small grains

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 this […]

March 9, 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 >>

Hybrid Rye Varieties Shine in 2019 Iowa Trials

by Chaunce Stanton Marketing Manager   Iowa State University and Practical Farmers of Iowa released the results of a three-location trial that included six varieties of cereal rye, two of which were hybrid rye varieties. Long story short: The two hybrid rye varieties were the top-yielding performers at all three locations with more yield, slightly […]

November 26, 2019 | Categories: , Read More >>