small grains

Albert Lea Seed pledges $125,000 for Winter Rye & Winter Barley Research at the University of Minnesota

by Matt Leavitt, agronomist and organic team lead; and Mac Ehrhardt, president and co-owner Albert Lea Seed is proud to support two crucial research programs at the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences: Dr. Jochum Wiersma’s Winter Rye research program, and Dr. Kevin Smith’s Winter Barley breeding program. Why do […]

January 12, 2022 | Categories: , , , , Read More >>

KERNZA: Perennial Grain Now Available

COLIN CURETON, SUPPLY CHAIN DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST FOREVER GREEN INITIATIVE, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA   Kernza® is a perennial grain crop that is winterhardy in the Upper Midwest. Albert Lea Seed is proud to be among the first companies to offer a commercially viable Kernza seed to our customers. Kernza has been in development for years, but […]

March 9, 2021 | Categories: , Read More >>

University of Minnesota Researchers Release First-Ever Winter Barley Variety

MN-Equinox will be available for growers to plant in Fall of 2022 through Albert Lea Seed by University of Minnesota Media Contact: Constance Carlson, UMN Forever Green, 612.709.6790 St. Paul, MN — Researchers from the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at University of Minnesota announce the release of a new six-row winter barley variety […]

December 2, 2021 | Categories: , , , Read More >>

What Oat Variety Should I Plant?

Mac Ehrhardt, Albert Lea Seed When a farmer calls to ask us about oats, our first question is, “What’s the end use?” Variety selection is simply much easier once you define why you are growing oats. As with corn and soybeans, oat variety selection is critical. If you plan on selling whole oats for livestock […]

February 9, 2021 | Categories: , Read More >>

Virtual Conference Videos Now Available: Forage Day & Small Grains Day

Albert Lea Seed hosted two 2021 Virtual Conference Days: Forages Day and Small Grains Day. The videos of each of those sessions is now available on the Albert Lea Seed Youtube channel, or you can simply view them in this post. Happy learning! Forages Day Optimizing Animal Use of Summer Annuals Presented by Mary Drewnowski, […]

KWS Hybrid Winter Rye Crushed Trials Across Region in 2020

By Chaunce Stanton, Marketing Manager With its proven winterhardiness, rapid establishment, disease resistance, and consistent and rapid pollination, hybrid winter rye varieties dominated cereal rye trials again in 2020. In six trials, representing a total of 18 locations from North Dakota to New York, KWS hybrid rye crushed open-pollinated cereal rye. In fact, the first-place […]

January 8, 2021 | Categories: , , Read More >>

Albert Lea Seed Hosting Two February Virtual Conference Events

After our first two virtual conference sessions back in December, we’re gearing up for two new, free virtual conference sessions for farmers. Farm Forages Virtual Conference – February 3, 2021, 10 am – 2 pm (Please pre-register at: bit.ly/34BVeRg) Small Grains Virtual Conference – February 4, 2021, 10 am – 2 pm (Please pre-register at: […]

Spring Evaluation of Hybrid Rye Crop [3 VIDEOS]

Spring evaluation of your hybrid rye crop is critical to understand fertilization, yield potential, and replant options. Warming temperatures are triggering green up in the hybrid rye crop, but is your crop worth keeping? And will your crop need additional fertilizer? Hybrid rye is a vast improvement over the open-pollinated rye varieties often grown for […]

April 17, 2020 | Categories: , , Read More >>