter hardiness, persistence and disease resistance. Excellent quality if cut/grazed early. Best Use: Harvested as silage or hay, or used for pasture. Plant in pure stands or mixed with legumes. Adaptation: Well adapted to wet soils, tolerant to both poor drainage and drought conditions. Mature stands can persist in standing water. Tolerant of acidic soils. Management: Poor competitor as a seedling and slow to establish. Palatability good when maintained in early- to mid- vegetative stages. Manage grazing and rest periods to begin grazing at 10-12” and remove animals at 4-5”. Will not tolerate very close grazing. For hay, cut at least three times per year. Planting Date: March-May, Aug. 1-25 Seeding: 8-10 lbs/acre alone or 2-4 lbs/acre in a mix.

Low Alkaloid Reed Canarygrass

• Low alkaloid variety suitable for grazing or haying Conventional $2.80/lb $140/50 lb bag

Forage Chicory Not a grass, but a perennial, broadleaved forb that produces leafy growth high in nutritive and mineral content (if properly managed). Deep taproot provides tolerance to drought conditions. Chicory provides both spring and summer forage. Very persistent. Best Use: An excellent companion for grass pastures. Adaptation: Well adapted from heavier-to-lighter soils due to its deep taproot. Management: Manage grazing so that chicory doesn’t get to mature. Loses palatability when allowed to head out. Planting Date: March-May Seeding: 4-6 lbs/acre alone or 2-3 lbs/acre in a mix. May be drilled or broadcast.

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TFL-200 Forage Chicory

• Excellent forage quality • Rapid recovery after grazing Conventional $5.20/lb $260/50 lb bag

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SWEET CORN Variety

Plant Height

Ear Length

Row Count

$8.50/M

Short

8"

16

R, MEMV, NCLB

$19.00/M

$17.5/M

Avg

8.25”

14-16

ID

$ 16.75/M

$14.75/M

$13.75/M

Tall

8”

16-18

R,SW, NCLB

Premium bi-color with stout ears Sweet, creamy with very tender kernels Attractive husk package

$9.50/M

$9.00/M

$8.50/M

Avg

8.5"

16-18

NCLB

Open pollinated bi-color; excellent flavor and texture Good tip fill and husk coverage Strong emergence

$15.5/M

13.75/M

$13.00/M

Tall

7" - 8"

14-16

R, SM

2,500 seeds

25,000 seeds

50,000 seeds

Features

2,500 seeds

Price 25,000 seeds

50,000 seeds

Selected for strong emergence and early vigor Sturdy plant architecture

$9.50/M

$9.00/M

Very first organic super-sweet! Early maturity and great sugar retention Strong emergence

$21.25/M

Outstanding yield Distinctive slender ear Consistent tip fill

Organic and Untreated (Organically approved coating) Temptress - 70 day

Conventional Untreated QuadSweet

Xtra-Tender 2171 - 71 day Certified Organic Supersweet (Sh2)

Allure - 75 day

Certified Organic Synergistic (se-su-sh2)

Luscious - 75 day

Conventional Untreated TripleSweet

Who Gets Kissed Open Pollinated 78-84 day

Certified Organic Sugary Enhanced (se)

Conventional Bi-Color • Synergistic / Quad Sweet • TREATED

Disease

Sweetness - 68 day

Tasty bi-color with excellent sugar retention Rugged healthy plant with best emergence

$9.50/M

$9.00/M

$8.50/M

Short

8”

16

ID

Temptress - 70 day

Selected for strong emergence and early vigor Sturdy plant architecture

$9.50/M

$9.00/M

$8.50/M

Short

8"

16

R, MEMV, NCLB

Allure - 75 day

Outstanding yield Distinctive slender ears with consistent tip fill

$9.50/M

$9.00/M

$8.50/M

Tall

8”

16-18

R,SW, NCLB

Customer favorite with tasty sweet kernels Medium-green husk and good tip fill Improved rust resistance

$9.50/M

$9.00/M

$8.50/M

Avg

8"

14-18

R

10 lb

25 lb

Synergistic (se-su-sh2) QuadSweet

Synergistic (se-su-sh2)

Providence - 80 day Synergistic (se-su-sh2)

Conventional Bi-Color • Sugary Enhanced (SE) • TREATED Temptation - 69 day Peaches & Cream - 72 day Ambrosia - 75 day Delectable - 84 day

$19.50/lb

$18.50/lb

$17.50/lb

Short

8"

16-18

SM

Popular mid-season variety Good sugar retention

$16.50/lb

$15.50/lb

$14.50/lb

Avg

8.5"

18-20

ID

Very popular variety with top quality and flavor Average emergence and vigor Plant into warm soils

$16.50/lb

$15.50/lb

$14.50/lb

Avg

8"

16

NCLB, SW

Full season bi-color with excellent texture and taste

$16.50/lb

$15.50/lb

$14.50/lb

Avg

9"

18

R, MDMV, SW, NCLB

1 lb

10 lb

25 lb

Early, truly gourmet flavored sweet corn Fast and steady favorite for many years

$16.50/lb

$15.50/lb

$14.50/lb

Short

7.5"

14

SW, NCLB

Very popular yellow hybrid Versatile and high yielding

$16.50/lb

$15.50/lb

$14.50/lb

Avg

8"

16

R, MDMV, SW, NCLB

Tall, healthy plant with a strong stalk Large ears with sweet kernels Attractive green and burgundy husk

$16.50/lb

$15.50/lb

$14.50/lb

Avg

8"

14-16

SW

Full-season gourmet hybrid Tight husk protection Superb eating quality

$16.50/lb

$15.50/lb

$14.50/lb

Tall

8.5-9"

18

R, MDMV, SW

2,500 seeds

25,000 seeds

50,000 seeds

Conventional Yellow • Sugary Enhanced (SE) • TREATED Sugar Buns - 72 day Bodacious - 75 day Kandy Korn - 81 day Incredible - 85 day

1 lb

Early variety with strong emergence and vigor Sweet and flavorful

Conventional Yellow • Sugary (SU) • TREATED Golden Jubilee - 84 day

A heritage variety Still a favorite for freezing and storage Modest sugar retention, best shortly after harvest

$16.50/M

$15.50/M

$14.50/M

Short

8.5-9"

16-20

ID

N.K. 199 - 89 day

An old-time favorite, large golden ears, great taste Modest sugar retention Eat or process shortly after harvest

$16.50/M

$15.50/M

$14.50/M

Tall

7.5-8

18-20

ID

25,000 seeds

50,000 seeds

$10.50/M

$10.00/M

Avg

8"

16

SW, NCLB

2,500 seeds

White • Sugary Enhanced (SE) • TREATED Whiteout - 73 day

Hearty ears full of very sweet & tender white kernels Good plant health for strong stands

$11.00/M

Disease Resistance Codes: SM= Smut NCLB= Northern Corn Leaf Blight SW= Stewart’s Wilt R= Common Rust ID= Insufficient Data MDMV= Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus

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Organic Oat/4010 Peas Mixture in Freedom, WI. (June 2018)

FIELD PEAS & PEA MIXTURES Field Peas

Winter Peas

Field peas are planted early, grow tall and leafy, and are tolerant to frost & drought. They can be harvested for silage, pasture, hay, or grain. When grown in mixture with small grains, peas add tremendous quality and increase the protein content in forage. Best Use: Forage or grain Requirements: Avoid wet ground. Prefers cool weather. Reduce planting rates when using as a cover crop for alfalfa. Use inoculant on virgin ground. Management: Begin grazing at 4"-6"and stop when the grass is down to 2"-3". Planting Date: March - April or Aug 15 - Sept 10 Seeding: 50-75 lbs/acre along with 75-100 lbs/acre of small grain for forage or 150200 lbs/acre alone for grain. Plant deep and early. Inoculate before planting.

Hampton Field Peas

• Dual-purpose green field pea • Good choice for grain or forage • Medium height, good standing • Very high grain yields • 2,300 seeds per/lb Conventional Uncertified $20/50 lb bag

DS Admiral Field Pea

• Leafy, speckled forage specific pea • Significantly more biomass than DS Admiral Conventional Uncertified $19/50 lb bag

• Tried and true dual-purpose yellow pea for grain or forage • Upright, tall and better standing than most other varieties • Broadly adapted with consistent above average yields • Unmatched food quality because of near perfect round shape Conventional Certified $20/50 lb bag

Organic & Uncertified $26/50 lb bag

Organic & Certified $26/50 lb bag

4010 Field Peas*

Pea Mixes

Small grain and pea mixtures provide excellent forage quality and tonnage (see chart on page 51). The small grain allows the peas to stand more erect making them easier to harvest. Sometimes used as a cover crop for spring-seeded alfalfa to maximize forage production in the seeding year. Can yield 2-4 tons DM/acre. Grows best in cool weather. Best Use: Best suited as a pasture crop seeded at full rate. Drill in early spring to make silage or baleage. In recent years some producers have also tried it as a fall forage (drilled in late July or early August and chopped in October). Requirements: Cannot be used for dry hay. Maximum forage value when small grain is chopped for silage in boot stage. Tonnage will increase as grain heads out, but quality and regrowth will diminish. Protein ranges from 14% to 19%. Management: Begin grazing at 4"-6"and stop when the grass is down to 2"-3". Planting Date: Mar. to Apr. 30 or July 25-Aug. 15 Seeding: Drill 100-150 lbs/acre about 1” deep in early spring. Definitely use the lighter rate if underseeding with alfalfa in the spring.

Barley*/DS Admiral Field Pea

• 60/40 mix of peas and 6-row barley • Swath and combine to produce animal feed with higher protein than small grain alone • For silage try triticale/pea or oat/pea for higher tonnage • Larger pea requires heavier seeding rate of 150-200 lbs/ac Organic

$25/50 lb bag

Oat/4010 Peas*

• 50/50 mix of tall, good standing oats and forage peas Conventional $17.50/50 lb bag Organic

Barley*/4010 Peas*

• 50/50 mix of tall, high yielding barley with 4010 peas • Barley tends to be ready to harvest earlier than oats or triticale Conventional $17.50/50 lb bag

Viney, low-growing, cool-season annual legume. Excellent forage quality for livestock & deer. Commonly used as a cover crop; can withstand colder temperatures in the fall compared to field peas. Can produce up to 2-4 tons dry matter/acre. Pea residue breaks down quickly. Austrian winter peas can provide from 90 to 150 lbs nitrogen/acre. Best Use: Forage, silage, or cover crop/plow down Requirements: Prefers cool weather and welldrained soils. Does not tolerate acidic soils. Management: Begin grazing at 4"-6"and stop when the grass is down to 2"-3". Planting Date: March - April or Aug - Sept. If spring seeding, seed as early as possible. Seeding: 50-100 lbs/acre drilled. 1-2” deep. Inoculate before planting.

Austrian Winter Pea*

• Can withstand temperatures as low as 10°F with minor injury • Does not overwinter in areas colder than Hardiness Zone 6. Not reliably winter hardy in MN/WI/SD. • Sensitive to heat and humidity Conventional $28/50 lb bag Organic

$ ASK

Icicle Winter Peas

• Strong winter hardiness – potential for overwintering in the Upper Midwest • Excellent root system and high biomass production in the spring • Small seed with good viability; lowers seeding costs • White flower; more digestible, and sweeter tasting to livestock compared to Austrian Winter peas • Can be used as spring forage pea in cover crop mixes or forage blends Conventional $ ASK

Triticale*/4010 Peas*

• 50/50 mix of spring triticale & forage pea • Excellent forage quality; highest of any of the pea mixtures Conventional $17.50/50 lb bag Organic

$26/50 lb bag

$25/50 lb bag

* = Variety Not Stated

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SMALL GRAINS OATS Seed Color

Crown Rust1

Avg. Yield 3-Yr. (bu)

Very High

Yellow

2

1132

Very Strong

Very High

Tan

6

124

Med

Avg

Very High

White

6

114

Early

Med

Very Strong

Very High

White

5

100

Med

Med

Avg

Very High

White

6

136

Late

Tall

Strong

Avg

Yellow

3

132

• Hulless oat, high protein feedstock • Depending upon environmental conditions, can show up to 5% hulled $18.00 oats

Early

Tall

Avg

Very High

NA

5

89

• True forage oat - leafy and soft stemmed $12.90 • Delayed heading (7-10 days) for longer harvest window • Not for underseeding $22.00 • Seed 3 bu/acre for maximum yields

Very Late

Very Tall

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

NA

NA

Variety / Price per Bushel

Straw Strength

Test Wt.

