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2017
PRODUCT GUIDE

Midwest/East
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Expectations raisedand met.

AT ALFOREX we think you should expect more from your Our promise to you is that well continue leading the
alfalfa and forage crops. High yields, good agronomics, way and pushing the industry to new heights. Well stay
better nutrition and digestibility are all reasonable committed to alfalfa and forages. And well do our best to
requirements for these crops, but that perhaps its time to help you get more out of your crops.
reach a little higher. To grow your expectations.
Our name stands for alfalfa
That may be a bold challenge, but over the last several years and forage excellence.
weve seen the power in that type of thinking. Whether its
Thats our focus, and when
Hi-Ton performance alfalfa, salt tolerant varieties or
Hi-Gest, the first low lignin alfalfa on the market,
you use our products, that
innovations like these can make a real difference on the commitment shines through
farm. And if you could take a peek at our R&D pipeline, in every bag.
youd see weve only just scratched the surface.

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Table of Contents
Alfalfa 4-8
Clover 8-9
Cover Crop 9
Grasses and mixtures 10-13
Sorghum 14-15

FOCUSED ON PERFORMANCE FOCUSED ON YOU


Alforex products deliver a wide range of agronomic solutions When you choose Alforex Seeds, you benefit from dedicated
tailored to where and how you farm. Real solutionslike technical experts who focus solely on alfalfa and forages.
salinity and stress tolerance, improved persistence, Hi-Ton They combine their insightdrawn from breeding experience
performance alfalfa, Hi-Gest low lignin alfalfa technology across millions of acreswith the knowledge you and your
and Hi-Gest sudangrassthat help improve yield, feed dealer have of the specific farming conditions on your farm
efficiency and nutrition, adding value through more milk, to help find the best solution for you. When it comes time to
more meat and greater productivity per acre. plant, you wont rely on speculation; youll rely on
proven expertise.
FOCUSED ON INNOVATION
Decades of alfalfa research results is a fast paced
environment of continual innovation devoted exclusively
to alfalfa and forages. That means you can rely on us
for groundbreaking products along with steady
advances in yield, quality, pest resistance, stress
tolerance and persistence.

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ALFALFA

LOW LIGNIN ALFALFA Hi-Gest 360

Low Lignin Technology


Performance
Improved fiber digestibility and
F irst commercially available low-lignin alfalfa variety
intake for more milk/meat for dormant producers. Variety Patents Pending.
W
 hole plant lignin for Hi-Gest 360 is 7 to 10% lower
Elite genetics that are than other dormant varieties for improved performance
non-transgenic Product of conventional plant breeding
Harvest flexibility N
 o yield drag, no loss of pest resistance, no reduction in
winter hardiness with 28 to 30 day harvest schedules

Management
A dapted to todays best alfalfa management
practices. No on-farm field or management
adjustments needed to grow or feed.
H
 i-Gest 360 alfalfa offers a wider harvest window of
up to 7 days if harvest timing is delayed past late bud
or one-tenth flower
The Alfalfa That Changed the Game R ations using Hi-Gest can be easily balanced by
nutritionists with the results of an accurate feed test

Lignins impact on yield and quality Appearance at Harvest Maturity


Lignin is the complex organic compound that hardens and strengthens the plants cell P lants are medium-tall, with a dense canopy of
stems and leaves
walls. In mature plants, lignin increases yield, but negatively affects forage quality
and interferes with animal digestion. To minimize this dilemma, producers have Agronomics
traditionally had to find a compromise between yield and quality, by harvesting at late- Yield rating 5
bud stage to one-tenth flower. Fall dormancy class: FD 3
Winter hardiness class: WS 1.5
Hi-Gest varieties: high yield and improved digestibility
Multifoliate leaf expression: 73%/Moderate MF
With the introduction of alfalfa varieties with Hi-Gest , Alforex Seeds has effectively

