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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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Raskila Meadow Fescue

Raskila Meadow Fescue

Meadow fescue, particularly the Raskila variety, originates mainly from northern Europe and the mountainous regions of southern Europe. Raskila is a medium-maturing meadow fescue that combines very good yield potential throughout the growing season with strong resistance to diseases, especially rust and leaf spot. It is very winter hardy and performs exceptionally well under cool, moist conditions, tolerating wet and sometimes flooded soils. Additionally, Raskila can produce in climates somewhat drier and hotter than what most meadow fescues can handle.Benefits High Yield Potential: Provides good yield throughout the growing season. Disease Resistance: Strong resistance to diseases, particularly rust and leaf spot. Winter Hardiness: Very winter hardy, making it suitable for colder climates. Palatability: Slender, long leaves that are more palatable than tall fescue. Climate Adaptability: Performs better than most grasses under hot, dry conditions and can tolerate wet soils. Versatile Use: Forms a thick sward, making it an excellent choice for pasture or as the grass component with alfalfa for hay or haylage. Characteristics Type: Cool season perennial bunch-grass. Growth Habit: Can grow up to 30 inches on fertile ground. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 18-20 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 6-12 lbs/acre when used in mixes. Planting Range: Early spring for optimal establishment. Establishment: Slower to establish but performs well once established. Meadow fescue, particularly the Raskila variety, is an excellent choice for pasture or hay production due to its high yield potential, disease resistance, and adaptability to various climatic conditions. Its excellent winter hardiness and palatability make it a valuable addition to any forage program.

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Meadow Bromegrass Seed

Meadow Bromegrass Seed

Meadow Brome is a bunch-type, long-lived perennial grass that establishes quicker than other grasses and is ready for grazing at an earlier date. This grass regrows faster and has more basal leaves than smooth brome, making it highly palatable to all classes of livestock. Meadow Brome is known for its good drought tolerance and excellent winter hardiness.Benefits Quick Establishment: Faster to establish than other grasses, with seedlings exhibiting better vigor than smooth brome. Early Grazing Readiness: Becomes ready for grazing 7-10 days before smooth bromegrass. High Palatability: Very palatable vegetative growth suitable for all livestock. Drought Tolerance and Winter Hardiness: Performs well under dry conditions and is very hardy during winter. Sustained Productivity: Productivity does not decline after several cuttings, making it a reliable forage source throughout the growing season. Characteristics Type: Cool season perennial. Growth Habit: Bunch-like with long-lived characteristics, and very little or no rhizomes. Yield: Yields relatively better than other grass species. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 12-16 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 6-8 lbs/acre when used in mixes. Planting Range: Early spring to late summer for optimal establishment. Establishment: Although seedlings have better vigor than smooth brome, the horizontal spread of established plants is slower, resulting in less rapid ground cover. Meadow Brome is an excellent choice for grazing and forage production due to its quick establishment, high palatability, and sustained productivity. Its adaptability to drought and cold conditions, coupled with its early readiness for grazing, make it a valuable addition to any pasture management system.

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Festulolium Seed

Festulolium Seed

Festulolium is a hybrid derived from Italian ryegrass and meadow fescue, combining the best traits of both species. It has the winter hardiness and disease resistance of meadow fescue, along with the high nutritive value and season-long productivity of Italian ryegrass. This perennial bunch-grass is highly valued for its adaptability and robust forage production.Benefits Winter Hardiness: Inherits excellent winter hardiness from meadow fescue, making it suitable for colder climates. Disease Resistance: Offers strong resistance to diseases commonly affecting grasses, ensuring a healthy and productive stand. High Nutritive Value: Provides high-quality forage with excellent nutritional content. Season-Long Productivity: Delivers consistent productivity throughout the growing season, thanks to its Italian ryegrass parentage. Versatile Use: Suitable for various forage applications, including grazing, hay, and silage. Characteristics Type: Cool season perennial bunch-grass. Derivation: Hybrid of Italian ryegrass and meadow fescue. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 25-30 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 5-10 lbs/acre when used in mixes. Planting Range: Early spring to late summer for optimal establishment. Festulolium is an excellent choice for farmers seeking a reliable and nutritious forage option that combines the best traits of Italian ryegrass and meadow fescue. Its winter hardiness, disease resistance, and high productivity make it a versatile and valuable addition to any forage program.