Short

Very Strong

Early

Short

Early Med

Maturity

Height

Early

Conventional Certified

• Excellent for feed, milling, cut forage, or straw • Very high test weight, often meets Conventional Certified $9.80 milling requirements Organic & Certified SOLD OUT • Can be underseeded

Antigo Conventional Certified

Features • Highest test weight oat in the U of WI trials (4 lbs higher than Shelby 427) • Average yield potential $9.80 • Excellent choice for milling markets

Reins

• Excellent oat for underseeding $9.80 • Short, early, and very good standing • Very high test weight, often meets Organic & Certified $12.50 milling requirements Bulk: $11.50

Shelby 427

Sumo Organic & Certified

• Released by SDSU specifically for organic farmers • Excellent test weight with plump kernels for milling • Very good crown rust resistance $12.50 • Good standing, suited for underseeding • Same yield as Shelby, Colt and Horsepower in SD trials

Hayden Conventional Certified Organic & Certified

$9.80 $12.50

• Great all-around oat – great yield, great test weight, good standing • Often meets milling requirements

• Highest yield potential! Good choice for straw production • Excellent crown rust resistance Conventional Certified $9.80 • Often meets milling requirements Organic & Certified $12.50 • Tall & late, not a good choice for Bulk: $11.50 underseeding

Deon

Streaker Hulless Organic & Certified

Forage Plus Wisconsin Certified

Everleaf 126 Forage Organic& Certified

Cover Crop Brand Oats*

• Economical blend of cleaned & germConventional Uncertified $8.00 tested oat seed Bulk: $7.00 • Good option for chopping, baling or cover cropping Organic & Uncertified $11.50 Bulk: $10.50

Available as 1½ bushel (48 lb) bags. Planting: Oats should be drilled 1-2 in. deep into a firm seedbed in early spring. Planting rate straight for grain/forage: 80-110 lbs. (3 bu/A). Planting rate with alfalfa: (1½ - 2 bu/A). Data from University of MN 2018 statewide averages. 1 1 = Most resistant, 9 = Most Susceptible. 22018 only

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BARLEY Awns/ Rachilla Protein Hairs % Scab2

Avg. Yield 3-yr

Feed Forage

SemiSmooth

NA

NA

MedHigh

6.0

Feed Forage Malt

SemiSmooth Long

13.6

5.0

103

38

5.0

Feed Forage

SemiSmooth Short

13.8

9.0

99

NA

28

Strong

Forage

SemiSmooth

NA

NA

NA

2-row

52

33

5.0

Malt Feed

SemiSmooth Long

13.7

4.0

89

• High-yielding malting barley from NDSU ND Genesis+ • Higher yields than Pinnacle & better malting quality Conventional Certified $12.50 • Large kernel size, low protein = good fit for warm zones Organic & Certified $20 • Taller & better lodging + resistance than Conlon Requires license agreement • Good leaf disease resistance

2- row

55

35

4.0

Malt

SemiSmooth Long

11.6

5.0

102

• European 2-row malting barley • 2nd highest yielding barley in Cornell trials, out-yielding 30 Tinka Barley+ other varieties Conventional Certified $14.50 • Our seed grower got over 80 bu/acre (field average) + Requires license agreement • Good tolerance to FHB • Medium height & maturity

2-row

61

30

3.3

Malt

SemiSmooth Long

11.0

6.0

NA

2-row

65

38

Strong

Forage

Awnless None

NA

NA

NA

Variety / Price per Bushel

Features

Type

Days to Heading

Plant Ht. (in.)

Straw Strength1

6-row

Med.

Short

Strong

6-row

54

36

6-row

55

6-row

Use

Spring Barley Morex Conventional Uncertified Organic & Uncertified

Quest Organic & Certified

• For chopping, baling, or combining $11.50 • Economical choice for highquality livestock feed

$19

• Dual purpose, med. maturity, good disease tolerance • Best Fusarium head blight resistance (scab) $20 • Recommend by AMBA for malting

Robust

• Farm-proven for grain or chopping Conventional Uncertified $12.50 • Taller plant type, medium maturity

Organic & Uncertified

$20

• Forage barley well suited to establishing alfalfa • High protein, low fiber, low Royal (Forage) lignin for improved digestibility Conventional Certified $12.50 • Short with excellent standability • Chop early for harvest quality

Conlon Organic & Certified

• Proven 2-row malting barley recommended by AMBA • Good grain yields, early maturity, best standability $23 • Good tolerance to FHB (scab) • Suited to underseeding

• High yield forage barley, up to 3.2 tons per acre • Very tall, great for baling or Conventional Uncertified $18 chopping, not for underseeding • Harvest for forage in medium Organic & Uncertified $24 dough stage

Hays (Forage)

Winter Barley LCS Calypso+

• An early two-row malting barley with high yield potential Conventional Certified $18.50 • Excellent tillering with med. height + • Good standability Requires license agreement

LCS Violetta+ Conventional Certified +

$18.50

Requires license agreement

SB151 Organic & Certified

• Bred for superior malt quality, earliness, short height, disease resistance

• Early maturing, med. height • Excellent standability and disease resistance $22.50 • Awnless for improved feed

2-row

T

Winter Barley has not yet proven to be consistently winter hardy in MN, WI, ND, SD.

2-row

6-row

Available as 48 lb units. Data from University of MN 2018 statewide averages. 11 = Strong, 9 = Weak 21 = Most resistant, 9 = Most Susceptible.

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WHEAT Variety / Price per Bushel

Features

Days to Heading

Plant Ht. (in.)

Test Wt. 2-yr (lb/bu)

Straw Strength1

Preharvest Sprouting

58

35.3

62.0

5

1

Leaf Avg. Yield Rust1 Scab2 3-yr (bu)

Avg. Protein 2-yr

Spring Wheat Glenn Organic & Certified $ASK

• Highest baking quality rating • Excellent standability, good choice for fertile soils • Excellent FHB (scab) stripe & stem rust resistance • Can be hard to thresh

5

3

69

15.0

• Good combination of yield, The Organic Lang wheat seed we produced in 2018 has tested positive for loose smut (2%). quality, and disease resistance (especially scab) 52.3 32.5 60.9 5 1 1 3 83 15 Conventional Certified $ASK • Medium maturity like Prosper Organic & Certified $ASK • Good grain quality for milling, high protein, and test weight

Lang-MN

• Top yield, shorter height, widely adaptable • Yields equal to Prosper, but Shelly slightly higher protein Organic & Certified $ASK • Good disease resistance • 2016 U of M release

53.2

29.5

60.5

5

1

3

4

89

14.2

• Unprecedented protein and yield combination Bolles • Highest baking quality rating Conventional Certified $ASK • Excellent leaf rust resistance • 2015 U of M release

53.3

31.3

59.6

4

1

1

4

79

16.1

• High protein, heavy test weight; outstanding kernel milling traits • Moderately resistant to all ND VitPro stem rust; moderate scab resistance, similar to Glenn Organic & Certified $ASK • Med. to early maturity with improved straw strength • Released by NDSU

60.2

31.6

61.4

Avg

1

3

3

73.7

15.3

We test all our organic HRS wheat seed for seed-borne diseases such as loose smut and common bunt. Test results available upon request.

Soft Red Winter Wheat • Very high test weight and yield potential • Medium to early maturity – good standing Organic & Certified $ASK • Excellent tolerance to current strains of stripe rust

LCS 3334

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

• Semi-dwarf height • Maintains green leaves for grain fill under high disease pressure SY Wolf • Performs well in all management systems; Conventional Certified $ASK excels in heavy residue • Excellent overall disease tolerance, good straw Organic & Certified $ASK strength and winter hardiness • Good tillering, drought tolerance, test weight, and shattering tolerance

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Triticale Variety / Price per Bushel

Features

Spring Triticale VNS Spring Triticale

• Provides a higher-yielding forage alternative to barley and spring oats Conventional $15/50 lb bag • Good drought tolerance and lodging resistance • Plant 100 lbs/acre Organic $26/50 lb bag

Winter Triticale VNS Winter Triticale Organic & Certified $ASK

• Economical choice for forage or cover cropping

• Dual-purpose awned variety for forage or grain • Selected for high grain yields, low ergot Conventional Certified $ASK • Medium maturity, moderate straw strength Organic & Certified $ASK • Good grain quality for feed

NE426GT

Gainer 154

• Awned, short plant height, good straw strength • Early maturing, good for double cropping Organic & Certified $ASK • Excellent for silage, green chop, grazing, or cover cropping

• Awnletted variety (small awns) • Early maturing, good for double cropping Conventional Uncertified $ASK • Excellent for silage, green chop, grazing, or cover cropping

Rocket

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Winter Rye Variety / Price per Bushel

Winter Rye * Conventional Uncertified $ASK

Features

Winter Hardiness1

Days to Heading2

Plant Ht3

Straw Strength4

Ergot5

Test Wt.1

Grain Protein2

1

1

6

9

4

4

2

4

7

4

4

1

1

8

5

6

7

9

2

9

2

• Economical choice for forage, grain, or cover cropping

Organic & Uncertified $ASK • Very tall variety with good winter hardiness Aroostook • Early-heading; popular choice for rollercrimper application in organic no-till Conventional Uncertified $ASK systems Organic & Uncertified $ASK • Good spring recovery and early-season vigor

Hazlet

• Shorter plant height, good standing Conventional Uncertified $ASK • Improved yields and test weight • Unlicensed variety Organic & Uncertified $ASK

ND Dylan

• NDSU release with outstanding grain yield and hardiness Conventional Certified $ASK • Excellent standability & heavy test wt. Organic & Certified $ASK • Requires license agreement

HYBRID WINTER RYE • Yields up to 160 bu/acre (up to 100% more than open-pollinated varieties) • Plants are shorter, stand well, and are more uniform in height and maturity than open-pollinated rye varieties • Disease resistant! All varieties have minimal risk for ergot • Excellent winter hardiness. • Superior grain quality for milling, distilling, and feed markets • Rye can be fed successfully in rations for dairy, beef and swine • Grain from hybrid rye cannot be saved for seed

KWS Bono Conventional Certified $ASK Requires license agreement

KWS Brasetto Conventional Certified $ASK Requires license agreement

KWS Progas Conventional Certified $ASK Requires license agreement

1

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Management: Requires higher management than open-pollinated rye. Provide 1.12 lbs of available nitrogen per bushel of grain. Seeding: Seed in September in southern Minnesota. Seeding can continue into October farther south. Uniform seed spacing enables optimum tiller development. Plant 800,000 viable seeds/acre, ½” to ¾” deep.

• Highest yields at U of MN in 2017 & 2018 • Stands very well • Excellent drought tolerance – best dryland variety • Very large, deep root system • Grain cannot be saved for seed

4

6

1

1

1

1

9

• Dramatically higher grain yields than common varieties • Stands very well, good resistance to Fusarium • Low ergot, superior grain quality for milling, distilling, or feed • Grain cannot be saved for seed

3

7

2

1

1

5

8

• Forage type for silage or grazing • Tall, very high dry matter yields • More tons and milk/acre than triticale • Apply 100-120 lbs N per acre • Whole plant silage • Harvest at milk stage for best balance of quality and yield • Very early heading: consider for rolldown rye

More Milk Per Acre! In a 2017 UW Extension trial, KWS Progas Hybrid Rye produced 4,400 more pounds/acre of milk than Trical, a forage-type triticale. View the trial: https://bit.ly/2Rbe0KS

Data based on agronomic characteristics and of winter rye varieties in Minnesota in multiple-year comparisons (2016-2018). 1-9 rating with 1 = highest and 9 = lowest; 21-9 rating with 1 = earliest and 9 = latest; 31-9 rating with 1 = shortest and 9 = tallest; 4 1-9 rating with 1 = strongest and 9 = weakest; 51-9 rating with 1 = most resistant and 9 = least resistant.

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Features

• Mix of about 40% oats*, 30% spring wheat*, and 30% barley* • 3-species mix improves yield for both hay and grain Conventional $12/50 lb bag • Higher protein feed than straight oats • Plant 100 lbs/acre Organic $19/50 lb bag • Should be swathed according to oats maturity before combining for optimum yield and drydown

Succotash

Flax

• Plant 50-70 lbs/acre

Conv. Brown*$40/50 lb bag • Visit www.alseed.com for details about growing flax Conv. Golden*$45/50 lb bag

Ancient Heirloom Grains Identify your market before planting and plan ahead! Emmer and Einkorn thresh with the hulls intact (like oats). Most milling and malting markets will require the grain be dehulled before accepting, so have a plan for dehulling yourself. However, if you plan to save grain for seed, store with the hull intact. Dehulled grain quickly loses its viability to germinate. • Avoid excess nitrogen fertilizer and keep off deep, rich soils to avoid lodging. • Plant 100-150 lbs per acre at 1” deep in the spring. • Because the seeds are planted with attached hulls, watch for flowability issues through the drill. • Swathing/windrowing may be a better choice than direct harvest due to lodging risk. • Expected dehulled grain yields may be as high as 50 bushels per acre.

Einkorn Heirloom Spring Wheat Call for availability

Lucille Emmer Heirloom Spring Wheat Call for availability

Turkey Red Winter Wheat Call for availability

• Diploid type, the oldest of the ancient wheats • Smallest seed size of the ancient wheats • Higher protein, beta carotene, lutein, and micronutrients compared to modern wheat • Because of lower gluten levels, bread made with einkorn flour will not rise as much as that made with modern wheat • Flavorful! • Though it is not gluten free, some with sensitivity to gluten find that they are able to digest einkorn • Low yield, but can survive on poor, marginal soils • Tetraploid, ancient relative of modern wheat • Large, plump, and highly aromatic grain • When dehulled and cooked whole, this is the wheat most commonly called farro • Gluten content can vary; higher in protein and antioxidants than traditional wheat • Usually has higher mineral content, higher fiber and a lower glycemic index than modern wheat • Higher yielding than einkorn. • Good disease resistance • Heritage variety with taller growth habit and late maturity • Tall height shades out weeds better than modern varieties • Can tolerate poor soils because of a bigger root system • Unique, rich, and complex flavor and excellent baking qualities

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LEGUMES & BRASSICAS RED CLOVER Red clover establishes easily and rapidly, but it isn’t as drought-tolerant or winter-hardy as alfalfa. Best Use: Pasture, haylage, dry hay or cover crop Adaptation: Red clover grows on wet and low pH soils that won’t support alfalfa. Better adapted to heavier soils. Pasture & Hay • Difficult to dry as hay but improved varieties (Ruby Red, Freedom) dry down faster • Can cause livestock bloat when heavy stands are grazed Planting Date: February - May, July 15 - August 30. Can be frost-seeded. Seeding: 8-12 lbs/acre straight; 2-5 lbs/acre in a mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep. Cutting/Grazing • Medium red clovers recover after being cut; however, mammoth red clover will not • Don't cut after September 1 in the seeding year to allow for overwintering

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Medium Red Clover* Manitoba Brand* FAST TO ESTABLISH & PERSISTENT

• Fast establishment, good recovery, persists 2 to 3 years • Economical choice for haying, grazing and cover cropping • Inoculated with OMRI-listed coating 1-249 lbs

250 - 999 lbs

1,0001,999 lbs

>2,000 lbs

$ / lb

Conv. Org.

