Forage and Grass

Lavina Hay

• Good tonnage per acre
• Suited for irrigated or dryland
• Much improved grain yield vs. Haybet
• Baronesse/Haybet cross

TriCal Surge

• Fully awnless
• High seed yield
• Superior forage potential
• Excellent quality for silage or hay
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Conventional Alfalfa

NEXGROW 6305Q

  • Fall dormancy 3
  • Great yield potential under dryland conditions
  • High quality hay

NEXGROW 6472A

  • Fall dormancy 4
  • Designed for use in heavy soils
  • Salt tolerance during critical growth stages

NEXGROW 6422Q

  • Fall dormancy 4
  • Great in multiple cut systems
  • 4-time commercial Hay Champion at World Forage Analysis Superbowl

NEXGROW SPREDOR 5

  • Fall dormancy 2
  • Branch rooted, Rhizomatous
  • Very persistent, but lower yield potential

ROUNDUP READY ALFALFAS

NEXGROW 6497RR

  • Fall dormancy 4
  • Salt tolerance at germination
  • Works in single cut or multiple cut systems

NEXGROW 6409HVXR

  • Fall dormancy 4
  • First genetically enhanced low-lignin alfalfa
  • 12-15% lower lignin
  • Larger harvest window without sacrificing quality

NEXGROW 6373R

  • Fall dormancy 3
  • Roundup Ready alfalfa designed for tougher acres
  • Higher salt tolerance than traditional alfalfas

WL 356 RR

  • Fall dormancy 3
  • Very high yield potential
  • Winterhardiness 1.6
  • Salt tolerance

WL 336 RR

  • Fall dormancy 3
  • Superior winterhardiness 1.0
  • Outstanding disease ratings

DRYLAND PASTURE MIX

  • 35% Manska pubescent WG
  • 35% Manifest intermediate WG
  • 15% Hycrest II crested WG
  • 15% Rosana western WG

DRYLAND HAY MIX

  • 70% Shaw alf (PPI)
  • 15% Manifest intermediate
  • 15% Manska pubescent

IRRIGATED PASTURE MIX

  • 30% Cache meadow brome
  • 30% Latar orchardgrass
  • 30% Profile orchardgrass
  • 10% Tuukka timothy

IRRIGATED HAY MIX

  • 55% Bridger alfalfa (PPI)
  • 30% Cache meadow brome
  • 7.5% Latar orchardgrass
  • 7.5% Profile orchardgrass

SALINE PASTURE MIX

  • 40% Tall fescue
  • 25% AC saltlander hybrid WG
  • 20% Tall WG
  • 15% Slender WG

ANNUAL HAY MIX

Dryland and Irrigated

  • 30% Hay barley
  • 30% Oats
  • 40% Yellow forage peas

ANNUAL HAY MIX -Dryland and Irrigated

  • 50% Hay barley

SPRING ANNUALS

Monida Oats

  • Lodging resistance good
  • Moderate straw strength
  • Dual breed oat that can be used for forage or grain
  • Good yield in Montana trials

Lavina Forage Barley

  • 2-rowed, hooded
  • Cross between Haybet and Baronesse
  • Much higher grain potential and slightly higher forage yield over Haybet

Hays Forage Barley

  • 2 rowed, hooded
  • White-kernel
  • Planted widely throughout Montana

Forage Peas

  • Yellow Forage Peas
  • Leafy variety; excellent forage yields and standability
  • Not suitable for grain production
  • Provides exceptional forage quality when chopped in combination with a small grain

SANFOIN

Shoshone Sainfoin

  • Developed in 2006
  • Non-bloating
  • Works well in one-cut systems

Delaney Sainfoin

  • Works well in multi-cut systems
  • Non-bloating
  • Excellent irrigated variety

Forage Peas

Northern Seed offers 4010 and Austrian forage peas for use in hay pea forage mixes for cattle grazing. Contact a Northern Seed specialist for more information.

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