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Reclaimers Forage Seed Mix

Reclaimers Forage Seed Mix

Elk Mound Seed's Reclaimers Mix is the perfect solution for extending the life of a weak hay stand. This mix is designed to integrate seamlessly with winter-damaged alfalfa, resulting in quick-establishing and highly palatable grasses. It's an excellent option for dairy, beef, and sheep pastures, providing nutritional forage and enhancing overall pasture productivity.Recommended Use: Incorporate this mix with winter-damaged alfalfa to achieve quick establishment and palatable grasses, extending the productive life of your pasture.Seeding Rates:Seed this mix at 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: 40% Italian Ryegrass: Known for its rapid establishment, high dry matter production, and excellent forage quality. Italian ryegrass is highly digestible and provides high yields, although it has moderate winter hardiness. 40% Festulolium: This hybrid grass combines the qualities of fescue and ryegrass, offering good drought tolerance, rapid establishment, and high forage quality. It performs well under grazing and provides a balanced mix of persistence and productivity. 10% Meadow Brome: Provides resilience and improves growth in various conditions. Meadow Brome has good winter hardiness and recovers quickly after grazing, making it a reliable component of the mix. 10% Orchardgrass: Adds to the mix's versatility with its high yield, drought tolerance, and winter hardiness. Orchardgrass is suitable for both hay and pasture, and its late maturity fits well with legumes like alfalfa and clover. Drydown Quality: The Reclaimers Mix has good overall drydown qualities. Italian ryegrass and Festulolium contribute to rapid regrowth and high forage quality, ensuring quick drying and excellent hay production. Meadow Brome and Orchardgrass add resilience and adaptability, enhancing the mix's performance under various conditions. Together, these components ensure a balanced drydown process, making the mix suitable for high-quality hay production under proper management practices.This Reclaimers Mix is designed to provide a robust and sustainable pasture, ensuring high-quality forage for your livestock and extending the productive life of your hay stands.

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Tilth Builder Plus

Tilth Builder Plus

Tilth Builder Plus is a highly effective cover crop mix designed to provide excellent weed suppression while enhancing soil fertility through nitrogen building and nutrient accumulation. This combination of 50% Annual Ryegrass, 25% Buster Radish, and 25% Crimson Clover ensures a balanced approach to soil improvement and forage production.Benefits Weed Suppression: Provides excellent weed suppression, maintaining clean fields. Nitrogen Building: The inclusion of Crimson Clover and Buster Radish enhances nitrogen fixation and nutrient accumulation. Soil Improvement: Improves soil structure and fertility through a diverse mix of components. Versatile Use: Suitable for a variety of planting conditions and soil types. Characteristics Composition: 50% Annual Ryegrass 25% Buster Radish 25% Crimson Clover Type: Cool season annual mix. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 12-15 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. Tilth Builder Plus from Elk Mound Seed is a versatile and effective cover crop mix that provides excellent weed suppression, nitrogen building, and soil improvement capabilities. This balanced mix ensures robust growth and enhanced soil health, making it an ideal choice for farmers looking to improve their soil's fertility and structure.

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Scavenger Plus Plowdown Mix

Scavenger Plus Plowdown Mix

Scavenger Plus Plowdown is an excellent cover crop mix designed for scavenging and building nutrients in the soil. This mix combines 75% Buster Radish and 25% Mammoth Red Clover to effectively enhance soil fertility and structure. The radishes scavenge nutrients below the soil’s surface, while the clover builds nitrogen and significant biomass.Benefits Nutrient Scavenging: Buster Radishes effectively scavenge nutrients from deep within the soil, making them available for future crops. Nitrogen Building: Mammoth Red Clover, inoculated for optimal nitrogen fixation, enhances soil fertility by adding significant amounts of nitrogen. Biomass Production: The mix produces substantial biomass, contributing to improved soil structure and organic matter content. Versatile Mix: Other legumes can be added to this mix for additional benefits. Characteristics Composition: 75% Buster Radish 25% Mammoth Red Clover (inoculated) Type: Cool season annual mix. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 8-10 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. Scavenger Plus Plowdown from Elk Mound Seed is a versatile and effective cover crop mix that provides excellent nutrient scavenging and nitrogen building capabilities. This balanced mix ensures robust growth and enhanced soil health, making it an ideal choice for farmers looking to improve their soil's fertility and structure.

