Werner seed company

HAY & PASTURE MIXES

ALFALFA 90 MIX      Add Production Power to Your Beef and Dairy Hay

90% Phytophthora root rot resistant Alfalfa, 5% Harvestar Orchardgrass, 5% K-32 Tall Fescue

This mix is a strong percentage of high-yielding alfalfa with a little late maturing Orchardgrass and Tall Fescue added in. University research has shown many benefits of alfalfa/grass mixes, including greater tonnage yield and higher feed utilization, with the addition of improved hay dry down, better agronomics, and longer stand life.  Orchardgrass and Tall Fescue are the most productive grasses for Southern Minnesota with very good feed value, persistence, and wide adaptability. This mix is ideal for dairy and beef producers looking to increase forage production and improve animal performance. K-32 is low endophyte.  Preinoculated.

ALFALFA 77 MIX      High Quality Hay Production for Cattle and Horses

77% Phytophthora root rot resistant Alfalfa, 12% Harvestar Orchardgrass, 11% Climax Timothy

For a grassier alfalfa mix we start with a high percentage of improved alfalfa, add in timothy that will perform well on wetter soils and complete it by adding Orchardgrass.  We use late maturing Harvestar Orchardgrass, which will better match the maturity of alfalfa.  Orchardgrass is a good all-around grass that has high yield, lends itself to multiple cuttings, and has excellent re-growth and will produce well in midsummer when most cool season grasses go dormant.  This mix would work well for horses, as it does not contain any clover.  This mix will be heavy on alfalfa the first year.  As with other legume/grass mixtures, the grass percent will increase every year.  Preinoculated.

ALFALFA 60 MIX       Alfalfa/Clover/Timothy Mix for Greater Adaptability

60% Phytophthora resistant alfalfa, 15% Arlington medium red clover, 20% Climax timothy, 5% Alsike clover

A high percentage of alfalfa plus timothy, Arlington red clover and Alsike clover makes this a very productive legume-grass mixture at an economical price.  This mix is well suited to fields with variable soil types and poorer drainage.  If more grass is desired, brome, tall fescue, or orchardgrass could be seeded in with a nurse crop.  If a higher alfalfa percentage is desired, pure alfalfa seed can be added to this mix.  Preinoculated.

ARLINGTON 56 MIX         Clover/Grass Mix Ideal for Poorly Drained Areas

56% Arlington Red Clover, 20% Timothy, 12% K-32 Tall Fescue, 12% Alsike

A high percentage of Arlington Medium Red Clover makes this a good mix for poorly drained and acidic soils.  Timothy will aid in dry down.  Tall Fescue handles wet soils better than most grasses.  Alsike clover produces exceptionally high quality feed and produces well in wetter soils.  If more grass is desired, brome, tall fescue, or orchardgrass could be put in with the nurse crop.  This grass will add yield, aid dry down, and help prevent bloat if used for pasture.  K-32 is low endophyte.  Preinoculated. 

HORSE PASTURE MIX 
 All Grass Pasture Mix Made with Horses in Mind

50% Ginger Kentucky Bluegrass, 15% Linn Perennial Ryegrass, 15% Harvestar Orchardgrass, 15% K-32 Tall Fescue (Low Endophyte), 5% Climax Timothy

Redesigned blend based on U of MN recommendations for forage yield, horse preference, and plant persistence.  This all-grass mix maximizes the best characteristics of the forage grasses as used in a horse pasture.  Bluegrass is the most preferred and rated with Tall Fescue and Orchardgrass as the highest yielding and most persistent grasses. Ryegrass is a quick starting grass to provide cover.  Ryegrass and Timothy are highly preferred but have poor persistence.  Alfalfa can be easily seeded with this mix if a legume is desired. Seed at 25#/Acre.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

4-WAY GRASS MIX

30% Smooth Brome, 30% Low Endophyte Tall Fescue, 30% Perennial Ryegrass, and 10% Timothy. An all-purpose all grass mix.  Use it for pasture or hay, waterways and terraces, or in ditches and around buildings with limited mowing.  Add alfalfa or clover if legume is desired.  Varieties not stated

FORAGE MIXES