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VNS Winter Rye Seed

VNS Winter Rye Seed

Winter rye is an incredibly versatile winter cereal, making it an exceptional choice for cover cropping. Known for its effectiveness in soil stabilization, biomass production, weed suppression, and nutrient accumulation, winter rye is a highly productive cool-season grass. It offers a long planting window and can germinate at temperatures as low as 34 degrees Fahrenheit, making it highly adaptable to various growing conditions. Benefits Soil Stabilization: Excellent at stabilizing soil and preventing erosion. Biomass Production: Produces significant biomass, contributing to soil organic matter. Weed Suppression: Highly effective at suppressing weeds, maintaining clean fields. Nutrient Accumulation: Ties up nitrogen close to the soil’s surface, enhancing soil fertility and structure. Cold Tolerance: Germinates in soils as cold as 35°F, extending the planting season. Soil Adaptability: Handles low fertility and acidic soils, ensuring robust growth in challenging conditions. Characteristics Type: Cool season grass. C:N Ratio: 40-80:1, contributing to efficient nutrient cycling. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 80-120 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 20-90 lbs/acre when used in mixes. Seeding Depth: Plant seeds at a depth of 1/2-2 inches. Planting Range: Late summer to fall for optimal establishment. Winter rye from Elk Mound Seed is a highly effective cover crop that provides outstanding soil stabilization, weed suppression, and nutrient management. Its cold tolerance and adaptability make it a reliable choice for maintaining soil health and productivity throughout the winter months.

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Buckwheat Seed

Buckwheat Seed

Buckwheat seed is a great crop for green manure, known for its quick maturation and tremendous weed suppression capabilities. This cool-season broadleaf plant matures very quickly, making it ideal for short-term cover crop mixes. Buckwheat is also excellent at scavenging phosphorus and is preferred by beekeepers due to its long flowering window, which produces a unique color and flavor of honey. In favorable conditions, you can expect 2-3 tons of dry matter per acre.Benefits Quick Maturing: Rapid growth makes buckwheat an excellent choice for green manure and weed suppression. Weed Suppression: Aggressiveness in early growth provides excellent weed suppression. Phosphorus Scavenging: Efficient at scavenging phosphorus from the soil. Pollinator Friendly: Preferred by beekeepers for its long flowering period, producing distinctive honey. Cold Sensitivity: A light frost will terminate buckwheat quickly, preventing it from becoming a weed if allowed to go to seed. Characteristics Type: Cool season broadleaf. C:N Ratio: 30:1, contributing to efficient nutrient cycling. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 35-50 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 5-25 lbs/acre when used in mixes. Seeding Depth: Plant seeds at a depth of 3/4 inch. Planting Range: Late spring, summer, to early fall for optimal establishment. Buckwheat from Elk Mound Seed is a highly effective green manure crop that offers quick growth, excellent weed suppression, and is beneficial for pollinators. Its ability to scavenge phosphorus and its preference among beekeepers make it a versatile and valuable addition to any cover crop mix.

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Sorghum Sudangrass Seed

Sorghum Sudangrass Seed

Sweet Chow sorghum-sudangrass is a versatile and cost-effective option for forage production. This variety is known for its significant biomass output and ability to suppress annual weeds such as velvetleaf, crabgrass, and foxtail. Additionally, it thrives in warm-season conditions, making it an excellent choice for summer forage production. It has also demonstrated some nematode suppression capabilities.Benefits High Biomass Producer: Reaches 10-12 feet tall at full maturity, providing an excellent tonnage yield. Weed Suppression: Effectively suppresses annual weeds, contributing to healthier soil and crop conditions. Nematode Suppression: Shows some ability to suppress nematodes, benefiting subsequent crop health. Warm-Season Growth: Sweet Chow sorghum-sudangrass excels in warm temperatures, utilizing the summer heat to maximize growth and yield. High-Quality Forage: Produces an abundance of high-quality forage suitable for hay, grazing, or silage. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Sow seeds at 25-50 lbs/acre. Higher seeding rates will result in finer stems. Companion Crops: Buckwheat and cowpeas are excellent companion crops to enhance growth and soil health. Timing: Sow seeds directly into the soil after the last risk of frost for optimal growth and yield. Yield Tonnage: Yields range from 16-20 tons/acre, ensuring a substantial return on investment.Usage Forage Quality: For best quality, harvest at or before the boot stage. Suitable for hay, grazing, or silage, making it a versatile addition to any farm.Embrace the benefits of Sweet Chow sorghum-sudangrass for your forage needs, providing both high yields and excellent weed suppression capabilities. Its ability to thrive in warm-season conditions ensures robust growth and plentiful forage during the summer months.