$1.94

$1.80

$1.72

$1.60

$3.16

$3.08

$2.98

$2.88

PERSISTENCE MEETS VIGOR

• Improved variety selected under organic field conditions in Manitoba • More persistent than VNS Medium Red • Widely adapted to broad range of soil types & growing conditions • Good disease resistance • Coated with Apex Green Hydroloc – OMRI listed Organic $3.60/lb $180/50 lb bag

Freedom! MR Ruby Red Brand* HIGH YIELDS, RAPID RECOVERY

• Highest yielding red clover we sell! • 1st Place in 2018 Pennsylvania State varietal trial with a total of 7.73 ton per acre in three cuts • Excellent persistence and disease resistance • Fast drying and high forage quality • Fast establishment and rapid recovery after cutting • Coated with Prevail – OMRI listed Conventional $2.80/lb $140/50 lb bag Cornell University Tons/Acre

• Graze or cut for hay when 25% 50% of the red clover stand blooms

Ruby Red

9.06

• Leave at least 2 inches of growth after each harvest

Starfire II

8.38

Marathon 8.00

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FAST DRYDOWN & WINTER HARDY • Tremendous dry matter production • Excellent choice for hay • Reduced stem pubescence aids in rapid drydown • Better winter hardiness than Freedom • Coated with Nitro-Coat® - OMRI listed Conventional $4.20/lb $105/25 lb bag


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Ladino White Clover* New Zealand MAXIMIZE NITROGEN FIXATION White Clover* • A taller, large-leaved white clover excellent for grazing • Good nitrogen fixer • Best fit in productive pastures • Excellent companion planted with pasture grasses Conventional $3.40/lb $170/50 lb bag Organic $6.90/lb $345/50 lb bag

Alice Grazing A GRAZIER’S FAVORITE! • Excellent grazing tolerance • An improved variety of ladino white clover with large leaves • Grows up to 12 in. tall • Winter hardy and quick to establish • Excellent production and balance with pasture grasses • Coated with Nitro-Coat® - OMRI Listed Conventional $5.00/lb $125/25 lb bag

Rivendel IMPROVED DISEASE RESISTANCE • Small-leaved grazing clover • Great companion for aggressive pasture grasses • Very good tolerance to close grazing • Excellent disease resistance • Coated with Apex Green – OMRI listed

VIGOROUS GRAZING OPTION • Tolerates drought conditions better than White Dutch and is more vigorous • Tolerates a wide range of soils • Excellent tolerance to grazing • Ideal for living mulch or green manure Conventional $3.40/lb $170/50 lb bag

White Dutch Clover* TRAFFIC TOLERANT • Low-growing clover; good traffic tolerance and persistence • Usable as living mulch in orchards and vegetable gardens • Avoid dry soils Conventional $3.80/lb $190/50 lb bag

6 Benefits of White Clover as a Cover Crop Fixes Nitrogen – ~80-130 lbs N per acre. Resilient – Most resilient of the clover genus. Withstands mowing and high traffic areas. Soil Compaction – Very thick and interconnected root system breaks up soil compaction.

White clover is a perennial legume that is more persistent than red clover. It can withstand heavy field traffic and thrive under shady, moist conditions. Types: Cultivars of white clover are grouped by plant height and leaf size. • White Dutch is short growing but has the greatest persistence and winter hardiness. • New Zealand is intermediate in height, flowers profusely and has some heat tolerance. • Ladino fixes the most nitrogen, is taller and higher yielding, but less persistent than White Dutch. Best Use: Excellent choice for beef or dairy pastures to increase productivity, palatability, intake, protein, and energy. Can be used as a living mulch. Adaptation: Widely adapted, easy to establish, and prefers medium to heavy soils. Avoid droughty soils. Pasture & Hay • Not a good choice for horse pastures. Can cause bloat. • Most white clovers are aggressive; keep seeding rates low.

Grazing – Palatable with a protein content of ~28 percent.

Planting Date: February – May, July 15 – August 30. Can be frost-seeded.

Erosion Prevention – Extensive root system and ground cover keep soil in place.

Seeding: 6-8 lbs/acre straight or 1-3 lbs/acre in a mix. Drill or broadcast. Do not plant deeper than ¼ in. Smaller seed than red clover.

Organic $6.90/lb $172.50/25 lb bag

Weed Suppression – Large root system and biomass production competes well even in adverse conditions.

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FORAGE LEGUMES

Aslike Clover*

Sainfoin*

Birdsfoot Trefoil*

NON-SPREADING & PERSISTENT

DROUGHT-RESISTANT N FIXER

WINTER HARDY & BEATS THE BLOAT

• Non-spreading winter-hardy legume that can persist 1-3 years • White or pale pink blossom Best Use: Pastures, silage mixes, cover cropping Adaptation: Grows in moist and acidic soils (down to pH of 5.0). Performs best on wetter ground; tolerant of occasional flooding and poorly drained soils. Management: Introduce grazing animals to alsike-heavy pastures slowly to avoid bloat. Can be difficult to dry and should not be used in horse pastures. Do not cut or graze closer than 2 inches. Planting Date: February – May, July 15 August 30. Can be frost-seeded. Seeding: Drill ¼ in. deep or broadcast and roll 1-3 lbs/acre in a mix; 6-10 lbs/ acre for a cover crop. Conventional $3.60/lb $180/50 lb bag Organic $3.60/lb $180/50 lb bag Organic Mix w/7% Yellow Blossom $2.20/lb $110/50 lb bag

• Deep rooted, drought resistant legume with hollow stem and many leaflets • Not as winter hardy as alfalfa • Non-bloating, excellent quality and palatability Best Use: Pasture for dryland grazing and/or single-cut hay crop Adaptation: Intolerant to flooding, wet soils but well suited for drier soils Planting Date: March – April Seeding: Drill 2-5 lbs/acre in a mix, 3040 lbs/acre straight ¼ - ½ in. deep. or broadcast and roll Conventional $2.20/lb $110/50 lb bag Organic $2.20/lb $110/50 lb bag

White Blossom Sweet Clover* ABUNDANT BLOSSOMS & NECTAR • A tall-growing, biennial legume

• Deep-rooted, winter-hardy perennial legume with yellow blossoms • Does not cause bloat when grazed • Holds its leaves at maturity better than clovers and alfalfa but challenging to dry and harvest for hay • Good N fixer • Slow establishment and potentially invasive habits Best Use: Grazing, long-term pasture, or cover plant for roadsides, ditches, and wildlife Adaptation: Tolerant of poorly drained, saline, acidic or alkaline soils Management: Allow self-seeding every 3 years to maintain stand life. Planting Date: February – May, July 15 – August 30. Can be frost-seeded. Seeding: Drill 2-4 lbs/acre in a mix, 6-10 lbs/acre straight ¼ in. deep or broadcast and roll Conventional $4.20/lb $210/50 lb bag

• Abundant white blossoms and high nectar content • Later maturing than yellow blossom sweet clover Best Use: Bee forage

Kura Clover* EXTREME PERSISTENCE • Extremely persistent, spreading, perennial legume • Extensive rhizome system vegetatively propagates itself

Management: Can become a volunteer weed if allowed to set seed Planting Date: February – April Seeding: Broadcast or drill 8-12 lbs/acre ¼ to ½ in. deep

• Slow to establish (2-3 years)

Conventional $3.80/lb $190/50 lb bag

Best Use: High-use pastures or as living mulch

Frosty Berseem Clover*

Adaptation: Stands up to heavy field traffic and frequent intensive grazing. Avoid droughty, shallow soils.

COLD-HARDY, QUICK NITROGEN FIXER

Management: Do not seed with nurse crop and manage weeds until established. Do not intensively graze past Sept. 1.

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Planting Date: April 15 - June 1; July 15August 15

Crimson Clover*

Seeding: Broadcast 6 lbs/acre straight or drill ¼ - ½ in. deep.

See page 57 for a full description.

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Adaptation: Prefers well-drained soils. Avoid acidic soils

Conventional $2.90/lb $145/50 lb bag

RAPIDLY GROWING COVER CROP Conventional $1.20/lb $54/50 lb bag Organic $2.80/lb $140/50 lb bag LEGUMES & BRASSICAS

Crown Vetch* AGGRESSIVE GROUND COVER • Cool-season, spreading perennial legume with pink flowers • Very aggressive once established with invasive habits Best Use: Permanent ground cover on hillsides and ditches Adaptation: Prefers well-drained soils, but can tolerate acidic and shallow, low fertility soils. Planting Date: February – April Seeding: Broadcast or drill 15-20 lbs/ acre or 1 lb/1,000 ft 2, ¼ - ½ in. deep Conventional $ASK


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Forage Rape

Forage Turnips

PALATABILITY MEETS PERSISTENCE

EXCELLENT LATE-SEASON FORAGE

• Succulent plant related to cabbage

• Hardy, large-rooted brassica that produces abundant high quality forage below and above ground

• Persists well after the first frost but rarely overwinters in Upper Midwest Best Use: Forage for hogs, sheep, and young stock. Can be grazed multiple times. Management: Ready to chop in 8095 days; ready to pasture in 6 to 8 weeks. Keep it cut or grazed down so it doesn’t get tall and woody. Supplement perennial cool season pastures in August and September or interseed warm season grasses to improve their feed quality. Can blister white pigs from grazing. Planting Date: Early spring until August Seeding: 3 lbs/acre or 1-3 lbs in a mix ¼ inch deep DWARF ESSEX RAPE • Highly palatable • Nutritious with excellent protein Conventional $1.00/lb $50/50 lb bag BARSICA FORAGE RAPE • Tall variety with high yields • Resistance to lodging and powdery mildew Conventional $1.60/lb $80/50 lb bag

Forage Kale*

• Can yield up to 4 to 6 tons an acre of dry matter • High energy feed with 85% total digestible nutrients and 10% protein • Roots grow about half above ground Best Use: Pasture forage. Has been pastured successfully with up to a foot of snow. Management: Add 50-100 lbs. N and medium rates of K and P. Ready to graze in 60-90 days. Planting Date: May to August Seeding: Seed 2-3 lbs/acre ¼ to ½ inch deep PURPLE TOP TURNIPS • Most common variety in US

Brassicas are a genus of plants in the mustard family (Brassicaceae), also known as cruciferous vegetables or cole crops. More than 30 wild species and hybrids are in cultivation, plus numerous cultivars and hybrids of cultivated origin. Almost all parts of cultivated species contain nutritional value, including the root, stems, leaves, flowers, buds, and seeds. They provide high amounts of vitamin C and soluble fiber. Best Uses • Used to lengthen the grazing season. All brassicas have highly digestible cell walls and very high protein levels. • Excellent for cover cropping (typically as part of a mix). High dry matter production both above and below ground builds organic matter in the soil.

• Good choice for low fertility ground

• Used in deer food plots for their high palatability and late-season Conventional $1.50/lb $75/50 lb bag availability. Organic $2.40/lb $120/50 lb bag

BARKANT TURNIP • Improved variety: 50% more dry matter than purple top turnip and almost five times the leaf production • Ideally suited for grazing with sheep and cattle

Adaptation: Brassica plants require well-drained soil rich in organic matter with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. Grazing

• Graze brassicas carefully; too much intake can cause health Conventional $2.00/lb $100/50 lb bag problems in cattle • Allow livestock time to adjust to a change in diet

COLD-WEATHER FORAGE • High feed quality • Very leafy and will produce high yields far into late fall/early winter • Best cold tolerance of the brassicas with a survival tolerance down to 10° F Best Use: Cattle and sheep grazing; will compare favorably with alfalfa as pasturage Management: Ready to graze in 110150 days Planting Date: May to August Seeding: 4-5 lbs/acre, ¼ to ½ inch deep Conventional $2.80/lb $140/50 lb bag

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WARM SEASON FORAGES SORGHUM-SUDANGRASS A hybrid cross between sorghum and sudangrass; intermediate in size and yield. Fast-growing, highly productive, multi-cut annual grass bred to maximize summer forage. Can grow 8’ tall if left uncut. Protein can reach 14% but has less energy than corn silage, because it lacks grain. Best Use: Best suited for grazing, green chop, baleage, or silage. Adaptation: Good soils, but is drought tolerant. Likes hot weather. All hybrids we sell are resistant to downy mildew and anthracnose. Management • Harvest between 40”-50” (boot stage) for highest quality feed. • Cut 6” above ground for best regrowth. Larger stems make drying for hay more difficult than for sudangrass. • High planting rates produce finer stems which dry better with increased quality.

