No farm and agriculture seed supply would be complete without legume seeds. Arkansas Valley Seed supplies the highest quality legumes seed including peas, vetch, cover and alfalfa seeds. From helping increase soil health and yields to functioning as cover crops for erosion control to supplying grazing forage for livestock, Arkansas Valley Seed provides the legume seeds needed for any application.

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Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)

Alfalfa is a deep rooted and moderately long-lived perennial. One of the most widely used legumes for hay production. Also found in pasture, range and revegetation mixes. Some varieties exhibit spreading ability that is suitable for grazing.

Alsike Clover (Trifolium hybridum)

Alsike is a winter hardy, short- lived perennial clover that acts as a biennial. It is well adapted to cool climates and wet soils. Alsike is ideal for hay production in areas of high precipitation or poorly drained soils and for short rotation pasture mixes.

Arvika Forage Field Peas (Pisum sativum)

Arvika peas are the standard in the forage industry. It is a high yielding, good forage quality pea. It produces lavender flowers on a very tall (long-vined) plant. Arvika produces small seed size (~4000 seeds/lb.) with very durable seed-coats and excellent seedling vigor. A small percentage of the seed will remain dormant (hard) and emerge in subsequent years.

Austrian Winter Peas (Pisum sativum)

Austrian Winter Peas are a  cold-tolerant cool season legume. Often used for erosion control and as a cover crop or temporary hay crop. Builds nitrogen and organic matter in fields and gardens.  Seed in early spring or fall. Excellent for wild game food plots.

AVS Green Manure Mix

An excellent cover crop mix for any soil condition. Peas provide nitrogen to the soil while the oats and hairy vetch provide organic matter.

 

Seeding rate is 60-80 lbs./acre with irrigation or 50 lbs./acre without irrigation

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Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Birdsfoot trefoil is a long lived legume, highly palatable, with a high feed value. It is winter hardy. Widely adapted, easy to maintain and has certain advantages over alfalfa, ladino or red clover. It is more tolerant of infertile and acidic soil, less likely to cause bloat and survives better than most legumes.

Cicer Milkvetch (Astragalus cicer)

Cicer milkvetch is an extremely winter hardy, long lived, sod forming perennial legume. Its forage is late-maturing, bloat free, succulent and very palatable for all classes of livestock.

Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

Common Vetch is a summer annual vine with leaves that are divided into many leaf- lets. Although considered a weed when found growing in a cultivated grainfield, this hardy plant is often grown as green manure or livestock fodder.

Crown Vetch (Securigera varia)

Crown vetch is a herbaceous, perennial legume introduced from the Mediterranean region. Crown vetch has a multi-branched root system and spreads by strong fleshy rhizomes making it useful with soil stabilization. Flowers are pinkish-white to deep pink in long-stalked clusters. Seed pods are segmented, pointed, borne in crown-like clusters. It is not a true vetch and does not have tendrils for climbing. It normally grows to a height of 1½ to 2 feet.

Ladino Clover

Ladino is a long-lived perennial which spreads by creeping stems or stolons that root at the nodes. A giant form of white clover which is very high in protein, vitamins and minerals. It is a good producer of high quality feed and is utilized extensively as a soil building crop. It is an excellent legume to use in combination with other legumes and grasses.

Mammoth Red Clover

Mammoth red clover or single- cut clover is not as desirable for hay or pasture as medium red clover. It blooms about 10 days to 2 weeks later than medium red clover and recovers very slowly after cutting. Mammoth is larger and coarser than medium and tends to be more perennial in growth habit.

Medium Red Clover Seed (Trifolium pratense)

Red clover is a short-lived perennial, 2-3 years, and usually produces 2-3 cuttings of hay or silage per year with most aggressive growth in the spring. Red clover is an aggressive establisher and can be seeded alone, in mixtures with grasses, frost seeded with a nurse crop, or interseeded into an existing stand. Forage quality is comparable with alfalfa quality under similar harvest schedule.

Sainfoin

Sainfoin is a winter hardy, non-bloat legume whose forage is high in quality, very palatable and readily consumed. It is deep-rooted and very drought resistant.

Strawberry Clover

Strawberry clover is a short- lived perennial with some creep- ing ability. It is tolerant of wet saline and alkaline soils. May be used for erosion control.

Vernal Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)

Vernal Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is considered an ‘older’ variety of alfalfa. Deep rooted and drought tolerant. Vernal is best suited to northern climates. Vernal alfalfa is a perennial cool weather crop that prefers to grow in the cooler temperatures of spring and fall.

White Blossom Clover

White clover is a short grow- ing biennial used for grazing or haylage. It is shallow rooted and spreads by creeping branches which root at the nodes. It grows best under cool, fer- tile, moist conditions. It is an aggressive creeper.