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Garden Plowdown Mix Seed

Garden Plowdown Mix Seed

An all-annual mix, this garden cover crop mix of Buckwheat, Peas, Barley, and Crimson Clover produces ground cover and biomass. The quick growth of Buckwheat and the expansive root systems of Barley allow this mix to produce soil activity below ground and cover above. Designed to winterkill, these annual crops ensure easy management and soil preparation for the following growing season. A light till into your soil is recommended for establishment. Benefits Annual Crops: Composed entirely of annual crops that will winterkill, simplifying garden management and soil preparation. Quick Growth: Buckwheat and other components provide rapid growth, establishing ground cover quickly. Soil Activity: The expansive root systems of Barley and nutrient fixation of Peas and Crimson Clover enhance soil activity. Weed Suppression: Effective ground cover helps suppress weeds, maintaining a clean garden bed. Biomass Production: Produces significant biomass, improving soil organic matter. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Plant at 2 lbs per 1,000 square feet. Seeding Depth: Lightly till into the soil for optimal establishment. Planting Range: Suitable for planting in late spring, summer, or early fall. This garden plowdown mix from Elk Mound Seed is designed to provide quick ground cover, improve soil health, and suppress weeds. Its diverse components ensure robust growth and soil enhancement, making it an excellent choice for gardeners looking to improve their soil's fertility and structure. The mix's annual nature and winterkill characteristic ensure easy transition and soil readiness for the next planting season.

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Hairy Vetch Seed

Hairy Vetch Seed

Hairy vetch is an excellent legume for nitrogen production credits and spring plant residue, earning up to 100 lbs of nitrogen per acre. It is usually planted in late summer or early fall, often in combination with winter rye. Hairy vetch exhibits vigorous growth, tolerance of diverse soil conditions, and low fertility needs, making it an attractive cover crop for building nitrogen and biomass, as well as weed suppression and soil conditioning. Benefits Nitrogen Fixation: Earns up to 100 lbs/acre of nitrogen, improving soil fertility. Weed Suppression: Vigorous growth helps suppress weeds, maintaining clean fields. Soil Conditioning: Acts as an excellent soil conditioner, enhancing soil structure and health. Low Fertility Needs: Tolerant of diverse soil conditions and low fertility requirements, making it adaptable to various environments. Biomass Production: Produces significant biomass, contributing to soil organic matter. Characteristics Type: Cool season legume. C:N Ratio: 15:1, promoting efficient nutrient cycling. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 25-30 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 15-20 lbs/acre when used in mixes. Planting Range: Late summer to early fall for optimal establishment. Hairy vetch from Elk Mound Seed is an excellent legume for those looking to build nitrogen and biomass while suppressing weeds and conditioning the soil. Its adaptability, vigorous growth, and nitrogen-fixing capabilities make it a valuable addition to any cover crop program.

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Buster (Daikon) Radish Seed

Buster (Daikon) Radish Seed

Daikon radishes are highly beneficial for soil health, providing multiple advantages such as alleviating soil compaction, improving water infiltration, increasing organic matter, and offering excellent weed suppression. These radishes, including the Badger brand, feature an aggressive taproot that drills through compaction where steel cannot, creating root channels for subsequent crops to access essential nutrients and water. Studies show that Buster® Radishes consistently increase soybean and corn yields by scavenging significant amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and calcium. Upon decomposition, these nutrients are left in the upper 10 inches of soil, improving soil fertility for future crops.Benefits Soil Compaction: The large taproot and deep-reaching secondary roots alleviate soil compaction, improving soil structure. Nutrient Scavenging: Scavenges and stores nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and calcium in the root system, releasing them upon decomposition. Water Infiltration: Enhances water infiltration and aeration, reducing runoff and increasing soil moisture retention. Weed Suppression: Thick upper foliage provides excellent weed suppression by shading out weeds during the growing season and forming a thin film over the soil after the radish freezes out. Yield Improvement: Boosts subsequent crop yields, with studies showing yield improvements of 10% or more. Characteristics Type: Cool season broadleaf. C:N Ratio: 20:1, contributing to efficient nutrient cycling. Root System: Features a large taproot and deep-reaching secondary roots with thick upper foliage. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 8-10 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 3-6 lbs/acre when used in mixes. Seeding Depth: Plant seeds at a depth of 1/2 inch to 1 inch. Planting Range: June to August, at least 4-10 weeks before the first killing frost in your area. Daikon radishes from Elk Mound Seed are an excellent choice for improving soil health and boosting crop yields. Their aggressive taproots and nutrient-scavenging capabilities make them a valuable addition to any cover crop program, enhancing soil fertility, structure, and water management.

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Horse Pasture Forage Seed Mix

Horse Pasture Forage Seed Mix

Elk Mound Seed's Horse Pasture Mix is specifically designed to meet the needs of horse pastures. This blend features a higher level of Kentucky Bluegrass, known for its ability to handle foot traffic while producing high-quality forage. This mix is carefully balanced to provide optimal nutrition and durability, ensuring a lush and resilient pasture that can withstand the demands of active horses.Recommended Use: Specifically designed for horse pastures Suitable for beef cattle and dry cows Seeding Rates:Seed this mix at 25 lbs/acrePlanting Range:Spring, late summerMixture Contains: 35% Kentucky Bluegrass: Offers exceptional durability and high nutritional value, ideal for withstanding foot traffic. It forms a dense turf that recovers well from grazing. 25% Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass: Provides rapid establishment, high yields, and excellent forage quality. It is highly digestible and palatable for horses. 15% Alfalfa: Adds high protein content and supports overall pasture quality. It is beneficial for horses due to its high nutrient density and ability to enhance soil fertility by fixing nitrogen. 15% Timothy: Enhances the mix with its high palatability and nutritional profile, making it a preferred forage for horses. 10% Orchardgrass: Adds resilience and improves growth in various conditions, contributing to the mix’s overall durability and forage quality. Benefits for Horses: This Horse Pasture Mix is designed to provide a balanced diet for horses, ensuring they receive essential nutrients such as protein, calcium, and energy from both grasses and legumes. Kentucky Bluegrass and Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass offer high palatability and digestibility, which are crucial for horses' dietary preferences and health. Alfalfa and Timothy contribute to the nutritional profile, providing necessary vitamins and minerals. The mix is also designed to be traffic-tolerant, making it ideal for pastures that experience frequent use by active horses.This Horse Pasture Mix ensures a productive and sustainable solution for horse pastures, offering high-quality forage, reliable growth, and exceptional durability.

