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TURF FORAGE

Turfgrass

Pure Seed has worked for decades on releasing turfgrasses that tackle the world’s challenges. Superior turfgrass genetics is the foundation for a successful program as it provides strong, healthy plants that can tolerate the stresses and pressure in which you demand.

Products

PROPRIETARY BLENDS/MIXES THAT INCORPORATE THE LATEST
TECHNOLOGIES OF BREEDING AND RESEARCH FROM PST.

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Sunrye Download
Sungold Download
Puresport Download
Pureblue Download
Pure Dynasty Download

Cool Season

SPECIALTY VARIETIES DEVELOPED BY PST ADAPTED TO WARM
SUMMERS AND COOL WINTERS - TRANSITION ZONE NORTH.

perennial ryegrass

Variety Traits Seeding Rate Tech Sheet
Brightstar SLT Download
Carly Download
Citation Fore Download
Gray Fox Download
2M20 Download
Silver Dollar Download

tall fescue

Variety Traits Seeding Rate Tech Sheet
Cumberland Download
Inspiration Download
Rain Dance Download
Saltillo Download
Tarnation GT Download
Coronado TDH Download
Dynamic II Download
Endeavor II Download
Gazelle II Download
Tar Heel II Download

kentucky bluegrass

Variety Traits Seeding Rate Tech Sheet
Full Moon Download
Jump Start Download
Moonlight SLT Download
Right Download

fine fescue

Variety Traits Seeding Rate Tech Sheet
Soil Guard – hard fescue Download
Shademaster III – creeping red fescue Download
Seabreeze GT – slender creeping fescue Download
Enchantment – chewings fescue Download
Bighorn GT – hard fescue Download
Xeric – creeping red fescue Download

Warm Season

SPECIALTY VARIETIES DEVELOPED BY PST ADAPTED TO
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paspalum

Variety Traits Seeding Rate Tech Sheet
Pure Dynasty Download

bermuda

Variety Traits Seeding Rate Tech Sheet
Transcontinental Download
Northshore SLT Download

Forage Grass

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Forage Products

PROPRIETARY BLENDS/MIXES THAT INCORPORATE THE LATEST
TECHNOLOGIES OF BREEDING AND RESEARCH FROM PST.

Tetibear – tetraploid annual ryegrass

Attributes

Tetibear is a new tetraploid annual ryegrass released by Pure-Seed Testing, in Canby, Oregon. Tetibear is a great choice for pasture overseeding or mixing with other pasture grasses or legumes due to its ability to establish fast with impressive per acre yields. TetiBear scores very high in protein making it an exceptional variety to improve animal performance in any pasture or hay field.

Traits

  • Perfect for alfalfa or clover mixtures
  • Highly palatable, digestible, and nutritious
  • Increased animal performance levels
  • Quick establishment
  • Great crown rust and stem rust resistance
  • Drought tolerant
  • Late maturity
  • Increased stand persistence
  • Excellent seeding vigor

Uses

Silage / Hay / Grazing

When planting Tetibear by itself plant a seeding rate of 30 to 40 pounds per acre. If mixing with an alfalfa or clover plant 4-8 pounds per acre.

Tetibear is one of the fastest grasses to establish. It will usually germinate in 4-6 days, and can be pastured in 3-4 weeks.

For best results apply nitrogen in split applications during early spring, fall and after first cutting.

Add adequate phosphorus and potassium for top production.

Tetibear is generally cut for hay when seed heads start to emerge. Pastures should be on a graze rotation when spring growth is 3 to 6 inches high. Allowing 7 to 10 inches of regrowth between grazing will benefit yield and persistence. On new seeding, harvest or grazing should be delayed until pants are 10 to 12 inches tall.

*testing for technical data

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Dipper – annual ryegrass diploid

Attributes

This product is ideal for spring grazing, green chop, crop and aquaculture rotation. DIPPER is very fast establishing. It has good cold tolerance and rust resistance. It is the Annual ryegrass of the stars.

