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  • Barley

    Barley (3)

    ...Forage uses may vary...

    Barley is gaining popularity for forage. The reason being for this is that barley tends to be high in sugar and very soft with high digestibility. Barley also is very palatable. The downside with barley is it can not take very wet

  • Oats

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    Oats are an excellent spring-planted forage crop. While oats tend to be very good quality, there is a large variation in quality from different varieties. We have tested oats extensively to ensure that the forage varieties we offer have good disease resistance, as well as excellent quality.


    Seeding rates are 2 to 3 bu per acre. Seed should be placed in a firm seedbed 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep. In the case of a nurse crop, the rate should be reduced to 30 lbs per acre for grass and 50 lbs per acre for alfalfa.


    Oats work the best in a balage/haylage management system; however they can work well in a strip grazing system. They adapt well to the wet soils, and can be used as a nurse crop for alfalfa when necessary.

  • Peas

    Peas (6)

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    Peas can be put into 2 categories. The first known as a Field Pea is a cool season or spring planted product. The second, Cowpeas is a warm season, summer planted pea. Not only are peas an excellent source of nitrogen, but they also offer additional tonnage and crude protein in the harvested forage.

    Field peas are excellent nitrogen fixers and establish quickly, providing good ground cover. Peas are usually mixed with oats, barley, or triticale and are an excellent source of high protein forage. Field peas are divided into two types. The Austrian winter pea can be planted in the fall and usually overwinters south of Interstate 70. The other peas, like the Arvika spring pea, do best planted as early as you can get into the field in the spring.


    Plant peas 1 inch deep at a rate of 30-100 lbs/Acre depending on the mix. Increased planting depth in moist soils, usually 1-3 inches in depth insures better anchoring for the plant to avoid lodging. Planting with a small grain will give the pea the opportunity to crawl up the oat stem for better standability. If nitrogen and protein are the goal, plant more peas than small grains. Plant fall peas by mid-August to mid-September; peas need to be 4-6 inches tall before going dormant for the winter. Plant spring peas as soon as you are able to work the fields. Expect peas to grow rapidly in the spring and ready for harvest or incorporation in about 60 days.


    Peas do best in near neutral pH or above, in well drained soils and moderate fertility. Peas like cool weather and languish in heat and drought. Peas like a wide variety of well drained soils. They are almost always planted with small grains such as oats and are usually used as a dual purpose cover and forage crop. Inoculate to ensure good nitrogen production.

  • Rye

    Rye (1)

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    Rye is a very popular cereal grain for cover crops or forage through the Winter and early Spring. Very aggressive to establish and very winter hardy. Rye is an excellent soil builder too. There are some forage varieties available. The downside for rye for forage is it matures very fast in the Spring.

  • Spelt

    Spelt (4)

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    Spelt is a late maturing grain closely related to wheat. The seeding rate is 120-150 lbs per acre. As a forage, it has the potential to yield with triticale. Forage quality is excellent.

  • Triticale

    Triticale (11)

    Forage Use: Grazing Dairy, Beef, and Haylage

    The Trical® breeding program has been developed over the last 30 years with a focus on quality. The triticale varieties Byron Seeds have selected are the best in the industry with a research and breeding program to back them. These varieties have been tested extensively to ensure that we have the highest fiber digestibility possible while still maintaining maximum yield. We have selected these varieties because we understand that high quality forage is imperative to stay competitive in the dairy/beef industry.


    Triticale can be utilized in grazing or haylage operation. It has a wider window of harvest then most cereal grains allowing it to be more versatile in inclement weather while maintaining excellent quality. When cutting, lay it in a wide swath to get maximum drying. If proper fertility is applied, triticale will yield up to 2.5 tons of DM/A (6 tons of high quality feed).


    Seeding rates are 100 to 120 lbs per acre. Seed should be placed 1/2 to 3/4 inch in a firm seedbed. In the case of no-till make certain the existing vegetation is properly killed.

  • Wheat

    Wheat (1)

    Forage Use: Grazing Dairy, Beef, Horses, Sheep, Haylage, and Dry Hay

    ...Forage uses may vary...

    Whether grown as a cover crop or for grain, wheat adds rotation to any cropping system. Seed at 100 lbs per acre. Harvested as a grain crop, it offers the option of double cropping with sorghum and sudan, radishes, or other cover crops.

  • Admiral Peas

    $0.86 per lb
    Total (50 lbs): $43.00

    Byron Seeds Admiral Pea Seed is formulated for grain but can also be used as a forage, easier to grow in organic environments. Buy yours here!

  • Arvika or 4010 Peas

    $0.59 per lb
    Total (50 lbs): $29.50

    Arvika Peas from Byron Seeds is a high yielding, good forage quality pea with lavender flowers on a very tall plant. Buy yours now!

  • Arvika Peas Organic

    $1.01 per lb
    Total (50.00000000 lbs): $50.50

    Certified Organic Arvika Peas from Byron Seeds is a high yielding, good forage quality pea with lavender flowers on a very tall plant.

  • Atlantic Winter Barley

    $0.48 per lb
    Total (50 lbs): $24.00

    Early maturity variety with high quality forage. Best winter barley for grain in the south. Shorter stature helps prevent lodging. 

  • Byron’s Fall Triticale

    $0.52 per lb
    Total (50 lbs): $26.00

  • Byrons Spring Triticale

    $0.53 per lb
    Total (50 lbs): $26.50

    Byrons Spring Triticale Seed is a widely adapted, highly versatile triticale with significantly higher yields than other boot-stage cereal forages. Buy yours here!

  • Cereal Rye

    $0.37 per lb
    Total (56 lbs): $20.72

    Byron Seeds Cereal Rye Seed is a very aggressive and hardy grain good for cover crop or forage if cut at flag leaf stage. Buy yours here!

  • Comet Spelt

    $0.68 per lb
    Total (50 lbs): $34.00

    Comet Spelt Seed is a shorter variety with high grain yield and less lodging making this the best choice for grain. Buy yours here!

  • Delta or Montech Peas

    $0.59 per lb
    Total (50 lbs): $29.50

    Delta Pea or Montech Pea Seed from Byron Seeds is a pea bred for digestible grain also good as a forage. Pea seed in stock. Discounts available!

  • Deon Oats Organic

    $0.58 per lb
    Total (48 lbs): $27.85

    Deon Organic Oats are a yellow variety from the University of Minnesota sold by Byron Seeds. Deon organic oats are a taller later heading oat suited for forage.

  • Esker Oats

    $0.55 per lb
    Total (48 lbs): $26.40

    Esker Oats Seed is the highest yielding oat variety we have, setting yielding records for us with consistent high test weights. Buy yours here!

  • Everleaf Oats

    $0.67 per lb
    Total (50 lbs): $33.50

    Everleaf Oat Seed is a forage oat with delayed heading and higher palatability than other oats but a little slower to establish. Buy yours hereQ

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