ended the need for a compromise between yield and quality. Through focused FastGrowth rating: 1.83/Average
breeding, Hi-Gest varieties offer high yield and a 7 to 10% reduction in total plant
Pest Package HR R MR LR S
lignin. This reduction in lignin increases the rate of fiber digestion by 5-10% which
Diseases
improves animal intake; increases the extent of fiber digestion (as measured by
UNDF240) by 5-10%, and raises crude protein by 3-5%. The net impact can be 2.5 or
Anthracnose
more pounds of milk per cow per day.
Aphanomyces-Race 1
Aphanomyces-Race 2
More harvest flexibility Bacterial wilt
Hi-Gest Low Lignin Alfalfa also affords producers more harvest flexibility than ever:
They can produce even higher quality dairy hay at their normal ~28 day cutting
Fusarium wilt
schedule or choose to increase yield out to ~35 days and maintain harvest quality of
Phytophthora root rot
conventional varieties at ~28 days. Hi-Gest provides the flexibility to work around the
Verticillium wilt
Insects
weather or manage tonnage and quality to maximize return per acre. Blue alfalfa aphid
2015 on-farm performance report Cowpea aphid
During the 2015 growing season more than 10,000 acres of Hi-Gest 360, 660, and AFX 1060 Pea aphid
with Low Lignin Alfalfa Technology were planted in key production areas across the U.S. Spotted alfalfa aphid
Nematode Resistance
Dairymen and commercial hay growers submitted samples for forage analysis and
Northern root knot
shared their results with Alforex Seeds. Those on-farm tests showed Hi-Gest varieties
actually reduced lignin by 15%, reduced indigestible fiber at 240 hours (uNDF240) by
Stem nematode
22% and increased crude protein by 11% versus the Rock River Laboratorys running Yield Ratings:
averages.* Expectations raisedand met. 5 = Best
3 = Average
* lignin and crude protein = 60 day running averages and uNDF240 = 4 year running average 1 = Poor

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CONVENTIONAL ALFALFA

PGI 529 PGI 557

Yield and Persistence Yield & Quality


Performance Performance
For growers who aggressively manage and harvest O
 utstanding yield potential across a wide range of
their alfalfa acres to maximize milk per acre production geographies
FastGrowth ability shaves 3 to 5 days off the time R esponds to best-management practices and can be
between harvests to maximize seasonal yield aggressively managed
Carries a strong, multiple-pest package to protect F eatures stable seasonal cut-to-cut yields and high
fast-growing plants and aggressively managed acres forage quality for a conventional variety

Management Management
Fast-growing variety for production areas that use fall W
 idely adapted variety that fits aggressively
dormancy 4 and 5 alfalfas, and when four or more managed harvest systems
cuts are expected each season Medium-early maturity to one-tenth flower
V ery early harvest maturity; reaches late bud or early R ecommended for medium-long rotations all across
flower 3 to 5 days ahead of most dormant alfalfas the fall dormancy 4 and 5 production geographies
V ery fast green-up after harvest and accelerated
growth to harvest maturity
Appearance at Harvest Maturity
The First Low Lignin Alfalfa on the Market
M
 edium-tall plants with a leafy canopy of medium-
Appearance at Harvest Maturity green leaves
Tall and showy, with large leaves
Higher Digestibility and
Agronomics
Intake for More Milk/Beef
Delivered in Elite Genetics Agronomics Yield rating 4
Better Quality Without
Changing Harvest Practices
Harvest Flexibility
Yield rating 5 Fall dormancy class: FD 5
Fall dormancy class: FD 5 Winter hardiness class: WS 2
Breeding, Technology & Management Overview
Winter hardiness class: WS 1 Multifoliate leaf expression: 66%/Low MF
Multifoliate leaf expression: 31%/Low MF FastGrowth rating: 2.04/Fast
FastGrowth rating: 2.21/Very Fast
Download the Low Lignin Overview Pest Package HR R MR LR S
To learn more about low lignin alfalfa, visit Pest Package HR R MR LR S Diseases
www.alforexseeds.com/agronomy/low- Diseases Anthracnose
lignin-alfalfa/ for access to a 4-page guide Anthracnose Aphanomyces-Race 1
for producers, extension agents Aphanomyces-Race 1 Bacterial wilt
and seedsmen. Aphanomyces-Race 2 Fusarium wilt
Agronomic Yield Ratings are based on average
Bacterial wilt Phytophthora root rot
performance between Alforex varieties. Actual performance may
Fusarium wilt Verticillium wilt
be adversely affected by extreme conditions. Unless stated, Phytophthora root rot Insects
ratings are based on standardized testing procedures endorsed
by the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference.
Verticillium wilt Blue alfalfa aphid
Low-lignin ratings are measured and calculated by proprietary
Insects Pea aphid
Alforex Seed protocols. Blue alfalfa aphid Cowpea aphid
StandFast FastGrowth ratings are calculated by Alforex Seeds Cowpea aphid Nematode Resistance
from weekly measurement of varieties grown side-by-side from
green-up to harvest through the growing season. Expressed as
Pea aphid Northern root knot
average centimeters growth per day. Spotted alfalfa aphid Stem nematode
>2.20 = Very Fast Nematode Resistance
>2.00 = Fast
>1.80 = Average Stem nematode
>1.60 = Slow
<1.60 = Very Slow