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Waterway Seed Mix

Waterway Seed Mix

Elk Mound Seed's Waterway Mix is designed for quick establishment and is ideal for ditches, abandoned roadways, field roads, and waterways. This mix ensures robust growth and persistence, making it suitable for areas that require rapid ground cover and stabilization. Available for special order in larger quantities, this mix provides a reliable solution for challenging environments. Recommended Use: Quick to establish Suitable for ditches, abandoned roadways, and field roads with waterways Seeding Rates: Seed this mix at 25-30 lbs/acre Planting Range: Spring, late summer Mixture Contains: 25% Annual Ryegrass: Rapid establishment and excellent nurse crop, providing quick ground cover. 20% Smooth Bromegrass: Known for its drought tolerance and excellent forage quality. 18% Tall Fescue: Adds resilience and adaptability to various soil conditions, endophyte-free variety enhances grazing suitability. 10% Timothy: Enhances the mix with its high palatability and nutritional profile. 9% Kentucky Bluegrass: Provides high durability and nutritional value. 8% Perennial Ryegrass: Offers high yields, rapid establishment, and excellent forage quality. 5% Alsike Clover: Adds diversity and adaptability to moist soils. 5% Orchardgrass: Adds resilience and improves growth in various conditions. 5% Reed Canarygrass: Tolerates wet conditions and provides excellent ground cover. Drydown Quality: The Waterway Mix has good overall drydown qualities, facilitated by the rapid establishment and high forage quality of Annual Ryegrass and Perennial Ryegrass. The presence of Tall Fescue, Smooth Bromegrass, and Orchardgrass enhances the mix's resilience and adaptability, ensuring a balanced and effective drying process for high-quality hay production. This combination ensures that the mix can handle varying moisture conditions while providing reliable ground cover and forage. This Waterway Mix ensures a productive and sustainable solution for stabilizing challenging environments, offering high-quality forage and reliable growth.

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Stockmaster Forage Grass Mix

Stockmaster Forage Grass Mix

The Stockmaster Mix is expertly formulated for vigorous growth, exceptional digestibility, and persistence, even in less-than-ideal conditions. This mix is perfect for creating a productive hay field once established, featuring a balanced combination of grasses that ensure robust forage production. The endophyte-free tall fescue included in the mix enhances its suitability for grazing livestock.Recommended Use: Expect excellent production in less-than-ideal growing conditions. This mix can be considered a hay field when established and will have exceptional digestibility, vigorous growth, and persistence.Seeding Rates:Seed this mix at 25-30 lbs/acre.Planting Range:Spring, late summerMixture Characteristics: Drought Tolerance: Good Grazing Quality: Excellent Winter Survivability: Good Yield Potential: Good Traffic Tolerance: Fair Mixture Contains: 35% Festulolium: Combines the rapid regrowth and high forage quality of ryegrass with the drought tolerance and persistence of fescue.  35% Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass: Offers higher yields and better digestibility, known for its rapid establishment and high-quality forage 15% Tall Fescue (endophyte-free): Known for its tolerance to intensive grazing and heavy animal traffic, providing resilience to the mix  15% Late Orchardgrass: Matures later, making it more suitable to seed down with legumes, especially alfalfa. Drydown Quality: The Stockmaster Mix has good drydown qualities, facilitated by the rapid regrowth and high forage quality of Festulolium and Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass. The presence of Tall Fescue and Orchardgrass adds to the mix's resilience and adaptability, ensuring a balanced and effective drying process for high-quality hay production.This Stockmaster Mix ensures a productive and sustainable pasture, meeting the diverse needs of your farm with high-quality forage and reliable growth.