Traits

  • Fast Establishment
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Rust Resistance

*testing for technical data

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Porto – orchardgrass

Attributes

Is a blend of intermediate to late orchardgrasses developed and screened at the Pure Seed Testing facility in Canby, Oregon. We utilize genetics from New Zealand and Europe well suited for dry conditions and acid soils. While our varieties are very productive in high moisture periods, they are screened for drought survival and have to pass several survivability tests prior to release.

Traits

  • Flood Resistance
  • Disease Resistance
  • Drought Tolerance

Aces – forage alfalfa

Attributes

Our Alfalfa brand is coated with PURECOAT+, a coating formulation designed to enhance establishment and survivability by providing the seedling with special nutrients and water absorption capabilities. ACES comes in a five dormancy premium blend, and a non-dormant premium blend option.

Traits

  • Highly Palatable, TDN
  • Quick Establishment

*testing for technical data

Forage Varieties

SPECIALTY FORAGES DEVELOPED BY PST TO
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Elise – orchardgrass

MANAGEMENT

Elise is a late-maturing orchardgrass with exceptional winter growth. Its maturity date is about two weeks later than Elsie. It is a very high yielding forage that has great regrowth potential.

Elise performs well against many different diseases. The variety has shown improved resistance to winter disease, stripe rust, purple eye spot, leaf scald and leaf rust. Elise has exceptional drought tolerance and moderate salt tolerance.

Elise is an easy to establish forage grass that can be used for hay, pasture or silage. It does well in pastures, and can be planted with alfalfa or red clover for hay production. Elise has high palatability and nutritional feed value. It is a very high yielding cultivar.

ABOUT

Elise orchardgrass released by Pure-Seed Testing, in Canby, Oregon was originally selected for improved forage production, late maturity, seed production, stripe rust resistance, and drought tolerance. Elise is a stable and uniform variety.

 

TRAITS

  • Late Maturity
  • Drought Tolerance
  • Exceptional Winter Growth
  • High Nutritional Value
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  • Palatability

    5

Elsie – orchardgrass

MANAGEMENT

Elsie is a medium early orchardgrass with great forage yield. The variety heading date is seven days later than Potomac. The cultivar has been tested across many different climates performing well in ground cover, In Vitro Dry Matter Digestibility (IVDMD), and winter growth trials.

Elsie has a high level of disease resistance. It has shown improved resistance to stripe rust, crown rust, stem rust, leaf scald and leaf blight. Elsie has exceptional salt tolerance with good drought tolerance.

Elsie is a very versatile forage grass that can be used for hay, pasture or silage. It does well in pastures, and can be planted with alfalfa or red clover for hay production. Elsie has high palatability and nutritional feed value. It is a very high yielding cultivar.

ABOUT

Elsie orchardgrass released by Pure-Seed Testing, in Canby, Oregon was originally selected for improved forage production, medium early maturity, seed production, stripe rust resistance, and resistance to leaf scald. Elsie is a stable and uniform variety.

TRAITS

  • Medium Early Maturity
  • Leaf Scald & Stripe Rust Resistance
  • Excellent Salt Tolerance
  • High Nutritional Value
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  • Palatability

    5

Meadow Green – festulolium

Attributes

Meadow Green is well adapted throughout regions where climatic conditions get humid and cool at points in the year. Meadow Green was selected for it’s quick early vigor and its disease and salt tolerance. Meadow Green can provide excellent yields and nutritional value and is adapted to wide range of climates and soil types.

Growth Habitat

With Meadow Green’s excellent early vigor, it can establish very quickly. Meadow Green is an improved festulolium that can grow very well in cool damp regions while having the disease resistance necessary to grow in regions of high humidity.

Plant Characteristics

Meadow Green is a tetraploid festulolium, which is a cross between meadow fescue and several tetraploid Italian ryegrasses. It is a prolific forage producer with very high total digestible nutrients. Meadow Green takes the best traits of fescue and Italian ryegrass—it is highly palatable, high yielding, and has great nutritional levels, while being susceptible to the stresses that fescues can tolerate.