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ALFALFA

HIGH-YIELD ALFALFA AFX 579 NEW

High Yield Alfalfa


Performance
Maximize productive harvests and F or growers who aggressively manage and harvest
total seasonal yield their alfalfa acres to maximize dry matter yield per acre
F astGrowth ability shaves 3 to 5 days off the time
Suppress weed competition between harvests to maximize seasonal yield
C
 arries a strong, multiple-pest package to protect
Maximize heat units and conserve fast-growing plants and aggressively managed acres
soil moisture for crop growth Management
F ast-growing variety for production areas that use fall
dormancy 4 and 5 alfalfas, and when four or more
cuts are expected each season
V ery early harvest maturity; reaches late bud or early
flower 3 to 5 days ahead of most dormant alfalfas
V ery fast green-up after harvest and accelerated
growth to harvest maturity

Appearance at Harvest Maturity


Tall and showy, with large leaves
Elevating Yield Agronomics
Yield rating 5
New Hi-Ton Performance Alfalfa
Fall dormancy class: FD 5
For 2017 there are three Alforex alfalfa varieties that have earned the Hi-Ton Winter hardiness class: WS 2.5
designation. Designated varieties AFX 579, AFX 469 and AFX 429 have exceeded the Multifoliate leaf expression: 49%/Low MF
yield of peer experimentals, and commercial alfalfa varieties by 5%, the minimum FastGrowth rating: 2.26/Very Fast
threshold for Hi-Ton alfalfa. Alforex alfalfa varieties carrying the Hi-Ton designation Salinity tolerance:
are the first choice for the aggressive manager pushing alfalfa acres to maximize Germination: Tolerant
seasonal dry matter yield. Forage production: TBD
To carry the FastGrowth rating, varieties must average at least 2 cm of growth per day
Pest Package HR R MR LR S
starting with spring green-up. Most commercial varieties range from 1.5 to 1.9 cm per
Diseases
day, which gives FastGrowth varieties up to a 30% advantage in the field.
Anthracnose
When alfalfa fields are green and growing, chances are they are generating extra yield. Aphanomyces-Race 1
The faster recovery after harvest speeds green-up by 3 to 5 days, shortening the days Aphanomyces-Race 2
to harvest maturity and the next cutting. This earlier growth starts with the first crop
and gives a head start to each season and the number of cuts taken before the fall
Bacterial wilt
cutoff. Along the way, more of the seasons total yield is harvested at mid-summer
Fusarium wilt
when heat units and moisture are usually more available and weather can be
Phytophthora root rot
more cooperative.
Verticillium wilt
Insects
Blue alfalfa aphid
Cowpea aphid
Pea aphid
Spotted alfalfa aphid
Nematode Resistance
Northern root knot
Stem nematode

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AFX 469 NEW
AFX 429 NEW

High Yield Alfalfa High Yield Alfalfa


Performance Performance
F or growers who aggressively manage their A widely adapted variety that will maximize yield
established alfalfa acres to maximize milk per acre and quality under aggressive or relaxed harvest
A 11% yield advantage versus PGI 557 management systems
F astGrowth ability shaves 3 to 5 days off the time Strong multiple pest package including stem
between harvests to maximize seasonal yield nematodes for western growers
C
 arries a strong, multiple-pest package to protect Features stable yield performance into late harvest
fast-growing plants and aggressively managed acres year when longer rotations are desired

Management Management
F ast-growing variety for production areas that use fall A dapted to production zones all across the U.S.
dormancy 4 and 5 alfalfas, and when four or more where fall dormancy 3, 4 or 5 varieties are normally
cuts are expected each season recommended
A verage seedling year yield performance when spring A milk per acre winner when aggressively managed
direct seeded for dairy hay
V ery early harvest maturity; reaches late bud or early V ery early harvest maturity; reaches late bud or early
flower 3 to 5 days ahead of most dormant alfalfas flower 3 to 5 days ahead of most dormant alfalfas
V ery fast green-up after harvest and accelerated Expected to perform very well in mixtures with cool
growth to harvest maturity season grasses or other legumes

Appearance at Harvest Maturity Appearance at Harvest Maturity


Tall and showy, with large leaves Plants at bud stage will be medium-tall and feature a
uniform canopy of large, medium-green leaves
Agronomics
Agronomics
Yield rating 5
Yield rating 5
Fall dormancy class: FD 4
Fall dormancy class: FD 4
Winter hardiness class: WS 1.5
Winter hardiness class: WS 2
Multifoliate leaf expression: 47%/Low MF
Multifoliate leaf expression: 56%/Low MF
FastGrowth rating: 2.11/Very Fast
FastGrowth rating: 1.98/Fast
Salinity tolerance:
Germination: Tolerant Pest Package HR R MR LR S
Forage production: TBD Diseases

