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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.

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.

Mountain Seed Mix

A seed mixture of grasses adapted to higher elevations. A very good mix for mountain pasture and meadows as well as soil stabilization for ski slopes and construction sites.

Characteristics: 

  • Grows 30-48 inches at full potential 
  • Great forage and hay producer

Seeding Rate:

  • New Seeding
    • Broadcast: 20-25 lbs./acre
    • Drilled: 15-20 lbs./acre
  • Overseeding
    • Broadcast: 10-15 lbs/acre
    • Drilled: 5-10 lbs./acre

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.