Viking 100 Brand*

Viking 300 BMR Brand*

HIGH PROTEIN & PALATABLE

WHOLE-PLANT DIGESTIBILITY

• Thin-stemmed type, highly palatable hybrid • Higher protein content than other varieties • Excellent tillering and stay-green characteristics • High leaf-to-stem ratio

• Photo-period Sensitive BMR (Gene 6) • Will grow all season before it heads out, allowing for a longer grazing period • Retains nutritional quality for a wide window of harvest • Can postpone silage harvest up to 50”-80” tall • Reduced lignin for increased digestibility and daily gains • Can produce 7-10 tons DM/acre

Conv. Untreated $38/50 lb bag

Viking 200 BMR Brand* DIGESTIBILITY MEETS PALATABILITY • BMR (Gene 6) • Reduced lignin for improved digestibility and daily gain • Fine, sweet stalk for high palatability • Tillers profusely and has dry stalk trait for quick dry-down Conv. Untreated $50/50 lb bag

• Manage risk for prussic acid and nitrate concentrations during drought or following frost.

Viking 220 BMR Brand*

Planting Date: Late-May – early July (soil temps 62°F+)

• BMR (Gene 12) • Excellent palatability and flexibility for direct grazing or hay • Slightly broader leaves and larger stems • High daily weight gains for meat animals and high milk productivity

Seeding: 20-30 lbs/acre drilled, 2535 lbs/acre broadcast. Use high end of the rate for hay production. Plant ¾”-1½” deep.

WHOLE-PLANT DIGESTIBILITY

Organic $84/50 lb bag

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Conv. Untreated $62/50 lb bag

Surpass BMR Brachytic Dwarf WHOLE-PLANT DIGESTIBILITY • BMR (Gene 6) • Brachytic dwarfing genes improve quality and standability • Shortened internode length; very high leaf-to-stem ratio • Shorter than other hybrids but produces equal or higher total tonnage with up to 50% more leaves • High sugar content to improve palatability and feed intake • Superior regrowth for quicker harvests Conv. Untreated $62/50 lb bag


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Japanese Millet* EXCELLENT FEED VALUE • Upright, annual grass with quick growth in adequate moisture and fertility • Finer stems than pearl millet or sorghums • When cut before heading, protein ranges from 14-20% • Customers report high palatability Best Use: Hay, pasture, and silage. Excellent feed for cattle, horses, and sheep. No prussic acid problems. Adaptation: Tolerant of wet soils and will survive standing water, but does not perform well on droughty or low fertility soils. Not frost-tolerant. Management: Can be cut 2 or 3 times. Cut before heading and leave 6”of stubble for faster recovery. In a singlecut system, it can reach 5’ tall. Earlier cutting leads to higher quality, lower yields, and more drying time. Planting Date: Mid-May to early June (soil 62°F+) Seeding: Seed 25-35 lbs/acre ½”-1”deep Conv. Untreated

$39/50 lb bag

Hybrid Pearl Millet* TALL, HIGH-YIELDING VARIETY • Erect, annual bunchgrass that can grow up to 4’ to 8’ tall • Multi-cut, warm-season forage grass • Coarser stems than Japanese Millet, but can produce more tonnage • Forage is high in protein and highly digestible with no prussic acid problems Best Use: Hay, pasture, and silage. Most frequently used in beef cow/calf and dairy operations. Adaptation: Likes good ground but can produce under low rainfall and low soil fertility. Management: Leave 6”of stubble for faster recovery after cutting or grazing. Planting Date: Mid-May – early July (soil 62°F+) Seeding: 12-20 lbs/acre, ½”-1”deep. Conv. Untreated

$56/50 lb bag

Exceed BMR Hybrid Pearl Millet* TALL, HIGH-YIELDING VARIETY • Brown Mid-Rib (BMR) for improved feed intake, higher digestibility, and more milk • Dwarfing gene increases leaf to stem ratio and standability • Excellent drought tolerance and disease resistance Conv. Untreated

SINGLE-CUT SPECIES

German-Type Foxtail Millet*

Multi-Cut Species • Japanese Millet • Hybrid Pearl Millet • BMR Hybrid Pearl Millet Single-Cut Species Minimal regrowth that may be direct grazed. • Foxtail Millet • Proso Millet

TALL, HIGH-YIELDING VARIETY • Fast-growing, annual grass grows to 5’ • Fine quality forage, easy to hay Best Use: Single-cut emergency hay crop (Can be ready to cut in 50-60 days) Adaptation: Likes good ground but tolerates tough, unfavorable conditions because of drought tolerance and early maturity. Management: Harvest in boot stage. Planting Date: Late May – early July (soil 62°F+) Seeding: 20-25 lbs/acre, ½”-1”deep Conv. Untreated

$39/50 lb bag

Proso Millet* LOW INPUT, WARM-SEASON FORAGE • Fastest-growing millet • Easy to hay with fine quality • Fast maturing and can produce 2-3 tons of DM • Serves as a catch crop where others have failed Best Use: Single-cut forage or grain; excellent for emergency hay, silage, green-chop Adaptation: Good drought tolerance Management: Forage ready to cut in 40-50 days; cut in boot stage before heading for best quality. Grain crop in 70 to 90 days. Planting Date: May to early July (soil 62°F+) Seeding: 20-30 lbs/acre, ½”-1”deep Conv. Untreated

* = Variety Not Stated

$90/50 lb bag

Millets are some of the oldest of cultivated crops harvested for food or feed. The crop is favored due to its productivity and short growing season under dry, high-temperature conditions.

$20/50 lb bag

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BMR Genes for Lower Lignin Levels With reduced lignin content, Brown Midrib (BMR) forage hybrids can be identified by a light to dark brown tint in the stalk and leaf midrib. BMR genes 6 and 12 limit certain enzyme activity that results in about one-third lower forage lignin levels when compared to non-BMR cultivars. These genes, altered with traditional plant breeding techniques, result in the characteristic brown leaf midrib in corn, millets, and sorghum. The BMR 12 gene confers higher carbohydrate levels, slightly lower protein levels and higher whole plant digestibility compared with the BMR 6 gene.

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Viking 400 & Viking Piper Sudangrass Teff Grass HIGHEST QUALITY GRASS HAY WITH 401 BMR Forage (Hybrid) EXCELLENT PALATABILITY EXCELLENT FEED ENERGY POTENTIAL • Mineral content high in calcium and Sorghum • Annual grass with finer stems and iron MAXIMIZE MILK & MEAT PRODUCTION

• Medium-early maturity, sterile, hybrid forage sorghums with the BMR 6 trait • Sweet sorgo type that can reach 1821% soluble sugar content at early heading stage • Yields from 18-25 tons at 65% DM • Reduced lignin trait can equal the production of corn • 7 to 8 feet tall with stalks and leaves similar in size to corn; will head out but not produce seed Best Use: Silage, baleage, or hay. Adaptation: Does well on dryland or irrigated fields but requires one-third less water than corn. Management: Isolate from other sorghums by one mile to protect sterility and prevent seed formation. Manage potential for prussic acid and nitrate build-up. Planting Date: Late-May – early July (soil 62°F+) Seeding: Seed 8-10 lbs/acre in 30” rows ½”-1” deep. (For hay, plant at higher rate).

higher quality compared to sorghumsudangrass and forage sorghum, but will yield less (3-5 tons/acre dry) • Coarser than Japanese millet • Grows 4’ to 7’ tall Best Use: Hay, grazing, green chop, silage, or baleage. Adaptation: Likes hot weather. Management: Harvest 6” above ground for excellent regrowth potential. When harvested early (30”), sudangrass contains high levels of energy and protein. Quality and energy significantly reduced after heading. Manage potential for prussic acid and nitrate build-up. Planting Date: Late-May – early July (soil at 62°F+) Seeding: Drill 20-30 lbs/acre ¾”-½” deep or broadcast 25-35 lbs/acre. (Use high end of the rate for hay production.) Conv. Untreated

$46/50 lb bag

• Attractive green color important for premium horse hay market • Adaptable to most soil types with few disease and pest problems • Can interseed into thin alfalfa stands Best Use: Fast growing emergency forage crop and for double cropping. Ideal hay for horses, cattle, and other livestock. Management: Needs at least 50 lbs N, adequate P and K and sulfur. Harvest in pre-boot to early boot stage about 4550 days after planting. Leave 3-4 inches when cutting or grazing. Planting Date: Late May to late July (soil 62°F+) Seeding: Seed 8-12 lbs coated seed/acre or 3-5 lbs/acre raw seed ⅛” to ¼” deep into extremely firm seed bed. Roll after seeding. Conv. w/Nitro-Coat® (OMRI approved) $2.20/lb $125/50 lb bag

Viking 400 Brand* Treated w/ Concep $78/50 lb bag

“I planted Teff late June and ended up with two cuttings yielding 3.75 tons. Had August been better weather, it would have been closer to five tons. My cows grazed it after second cutting.”

Viking 401 Brand* Conv. Untreated $62/50 lb bag

Rox Orange Cane

– Clarks Grove, MN

SILAGE, SYRUP, OR GRAZING

• Medium, early-maturing forage sorghum developed for sweet syrup • Can reach 8’ to 12’ tall for high silage tonnage • Similar appearance to corn, except seed head is on top. • Old-timers interplanted this with silage corn. Best Use: Good choice for silage, syrup production, and grazing. Seed can be harvested for feed. Adaptation: Drought tolerant and likes hot weather. Management: Manage potential for prussic acid and nitrate build-up. Planting Date: Late May to early July (soil 62°F+) Seeding: Row plant, drill, or broadcast 10-20 lbs/acre 1” deep Conv. Untreated 50

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Grain Sorghum (Milo) Daytona Sunflower EASY-GROWING WILDLIFE STANDS

OPTIMAL FORAGE PRODUCTION

• Easier to grow than corn and is more drought resistant Best Use: Excellent attractant and food source for deer, game birds, and other wildlife. Great bedding cover. Adaptation: Cool temperatures limit feed grain production for livestock in the Upper Midwest. Management: Requires nitrogen fertility (up to 150 lbs N per year). Manage potential for prussic acid & nitrate build-up. Planting Date: Late May to early July (soil at 62°F+) Seeding: Drill 5-15 lbs/acre ½” to 1-½” deep. Use high end of rate for broadcasting.

• High yielding, high oleic oilseed hybrid • Medium maturity, short statured, good standing • Plant 20,000-28,000 seeds/acre after soils have warmed to 50⁰F (1 bag seeds 5-8 acres) Organic

Alternative Forage Crops: Yield and Quality Potential1

Dr. Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist, Dept of Agronomy, U of WI, (Revised 2013)

$24/50 lb bag

$50/50 lb bag

Milo / Soybean Mix OPTIMAL FORAGE PRODUCTION • Mix of medium-height milo (grain sorghum) and a tall, bushy non-GMO soybean • Maximizes forage production and quality when planted after an earlyspring forage • Yields 5-9 tons dry matter with protein between 10-14% Best Use: Not suitable for dry hay; must be ensiled. Management: Double-crop for silage after harvesting a spring forage such as oats/peas. Plant early (before June 25) and harvest in 60-90 days for best results. Manage potential prussic acid problems after frost. Planting Date: Plant after last frost date through mid-July. Seeding: Drill 150 lbs/acre 1” deep. Conv. Untreated

Maturity Date

Yield2 (t/a)

Crude Protein3

RFV4

Winter rye

Sept

mid-May

3-3.5

12-13

85-90

Winter wheat

Sept

late May

3-3.5

11-12

85-90

Winter triticale

Sept

early June

3-3.5

11-12

85-90

mid-April

mid-June

2.5-3

12-13

100-110

Barley

WGF (Wilder Game Food) • Short (26” to 30”) and early maturing with large seed head • Ideal for food plots • Use taller sorghum-sudangrass for screening purposes Fungicide Treated

Planting Date

Crop

Open Pollinated* • Varying height, later maturing Conv. Untreated

$250 / 175M unit

Barley & peas

mid-April

mid-June

2.5-3

15-16

115-120

Oats

mid-April

late June

2.5-3

12-13

100-110

Oats & peas

mid-April

late June

2.5-3

15-16

115-120

Spring wheat

mid-April

early July

2.5-3

11-12

100-110

Spring triticale

mid-April

mid-July

2.5-3

13-14

100-110

Spring triticale & peas

mid-April

mid-July

2.5-3

15-16

115-120

Corn silage

May 1

mid-Sept

7-8

9-10

95-105

Corn silage

June 1

mid-Sept

5-6

9-10

95-105

Corn silage

July 1

late Sept

2-3

9-10

95-105

Forage sorghum

June 1

mid-Sept

6-9

10-11

90-100

Forage sorghum

July 1

mid-Sept

6-9

10-11

90-100

Sudangrass

June 1

mid-July

2-4

11-13

90-100

Sudangrass

July 1

mid-August

3-5

11-13

90-100

Sorg-sudan hybrid

June 1

mid-July

4-6

12-14

90-100

Sorg-sudan hybrid

July 1

mid-August

3-5

12-14

90-100

Soybeans

May 15

July 1

1-1.5

20-21

120-140

Soybeans

May 15

August 1

1.5-2.5

18-20

120-140

Soybeans

May 15

Sept 15

3-4

18-20

120-140

Soybeans

June 1

Aug-Sept

2-3

18-20

120-140

Soybeans

July 1

Sept

1-2

18-20

120-140

Grain sorghum & soybean

June 1

Sept

6-7

11-12

95-110

Forage sorghum & soybean

June 1

Sept

6-9

10-11

90-105

mid-June

Sept

2-3

20-25

150-250

Turnip - tops

mid-June to Aug. 1

Sept

2-3

20-25

150-250

Turnip - root

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Oct

0.5

16-20

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August

Oct

1-2

10-11

140-150

Rape

Oats

$24/50 lb bag

Not available for pickup until late spring. Order early and call before picking up.