Pest Package HR R MR LR S
Anthracnose
Diseases
Aphanomyces-Race 1
Anthracnose
Aphanomyces-Race 2
Aphanomyces-Race 1
Bacterial wilt
Aphanomyces-Race 2
Fusarium wilt
Bacterial wilt
Phytophthora root rot
Fusarium wilt
Verticillium wilt
Insects
Phytophthora root rot Blue alfalfa aphid Download the Product Sheet
Verticillium wilt Cowpea aphid Visit www.alforexseeds.com/products to
Insects
Pea aphid view and access a printable PDF for each
Blue alfalfa aphid
Spotted alfalfa aphid alforex alfalfa variety.
Cowpea aphid
Nematode Resistance
Pea aphid
Northern root knot
Spotted alfalfa aphid
Nematode Resistance
Stem nematode Yield Ratings:
5 = Best
Northern root knot 3 = Average
Stem nematode 1 = Poor

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ALFALFA

ALSO AVAILABLE

322LH BRAND
PGI 212 405 BRAND

Potato Persistence & Forage Widely Adapted


Leafhopper Resistance Quality
Performance Performance Performance
F eatures genetic resistance to potato leafhopper A daptable, stable, winter-hardy variety for B lend of proprietary alfalfa varieties for fields or
injury to improve harvestable yield and forage quality high-yield environments situations when the best isnt necessary but value is

Management Fits a wide range of growing conditions and Management


harvest systems
A dapted to production acres that annually expect A dapted to production geographies where fall
potato leafhopper injury and where chemical control Superb forage quality in a conventional variety to dormancy 3 to 5 varieties are recommended
isnt practical maximize animal performance per acre
Appearance at Harvest Maturity
B est adapted to three-cut or four-cut harvest or Management
rotational grazing systems A ppearance will vary depending upon the proprietary
A dapted to geographies where fall dormancy 2, 3 or components selected
P erforms well in mixtures with cool-season grasses 4 alfalfas are recommended for longer rotations
or other legumes Performs equally well when aggressively managed or Agronomics
Appearance at Harvest Maturity harvested at later maturities Yield rating 2
M
 edium plant height, leafy canopy and medium- Traffic/compaction tested Fall dormancy class: FD 4
green leaves Winter hardiness class: WS 2
Appearance at Harvest Maturity
Agronomics Uniform, eye-appealing variety with a dense, Multifoliate leaf expression: Moderate MF
Yield rating 2 medium-dark canopy
Fall dormancy class: FD 3 Agronomics Pest Package HR R MR LR S
Diseases
Winter hardiness class: WS 2 Yield rating 3
Multifoliate leaf expression: Moderate MF Fall dormancy class: FD 2
Anthracnose
Winter hardiness class: WS 1
Aphanomyces-Race 1
Pest Package HR R MR LR S
Multifoliate leaf expression: 76%/Moderate MF
Bacterial wilt
Diseases
FastGrowth rating: 1.74/Slow
Fusarium wilt
Anthracnose Phytophthora root rot
Aphanomyces-Race 1 Pest Package HR R MR LR S Verticillium wilt
Bacterial wilt Diseases Insects
Fusarium wilt Anthracnose Pea aphid
Phytophthora root rot Aphanomyces-Race 1
Verticillium wilt Aphanomyces-Race 2
Insects Bacterial wilt
Potato leafhopper Fusarium wilt
Blue alfalfa aphid Phytophthora root rot
Pea aphid Verticillium wilt
Spotted alfalfa aphid Insects
Blue alfalfa aphid
Pea aphid
Nematode Resistance
Northern root knot
Stem nematode
Yield Ratings:
5 = Best
3 = Average
1 = Poor

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CLOVER

AFX 44 BRAND EverGraze BRAND Notes


Red Clover Ladino Clover

Superior Persistence Large Leaf Type


______________________________________
Performance/Management Performance/Management
W
 inter-hardy, medium red clover with more late- W
 idely adapted, large-leaf ladino white clover for over- ______________________________________
summer and early-fall growth than other commercial seeding into permanent pastures or as part of grass/
medium red clovers legume mixtures ______________________________________
A dapted for pasture or hay production across all the Best adapted to the Midwest, Mid-South and ______________________________________
Midwest, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern Northeastern U.S. and later maturing than small leaf
production zones types and most intermediate leaf types for superior ______________________________________
C
 ompetes well over time with other legumes vegetative yields
and grasses in mixtures or in pure stands for hay Less aggressive in pastures than small or ______________________________________
or pasture intermediate leaf types
______________________________________
Seeding Rate Recommendations Plants are tolerant or resistant to the common
diseases and viruses found in the marketing territory
See chart below ______________________________________
In the field or pasture, look for tall, showy plants
Pest Package HR R MR LR S with an upright growth habit and large leaves ______________________________________
Diseases with markings
Northern anthracnose Seeding Rate Recommendations ______________________________________
Aphanomyces-Race 1 See chart below ______________________________________
Bacterial wilt
Fusarium wilt ______________________________________
Phytophthora root rot ______________________________________
Powdery mildew
Common crown rot ______________________________________

