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We’re always excited to share our latest developments, products and research, plus participate in educational and industry events. See the latest in Upper Midwest seed news below.

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Building the Nurseries  

In the greenhouse  Every winter we tinker away in the greenhouses, testing our newest experimental alfalfa varieties against all the major alfalfa diseases (see “Winter in the Greenhouse” for more).

Spring and Early Summer Forecast

Planalytics updated their forecast for spring planting and there was little change from the original forecast issued in February. La Nina has finally moved to ENSO cool neutral after three

Persistence is A Key Attribute to Our Alfalfa Line-Up

Focused Breeding Program At Legacy Seeds, we pride ourselves on breeding alfalfa with 3 key pillars – yield, quality, and persistence. Persistence is a large part of our program because

Are you ready for Spring?

As we look ahead to warmer weather, there are a few things we can do to prepare: Planter Maintenance Now is the time to inspect the whole planter. Do any

The Ration Choice® Program Isn’t Just Picking Tall Varieties…

When products are classified as Legacy Seeds Ration Choice® corn, they go through rigorous testing to ensure they will be a good fit for you and your operation. Whether you’re

What is your soil missing?

As we come into March, many of us who farm are looking at an increasingly bearish market on corn and soy futures. Inputs that were very high (when many of

New Director of Forage Research Focused on Future-Proofing Alfalfa for Reliable Persistence

In the 20-plus years of Legacy Seeds’ alfalfa breeding program, the focus has always been on high-quality, high-yielding and persistent alfalfa. As we shared last year, former research director Dave

Leaving A Legacy: Industry Trends and Quality of Forage

Mike Velde played an integral role in bringing branch-root, deep set crown and other high yielding dormant and winterhardy semi-dormant varieties to market. Velde’s 35 years of experience in alfalfa

Winter at the RLC

Is the Winter a Time to Rest for the Research Team?  As a research team in Wisconsin, some of our busiest times are during the summer. This is when the

Spring Weather Outlook

Weather Update February 15, 2023 Winter has been trying to keep us shoveling in the Midwest, but in the East, folks have been golfing. In northern Ohio along I-80, tile

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