Spring barley

August

Oct

1-2

10-11

110-130

Spring triticale

August

Oct

0.5-1

13-14

130-140

Winter wheat

August

Oct & May

0.5-1

12-13

150-160

Winter wheat & oats

August

Oct & May

3-5

10-13

100-120

Results may include single-cut and multi-cut data, depending on crop. 2All yields are expressed as dry matter tons/acre. 3Crude protein is expressed on a dry matter basis 4Relative Feed Value: 100 = Fiber content of full bloom alfalfa. When use is for silage, divide dry matter yields by .35 to convert to tons of silage at 65% moisture. Yields are estimated for southern Wisconsin under high management. 1

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MultiMax CC7 cover crop mix on Tom Frantzen’s organic farm in New Hampton, IA

VIKING COVER CROP MIXES NitroMax CC1

ValueMax CC2

WinterMax CC3

DIVERSE BLEND FOR COVERAGE

HIGH DIVERSITY & HIGH SEEDS PER LB

WINTER HARDY & SOIL BENEFITS

Oats 48.5% + Field Peas 48.5% + Radish 3%

Cover crop blend designed to maximize soil coverage and green manure production in the fall following early-harvested crops like small grains, sweet corn, vegetables, corn silage, or early soybeans. • Excellent for chopping or grazing • Good scavenger of N and other leachable nutrients: tall oats and field peas complement the radish in resource use and optimization, both above and below ground • Excellent fall growth and biomass accumulation • Winterkills in Upper Midwest • Works on a variety of soil types • Not a good fit after grain corn or soybeans Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 Seeding: 75-100 lbs. /acre at 1⁄ 2 in. deep. Drill for best results. Avoid aerial application. Conventional $0.48/lb $24/50 lb bag Organic $0.60/lb $30/50 lb bag

Conventional Blend: Annual Ryegrass 60% + Crimson Clover 20% + Radish 15% + Dwarf Essex Rape 5% Organic Blend: Organic Annual Ryegrass 60% + Organic Crimson Clover 20% + Organic Radish 20%

Stretch your dollars with this diverse combination of small-seeded cover crops that build healthy soils, fix nitrogen, and sequester nutrients. • Annual ryegrass adds biomass and weed competition; crimson clover fixes N; radish breaks up compacted soil; rape establishes quickly for soil protection • Winterkills in the Upper Midwest. • Can establish under shade & canopy with adequate moisture • Suitable for grazing in the fall • Avoid after grain corn or soybeans Planting Date: Last cultivation; Aug. 1 Sept. 15 Seeding: 15-20 lbs. /acre at 1⁄4 to 1⁄ 2 in. deep. Drill, broadcast, or aerial apply into standing crops in the fall or for seeding at V6 in corn. Later seeding will reduce clover growth. Conventional $1.10/lb $55/50 lb bag Organic $1.90/lb $95/50 lb bag

Winter Rye 75% + Hairy Vetch 20% + Radish 5%

Our most winter-hardy blend combines the hardiness and aggressiveness of winter rye, the N-fixation potential of hairy vetch, and the deep soil penetration of the radish for growers in northern climates. • Winter-hardy species provide maximum soil health benefits; covering the soil during periods of peak erosion with excellent biomass in the spring • Winter rye and hairy vetch in this diverse blend reliably winter over in the Upper Midwest • Widely adaptable for all soil types and fertility levels • Best planted after small grains, vegetables, corn silage, or early soybeans • Can be planted after corn grain or soybeans but hairy vetch/radish growth will be minimal Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 Seeding: 50-75 lbs. /acre at 1⁄4 to 1⁄ 2 in. deep. Drill, broadcast or aerial apply. Conventional $0.76/lb $38/50 lb bag Organic $0.90/lb $45/50 lb bag

NitroMax CC1 cover crop mix in October 2018

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GrazeMax CC4

SummerMax CC6

CultivationMax CC8

TONNAGE FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR

JUMP-START YOUR SOIL HEALTH

COVER CROP INTO CORN

Barley 48% + Oats 48% + Kale 2% + Turnips 2%

Conventional Blend: Buckwheat 30% + Cowpeas 30% + Sorghum/Sudangrass 10% + Proso Millet 15% + Sunn Hemp 10% + Sunflowers 5%

Organic Annual Rye 40% + Organic Radish 20% + Organic Medium Red Clover 20% + Organic Alsike Clover 15% + Organic Hardy Alfalfa 5%

Organic Blend: Organic Buckwheat 40% + Organic Soybeans 40% + Organic Viking 220 Sorghum Sudangrass 20%

Shade-tolerant blend of organic cover crop species formulated for seeding at last cultivation in corn (~V6 stage). • Excellent small seeded mix for companion planting with corn at last cultivation (~June) • With adequate moisture, will emerge and stay semi-dormant until corn crop starts dying back in fall. Will not impede growth or harvest of corn. • Not recommended for interseeding into soybeans as soybean canopy is too shady • Adapted to many soil types but best suited for medium to heavy textured soils; will likely struggle on sandy soils without irrigation

Mixture specifically formulated for costeffective biomass production for fall grazing. Oats and barley consistently produce the most fall tonnage in the Upper Midwest. Kale and turnips diversify this blend and add highly digestible protein and is palatable late into the fall. • High seeds/lb. & low cost make this an easy choice for fall forage • Well adapted to varied soil types & seeding methods • Excellent fit after hayfield termination, small grains, sweet corn, or silage corn • Grazing livestock often will paw bulbs out of the ground after a frost • Winterkills in Upper Midwest • Not a good fit after full-season grain corn or soybeans Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 Seeding: 75-100 lbs. /acre at 1⁄4 to 1⁄ 2 in. deep. Drill or broadcast. Conventional $0.40/lb $20/50 lb bag

AerialMax CC5 PERFECT FOR ROTATION

Winter Rye 75% + Lentils 15% + Turnips 5% + Dwarf Essex Rape 5%

Specialized cover crop mix designed specifically for aerial application into standing corn or soybeans in the Upper Midwest. Provides excellent fall and early spring soil coverage and mix diversity maximizes rotational benefits. • Best results when flown on or applied prior to corn dieback (at or before black layer) or at soybean leaf yellowing and leaf drop • Time your fly-on with a predicted rain for best establishment success • Not a good fit for V6/last cultivation seeding in corn • Can be planted later than range but later planting will lessen growth of lentils, turnips and rape • Winter rye will winter over, other species will winterkill. Planting Date: Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 Seeding: 60-70 lbs. /acre at 1⁄ 2 in. deep. Drill, broadcast or aerial apply. Conventional $0.50/lb $25/50 lb bag

Vigorous growing warm-season cover crop mix of summer annual grasses, broadleaves, and legumes blended for maximum summer growth, weed suppression, and soil building. • Ideal for summer fallow soil building, prevent-plant situations, or as a diverse grazing/forage mixture • Competes with any weed and puts on tremendous growth and biomass • Provides good summer grazing/forage • Suitable for all soil types & field situations • Control mixture at first sign of buckwheat and/or sunn hemp flowers to prevent volunteer seed • Sunn hemp seed is toxic to livestock: introduce grazing animals slowly; sunn hemp plants can get woody and overly fibrous if allowed to grow past first flower (>60 days) Planting Date: May 30 – Aug. 15 after all danger of frost has passed Seeding: 40-50 lbs. /acre at 1⁄ 2 in. deep. Drill for best results. Conventional $0.76/lb $38/50 lb bag Organic $0.98/lb $49/50 lb bag

MultiMax CC7 ADAPTABLE & DIVERSE

Annual Ryegrass 40% + Crimson Clover 15% + Berseem Clover 15% + Lentils 15% + Radish 5% + Turnips 5% + Dwarf Essex Rape 5%

High diversity of grasses, legumes, and brassicas. Smaller seed size and high seeds/ lb. provide premium diversity at a relatively low cost. • Adaptable to any field condition / soil • Winterkills in the Upper Midwest • Can establish under shade and canopy with adequate moisture • Not a good fit after grain corn or soybeans Planting Date: Last cultivation; Aug. 1 Sept. 15. Later planting will lessen prevalence of clovers. Seeding: 15-20 lbs. /acre at 1⁄4 to 1⁄ 2 in. deep. Drill, broadcast or aerial apply. Excellent candidate for aerial application into standing crops or at the V6/last cultivation stage. Time your flyon or application with a predicted rain for best establishment success.

Planting Date: June 1 – July 5th, V6/last cultivation will depend on planting date and corn maturity. Seeding: 12-15 lbs. /acre at 1⁄4 to 1⁄ 2 in. deep. Drill or broadcast. Best success when timed with a rain at seeding and specialized interseeding equipment is used (vs. broadcasting). Organic $2.40/lb $120/50 lb bag

Plowdown Blend CC9 BIOMASS + NITROGEN FIX

Organic Mammoth Red Clover 30% + Organic Alsike Clover 25% + Organic Charger Alfalfa (80% Germ) 25% + Organic Yellow Blossom Clover 20%

Our most popular cover crop legume mixture for nitrogen plowdown produces abundant biomass and fixes N for the following cash crop. Positions your fields well for corn the following year. • Adapted to varying soil types and field conditions • Excellent fit for underseeding spring small grains or frost seeding into winter small grains: should not interfere with small grain growth or harvest • Suited for all soil types: heavy to dry • Can fix 50-100+ lbs. N/acre: legumes will be at peak N-fixation potential at flowering Planting Date: February-May; Aug. 1 – Aug. 15. Seeding: 12-15 lbs. /acre at 1⁄4 to 1⁄ 2 in. deep. Drill or broadcast. Organic $2.60/lb $130/50 lb bag

Conventional $1.28/lb $64/50 lb bag * = Variety Not Stated

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Cover Crop Specialist Bairet Eiter at the edge of oats and Aroostook rye at the Wilson farm in Cuba City, WI.

GRASS & BROADLEAF COVER CROPS GRASS COVER CROPS

Winter Rye*

Most common and most hardy fall-seeded cover crop in northern climates. Winter rye competes heavily with weeds and produces lots of forage/green manure in the spring. Will germinate down to 35°F soil temp. Excellent feed value as late-season forage with protein levels up to 18%. • Best used as a cover crop, forage crop and/or grain crop • Well adapted to all soil types including low fertility, acidic, or sandy soils • Can be planted deep into the fall (until first snow) • Can suppress germination of following crops (especially small-seeded crops). Allow biomass to decompose for 7-10 days prior to planting cash crops. • Heavy N and water user in the spring • Kill early if drought is forecast Price/bag

1-9 bags

10-39 bags

40-199 bags

200+ bags

Conventional

$ASK

$ASK

$ASK

$ASK

Organic

$ASK

$ASK

$ASK

$ASK

Aroostook Winter Rye

Cover Crop Barley*

An economical option for cover cropping. • Excellent for fall forage and grazing Organic: $19/Bu Conventional: $11.50/Bu

Cover Crop Oats*

Economical oat blend suitable for cover cropping and fall forage. Oats are fast establishing, produce abundant biomass, and are competitive with weeds. Fibrous root system builds soil structure and captures excess nutrients. Oats are good scavengers of P and other soil nutrients. Easy to control and can fit into almost any rotation. Oats will winterkill. • Cost-effective cover crop choice for soil coverage in the in fall • Excellent biomass production and fall forage potential • Best fit after small grains, vegetables, corn silage, or early soybeans. Not a good fit after grain corn or soybeans • Limited success with aerial application

RootMaster Brand* Annual Ryegrass

The most economical grass choice for cover cropping. High seeds/lb. and rapid growing plant with an extensive root system that builds soil structure and holds soil in place. Very good cold tolerance, can survive the winter if planted in winter hardiness zone 5 or warmer. Excellent for fall grazing and forage; although oats and winter rye will give you more tonnage. Very good candidate for aerial application. • Low-cost cover crop that be seeded at last cultivation/V6 or flown on into standing corn or soybeans • Well adapted to varying soil types • Root structure will be large even though above-ground growth may be minimal • May survive winter farther north based on the severity of the winter. Be prepared to spray or till in the spring to ensure complete kill

Organic: $11.50/Bu

An early-heading variety currently favored in organic no-till systems with a roller-crimper. • USDA-selected winter rye variety • Excellent as cover crop after fullseason crops • Good spring recovery and earlyseason vigor • Very tall variety, early maturity • No-till planting rate: 3-4 bu/acre Price/bag

1-9 bags

10-39 bags

40-199 bags

200+ bags

Conventional

$ASK

$ASK

$ASK

$ASK

Organic

$ASK

$ASK

$ASK

$ASK

1-249 lbs

250 - 999 lbs

Conventional: $8/Bu

1,0001,999 lbs

>2,000 lbs

$ / lb

Conv.