Clover Recommended Seeding Rates


Seeding Method and Pounds Per Acre
Drilled Pure Broadcast Pure Over/Frost Grass/Hay
Product Bag Size Interseeding
Stands Stands Seeding Mixture
AFX 44 Brand Red Clover 50 12 to 15 15 to 18 4 to 5 5 to 7 3 to 5
EverGraze Brand Ladino Clover (34% coated) 50 5 to 8 7 to 10 2 to 3 4 to 7 2 to 3

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GRASS & MIXTURES

Forte BRAND Optima BRAND Imperial BRAND

Tall Fescue Orchardgrass Timothy

Endophyte-Free Late Maturity Late Maturity


Performance/Management Performance/Management Performance/Management
Q
 uick-establishing, deep-rooted, long-lived perennial Late-maturing, long-lived, winter-hardy perennial L ate-maturing, perennial bunchgrass for the
bunchgrass that is easily managed for pasture or hay bunchgrass that can be grown alone or in a mixture traditional timothy production area for hay, silage,
for hay or pasture or pasture
A dapted to a wide range of environmental
conditions including wet soils, and tolerates W
 idely adapted orchardgrass with increased tillering
Best adapted to soils with good drainage
to produce a dense stand without the clumping of
alkalinity and salinity
traditional varieties R esponds to best management practices when
W
 hen established Forte tall fescue grows quickly, Excellent rust resistance grown alone or in mixtures
is endophyte-free and has fine leaves for improved
An ideal component in mixtures with alfalfa V ery good seedling vigor and can be established in
palatability over KY 31 tall fescue
the spring or fall
Seeding Rate Recommendations Seeding Rate Recommendations
Seeding Rate Recommendations
See chart below See chart below
See chart below
Agronomics 5 4 3 2 1 Agronomics 5 4 3 2 1
Agronomics 5 4 3 2 1

Yield Yield Yield


Maturity Maturity Maturity
Palatability Palatability Palatability
Digestibility Digestibility Digestibility
Disease tolerance Disease tolerance Disease tolerance
Stand density Stand density Stand density
Winter hardiness Winter hardiness Winter hardiness
Drought tolerance Drought tolerance Drought tolerance
Grazing adaptability Grazing adaptability Grazing adaptability
Fit grass/legume mix Fit grass/legume mix Fit grass/legume mix
Leaf texture Leaf texture Leaf texture

Grasses and Mixtures Recommended Seeding Rates


Seeding Method and Pounds Per Acre
Product Bag Size Drilled Pure Stands Broadcast Pure Stands Interseeding Over/Frost Seeding Grass/Hay Mixture
Forte Brand Tall Fescue 25 25 to 30 30 to 35 10 to 15 10 to 15 5 to 8
Optima Brand Late Orchardgrass 25 20 to 25 25 to 30 10 to 15 10 to 15 4 to 5
Mercury Brand Annual Ryegrass 25 30 to 35 35 to 40 15 to 20 15 to 20 3 to 5
Jetta Brand Italian Ryegrass 25 30 to 35 35 to 40 15 to 20 15 to 20 3 to 5
Journey Brand Perennial Ryegrass 25 30 to 35 35 to 40 15 to 20 15 to 20 3 to 5
Imperial Brand Timothy 50 5 to 8 8 to 10 3 to 5 3 to 5 5 to 8

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Mercury BRAND Jetta BRAND Journey BRAND

Annual Italian Perennial


Ryegrass Ryegrass Ryegrass
Cold Tolerant Cover Crop/ For Permanent Pastures
Emergency Forage
Performance/Management Performance/Management Performance/Management
E arly-maturing annual ryegrass with cold tolerance Cool-season biennial tetraploid for use as a late- C
 ool-season, perennial ryegrass for use as pure
for winter pasture in the southeastern U.S. or as summer/early-fall cover crop or as a late-spring stands or in mixtures for permanent pastures
early-harvest green-chop or silage, or as a cover planted nurse or forage crop intended for 3 to 5+ productive harvest seasons
crop in the northern half of the U.S. Being a biennial tetraploid, Jetta has a good chance R esponds to fertility, adequate moisture and best
A dapted to over-seeding into fields or pastures of of surviving winter, but will not put on a seed head grazing practices
other species to boost yields and quality. Responds to when planted late spring
W
 hen planting with legumes or in mixtures with
fertility and timely management. Use lower seeding rate if using as a nurse crop to other grasses, reduce the seeding rate of Journey to
Rust resistant establish legumes prevent smothering by Journeys fast growth habit
Seeding Rate Recommendations Seeding Rate Recommendations Seeding Rate Recommendations
See chart on page 10 See chart on page 10 See chart on page 10