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4010 Peas & Triticale

4010 Peas & Triticale

The 4010 Pea & Triticale Mix combines the benefits of 60% triticale and 40% 4010 peas, offering a high-protein, nutrient-rich forage option. Triticale is similar to oats but provides more leaf density, thicker leaves, and higher protein levels, which can reach up to 23%. This mix is designed to yield substantial dry matter per acre and improve soil fertility through nitrogen fixation.Benefits High Protein Content: Triticale's protein levels can be as high as 23%, contributing to the nutritional needs of livestock.. High Yield: This mix can yield 2-4 tons of dry matter per acre, providing substantial forage production. Improved Forage Quality: Triticale offers more leaf density and thicker leaves compared to oats, enhancing forage quality. Characteristics Composition: 60% triticale and 40% 4010 peas. Growth Habit: Similar to oats with superior leaf density and thickness. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 120-150 lbs/acre when planted alone, and lighter if underseeding legumes like alfalfa. Seeding Depth: Drill approximately 3/4 inch deep for optimal germination. Planting Range: Early spring for the best establishment. Harvest Timing: Plan on harvesting 50-60 days after planting. Harvesting at the boot stage provides the best quality, while waiting until the milk stage will improve tonnage but decrease quality. Nutrient Requirements: Requires 60 lbs of nitrogen (N), 30 lbs of phosphorus (P), and 60 lbs of potassium (K) for optimal growth. 4010 Pea & Triticale Mix is a high-yield, high-protein forage option from Elk Mound Seed, designed to provide substantial dry matter and improve soil fertility. This mix is ideal for farmers looking for a nutrient-rich forage crop that is easy to establish and manage

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Nitrogen Plus Plow Down Seed

Nitrogen Plus Plow Down Seed

Nitrogen Plus Plowdown is a mix formulated with two primary objectives: nitrogen-fixing capabilities and biomass production. This balanced blend of 33% Crimson Clover, 33% Berseem Clover, and 33% Mammoth Red Clover ensures excellent nitrogen fixation and substantial biomass output. Expect more than 2000 lbs of dry matter per acre and up to 200 lbs of nitrogen per acre, making it a highly effective cover crop mix for improving soil fertility and structure.Benefits Nitrogen Fixation: Provides up to 200 lbs of nitrogen per acre, enhancing soil fertility. High Biomass Production: Produces more than 2000 lbs of dry matter per acre, contributing to improved soil organic matter and structure. Nutrient Scavenging: Scavenges nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and other essential nutrients from the soil. Soil Improvement: Enhances soil health by improving nutrient availability and organic matter content. Balanced Composition: Includes a mix of clovers that are compatible and effective for cover cropping. Characteristics Composition: 33% Crimson Clover 33% Berseem Clover 33% Mammoth Red Clover Type: Cool season annual mix. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 10-15 lbs/acre. Seeding Depth: Plant seeds at a depth of 1/4-1/2 inch. Planting Range: Suitable for planting in late summer to fall for optimal establishment. Nitrogen Plus Plowdown from Elk Mound Seed is a highly effective cover crop mix designed to enhance soil fertility through robust nitrogen fixation and substantial biomass production. This well-balanced mix ensures improved soil health and productivity, making it an ideal choice for farmers looking to boost their soil's nutrient content and organic matter.

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Certified Lacey Barley Seed

Certified Lacey Barley Seed

Certified Lacey Barley has become the new standard for feeding barley in the upper Midwest. Known for its high-quality forage and respectable tonnage, Lacey Barley is highly valued both for its forage quality and its malting and brewing characteristics. It is also an excellent option for replacing corn in cattle diets.Benefits High Yielding: Consistently top-yielding since its release. High-Quality Forage: Produces very high-quality forage with excellent yield to quality ratios when harvested at the boot stage. Versatile Use: Can be used as forage or as a replacement for corn in cattle diets. Malting and Brewing: Favorable for malting and brewing due to high malt extract, low soluble protein, and high alpha-amylase activity. Good Lodging Resistance: Sturdy and resistant to lodging, ensuring reliable growth and yield. Characteristics Type: Six-row barley with medium-sized kernels. Planting Range: Early spring for optimal growth. Seeding Rate: Sow seeds at a rate of 80-100 lbs/acre. Planting Instructions Timing: Plant in early spring for the best results. Seeding Rate: Use 80-100 lbs/acre to ensure optimal growth and yield. Certified Lacey Barley is a versatile and reliable option for farmers looking to produce high-quality forage or malt. Its excellent malting characteristics and high yield make it a valuable crop for both forage and brewing industries. The added benefit of good lodging resistance ensures a stable and productive crop season.

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Crimson Clover Seed

Crimson Clover Seed

Crimson clover is an annual summer clover known for its rapid, robust growth and ability to fix approximately 50-60 lbs of nitrogen per acre by mid-November. It is a winter annual and will commonly overwinter except in the Upper Midwest. Being a legume, crimson clover provides good feed qualities, including high protein content and yield. It is very compatible in mixes with grasses, brassicas, and other legumes.Benefits Nitrogen Fixation: Provides approximately 50-60 lbs of nitrogen per acre by mid-November, enhancing soil fertility. High Biomass Production: Produces up to 1,500 lbs of dry matter, making it an excellent plow-down crop. Good Feed Quality: As a legume, it offers high protein content and good yield for forage. Compatibility: Very compatible in mixes, including grasses, brassicas, and other legumes. Winter Annual: Overwinters in many regions, extending its benefits into the following growing season. Characteristics Type: Annual summer clover. C:N Ratio: 20:1, contributing to efficient nutrient cycling. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 15-18 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 6-9 lbs/acre when used in mixes. Planting Range: Suitable for planting in spring and summer. Crimson clover from Elk Mound Seed is an excellent choice for enhancing soil fertility and providing high-quality forage. Its rapid growth, nitrogen-fixing capabilities, and compatibility with other crops make it a versatile and valuable addition to any cover crop or forage program.