$1.18

$1.04

$0.98

$0.92

Sorghum-Sudangrass

A warm-season hybrid cross between Sorghum and Sudangrass. • Fast growing summer annual for excellent weed suppression • Produces large amount of biomass that can be incorporated into the soil as organic matter • Excellent forage for livestock • Wait to plant until soil temps are 62°F Organic Viking 220 $84 Conventional Viking 100 $38

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Drilled

Broadcast1/ Aerial

Winter Rye*

50-100

120-150

25-75

18,000

Aug-Nov

½- ¾ inch

NO

Aroostook Winter Rye

50-100

120-150

25-75

18,000

Aug-Nov

½- ¾ inch

NO

Cover Crop Barley*

72-96

120-144

48-64

14,300

Mar-May, Aug-Sept

½- ¾ inch

YES

Cover Crop Oats*

80-96

128-144

48-64

16,000

Mar-May, Aug-Sept

½- ¾ inch

YES

RootMaster Annual Ryegrass

15-20

25-30

4-5

227,000

Mar-May, Aug-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

Sorghum-Sudangrass

20-25

30-35

5-10

18,000

Mid-MayEarly July

½ - 1 inch

YES

Buckwheat*

50-100

NA

15-25

15,000

May-Aug

½ - 1½ inch

YES

3-4

NA

1-2

5,000

April-Aug

1 – 3½ inch

YES

7-12

NA

3-5

220,000

Aug-Sept

¼ inch

YES

Peredovik Sunflower Phacelia*

In Mix

Approx. Seeds/Lb

Seeding Date Range

Seeding Depth

Winter Kill2

Incorporating broadcast seed by dragging or lightly disking will increase successful germination. Winter kill success will vary. Typically dependent on severity of winter and snow cover.

1 2

BROADLEAVES

Peredovik Sunflower

Buckwheat*

Quick-growing, broadleaved summer annual ready to incorporate in 35 to 45 days. Potential for multiple plantings per year. Grain crop reaches maturity in 70 to 90 days. Very competitive with tough-tocontrol perennial and annual weeds like giant ragweed and Canada thistle. Easy to control and residue breaks down rapidly making this an ideal choice for small-scale producers. Excellent scavenger of P and other nutrients. Attracts beneficial insects and pollinators with its abundant flowers. • Excellent full-summer cover crop & pollinator-forage crop • Thrives on nutrient poor and varying soil types, but not on compacted, droughty, or wet soils • Sensitive to frost, drought, excessive heat, and any carryover herbicides • Terminate crop at first sign of flowering to avoid volunteer weeds Price/bag

1-5 bags

6-39 bags

40-199 bags

200+ bags

Conventional

$35

$32

$29

$27

Organic

$44

$41

$38

$36

• Fast-growing summer annual broadleaf for weed suppression • Extensive root system to break up compaction • Attractive flowers for pollinators • Very tall growing; extensive biomass accumulation for plowdown (soil building) Conventional: $30/50 lb bag

Phacelia*

• Non-leguminous annual broadleaf with fern-like leaves and purple blossoms • Provides early-season soil coverage and produces abundant flowers that are very attractive to pollinators Flowers 6-8 weeks after emergence • Will winterkill at 18°F and residue breaks down quickly. Plant early enough in the fall • Avoid broadcasting/aerial application Conventional: $3.60/lb $180/50 lb bag

75% Germ Organic Buckwheat $0.60/lb $24/40 lb bag

Pollinator-friendly phacelia in a pure stand.

* = Variety Not Stated

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Organic winter pea field in Freedom, WI. June 2018.

COVER CROP LEGUMES & BRASSICAS LEGUME COVER CROPS

Hairy Vetch*

Winter annual, viney cover crop legume with purple blossoms and compound leaves. Exceptional biomass; can be a heavy N-fixer (up to 100+ lbs. N/acre at flowering). Improves soil structure, scavenges P, and competes well against early season weeds. Can winterkill if planted past recommended dates. • Best fall-planted legume for nitrogen fixation • Companion seed with oats, winter rye or another nurse crop to increase chances of winter survival • Produces hard seed; control plant before seed set • Very viney: can clog equipment • Do not seed into small grains if harvesting for marketable grain: seed is hard to separate from small grains Organic: $2.30/lb $115/50 lb bag Conventional: $1.80/lb $90/50 lb bag

Sainfoin*

• Non-bloating legume that has attractive flowers for pollinators • Highly drought tolerant, excellent choice in a rangeland mix or as a stand-alone replacement for alfalfa • Deep-rooting system breaks up soil compaction and increases water infiltration • Performs best on well drained or sandy soils • Will not perform well on wet soils: prone to root/crown rot diseases. Best on dry rangeland • May contain high amounts of hard seed Organic: $2.20/lb $110/50 lb bag Conventional: $2.20/lb $110/50 lb bag

Subterranean Clover* Spring Peas*

• Low profile shade tolerant annual clover • Tolerant of wet conditions • Incredible weed suppression ability and can be grazed unlike hairy vetch • Will winter kill in the upper Midwest, winter hardy in zone 7A and south • Fixes large amount of nitrogen and can be interseeded into corn at last cultivation or flown on

Conventional: $3.80/lb $209/55 lb bag

Purple Bounty Hairy Vetch • Winter hardy, early maturing hairy vetch from USDA • Selected for high nitrogen fixation potential and increased biomass • Flowers two weeks earlier than VNS hairy vetch making it ideal for Upper Midwest rotations

Organic: $ASK

Conventional: $2.40/lb $120/50 lb bag

Chickling Vetch*

• Viney, spring-seeded cover crop legume used for plowdown and N production • Frost and drought tolerant, high moisture efficiency • 8-10 weeks of growth produces 80-100lbs N/acre • Can be cut for forage, but do not feed seed to livestock • Do not broadcast seed

Conventional: $58/50 lb bag

Common Vetch*

• Viney legume with pea-like flowers, compound leaves • Good growth for cover cropping if seeded early in the fall, excellent candidate for aerial application • Will winterkill in the Upper Midwest

Conventional: $1.20/lb $60/50 lb bag

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• Good legume option for early spring or fall cover cropping • Excellent forage quality for grazing or cut forage in the fall or spring; best companion seeded with a small grain for optimum tonnage • Peas need to be drilled or planted, not broadcast

Organic: $26/50 lb bag

Conventional: $19/50 lb bag

Icicle Winter Peas

• Strong winter hardiness – potential for overwintering in the Upper-Midwest • Excellent root system and high biomass production in the spring • Small seed with good viability; lowers seeding costs • White flower; more digestible and sweeter tasting to livestock compared to Austrian Winter peas • Can also be used as spring forage pea in cover crop mixes or forage blends

Conventional: $ASK

Austrian Winter Peas*

• Viney, fall-seeded, winter annual legume excellent for use as cover crop or forage crop • Can produce up to 1-2 tons dry matter/acre and fix 90-150 lbs. N/acre • High quality forage with a protein content of 14% to 20% • Not reliably winter hardy in MN/WI/ SD, plant early in the season with a nurse crop to ensure best chance of survival

Organic: $ASK

Conventional: $28/50 lb bag


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Approx. Seeds/Lb

Seeding Date Range

Seeding Depth

Winter Kill2

Total N (Lbs/Acre/ Yr)3

40-45

2-5

18,500

April-May, Aug-Sept

¼ inch

YES

50-100

25-30

35-40

10-15

16,000

Aug-Oct

½ - 1 inch

YES2

70-200

Subterranean Clover*

15-20

25-30

8-10

70,000

Aug-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

70-100

Purple Bounty Hairy Vetch

25-30

35-40

10-15

16,000

Aug-Oct

½ - 1 inch

NO

70-200

Chickling Vetch*

60-70

NA

20-40

2,600

March-May

1-1 ½ inch

YES

80-100

Common Vetch*

50-60

70-80

25-30

4,200

Aug-Sept

½ -1 inch

YES

50-120

Icicle Winter Peas

60-75

NA

25-50

4,200

Aug-Sept

1-2 inch

NO

70-150

Austrian Winter Peas*

60-75

NA

25-50

3,900

Aug-Sept

1-2 inch

YES

70-150

125-175

NA

50-75

2,000

March-May, AugSept

2-3 inch

YES

70-150

Mammoth Red Clover*

8-12

15-18

2-5

272,000

Feb-May, Aug

¼ - ½ inch

NO

70-150

Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover*

8-12

15

2-5

259,000

Feb-May, Aug

¼ - ½ inch

NO

100-200

Lentils*

40-50

60-75

20-30

15,000

March-May, JulySept

½ - 1 ½ inch

YES

20-30

White Sweet Lupin*

50-75

NA

25-35

4,000

March- May

¼ - ¾ inch

YES

100-200

100-150

NA

25-50

1,400

March-April, Aug- Mid-Sept

1-3 inch

YES

50-140

Crimson Clover*

12-20

25-30

2-5

150,000

June-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES

55-130

Iron & Clay Cowpeas

50-75

NA

25-35

3,000

June-Aug

½ - 1 inch

YES

150

Sunn Hemp*

15-20

NA

4-8

11,000

June-Aug

½ -1 inch

YES

100-140

¼ inch

YES2

50-100

Drilled

Broadcast1/ Aerial

Sainfoin*

30-34

Hairy Vetch*

Species Name

Spring Peas*

Faba Beans*

5-8

6-9

2-3

500,000

March-May, JulySept

Frosty Berseem Clover

12-15

15-20

2-5

200,000

Mid-May-August

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

55-100

Berseem Clover*

12-15

15-20

2-5

200,000

Mid-May-August

¼ - ½ inch

YES

55-100

Balansa Clover*

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Incorporating broadcast seed by dragging or lightly disking will increase successful germination. 2Winterkill success will vary. Typically dependent on severity of winter and snow cover. 3Total N is dependent on several factors including soil temperature, how long crop is allowed to grow, etc.

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Mammoth Red Clover*

• Single-cut red clover most frequently used as a cover crop • Excellent choice for underseeding small grains in the spring, frost seeding into winter grains, or fall seeding into standing crops • Establishes faster and is coarser stemmed than medium red clover • Minimal recovery after cutting. Avoid droughty soils Organic: $2.50/lb $125/50 lb bag

Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover*

• Tall-growing biennial clover closely related to alfalfa with high biomass and N-fixation potential • Very drought tolerant and very winterhardy, good scavenger of P, K, and other immobile nutrients • Best plowdown legume for lighter and/or sandy soils • Cut or plowdown before seed set to avoid volunteer weed issues Organic: $1.70/lb $85/50 lb bag

Lentils*

• Short-growing, cool season legume very well suited for cover cropping • Shorter stature than peas but very good drought and frost tolerance • Smaller seed size ideal for aerial application into standing crops, will winterkill in the Upper Midwest and can be spring planted • Suited for all soil types including dry soil • Fixes moderate amounts of N

Conventional: $0.82/lb $41/50 lb bag

White Sweet Lupin*

• Cool-season cover crop legume with upright showy flowers and hollow stems • Aggressive taproot builds soil structure deep in the profile; makes immobile P, Mn, and other nutrients available to following crop • Easy to control by mechanical tillage, excellent N fixation potential • Avoid heavy clay soils or waterlogged soils. Well suited for lighter soils

Faba Beans*

• Tall, bushy annual legume thrives under cool, wet conditions; not tolerant to heat & drought, somewhat frost tolerant • Can produce 3.5-6 tons/A DM as a cover crop & can fix up to 140 lbs N/A. • Large taproot breaks up compaction • Slow to emerge due to large seed; important to plant early • Use for hay or silage; good forage quality Organic: $ASK Conventional: $0.84/lb $42/50 lb bag

Crimson Clover*

• Rapidly growing summer annual clover in the Upper Midwest • Seed as early as possible in fall for most biomass accumulation • Commonly used legume component in cover crop blends • Later seeding into September will result in less growth before freeze up

Conventional: $1.80/lb $90/50 lb bag

1-249 lbs

1,0001,999 lbs

>2,000 lbs

$ / lb

Conv.

Conventional: $1.70/lb $85/50 lb bag

Org.

* Variety not stated

250 - 999 lbs

COVER CROPS

$1.20

$1.12

$1.04

$0.98

$2.80

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COVER CROP LEGUMES & BRASSICAS, CONTINUED LEGUME COVER CROPS, CONTINUED

Iron & Clay Cowpeas

• Vigorous-growing summer annual legume that thrives in hot, wet conditions • Excellent drought stress tolerance (better than soybeans) and fixes up to 150 lbs. N/A • Widely adapted to varied soil types including nutrient poor, sandy or droughty soils. • Ready to plowdown 60-90 days after planting • Plant after soil temperatures are >65°F in the summer

Conventional: $46/50 lb bag

Sunn Hemp*

• Tall-growing, warm-season annual legume with tremendous biomass potential and N-fixing capacity • Quick growing, very heat and drought tolerant has the potential to put on over 5,000 lbs. of biomass in 60 days. Thrives on poor soils • Plant after soil temperatures are >65°F in the summer. Requires same inoculant as cowpeas • Terminate crop at first flower to avoid fibrous stalks

Balansa Clover*

• Quick establishing, cool season, annual legume with hollow stems • Good biomass accumulation and N-fixation potential • More cold tolerant than crimson clover; can potentially overwinter • Potential early fall cover crop option after silage corn, small grains or early soybeans • Can be included in cover crop mixes • May be grazed as part of mixture

Berseem Clover*

• Fast growing summer annual produces biomass quickly • Fixes up to 100 lbs N at flowering. • Slightly more cold tolerant than crimson: can potentially overwinter. • Excellent early fall cover crop potential after silage corn, small grains or early soybeans.