Agronomics 5 4 3 2 1 Agronomics 5 4 3 2 1 Agronomics 5 4 3 2 1

Yield Yield Yield


Maturity Maturity Maturity
Palatability Palatability Palatability
Digestibility Digestibility Digestibility
Disease tolerance Disease tolerance Disease tolerance
Stand density Stand density Stand density
Winter hardiness Winter hardiness Winter hardiness
Drought tolerance Drought tolerance Drought tolerance
Grazing adaptability Grazing adaptability Grazing adaptability
Fit grass/legume mix Fit grass/legume mix Fit grass/legume mix
Leaf texture Leaf texture Leaf texture

Also available:
Smooth Bromegrass Climax Timothy VNS Medium Red Clover
Titan Timothy Crimson Clover

Agronomics Ratings:
1 = Early or Poor
3 = Average
5 = Late or Best

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GRASS & MIXTURES

All Grass Equine BRAND Revive BRAND

pasture Mix Hay & Pasture Pasture Mix


Mix

Widely Adapted Season Long Grazing Boost Yield


Performance/Management Performance/Management Performance/Management
A ll Grass Pasture Mix can be used for pasture, Mixture of cool-season grasses formulated for M
 ixture of cool season grasses selected for forage
hay production, wildlife habitat or soil conservation horses on pasture that has the option of harvesting quality, season-long productivity, palatability
plantings as dry hay and persistence
C
 omponents, as a mixture, adapt to a wide range of Includes perennial species that recover quickly after F eatures perennial grasses that do well when
close grazing and other species that contribute to interseeded into worn-out pastures or hay fields to
growing conditions and soil types
yield and palatability when harvested as hay
V ersatile, economical mixture for season-long rejuvenate productivity
Endophyte-free and does not contain a
production legume component E ndophyte-free grasses; does not contain a
legume component
Mixture Components* Mixture Components*
20% Optima Brand OrchardgrassRapid re-growth
Mixture Components*
30% Optima Brand OrchardgrassRapid re-growth
after harvest after harvest 30% Optima Brand OrchardgrassRapid re-growth
20% Journey Brand Perennial RyegrassForage quality 15% Bardenby BluegrassTolerates close grazing and 30% Forte Brand Tall FescueSummer productivity
20% Imperial Brand TimothyWinter hardiness and spreads to fill in open spots and stockpiling
forage quality 15% Imperial Brand TimothyEarly season growth 15% Journey Brand Perennial RyegrassQuick
20% Forte Brand Tall FescueEndophyte-free and yield stand establishment
and durability 15% Jetta Brand Italian RyegrassQuick establishment 15% Jetta Brand Italian RyegrassQuick establishment
10% Smooth BromegrassEasy to establish and 15% Marquis Brand FestuloliumSummer productivity 10% Marquis Brand FestuloliumSummer productivity
very persistent and forage quality
10% Journey Brand Perennial RyegrassForage quality
10% Marquis Brand FestuloliumSummer productivity Seeding Rate Recommendations
Seeding Rate Recommendations
See chart below
Seeding Rate Recommendations See chart below
*Components are subject to availability and may change over time
See chart below *Components are subject to availability and may change over time

*Components are subject to availability and may change over time

Grasses and Mixtures Recommended Seeding Rates


Seeding Method and Pounds Per Acre
Product Bag Size Jetta
DrilledBrand Italian Ryegrass
Pure Stands Broadcast PureClimax
Stands Timothy
Interseeding Crimson
Over/Frost Clover Grass/Hay Mixture
Seeding
All Grass Pasture Mix 25 Smooth Bromegrass
30 to 40 35 to 45AFX 44 Brand 15Red
to 20Clover VNS Medium
18 to 22 Red Clover
Equine Brand Hay & Pasture Mix 25 Imperial
30 toBrand
40 Timothy 35 to 45EverGraze Brand 12 to Clover
18 15 to 20
Revive Brand Pasture Mix 25 30 to 40 35 to 45 15 to 20 15 to 20
Tiffany Teff Grass (34% coated) 50 8 to 10 10 to 12 4 to 5