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Clover-Grass Forage Seed Mix

Clover-Grass Forage Seed Mix

Elk Mound Seed's Clover Grass Mix has been developed for farmers on heavy ground and modified with grass to make baling an option. This mix ensures excellent winter hardiness with Canadian-produced seed, providing reliable and persistent forage. It can be used for new seeding or interseeding, making it a versatile choice for improving pasture productivity.Recommended Use: Can be used for new seeding or interseeding Excellent option for producers on heavy ground Rapid root growth Can be grazed or baled Maximum forage production and feed quality Seeding Rates:Seed this mix at 12-18 lbs/acrePlanting Range:Spring, late summerMixture Contains: 60% Ojibwa Medium Red Clover: Offers high nutritional value and excellent winter hardiness. 20% Timothy: Enhances the mix with its high palatability and nutritional profile. 20% Alsike Clover: Adds diversity and adaptability to moist soils. Drydown Quality: The Clover Grass Mix features good drydown qualities, aided by the rapid root growth and high forage quality of Medium Red Clover and Timothy. Alsike Clover complements the mix by adding resilience and adaptability to moist soils. Together, these components ensure a balanced and effective drying process, making the mix suitable for high-quality hay production. The inclusion of grasses in the mix improves its suitability for baling, providing flexibility in forage use.This Clover Grass Mix ensures a productive and sustainable solution for pastures on heavy ground, offering high-quality forage and reliable growth.

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Purple Top Turnip Seed

Purple Top Turnip Seed

Turnips are a cool-season annual brassica commonly used in cover crop cocktails. They germinate quickly and are excellent weed suppressors. Turnips are great nutrient accumulators and break down quickly in the spring, enriching the soil for subsequent crops. They are also an excellent forage for livestock producers who want to graze their cover crops. Their rapid growth makes them ideal for short growing windows, and they provide excellent grazing value late in the season.Benefits Rapid Growth: Turnips germinate quickly, making them suitable for short growing windows. Weed Suppression: Effective at suppressing weeds due to their rapid growth and ground coverage. Nutrient Accumulation: Accumulate nutrients and break down quickly in the spring, enriching the soil. Grazing Value: Provide excellent grazing value late in the season, ideal for livestock producers. Cool Season Adaptation: Perform well in cool-season conditions, extending the growing season. Characteristics Type: Cool season annual brassica. C:N Ratio: 25:1, contributing to efficient nutrient cycling. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 5-8 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 2-4 lbs/acre when used in mixes. Seeding Depth: Plant seeds at a depth of 1/4-1/2 inch. Planting Range: Late summer to early fall for optimal establishment. Turnips from Elk Mound Seed are an excellent choice for cover crops and grazing, offering rapid growth, effective weed suppression, and valuable nutrient accumulation. Their ability to break down quickly in the spring enriches the soil for future crops, making them a versatile and beneficial addition to any cover crop program.

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BMR (Brown Mid-Rib) Sorghum Sudangrass

BMR (Brown Mid-Rib) Sorghum Sudangrass

Winner’s Choice BMR (Brown Mid-Rib) sorghum-sudangrass is a premium forage option known for its exceptional digestibility and high biomass production. This brachytic BMR 6 variety produces forage with a great leaf-to-stem ratio and excellent tonnage. The BMR gene reduces lignin content in the entire plant, resulting in more digestible, body-building nutrients. This highly palatable forage significantly enhances livestock weight gain and can be grazed, chopped, or round baled.Benefits High Biomass Producer: Reaches 7 feet tall at full maturity, providing substantial forage yield. Improved Digestibility: The BMR gene reduces lignin content, enhancing fiber digestibility and making it highly suitable for livestock. Weed Suppression: Effectively suppresses annual weeds, contributing to healthier crop conditions. Warm-Season Growth: Excels in warm temperatures, maximizing growth and yield during the summer months. High-Quality Forage: Produces an abundance of high-quality forage suitable for hay, grazing, or silage. Livestock weight gain is significantly higher with this highly palatable forage. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Sow seeds at 25-50 lbs/acre. Higher seeding rates will result in finer stems. Recommended to plant at 25-35 lbs/acre if drilled or broadcasted. Companion Crops: Buckwheat and cowpeas are excellent companion crops to enhance growth and soil health. Timing: Sow seeds directly into the soil after the last risk of frost for optimal growth and yield. Yield Tonnage: Yields up to 16-20 tons/acre, ensuring a substantial return on investment. Standability: Excellent standability, ensuring the crop remains upright and accessible for harvesting. Usage Forage Quality: For best quality, harvest at or before the boot stage. Suitable for hay, grazing, or silage, making it a versatile addition to any farm.Embrace the benefits of Winner’s Choice BMR sorghum-sudangrass for your forage needs, offering both high yields and enhanced digestibility. Its ability to thrive in warm-season conditions ensures robust growth and plentiful forage during the summer months. This variety's improved digestibility makes it a superior choice for maximizing livestock weight gain and overall farm productivity.