Conventional: $2.50/lb $125/50 lb bag 1-249 lbs

Frosty Berseem Clover

• Bred for later maturity, cold tolerance, productivity, and nutritional value • Multi-cut variety; capable of delivering multiple harvests per season • Aggressive growth, establishes quickly • Produces good biomass amounts quickly and fixes up to 100 lbs. N/acre at flowering • Excellent palatability - cows selectively graze for it • No recorded cases of bloat

Conventional: $1.50/lb $75/50 lb bag

1-249 lbs

250 - 999 lbs

$2.90

$2.84

1,0001,999 lbs

>2,000 lbs

$ / lb

Conv.

$2.76

$2.68

Iron & Clay Cowpeas are perfect for poor soils and droughty conditions.

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• Slightly more cold tolerant than crimson clover but usually winterkills

COVER CROPS

250 - 999 lbs

1,0001,999 lbs

>2,000 lbs

$ / lb

Conv.

$2.20

$2.10

$2.02

$1.92


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Winter Camelina

• New brassica for cover cropping • Excellent winter hardiness, similar to winter rye. The only brassica that will consistently overwinter • Can be grown as a winter annual oilseed crop for double cropping Conventional: $3.75/lb

Purple Top Turnip

Cover Crop Radish*

• Vigorous growth and taproot growth accumulates leachable nutrients, protects soil, improves infiltration, and mitigates compaction • Adapted to most soil types; avoid wet areas • Plants will break down completely by spring; no need for aggressive fall or spring tillage. Plan on light field cultivation in the spring for optimum seedbed prep • Winterkills in the Upper Midwest • Not suitable for spring planting; will bolt and produce seed

Conventional

• Hardy, leafy, large-rooted brassica that produces abundant biomass above and below ground • Excellent fall grazing potential • Good competitor with weeds. Thrives on all soil types. • Scavenges N and other nutrients and prevents them from leaching Organic: $2.40/lb $120/50 lb bag Conventional: $1.50/lb $75/50 lb bag

Carwoodi Oilseed Radish

• Developed for nematode suppression • Branching root system is excellent at trapping excess nitrates in soil • More lateral roots than daikon radish, concentrated closer to soil surface • Allow 60 days for biomass production Conventional: $2.60/lb $130/50 lb bag

1-499 lbs

500 1,999 lbs

2,000+ lbs

$1.60/lb

$1.45/lb

$1.30/lb

TapMaster Brand Radish*

• Daikon bred for its long taproot • Breaks up plowpan & loosens soil • Excellent scavenger of N, P & Ca • Non-bolting if planted in the fall

Conventional Organic

1-499 lbs

500 1,999 lbs

2,000+ lbs

$2.00/lb

$1.80/lb

$1.60/lb

$3.00/lb

$2.80/lb

$2.60/lb

Dwarf Essex Rape

• Succulent, leafy & quick-growing • Good biomass accumulation; especially ideal for fall grazing. Leafier and taller than turnips • We like dwarf Essex rape in cover crop blends for its rapid and vigorous growth, low cost and high seeds/lb. • Performs better than radishes for aerial application in dry soil conditions

Forage Kale*

• Economical, cold-tolerant choice for grazing • Highly palatable and can be grazed late into fall • Frost-tolerant

Conventional: $2.80/lb $140/50 lb bag

Yellow Mustard*

• Economical choice for cover cropping • Good fit if frost-seeded before soybeans or flown in fall • Very fast growing, potential for smoother crop • Control plant at first flower to avoid seed set and volunteer weed issues Conventional: $1.20/lb $60/50 lb bag

Pacific Gold Mustard

• Certified, non-GMO variety of brown mustard bred specifically for cover cropping • Excellent biomass production and rapid growth. Good competitive ability with weeds • High levels of plant glucosinolates can reduce pathogenic soil fungi and nematodes. Chop or mow the mustard prior to incorporation to maximize effect • Mustards do not thrive in mixtures with other cover crops • Control plant before seed set to avoid volunteer weed issues Conventional: $3/lb $150/50 lb bag

Conventional: $1.00/lb $50/50 lb bag

Seeding Rate (lbs/acre) Species Name Winter Camelina

Drilled

Broadcast1/ Aerial

In Mix

Approx. Seeds/Lb

Seeding Date Range

Seeding Depth

Winter Kill2

3-5

5-6

1-2

400,000

Sept - Oct

¼ inch

NO

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

Purple Top Turnip

3-5

5-6

1-2

220,000

March-May, July-Sept

Carwoodi Oilseed Radish

6-8

8-9

2-3

25,000

Aug-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

Cover Crop Radish*

6-8

8-9

2-3

25,000

Aug-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

TapMaster Tillage Radish

6-8

8-9

2-3

25,000

Aug-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

Dwarf Essex Rape

4-7

7-9

1-2

145,000

March-May, July-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

Forage Kale*

3-4

4-5

1-2

144,000

March-May, July-Sept

¼ - ½ inch

YES2

Yellow Mustard*

15-20

20-25

3-5

180,000

Feb-April, AugSept

¼ - ¾ inch

YES

Pacific Gold Mustard

15-20

20-25

3-5

180,000

Feb-April, AugSept

¼ - ¾ inch

YES

Incorporating broadcast seed by dragging or lightly disking will increase successful germination. 2Winter kill success will vary. Typically dependent on severity of winter and snow cover.

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Season-Long Beauty & Pollinator Habitat

WILDFLOWERS • NATIVES • CRP

These mixtures contain 10-20 species providing natural beauty and pollinator habitat all season long.

WILDFLOWER MIXTURES Plant into weed-free soil in spring, early summer or late fall. Weeds are inevitable during establishment and should be pulled or mowed off before they go to seed or become too competitive with the flowers.

New

Price

Planting

Monarch Native Mix

Composed of native wildflowers and milkweeds, the Monarch Native Mix supplies nectar sources to adult monarchs. Milkweeds are utilized for egg-laying and provide food to monarch caterpillars. Use in the monarch’s summer breeding range and flyway zones of the Midwest.

$49 / lb

Rate per Acre: 11-22 lbs Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 8 oz

MIDWEST NATIVE MIX Contains annuals and perennials that are native to the Midwestern United States. For maximum adaptability, most species are derived from seed sources located within this geographical region. Excellent for recreating a prairie habitat.

$55 / lb

Rate per Acre: 8-16 lbs Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 5 oz

BEE FEED MIX A blend of annual and perennial flowers provide nectar and pollen to wild bees, honey bees, and other pollinators. Contains early-, mid-, and late-blooming flowers in order to provide bee forage all season long. Flowers are suitable for short-tongued and longtongued bees and come in a wide range of colors for an attractive display. Recommended for maintained plantings. Occasional replanting may be required to maintain a thick stand.

$25 / lb

Rate per Acre: 6-12 lbs Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 5 oz

MIDWEST MIX Contains annuals and perennials for ornamental landscaping. Flowers will provide color throughout the growing season, including the seeding year. This mixture contains native species as well as non-native species that are adapted to the region. Occasional replanting may be required to maintain a thick stand.

$29 / lb

Rate per Acre: 6-11 lbs Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 4 oz

KNEE-HI MIX One of most popular flower mixtures. It is composed of annuals and perennials that are generally less than 24 inches tall at maturity.

$22 / lb

Rate per Acre: 8-16 lbs Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 5 oz

SHADE MIX A colorful composition of annuals and perennials that tolerate partial shade. Works best in locations that receive strong, filtered sunlight or 1-4 hours of direct sun per day. This mix is not suitable for densely shaded locations. 60

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$25 / lb

Rate per Acre: 5-10 lbs Rate per 1,000 sq. ft.: 4 oz


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NRCS CRP MIXES

NATIVE GRASSES & FORBS

Our CRP mixtures are designed to meet state NRCS specifications. Since the mixtures can vary depending on availability, please call for exact species composition and pricing.

Our native grass and wildflower species come from Midwest growers and are adapted to the Upper Midwest. We meet all state and federal seed laws, and we do not sell seed contaminated with palmer amaranth. Native grasses and forbs are priced by Pure Live Seed (PLS) per lb. Visit www.alseed.com for full descriptions of our native species and mixtures.

MN CP21 Buffer Mix

Price / PLS lb

Pure Stand Seeding Rate PLS lbs / acre

Height

Big Bluestem

$12.00

8.0

6'

Buffalograss

$15.00

30.0

6"

• Establishment of permanent native grasses or wetland restoration • 90% grass, 10% forbs

Dropseed, Prairie

$250.00

6

2’-3’

Dropseed, Rough (composite)

$16.00

5

2-4'

IA CP2

Dropseed, Sand

$10.00

1

2’-3’

Grama, Blue

$12.00

4.0

1'

Grama, Side Oats

$9.00

8.0

2.5'

• For strips of vegetation that remove contaminants from overland flow • Helps filter out phosphorus, nitrogen, and sediment for environmental protection • A grass-only mix, 55 seeds/sq ft

NATIVE GRASSES

MN CP2 / CP23 / CP28

• Establishment of permanent native grasses • Grass/forbs mix or grass-only

Green Needlegrass

Ask

8.0

3'

IA CP23

Indiangrass

$12.00

8.0

6'

• Grass and forbs seed mix adaptable to wet or hydric soil conditions • Common for Iowa wetland restoration • Synonymous with IA CP25 wet/hydric

Little Bluestem

$14.00

10.0

3'

Ask

6.0

8'

Switchgrass, Dacotah

$6.50

6.0

3' - 5'

$10.00

6.0

3' - 5'

CP25 / CP38

Switchgrass, Cave-In-Rock Wheatgrass, Int. (non-native)

$4.00

8.0

3 - 4'

Wheatgrass, Slender

$6.00

8.0

3'

Wheatgrass, Tall (non-native)

$5.00

8.0

3' - 6'

Wheatgrass, Western

$7.00

8.0

3'

Wildrye, Canada

$7.00

8.0

4'

Wildrye, Virginia

$9.00

12.0

4'

Black-Eyed Susan

$2.50

2.0

2'

Clover, Purple Prairie

$4.50

8.0

2'

Coneflower, Purple

$4.00

10.0

4'

Coneflower, Yellow (Grayhead)

$8.00

4.0

4'

Coreopsis, Lance Leaf

• For restoring tall-grass prairie plants and associated wildlife species • At least 15 species, minimum of 5 grass species and 5 forb species • Iowa minimum of 40 seeds/sq ft • Minnesota minimum of 35 seeds/sq ft • About 60% grass, 40% forbs • Ideal for mesic soil conditions. • Available for other soil types upon request

NATIVE FORBS

CP42 POLLINATOR • For restoring and conserving native plant communities to benefit pollinators, bees, monarchs, and beneficial insects • 25% grass, 75% forbs (at least 3 forbs species per bloom period) • Contains bunch grasses to provide bird nesting • Iowa minimum of 40 seeds/sq ft • Minnesota minimum of 35 seeds/sq ft

FIREBREAK MIX

Prairie Cordgrass

$4.00

4.0

2'

Milkweed, Butterfly

$15.00

8.0

2'

Milkweed, Common

$12.00

8.0

3'

Milkweed, Swamp

$26.00

8.0

4'

Partridge Pea

$1.50

10.0

2'

Wild Bergamot

$25.00

1.0

4'

OTHERS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

• Comprised of native grasses, alfalfa, and clover • Requires about 6 pounds per acre OTHER MIXES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Call us for mixtures not listed above or if you’re unsure as to what you need. We also offer mixtures for Wisconsin.

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Diverse Mixes for Good Stands

WILDLIFE FOOD PLOT

We specially formulate food plot mixes for every season and game. The high diversity in each mix ensures a good stand and appeals to game species.

WILDLIFE MIXES All ingredients in our wildlife mixes are variety not stated.

Composition

Price

Planting

BIG RACK – The go-to perennial legume mix. • Best perennial mix on the market • Year-long high-energy forage for deer and turkey • Diverse mix of clovers and alfalfa • Forage rape provides brassica treat during seeding year

• Red Clover • Crimson Clover • White Clover • Alsike Clover • Alfalfa

$35 / 10 lb bag (½ acre) $140/50 lb bag

Seeding Date: Spring or Early Fall Seeding Depth: ¼” Rate per Acre: 18-20 lbs

• Perennial Ryegrass • Forage Rape

BUCKSHOT BRASSICAS – Top 4 brassica species for grazing during hunting season. • Will be grazed heavily after the first hard frost

• Forage Rape

• Purple Top Turnip • After grazing the leaves, deer will graze • Radish the radish and turnip bulbs through • Kale winter

$29 / 8 lb bag (1 acre) $125/50 lb bag

Seeding Date: Late Summer to Early Fall Seeding Depth: ¼” to ½” Rate per Acre: 7-10 lbs

FEATHER FLUSH – Sure to please turkey and pheasant appetites. • Grain Sorghum • All species in mix provide great bird food

• Buckwheat

• Fast growing summer annuals

• Peredovik Sunflower

• Field Peas

Seeding Date: Late Spring $62.50/50 lb bag

Seeding Depth: ½” to 1” Rate per Acre: 25 lbs

• Proso Millet

FROSTY SUITE – Winter grain mix for the ultimate hunting plot. • Deer go nuts for peas and Buck Forage • Austrian Winter Peas Oats • Winter Wheat • Lasts into early winter with wheat and rye coming back in spring

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• Winter Rye • Buck Forage Oats

WILDLIFE FOOD PLOT

$36/50 lb bag

Seeding Date: Late Summer/ Early Fall Seeding Depth: 1” Rate per Acre: 100-150 lbs


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Planting

Wilder Game Food Grain Sorghum Seeding Date: Late Spring

• Early maturing, short stature (26”-30”) • Dual-purpose food and cover for game birds and deer

$50/50 lb bag

Seeding Depth: ½” to 1” Rate per Acre: 8-12 lbs

BUCK FORAGE OATS • Longer staygreen than spring oats – stays green through hunting season!