Agronomics Ratings:
1 = Early or Poor
3 = Average
5 = Late or Best

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COVER CROP

Tiffany Teff
Ripper BRAND Braco White
Grass Radish Mustard

Deep Tap Root A Biofumigant Crop


Quality Forage Fast Performance/Management Performance/Management
Selection of daikon radish for use as a cover crop to F ast-growing, widely adapted biofumigant crop for
Performance/Management improve soil tilth, water infiltration and organic matter nematode control following high value crops
Warm-season, summer annual grass that produces Ripper Radish can be planted as pure stands or S cavenger crop that requires limited nutrients and
multiple crops of high quality and palatable hay for in mixtures has low input costs
horses, dairy and beef cattle
S cavenger crop that requires limited fertilizer and A fter planting, allow about 45 days of growth
Low input crop that is easy to grow low inputs before incorporating. Incorporation should be
PVP (Plant Variety Protected) variety P lant in late summer or early fall 30 to 60 days prior completed before the crop reaches full bloom.
to the first killing frost date. Tolerant to frost until When incorporating, chop fine and incorporate as
Agronomics 5 4 3 2 1 uniformly as possible to aid biofumigant as the crop
temperatures fall below 25.
decomposes. Wait at least two weeks before planting
C
 rop decomposes quickly leaving behind improved
Yield soil structure and organic matter levels
the next crop.
Maturity Seeding Rate Recommendations
Seeding Rate Recommendations
Palatability F or pure stands, seed 15 pounds per acre when
Digestibility In pure stands, plant 4 to 6 pounds per acre
with a precision planter, 8 to 10 pounds per acre
drilled and 18 to 20 pounds when broadcast
Disease tolerance when broadcast See chart below
Stand density In cover crop mixtures, include 2 to 4 pounds
Winter hardiness per acre
Drought tolerance See chart below
Grazing adaptability
Fit grass/legume mix
Leaf texture
Seeding Rate Recommendations
See chart on page12
A registered trademark of Barenbrug Seeds

Cover Crop Recommended Seeding Rates


Seeding Method and Pounds Per Acre
Drilled Pure Broadcast Interseed- Over/Frost Grass/Hay
Product Bag Size
Stands Pure Stands ing Seeding Mixture
Ripper Brand Radish 50 8 to 10 10 to 12 2 to 4
Braco White Mustard 50 15 18 to 20

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SORGHUM

HayKing II ForageKing PhotoKing


Hybrid Sorghum x Sorghum x
Sudangrass Sudangrass Sudangrass

BMR BMR BMR


Performance Performance Performance
L ow-lignin content increases digestibility in W
 arm-season, summer annual for multiple harvests W
 arm-season, summer annual best adapted to
livestock rations as pasture, hay or silage rotational grazing, hay or silage where a wide harvest
W
 arm-season, summer annual with seasonal Carries the brown mid-rib gene for improved window is desired
dry-matter tonnage equal to corn silage as silage, forage quality, palatability and animal intake over S tays in the vegetative growth stage until day length
pasture or hay non-BMR hybrids is 12 hours and 20 minutes or less, which is usually
L ow-input requirements and an efficient user of Excellent drought tolerance for low rainfall areas September, depending on latitude
nitrogen and water, with few weed or pest concerns Features a very good disease resistance package
Management
S uperior forage quality versus BMR hybrid sorghum x Management
sudangrass with reduced prussic acid A dapted to all areas of the U.S. where hybrid sorghum
x sudangrass or hybrid sudangrass is grown A dapted to all areas of the U.S. where hybrid sorghum
Management Plant after the danger of frost and soil temperatures x sudangrass or hybrid sudangrass is grown
A dapted to all areas of the U.S. where hybrid exceed 65 P lant after the danger of frost and soil temperatures
sorghum x sudangrass or hybrid sudangrass is Leave a 3 to 4 stubble at harvest and apply 1 to exceed 65
normally grown 1.25 pounds of actual nitrogen for each day to the L eave a 3 to 4 stubble at harvest and apply 1 to
P lant after danger of frost and soil temperatures expected next harvest 1.25 pounds of actual nitrogen for each day to the
exceed 65 Follow all sorghum feeding precautions expected next harvest
F ine stems, leafy and aggressive tillering after Follow all sorghum feeding precautions
harvest. Leave a 3 to 4 stubble. Appearance at Harvest Maturity
W
 ide, showy leaves with the characteristic brown Appearance at Harvest Maturity
Follow all sorghum feeding precautions
mid-rib coloring. Usually chest-high before W
 ide, showy leaves with the characteristic brown
Appearance at Harvest Maturity head extension. mid-rib coloring
A fast-growing hybrid with very fine stems, Seeding Rate Recommendations Seeding Rate Recommendations
aggressive tillering and a mass of leaves with the
characteristic brown mid-rib coloring. Usually chest- Approximately 16,000 seeds per pound Approximately 15,000 seeds per pound
high before head extension. In 6 to 18 drilled rows, seed 10 to 25 pounds per F or 6 to 18 drilled rows dryland, seed 12 to
acre dryland and 15 to 40 pounds per acre irrigated 35 pounds per acre and 30 to 40 pounds per
Seeding Rate Recommendations acre irrigated
For broadcast, seed 10 to 30 pounds per acre
Approximately 32,000 seeds per pound dryland and 20 to 40 pounds per acre irrigated F or broadcast, seed 10 to 30 pounds per acre
F or the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast, use 30 to dryland and 20 to 40 pounds per acre irrigated
60+ pounds per acre in 6 to 18 rows
F or the Great Plains dryland, seed 15 to 30+ pounds
per acre in 6 to 18 rows. When irrigated increase to
30 to 60+ pounds in 6 to 18 rows
F or Intermountian West irrigated, seed 40 to 60+
pounds per acre in 6 to 18 rows
F or Southwest irrigated, seed 50 to 100+ pounds
per acre in 6 to 18 rows