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Grass Pasture Forage Seed Mix

Grass Pasture Forage Seed Mix

Elk Mound Seed's Grass Pasture Mix is designed for optimal growth, digestibility, and persistence. This mix includes a variety of grasses that are selected for their vigorous growth and adaptability to less-than-ideal conditions, making it a reliable choice for farmers looking to establish a high-quality pasture. The mix is suitable for early spring and late summer planting, ensuring flexibility for your planting schedule.Benefits: Vigorous Growth: Selected for its ability to thrive in various conditions, ensuring robust pasture development. High Digestibility: Provides excellent nutritional value for grazing animals, enhancing overall livestock health. Persistence: Designed to maintain productivity and quality over time, even under challenging conditions. Ideal for Hay Production: This mix can be considered a hay field when established, offering versatility for both grazing and haying purposes. Planting Instructions: Planting Range: Early spring, late summer Seeding Rate: 25-30 lbs/acre Mixture Contains: 35% Kentucky Bluegrass: Known for its durability and high nutritional value. 25% Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass: Offers higher yields and better digestibility. 15% Alfalfa: Provides adequate protein and supports overall pasture quality. 15% Timothy: Hardy grass that enhances the mix's forage quality. 10% Orchardgrass: Adds resilience and improves growth in various conditions. Drydown Quality: The Grass Pasture Mix has good drydown qualities due to the presence of Kentucky Bluegrass, Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass, and Orchardgrass, which provide high forage quality and effective drying. Alfalfa and Timothy contribute to the mix's nutritional profile and enhance its overall performance. Together, these components ensure a balanced drydown process, making the mix suitable for high-quality hay production under proper management practices.This Grass Pasture Mix ensures a productive and sustainable pasture, meeting the diverse needs of your farm.

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4010 Peas & Barley

4010 Peas & Barley

The 4010 Pea & Barley Mix is an excellent choice for high-quality forage production. This mix, consisting of 60% barley and 40% 4010 peas, provides a balanced nutrient profile and can be harvested at the boot stage for optimal feed value. Harvesting at this stage can also enhance regrowth potential, making it a sustainable option for repeated use.Benefits High-Quality Forage: Harvesting at the boot stage offers the best feed value. Protein content ranges from 15-19%, ensuring nutritious forage for livestock. Balanced Nutrient Utilization: This mix can utilize 60 lbs of nitrogen (N), 30 lbs of phosphorus (P), and 60 lbs of potassium (K), promoting healthy growth and development. Improved Tonnage: While waiting until the grain heads out will improve tonnage, it may decrease food value and regrowth potential. Versatile Use: Suitable for early spring planting, this mix can be adjusted for lighter seeding rates if underseeding with alfalfa or other legumes. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 120-150 lbs/acre. Use a lighter rate if underseeding with legumes like alfalfa. Seeding Depth: Drill approximately 3/4 inch deep for optimal germination. Timing: Seed as soon as fields are ready to be worked in early spring. Harvest: Plan on harvesting 50-60 days after planting. For best quality, harvest when the small grain is at the boot stage. Waiting until the milk stage will increase tonnage but decrease quality. Usage Forage Quality: Provides excellent quality forage when harvested at the boot stage, making it highly suitable for silage.The 4010 Pea & Barley Mix is a reliable and productive option for farmers seeking high-quality forage with excellent nutritional value. Its balanced composition and nutrient utilization make it an ideal choice for sustainable farming practices.

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Sunn Hemp Seed

Sunn Hemp Seed

Sunn hemp is an annual, warm-season legume that is an excellent biomass producer. Known for its nitrogen-fixing capabilities and extreme drought tolerance, sunn hemp thrives in heat and can be sown on a wide range of soil types. This tropical legume can produce more than 5,000 lbs of dry matter per acre and 120 lbs of nitrogen per acre. It is not winter hardy, and a hard freeze will easily kill it, so it should be sown a minimum of nine weeks before the average date of the first fall freeze.Benefits High Biomass Production: Can produce over 5,000 lbs of dry matter per acre. Nitrogen Fixation: Capable of fixing up to 120 lbs of nitrogen per acre, enriching the soil. Drought Tolerance: Extremely drought-tolerant, making it suitable for various climates. Heat Resilience: Thrives in hot conditions, ensuring robust growth during the summer. Versatile Planting: Can fill a niche between the harvest of a summer crop and the planting of a fall cash or cover crop. Characteristics Type: Annual, warm-season legume. Planting Range: Early summer. Seeding Rate: Seed at 15-20 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 4-8 lbs/acre when used in mixes. Seeding Depth: Plant seeds at a depth of 3/4 inch to 1 inch. Soil Temperature: Should be planted when soil temperatures are greater than 65°F. Longevity: Not winter hardy and killed by a hard freeze. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 40-50 lbs/acre with a cowpea type inoculant. Planting Time: Sow at least nine weeks before the average date of the first fall freeze. Sunn hemp from Elk Mound Seed is an excellent choice for those looking to improve soil health through high biomass production and nitrogen fixation. Its adaptability to heat and drought conditions makes it a reliable and productive option for summer planting, enhancing soil fertility and structure for subsequent crops.