Uses

Silage / Hay / Grazing

Meadow Green is a very versatile forage grass and can be used for grazing, silage, or hay. It is excellent for planting alone or blended with other forages. It works extremely well with legumes.

It can be mixes with a white clover or Cicer milkvetch for grazing, or with a red clover, such as Emarwan, for excellent silage, green chop, or hay production. If planted alone, the recommended seeding rate in North America is 25-30 pounds to the acre. For maximum production and quality harvest at early boot stage for hay production.

Fertility

Total fertility needs are dependent on the intended use of the crop and the environment. Generally the crop could use 300 units of nitrogen annually. Mixing with clover reduces your fertilizing needs. (plus balancing the nutrients).

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  • Crude Protein

    16%
  • Digestible Nutrients

    67%
  • Forage Yields (Dry Matter)

    5-9 Tons/Acre
  • Palatability

    5

Spring Green – festulolium

Attributes

Spring Green is well adapted throughout regions where climatic conditions get humid and cool at points in the year; However, due to Spring Green’s deep and robust root system it can tolerate a wide range of climatic stresses after establishment such as heat, drought and cold. Spring Green also contains excellent disease resistance

Growth Habitat

Spring Green is fast germinate which allows for it to establish very quickly. Spring Green has a deep robust root system that is strong and once established helps to produce a healthier plant that tolerates environmental stresses.

Plant Characteristics

It is a tetraploid festulolium, which is a cross between fescue and tetraploid ryegrass. It is a long-lived perennial with a strong and deep root system. It is a prolific forage producer with very high total digestible nutrients. Spring Green takes the best traits of fescue and ryegrass—it is highly palatable, high yielding, and has great nutritional levels, while being susceptible to the stresses that fescues can tolerate.

Uses

Silage / Hay / Grazing

Spring Green is a very versatile forage grass and can be used for grazing, silage, or hay. It is excellent for planting alone or blended with other forages. It works extremely well with legumes.

It can be mixes with a white clover or Cicer milkvetch for grazing, or with a red clover, such as Emarwan, for excellent silage, green chop, or hay production. If planted alone, the recommended seeding rate in North America is 25-30 pounds to the acre. For maximum production and quality harvest at early boot stage for hay production.

Fertility

Total fertility needs are dependent on the intended use of the crop and the environment. Generally the crop could use 300 units of nitrogen annually. Mixing with clover reduces your fertilizing needs. (plus balancing the nutrients).

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  • Crude Protein

    10%
  • Digestible Nutrients

    67%
  • Forage Yields (Dry Matter)

    5-9 Tons/Acre
  • Palatability

    5

TetraGain – tetraploid perennial ryegrass

Attributes

TetraGain is a new tetraploid perennial ryegrass released by Pure-Seed Testing, in Canby, Oregon. Originally selected in Belarus, TetraGain is extremely productive under cool and damp climates. Later screened for yield, disease resistance, and forage value, TetraGain is proving to be an exceptional variety.

Fertility

TetraGain is one of the easiest grasses to establish. It may be sown on clean-burned stubble, prepared or unprepared seedbed. TetraGain will tolerate wetter soil conditions.

Uses

Cutting / Grazing

Plant 20 to 25 pounds per acre for hay and pasture production. Increase seeding rate up to 25% for no-till seeding and up to 50% for broadcast seeding or poor planting conditions. Cut seeding rate approximately in half when planting with alfalfa or clover mix.

When seeding into prepared seedbed, lime and fertilized according to a soil test and control weeds for best results. At planting, applying 35-40 lbs/acre of nitrogen fertilizer is recommended to ensure good establishment.

In prepared seedbed, seed should be covered with ¼ to ½ inch of soil with either drag chains behind the seed drill or using a drag harrow for covering broadcast seeding.

Pulling a cultipacker or light roller over the field after seeding will give good seed-to-soil contact and promote more vigorous seedling growth

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  • Crude Protein

    16%
  • Digestible Nutrients

    67%
  • Forage Yields (Dry Matter)

    6-9 Tons/Acre
  • Palatability

    5

Cowgirl – tall fescue

Attributes

Cowgirl is a very durable forage grass with a wide range of tolerances to climate and environments. It is both cold tolerant and extremely drought tolerant as it was selected in North Carolina during the severe drought of 2000. Cowgirl was developed and proven to have high forage quality and resistance to environmental stresses along with disease and pest resistance.