The information and recommendations contained in this brochure are based on average performance of the products over a wide range of growing conditions, climates, soil types, and management systems. Actual performance may be
adversely affected by extreme conditions or grower negligence.

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DwarfKing CW 7700 Super Sugar
Forage Forage Sorghum x
Sorghum Sorghum Sudangrass

Brachytic BMR Conventional Conventional


Performance Performance Performance
W
 arm-season, single-cut forage sorghum that Forage sorghum hybrid that efficiently produces high W
 arm-season summer annual for multiple cuttings
produces a grain head forage yields and is easy to manage as hay, silage, or rotational growing; a great choice
P lants with a grain head are normally 6 to 7 feet tall F its silage production needs of dairies and feedlots for green manure
with very good standability at harvest maturity across the Southern Great Plains and Southwestern U.S. 55-60 days to maturity
H
 ighly digestible and palatable silage for beef or Efficient user of water and fertility A n economical option when the Brown Mid-Rib trait
dairy cattle isnt required
Management
Management Uses a third less water and half the applied nitrogen Management
P lant in spring or early summer to reach soft-dough fertilizer as corn for silage A dapted to all areas of the US where hybrid sorghum
maturity in 95 days Reaches the soft-dough stage in approximately X sudangrass or hybrid sudangrass is grown
P lant after the danger of frost and soil temperatures 120 days P lant after danger to frost and soil temperatures are
exceed 65 Strong stalks for very good standability above 65 degrees
E xhibits good seedling vigor for no-till planting P roduces yields and silage quality comparable to L eave 4-6 inches of stubble at harvest and apply 1
into stubble corn for silage and exceeds corn on marginal soils to 1.25 pounds of actual nitrogen for each day to the
A pply 1 to 1.25 pounds of actual nitrogen for each expected next harvest
Y ields 5,000 to 7,000 pounds per acre of red grain,
day from seeding to the expected harvest date resulting in a very high grain-to-stover ratio. This Follow all sorghum feeding precautions

Appearance at Harvest Maturity significantly increases digestible dry matter per acre Appearance at Harvest Maturity
when fed as silage. The high protein content and total
P lants with large grain heads will be 6 to 7 feet tall digestible nutrients make CW 7700 perfect for the W
 ide leaves on plants that may reach 6+ feet tall at
with thick stalks and very wide leaves feedlot or dairy. harvest

Seeding Rate Recommendations Appearance at Harvest Maturity Seeding Rate Recommendations


Approximately 16,000 to 18,000 seeds per pound Crop height will be 6 to 8 feet tall with a strong stalk Approximately 16,000 seeds per pound
In corn planter row widths, seed 6 to 8 pounds per Dense, numerous, wide, dark-green leaves In 6 to 18 inch drill rows, seed 10-25 pounds per
acre dryland and 10 to 12 pounds per acre irrigated acre dryland and 15 to 40 pounds per acre irrigated
F or broadcast, seed 10 to 15 pounds per acre Seeding Rate Recommendations F or broadcast, seed 10-30 pounds per acre dryland
dryland and 15 to 20 pounds per acre irrigated Approximately 15,000 seeds per pound and 20-40 pounds per acre irrigated
Irrigated: 10 pounds per acre in rows or drilled at 20
pounds per acre
Dryland: 4 to 5 pounds per acre in rows or drilled at HI-GEST SUDANGRASS

15 to 20 pounds per acre

Crop Overview and Forage Production Guide


A Guide for Producers, Extension Educators and Seed Marketers

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