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Frosty Berseem Clover Seed

Frosty Berseem Clover Seed

Frosty berseem clover is a much more frost-tolerant variety than regular berseem clover, allowing it to stay green later into the fall. This cool-season, annual legume quickly produces significant forage and thrives in wet conditions, though it does not tolerate drought well. Frosty berseem clover is known for its high protein levels, ranging from 20-30%, making it an excellent choice for nutritious forage. Benefits Frost Tolerance: More frost-tolerant than regular berseem clover, extending its growing season into the fall. Quick Forage Production: Rapidly produces significant amounts of forage, ensuring a steady supply for livestock. High Protein Content: Offers high protein levels of 20-30%, contributing to the nutritional needs of animals. Wet Condition Adaptability: Thrives in wet conditions, making it suitable for areas with high moisture levels. Characteristics Type: Cool season annual legume. Longevity: Annual in the Midwest. Seed Count: 200,000 seeds per pound. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 12-15 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 2-8 lbs/acre when used in mixes. Seeding Depth: Plant seeds at a depth of 1/4-1/2 inch. Planting Range: Spring through mid-summer for optimal establishment. Food Plot Uses Frosty berseem clover is an excellent choice for food plots, particularly for those planting for deer hunting. Its high protein content makes it highly attractive to deer, providing them with a nutritious forage option. The extended growing season, thanks to its frost tolerance, ensures that the food plot remains productive later into the fall, supporting deer well into the hunting season. Additionally, its rapid growth and ability to thrive in wet conditions make it a reliable and sustainable choice for creating successful food plots. Frosty berseem clover from Elk Mound Seed is an ideal addition to any forage program or food plot, offering high nutritional value and exceptional frost tolerance to extend the growing season.

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Medium Red Clover Seed

Medium Red Clover Seed

Medium red clover is the most widely grown of the true clovers and is renowned for its versatility and adaptability. This herbaceous perennial features a number of leafy stems rising from a crown, with stems reaching 2 to 3 feet under favorable conditions. Known for its high nutritional value and palatability, medium red clover is an excellent choice for both pasture and hay. Acreage in red clover in the United States is estimated at 8 to 10 million, underscoring its importance in forage production.Benefits Quick Establishment: Establishes early and aggressively, ensuring a quick start to the growing season. Germinates in 6-7 days in 60-degree soil temperatures. High Productivity: Highly productive with rapid recovery after cutting, offering superior ware tolerance and very high recuperative ability. Nitrogen Fixation: Excellent for fixing nitrogen, improving soil fertility for subsequent crops. Pollinator Friendly: Attracts pollinators, supporting biodiversity. Versatile Use: Can be used for both forage and cover cropping. Wide Soil Adaptability: Grows under a wide variety of soil conditions, from full sun to light shade, and thrives best in soil pH between 6.0 and 7.0. Good Winter Hardiness: Exhibits good winter hardiness and fair drought tolerance, ensuring reliability in various climates. Characteristics Type: Cool season perennial legume. Growth Habit: Herbaceous perennial with stems reaching 2 to 3 feet. Longevity: Perennial with a seed count of 756,000 seeds per pound. Seed Origin: Canadian grown seed. Pre-Inoculated: Ensures better germination and establishment. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 15-18 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 6-8 lbs/acre when used in mixes. Seeding Depth: Plant seeds at a depth of 1/4-1/2 inch. Planting Range: Early spring to late summer for optimal establishment. Seeding Method: Can be frost seeded, enhancing flexibility in planting times. Food Plot UsesMedium red clover is an excellent choice for food plots. Its high protein content and rapid recovery after grazing make it highly attractive to deer. The ability to establish quickly and thrive in a variety of soil conditions ensures a reliable and productive food plot. Additionally, the clover's attraction to pollinators can enhance the overall biodiversity of the plot, providing multiple benefits to the ecosystem. Medium red clover from Elk Mound Seed is an ideal addition to any forage program or food plot, offering high nutritional value, exceptional adaptability, and environmental benefits. Its ability to grow under a wide range of conditions and its high palatability make it a preferred choice for farmers and deer hunters alike.

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Berseem Clover Seed

Berseem Clover Seed

Berseem clover is recognized by many as the “King of Cover Crops” due to its unmatched biomass and nitrogen-fixing capabilities. This fast-growing summer annual can produce as much as 3 tons per acre of biomass and up to 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre. Berseem clover establishes well with an oat nurse crop and is known for its non-bloating properties, making it highly suitable for forage.Benefits High Biomass Production: Produces up to 3 tons per acre of biomass, significantly contributing to soil organic matter. Nitrogen Fixation: Can fix as much as 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre, enhancing soil fertility. Non-Bloating: A non-bloating clover, making it safe and beneficial for livestock grazing. Establishment: Establishes well with an oat nurse crop, ensuring robust growth. Cool Season Legume: Performs well in cool-season conditions, extending the growing season. Characteristics Type: Cool season legume. C:N Ratio: 18-23:1, promoting efficient nutrient cycling. Biomass to Nitrogen Yield: Unmatched among cover crops. Planting Instructions Seeding Rate: Seed at 8-12 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 4-6 lbs/acre when used in mixes. Planting Range: Late spring to early summer for optimal establishment. Berseem clover from Elk Mound Seed is a superior choice for cover crops, offering exceptional biomass production and nitrogen-fixing capabilities. Its fast growth, non-bloating nature, and compatibility with nurse crops make it a valuable addition to any cover crop program, enhancing soil health and providing high-quality forage for livestock

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