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Italian Ryegrass Seed

Italian Ryegrass Seed

Italian Ryegrass is an incredibly productive cool-season grass known for producing high-quality feed. It can yield as many as five crops in a season. Italian Ryegrass thrives in cooler, arid environments, making it ideal for regions with mild climates. However, hot growing seasons can detrimentally affect its productivity.Benefits Erosion Prevention: Its fibrous root system helps prevent soil erosion. Nutrient Accumulator: Excellent at accumulating nutrients, especially nitrogen. Weed Suppression: When mixed with a legume, it effectively suppresses weeds. High-Quality Forage: Produces high-quality forage with protein levels as high as 17%, making it suitable for silage despite not drying down well. It also boasts high crude protein and sugar levels. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Sow seeds at 25-40 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 10-15 lbs/acre in thin stands. Seeding Depth: Plant seeds at a depth of 1/4-1/2 inch. Fertilization: Responds favorably to nitrogen applications for improved growth and yield. Yield Productivity: Can produce up to five crops in a season, ensuring a substantial return on investment.Usage Forage Quality: Best suited for silage, though it does not dry down well. Won’t head out in the seeding year, maintaining quality throughout the growing season.Italian Ryegrass is a versatile and highly productive option for high-quality forage, especially in cooler, arid environments. Its ability to prevent soil erosion, accumulate nutrients, and suppress weeds makes it an excellent choice for sustainable farming practices.

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Teff Grass Seed

Teff Grass Seed

Teff grass is a very productive, fine-stemmed, warm-season annual grass known for its high yield and excellent forage quality. It is highly desirable for grazing, haying, or green chopping and is extremely drought tolerant. Teff is typically ready for harvest 45-50 days after planting and can be used as a nurse crop with alfalfa. It is particularly valued in the horse hay market due to its premium quality.Benefits High Yield: Teff grass provides excellent tonnage, making it a reliable option for high-quality forage production. Drought Tolerant: Extremely drought-tolerant, making it suitable for various climates. Versatile Use: Can be used for grazing, haying, or green chopping. It is also popular among horse owners and stables. Multiple Harvests: Fast-growing and high-yielding, allowing for multiple cuttings per season. Nurse Crop: Can be effectively used as a nurse crop with alfalfa. Characteristics Type: Warm-season annual grass. Seed Coating: 34% seed coating to ensure better germination and establishment. Planting Range: Late spring to early summer. Planting Instructions Soil Temperature: Plant when soil temperatures reach or exceed 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Seeding Depth: Plant seeds at a depth of 1/4 inch or less into a very firm seed bed for optimal establishment. Seeding Rate: Use 8-12 lbs/acre for coated seed and 3-5 lbs/acre for raw seed. Harvest Timing: Typically ready for harvest 45-55 days after planting. Multiple cuttings are possible, enhancing forage production throughout the growing season. Teff grass is an excellent annual forage grass that yields well and produces fine-stemmed hay, which is highly valued in the horse hay market. Its drought tolerance, high yield, and versatility make it a superior choice for sustainable and profitable forage production.

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Legume Grass Forage Seed Mix

Legume Grass Forage Seed Mix

Elk Mound Seed's Legume Grass Mix is a high-producing legume blend designed for growth-responsive and persistent pastures. This mix offers excellent palatability and valuable hay, making it an ideal choice for round balers. You can seed this mix alone or enhance it by adding some of our high-quality grasses.Recommended Use: High producing legume mix Seed alone or add some of our grasses for enhanced pasture performance Seeding Rates:Use a seeding rate of 15-18 lbs/acrePlanting Range:Spring, late summerMixture Contains: 60% Megaleaf Alfalfa: Provides a high yield and exceptional forage quality, ensuring robust and nutritious growth. 20% Timothy: Adds resilience and improves the forage's nutritional profile. 15% Medium Red Clover: Enhances the mix with its excellent nitrogen-fixing capabilities and high palatability. 5% Alsike Clover: Adds diversity and adaptability to various soil conditions. Drydown Quality: The Legume Grass Mix has good overall drydown qualities, thanks to the excellent drying characteristics of Megaleaf Alfalfa, which anchors the mix. While Timothy and Medium Red Clover may dry more slowly, they contribute to the high nutritional value and palatability of the forage. Alsike Clover, though less drought-tolerant, complements the mix by adapting well to moist soils. Together, these components ensure a balanced drydown process, making the mix suitable for high-quality hay production under proper management practices.This Legume Grass Mix is designed to create a productive and sustainable pasture, offering high-quality forage and reliable growth.