Growth Habitat

Cowgirl is widely adapted to different climates and soil types. It’s a long-lived perennial that is low maintenance. Cowgirl is a bunch type, soft leaved, forage tall fescue that is extremely growthy and produces high foliage content and can reach 48 inches in height. Cowgirl is incredibly deep rooted allowing it to survives under drastic conditions.

Plant Characteristics

Cowgirl is one of the few forage tall fescues that is in the “soft leaved” class and considered to be very palatable and because of its low lignin it produces very TDN. Crude protein depends on the environment in which it is being grown.

Uses

Silage / Hay / Grazing

Cowgirl is highly versatile forage grass and can be used for grazing, silage, or hay. It is excellent for planting alone or blended with other forages.

Cowgirl works extremely well with legumes, such as a white clover for grazing or a red clover to produce silage, green chop or hay. It also mixes well with vetch. If planted alone, the recommended seeding rate in North America is 25-35 pounds to the acre. For maximum production and quality harvest at early boot stage for hay production.

Fertility

Total fertility needs are dependent on the intended use of the crop and the environment, but generally has low fertility requirements on moderate soils.

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  • Crude Protein

    10%
  • Digestible Nutrients

    70%
  • Forage Yields (Dry Matter)

    6-8 Tons/Acre
  • Palatability

    5

Giant – soft leave redtop bent

Attributes

Giant is broadly adapted to a wide range of soil and weather conditions. It thrives in cool moist habitats and is best adapted to the northern states but has been successfully established in a wide range of climatic conditions, especially with management and irrigation. Giant is best adapted to mesic to semi-hydric soils, and is well suited to areas receiving 18 to 40+ inches mean annual precipitation. Giant is tolerant of poorly drained and sub irrigated sites and sites that are frequently flooded, and it is adapted to soils with a pH of 4.5 to 8.0. Giant also has a high tolerance to salinity.

Plant Characteristics

Giant is a fast establishing, high nutritious and highly palatably, soft leaved forage bentgrass. It develops both stolons and rhizomes which produces a dense rooting system that tolerates heavy traffic and very close grazing. Giant produces excellent yield results under extreme stress and has very good sward density due to its extensive rhizomes and stolons. In the non-irrigated trial station at Brookings, South Dakota, GIANT out-yielded entries for bromegrass, orchardgrass, timothy and perennial ryegrass. GIANT is a salt tolerant variety, surviving for six weeks in a salt bath containing 17,000ppm salt (NaCl).

Uses

Silage / Hay / Grazing

Giant is highly versatile forage grass that can be used for grazing, silage, or hay. Giant is excellent component in almost any forage mix or can be used as a standalone crop. It’s robust stolons and rhizomes create a strong dense surface that can tolerate heavy traffic and close grazing.

When used in combination with other cool season grasses, GIANT will contribute a dense under canopy of high quality forage that can be utilized for grazing, green chop, or hay. It is a fact that horses and sheep are noted for grazing most grasses too low. GIANT withstands close grazing better than most grasses, and should be a component most pastures.

Fertility

Total fertility needs are dependent on the intended use of the crop and the environment.

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  • Crude Protein

    15%
  • Digestible Nutrients

    70%
  • Forage Yields (Dry Matter)

    3-6 Tons/Acre
  • Palatability

    4

Emarwan – Red Clover

Attributes

Emarwan is broadly adapted to a wide range of soil and climatic conditions. It grows best on well-drained loamy soils, but it will also grow on soil that is not as well-drained. Medium and fine textured soils are preferred by the plant over sandy or gravelly soils. It is widely adapted to soil pH between 5.5 – 7.6.