$36/50 lb bag

• Deer will eat these through snow cover

Seeding Date: Late Summer/ Early Fall Seeding Depth: ½” to 1½” Rate per Acre: 100-120 lbs

DEER PLOT CORN Seeding Date: Spring

• Mixed maturity

$70/50 lb bag

• Non-Roundup Ready

Seeding Depth: ¾ to 1½” Rate per Acre: 25 lbs

PEREDOVIK BLACK OIL SUNFLOWER Seeding Date: Spring

• 90-100 day maturity

$30/50 lb bag

• 4'-5’ tall, great for game bird fields

Seeding Depth: 1” Rate per Acre: 7 lbs

SUGAR BEET Seeding Date: Spring

• Highly attractive to deer

$6.50/lb

• Best mixed with other species

Seeding Depth: ¼” to ½” Rate per Acre: 3-5 lbs

VIKING 100 SORGHUM SUDANGRASS FOOD PLOT SCREENING Seeding Date: Late Spring

• Grows to 8’ tall and keeps standing • Provides good cover for large game – and for hunters – around food plots

$38/50 lb bag

Seeding Depth: 1” Rate per Acre: 25 lbs

Antler King Deer & Elk Pellets SUPERIOR PALATABILITY KEEPS ‘EM COMING BACK FOR MORE! • Backyard treat or for supplemental feeding • Research-proven: protein, vitamins, and special yeast culture $14.99/50 lb bag

Antler King Hi-Protein Big Buck Block “BUCK MAGNET” TO ATTRACT DEER TO YOUR PLOT • 18% protein composition • Combo of protein, vitamins, and minerals to maximize body and antler growth • Contains high levels of chelated antlerbuilding minerals $23.99 / 25 lb block WILDLIFE FOOD PLOT

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Lawn Seed Mixtures for the Homestead

TURF & LAWN SEED

The secret to establishing a new lawn faster? Variety and quality. Our seed mixtures include improved varieties with better drought resistance, earlier spring greenup, vibrant green color, and overall better lawn health. No annual species, clay coatings, noxious weeds, or fillers – just pure, quality seed for a greener yard.

LAWN SEED MIXTURES Composition

Price

OUR BEST – Premium Bluegrass Blend • Three improved bluegrass varieties provide enhanced drought resistance, rapid spring greenup, and disease resistance

• 60% Improved Kentucky bluegrass • 20% Perennial ryegrass

• Home lawn, commercial lots, parks, sports fields

$2.70/lb

• 20% Creeping red fescue

• Irrigated or non-irrigated • Sun or light shade

RUFF & TUFF – Persistence • Ideal for non-irrigated lawns, farmsteads, hog lots • High traffic areas, athletic fields • Highly attractive, economical lawn mix • Deep-rooted mix for drought tolerance • Superior wear-tolerance • Fast establishment

• 65% Turf-type tall fescue • 15% Kentucky bluegrass • 10% Creeping red fescue

$2.25/lb

• 10% Perennial ryegrass

SHADY LAWN – Adaptive • Excellent shade tolerance • Great in tough soils • Three premium shade-tolerant fescues for diversity and persistence in shady areas • Grows well in sun as a multi-purpose mix

• 30% Chewings fescue • 15% Creeping red fescue • 15% Turf-type tall fescue

$2.50/lb

• 20% Improved Kentucky bluegrass • 20% Perennial ryegrass

SUSTAINABLE LAWN – Low Maintenance SUITE – Winter grain mix for the ultimate hunting plot. • Attractive lawn with slower growth • Fine-bladed, wispy appearance • Best for no-mow areas, vineyards, orchards, and septic mounds • Can establish in dense shade • Dense turf out-competes weeds • Does not require fertilizer or irrigation

• 34% Boreal creeping red fescue • 33% LS3000 chewings fescue

$2.75/lb

• 33% Hard fescue

Mixture Seeding Rate Bare soil: Broadcast 175-250 lbs per acre (4 - 7 lbs per 1,000 sq ft). Use heavier rate for quicker establishment and fill. Existing lawns: Over-seed at 75-175 lbs per acre ( 2 - 4 lbs per 1,000 sq ft). Use lower rates if drilling seed. 64

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INDIVIDUAL LAWN SPECIES Seeding Rate

Other species available upon request

Price

Concerto Kentucky Bluegrass • Good for home lawn, athletic field, and commercial usage • Excellent seedling vigor, good resistance to most disease

Seed 1 - 2 lbs per 1,000 sq ft or 50100 lb per acre

$3.00/lb

Seed 7 - 10 lbs per 1000 sq ft or 250300 lb per acre

$2.00/lb

Seed .5 lbs per 1000 sq ft or 5% by weight in a lawn grass mixture

$25.00/lb

• Exceptional early spring green-up • Medium dark green color

LS1200 TURF-TYPE TALL FESCUE • Excellent turf quality • Ideal for home lawn, athletic field, commercial lots, and farmstead applications • Non-irrigated • Very good traffic and drought tolerance • Use where other species fail

Microclover® – Alternative Lawn • Smaller leaves, fewer flowers, lower growth, and less aggressive compared to white Dutch clover • Fixes nitrogen, reducing fertilization needs • Darker green and more drought-resistant lawn • Damaged or killed by herbicides • Seed a pure stand or mix with grass for diversity

Erosion Control Blankets FOR EROSION PROTECTION & VEGETATION ESTABLISHMENT • Protect your seeding investment • Single layer blanket that is best for mild slopes • Netting quickly degrades over a period of 3 months Available in two sizes: • 8’ x 112’ – $40.00 • 4’ x 112’ – $22.00 Other blankets available in pallet quantities upon request. You also May Need 6” staples (box of 1,000) – $50.00 TURF & LAWN SEED

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America’s Best Liquid Inoculant for Soybeans

BIOINSECTICIDES

Graph-Ex SA PYGANIC Soybean Inoculant • OMRI-listed • Labeled for use against soybean aphids, & Seed Lubricant potato leafhopper, and other insects

• Triple stack Rhizobia strain package for top yield responses on a wide variety of soils • Sterile liquid formulation offers maximum nitrogen fixing potential for increased yields • Inoculate as you fill your planter or use in-furrow for greater flexibility • Not OMRI listed

• Combines Excalibre Soybean Inoculant plus SabrEx Root Inoculant • Beneficial bacteria (Bradyrhizobia) and beneficial fungi (Trichoderma) for efficient use of soil nutrients • Planter box treatment contains a talcgraphite carrier for seed lubrication • Over the past 4 years, averaged 4.5 bu/a more than untreated soybean plots • Not OMRI listed $24 / 6 Unit Treatment $180 / 50 Unit Treatment

$80 / 50 Unit Treatment $210 /160 Unit Treatment

$160 / quart $590 / gallon

Neemix

Exceed Peat-Based Inoculants

Bioinsecticide®4.5

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

Crop

• Active ingredient is pyrethrum, extracted from chrysanthemum species • Immediate, broad spectrum control of insects and pests • Contact insecticide with no residual activity (zero pre-harvest interval) • Liquid formulation can be tank mixed • Application rate: 9 oz./acre (Aphids) Varies for other species. Carrier: 20 gal. of water/acre • Breaks down in sunlight; apply at dusk • See label for rates for other insect species

Amount Treated

Price

Soybeans

Yes

30 units (1,500 lbs)

$28.00

Soybeans

Yes

6 units (300 lbs)

$6.00

Peas, Vetch, & AC Greenfix

Yes

30 units (1,500 lbs)

$25.00

Peas, Vetch, & AC Greenfix

Yes

2 units (100 lbs)

$6.00

Alfalfa & Clover

Yes

50 lbs

$6.00

Birdsfoot Trefoil

No

50 lbs

$8.00

Sainfoin

No

100 lbs

$12.00

Lupin

No

100 lbs

$12.00

Cowpeas/Sunn Hemp

Yes

30 units (1,500 lbs)

$25.00

Cowpeas/Sunn Hemp

Yes

100 lbs

$6.00

• OMRI-listed • Labeled for use on soybean aphids; lepidopterous larva including cutworms, armyworms, and borers; Colorado potato beetles; white flies and many others • Active ingredient: azadiractin, extracted from seeds of the neem tree • Liquid formulation • Antifeedant and growth disruptor insecticide with some residual activity (4 days or fewer) • Application rate: varies by insect species. Check label for specifics. $190 / quart

OMRI LISTED SUPPLEMENTS / FERTILIZER

Redmond 10 Fine Salt

KELP MEAL

• Organic soil fertilizer and animal feed supplement made from dried ocean seaweed • Ideal for potassium-loving crops • 60 minerals, 21 amino acids, and 12 vitamins for balanced feed nutrition $60 / 50 lb

• Premium sea salt for animal feed • Contains naturally occurring essential trace minerals including zinc, manganese, copper, and iodine • 93% sodium chloride and 0% synthetic chemicals $13 / 50 lb

Sustane Fertilizer 8-2-4

• Composted turkey litter, feather meal, and sulfate of potash • For corn, soybean, pastures, gardens, orchard/berry crops, trees, shrubs, and turf • High nitrogen for long lasting nutrition • Call for bulk pricing 8-2-4 $37/50 lb bag 66

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Diatomaceous Earth

• Protect crops from bugs by dusting DE in the garden to help eradicate aphids, ants, earwigs, slugs, and more • Treat chickens (and even barn cats) with DE for mites and lice by adding some to their dust bath • Repels flies: sprinkle on manure areas $27 / 50 lb


www.alseed.com BIOLOGICAL SEED COATINGS

MYCO SEED TREAT SabrEx for Corn & RESID MG • Biological and nutrient • Increases plant performance and Wheat/Cereals seed inoculant with seed improves soil health by giving a higher • Trichoderma seed inoculant creates bigger root systems and increases tillering in wheat • Stimulates root growth, enhances nutrient and water utilization and increases stress tolerances • Typical yield responses of 4 bu/a in wheat and 8 bu/a in corn • OMRI listed for organic use SabrEx for Wheat/Cereals (Custom Pre-applied) $4.75 / Unit (40 unit minimum) SabrEx for Wheat/Cereals Planter Box $125 / 40 Unit Treatment SabrEx for Corn Planter Box $315 / 24 Unit Treatment

SEED LUBRICANT

FarmTalc

crop vigor and yield potential • Contains the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum var. nova • Symbiotic interaction with roots improves plant growth through increased uptake of soil phosphorus, other mineral nutrients, and water • Aids in stabilizing soil aggregates to help prevent erosion, and in alleviating plant stress caused by biotic and abiotic factors • For use on any grain or cereal crop • Apply 10lbs/ac directly through microgranular applicator in the line of sowing • OMRI approval pending Call for pricing

20% Talc/80% Graphite For CaseIH 12xx and 21xx Planters (except newer 21xx planters) 8 oz tub treats 1 unit $7 5 lb tub treats 12 units $60 25 lb tub treats 60 units $95

$48 / 8 Unit Treatment $200 / 40 Unit Treatment

HERD SEEDERS

Herd Seeders are well made and cover a lot of ground in a short time. Built to fit 3-point, pickup hitch, ATVs, UTVs, or towable. Special order item but typically delivered within days.

Seed Lubricant

• Talc and graphite based • Improves seed flow, which improves plant stand • Ideal when planting seed treated with Cruiser & Acceleron • OMRI approved 80% Talc/20% Graphite Suitable for most planters 8 oz tub treats 1 unit $4 5 lb tub treats 12 units $30 25 lb tub treats 60 units $52

lubricant • Dry blend of 15 different beneficial plant bacteria and fungi, including mycorrhizae fungi • Does NOT contain inoculum for nitrogen fixation of legumes • Supports microbes during initial growth stages with key nutrients • Promotes increased nutrient cycling, improved seedling vigor, stand establishment, root growth, and season-long health • Recommended for all crops and commonly applied in the planter box • OMRI listed for organic use

I-92 • Electric drive, 2.58 bushel for hitch, 3-point, or utility vehicles • Various mounting kits purchased separately $550

M-12

750 • 9.6 bushel (750 lbs) • Cat. 1, 3-Point Mounting, PTO Driven $1,850

• 2.58 bushel, Cat. 1, 3-point mounting, PTO Driven $665

Ask about other models and options, or to receive a brochure. 1,200 lb and 2,440 lb models available.

GT-77 • Electric drive, 1.2 bushel, for ATVs, utility vehicles, or lawn mowers • Mounting kits purchased separately • Ideal for alfalfa, clover, or other materials $365

EARTHWAY SEEDERS

M20 ATV Spreader • Spread fertilizer, food plot mix, or seed • Quick-connect to front/rear ATV rack • 12-volt motor includes wiring harness $269.99 • 80-100 lb capacity

2750 Bag Spreader • 20 lb capacity • Zippered top • Adjustable shoulder strap $41.99

INOCULANTS & BIOLOGICALS

1001-B Precision Garden Seeder • Row crop planter for sweet corn or vegetable seeds • Includes variety of seed plates • Adjustable depth with 30” row marker • Additional seed plates $124.99 available

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2019 Farm Seed Guide  

Browse our farm seed products for 2019.