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Alf-Grass Forage Mix

Alf-Grass Forage Mix

Elk Mound Seed's Alf-Grass Mix combines high-quality Megaleaf Alfalfa with Timothy to create an ideal blend for producing excellent hay for dry cows, beef cattle, or horses. This mix ensures timely drydown and superior forage quality, offering higher yields than alfalfa alone. The grass in alfalfa stands with good fall growth can protect alfalfa crowns from winter injury by trapping more snow within the stand.Recommended Use:Makes great hay for dry cows, beef cattle, or horsesSeeding Rates:Seed this mix at 15-18 lbs/acrePlanting Range:Spring, late summerMixture Contains: 70% Megaleaf Alfalfa: Provides high yield and exceptional forage quality, ensuring robust and nutritious growth. 30% Timothy: Enhances the mix with its high palatability and nutritional profile, contributing to effective drydown and overall forage quality. Drydown Quality: The Alf-Grass Mix features excellent drydown qualities due to the presence of Megaleaf Alfalfa and Timothy. Alfalfa offers high nutritional value and robustness, while Timothy complements the mix with its high palatability and good drying characteristics. Together, these components ensure a balanced and effective drying process, making the mix suitable for high-quality hay production. Grass in alfalfa stands can also protect the alfalfa crowns from winter injury, adding resilience to the mix.This Alf-Grass Mix ensures a productive and sustainable solution for producing high-quality hay, meeting the diverse needs of your livestock with reliable growth and superior forage.

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Timothy Seed

Timothy Seed

Timothy is a hardy, bunch-type grass well-suited for cooler climates. It is primarily used in mixes with red clover and is known for its good disease resistance. While Timothy can be grazed, it requires long rest periods and a rotational grazing system for maximum productivity and persistence. It has low tolerance for traffic and is not well-suited to drought or heat-prone areas.Benefits Hardy Bunch-Grass: Very hardy, making it a reliable option in appropriate climates. Disease Resistance: Exhibits good disease resistance, contributing to its durability. Cool Climate Adaptation: Best adapted to cooler climates, ensuring optimal growth and productivity in such regions. Characteristics Type: Cool season perennial. Growth Habit: Bunch-type grass, which grows in tight clumps. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 8-10 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 2-4 lbs/acre when used in mixes. Planting Range: Early spring to late summer for optimal establishment. Grazing Management: Requires long rest periods and a rotational grazing system to maintain productivity and persistence. Timothy grass is a very hardy bunch-grass that is best adapted to cooler climates. It is typically mixed with red clover and provides excellent forage quality. Its good disease resistance and reliable growth make it a valuable addition to any forage program, particularly in cooler regions.

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Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass Seed

Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass Seed

Tetraploid perennial ryegrass is a cool-season perennial bunch-grass that offers greater yields than diploid varieties. Known for its high percentage of sugars in the forage, tetraploid ryegrass is highly digestible and preferred by animals over diploid varieties. It is well-suited for cooler climates and typically goes dormant between late June and mid-August when conditions are hot and dry.Benefits High Yield: Produces greater yields compared to diploid varieties, ensuring substantial forage production. High Sugar Content: Contains a higher percentage of sugars, enhancing its digestibility and making it more palatable for livestock. Winter Hardiness: Exhibits excellent winter hardiness, making it a reliable choice for cooler regions. Strong Regrowth: Known for its strong regrowth, allowing for multiple harvests throughout the growing season. Characteristics Type: Cool season perennial bunch-grass. Growth Habit: Produces a more open growth with less ground cover compared to diploid varieties. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 30-40 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 5-15 lbs/acre when used in mixes. Planting Range: Early spring to late summer for optimal establishment. Dormancy: Typically goes dormant between late June and mid-August in hot and dry conditions. Tetraploid perennial ryegrass is a high-energy grass with excellent winter hardiness and high sugar content, making it an ideal forage option for livestock. Its greater yield, digestibility, and strong regrowth capabilities make it a valuable addition to any forage program, particularly in cooler climates.

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Big Sky Tall Fescue Seed (Endophyte-Free)

Big Sky Tall Fescue Seed (Endophyte-Free)

Our tall fescue is an endophyte-free choice that is very tolerant of intensive grazing and heavy animal traffic. It can provide two to three hay cuttings in a typical year and demonstrates good productivity even during dry summer conditions. Developed for high dry matter yields and improved resistance to diseases, this tall fescue is tolerant to a wide range of climatic and soil challenges. It features large, soft leaves and a sturdy crown, providing highly palatable forage that is resistant to over-grazing.Benefits High Yield: Medium maturing with high dry matter yields, providing substantial forage production. Disease Resistance: Improved resistance to diseases that commonly affect tall fescue, ensuring a healthy stand. Climatic Tolerance: Tolerant to cold, drought, and heat stress, making it versatile for various climates. Soil Adaptability: Tolerant of poor drainage and a wide range of pH levels, suitable for diverse soil conditions. Palatability: Large, soft leaves and sturdy crown provide highly palatable forage, resistant to over-grazing. Endophyte-Free: Ensures the absence of endophyte-related issues, making it safer for livestock. Characteristics Type: Cool season perennial. Growth Habit: Medium maturing with excellent seedling vigor. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 20-25 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 4-8 lbs/acre when used in mixes. Planting Range: Early spring or late summer for optimal establishment. Grazing Management: Very tolerant of intensive grazing and heavy animal traffic, ideal for high-use pastures. Tall fescue is a high-yielding, disease-resistant forage option that is adaptable to a variety of climates and soil conditions. Its excellent seedling vigor and endophyte-free status make it a reliable and safe choice for intensive grazing systems. The tall fescue's ability to withstand climatic and soil challenges ensures consistent productivity and high-quality forage throughout the growing season.

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