Growth Habitat

Emarwan may be seeded in pure stands, but it is often mixed with grain or grass. Spring or late summer seedings are satisfactory. It may be overseeded in the spring on fall seeded grasses. Emarwan seed should be inoculated. Phosphorus and potash are the fertilizer elements needed mostly by red clover. Apply as recommended by soil tests. Seeding may be done with a drill or broadcast. A firm, weed-free seedbed is essential. Plant seeds ¼ to ½ inch deep.

Plant Characteristics

Graze or cut for hay when the Emarwan is ¼ to ½ in bloom. A second cutting or successive grazings should occur when red clover is ¼ in bloom. Leave at least 2 inches of growth after each harvest.

Uses

Silage / Hay / Grazing

Emarwan is primarily used for hay, pasture, silage, and soil improvement. It extremely quick growing crop, easily established, and produces high quality forage. Tolerance of shade allows red clover to be used effectively as a cover crop under silage corn.

Switching cows from alfalfa to red clover could help reduce manure nitrogen levels and reduce protein breakdown in the silo. Results from a study showed greater milk production, a 10% feed efficiency, and a 10% greater energy value for cows fed red clover while nitrogen excretion was reduced by 1.5 tons per year per 100 cows.

Fertility

Emarwan comes pre-inoculated and once established, it does not require nitrogen fertilizer.

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  • Crude Protein

    25%
  • Digestible Nutrients

    70%
  • Forage Yields (Dry Matter)

    5-7 Tons/Acre
  • Palatability

    5

Big Blue – Kentucky bluegrass

Attributes

Is a Kentucky bluegrass for forage use with good overall disease resistance, early spring green up and good winter growth. It has the ability to recover from drought or winter damage from underground rhizomes. The palatability is great making it a preferred forage for horses, sheep and cattle. This species is ideal to blend with other more aggressive forages as it can compete well with other species of cool season grasses.

Traits

  • Stripe Rust Resistance
  • Early Spring Growth
  • Salt Tolerance at 10,00ppm Salinity
  • Good Winter Growth
  • High Palatability and Nutritional Value
  • Above Average Turf Quality

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2Cow – diploid perennial ryegrass

PST-2COW is an intermediate ryegrass with a medium maturity, good spring green growth and overall disease resistance, including leaf scald, leaf spot and stem rust resistance. It is a great component to use in mixtures with tall fescue, perennial ryegrass and festulolium varieties.

Traits

  • Excessive Spring Growth
  • Excellent Foliage
  • Good Total Digestive Nutrients
  • Medium Maturity

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Chilly Verde – bermudagrass

New exciting forage bermudagrass released from Pure Seed Testing.

Is a tall forage bermudagrass with wide, soft leaves. It shows rapid establishment from seed and aggressive spreading from stolons and rhizomes. Chilly Verde has persisted through cold winters in North Carolina, where it was developed, and has excellent heat and drought tolerance. Chilly Verde is adapted to a wide range of soil types and soil pH from 4.5-8.0.

Traits

 

  • Wide, Soft Leaves
  • Deep Roots
  • Rapid Establishment from Seed
  • Aggressive Spreading
  • Drought Tolerance
  • Improved Cold Tolerance

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Purecoat

water absorbing coating

Benefits

  • Faster Germination
  • Quicker Establishment
  • Improve Water Efficiency
  • Produces Stronger Healthier Plants

Contains

Super Water Absorbent Technology

  • Improves water efficiency
  • Holds water next to seed during
  • germination and establishment time
  • Helps survivability during periods of no water

Protective Coating

  • Protects the seed against environmental elements
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Purecoat+

water absorbing coating

Benefits

  • Faster Germination
  • Quicker Establishment
  • Improve Water Efficiency
  • Produces Stronger Healthier Plants

Contains

Super Water Absorbent Technology

  • Improves water efficiency
  • Holds water next to seed during
  • germination and establishment time
  • Helps survivability during periods of no water

Special RPM Micronutrient Coat

  • Promotes faster germination
  • Promotes quicker establishment
  • Improves fertilizer utilization
  • Enhances root development
  • Improves soil performance

Protective Coating

  • Protects the seed against environmental elements
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