Pulse USA gets you the crops you need

Cover Crop Blends

This year we are celebrating our tenth year of being your “one-stop-shop” for cover crop seed. The cover crop industry has changed and evolved in many ways within the last ten years. At Pulse USA specifically, our strong relationships with plant breeders across the globe have allowed us to add more top-of-the-line species into our cover crop program. We believe in the value of high quality genetics to help you and your farm over common varieties that are in the marketplace. We strive to use each individual cover crop component to create mixes that will address specific goals on your farm. While we are creating these mixes, we will always make sure they are compatible seed sizes and fit for your geography. In an effort to make sure we meet your individual needs, we will continue to provide custom cover crop blends. From planting a cover crop for livestock feed to bringing saline areas back into production, the possibilities begin to seem endless! Cover crops continually prove to be a cost-effective tool to biologically maintain and enhance our environment as we modernize in farming practices. We promise to you and your future generations that we will continue to be your local cover crop leader.   

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Cover Crop Seed

We are continually adding species to our cover crop program to ensure that we provide you with the "latest and greatest". The relationships we have with plant breeders allow us to consistently provide the best of these species to you. We design cover crop mixes to address specific goals for your farm while keeping them uniform in seed size and adaptable for your growing environment.

 

Most of our cover crop species are pre-inoculated but some of them must be inoculated right at planting. We do warehouse all necessary inoculants at our Bismarck, ND facility. If you are an organic farmer or rancher, we have non-treated and non GMO seed available. Our cover crops are available in bulk, mini-bulk totes and 50 lb. bags.We ship anywhere in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. We offer our own cover crop blends and custom blends are also available. 

 

We look forward to providing you with friendly, reliable and efficient service for all of your cover crop needs. We believe that working hands-on with our customers is more important than asking you to create mixtures online. We are here to offer support so we can provide you with real-time, real-world information from person to person. 

 

There are a lot of goals that can be accomplished through the implementation of cover crops. They can be used as a food source for livestock, a shelter for wildlife, a bank for mycorrhizal fungi and so much more. Often, we ge the question, "Why should I spend money to plant a cover crop?" For us, cover cropping is more than just soil health. So, follow along with us as we teach you "How you can incorporate a cover crop to both biologically and economically benefit your farm." 

 

Pulse USA Cover Crop Reference Chart

 

Above Ground Biomass
Providing above ground biomass is essential for livestock grazing, wildlife habitats and attracting pollinators and other beneficial insects. 

Living Roots in the Soil
Living roots are vital for accomplishing a number of goals - from promoting mycorrhizal fungi to increasing water infiltration, a living root needs to exist. And its important to use the right plant specie to accomplish these specific goals. For a complete listing of which crops can be used to accomplish specific things refer to our cover crop reference chart (link below). 

Building a Soil Armor
Allows for a reduction (or elimination) of soil erosion, decrease in soil temperature and evaporative water loss which leads to improved drought tolerance, increased in soil organic matter and water infiltration. 

Decaying Root Channels
Decomposing cover crop roots improve air and water movement in soils and create deeper (and new) pathways for the subsequent crops.

Selecting a Cover Crop

1. Identify Your Goal(s)
2. Determine Your Subsequent Crop
3. Check Herbicide Records
4. Contact a Specialist at Pulse USA

We will help you decide the rest to get the job done: 
- The ideal time to plant
- The best methods for planting
- The appropriate seeds to select

 

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Forages & Blends

Annual forages are one of our specialties. We know when, why, and how you can utilize an annual forage to achieve your goal(s) and we're always excited to talk about them. We carry cool season, warm season and winter annuals so we can find a fit for whatever planting time works for you. We offer different varieties of these species so we can also ensure that the maturity and characteristics of a variety are the right one for your farm. 

Our cool season grasses combined with a forage pea will take your forage crop to the next level. These mixes are designed for haying or chopping. The addition of a forage pea will increase palatability, protein content (additional 2-4%) and overall feed quality. The forage peas will fixate nitrogen in the soil which is great to improve your soil health. 
 



COOL SEASON ANNUALS
AC Saltlander Forage Grass Mix, AKF Axcel Barley*, Everleaf® 114 Oats**, Everleaf® 126 Oats**, Proleaf™ 234 Oats***, TriCal® Surge BRAND Spring Triticale**, Fergie Pea***, Flex Pea**, Icicle Winter Pea***, 4010 Pea


 

WARM SEASON ANNUALS
MasterGraze Corn, German Millet, Japanese Millet, Hybrid Tifleaf lll Pearl Millet, White Proso Millet, Siberian Millet, Super Sugar Sorghum x Sudangrass, Nutri-King BMR 6 Sorghum x Sudangrass, GW-475 BMR Forage Sorghum, GW-116 Grain Sorghum, Piper Sudangrass

WINTER ANNUALS
AC® Hazlet Winter Rye, TriCal® Flex 719 BRAND Winter Triticale**, Willow Creek Forage Winter Wheat


 

Organic Field Peas

Organic Field Peas are in high demand by farmers. We offer field pea varieties selected exclusively for the organic market. We have one variety currently available, Flute and we have a lot of exciting genetics in the pipeline. Stay tuned as expand our lineup of organic field pea varieties. 

Yellow Field Peas

Pulse USA offers the very best yellow field pea varieties available. The line-up of varieties should compliment each other very well. Contact a Pulse USA representative to help you choose which varieties would be a fit in your area.

Green Field Peas

Green field peas is a group generally lag behind yellow pea varieties with regard to yield potential, powdery mildew tolerance, and standability; however, there are several notable exceptions. Here are a few management suggestions to help you be a more successful producer of green peas. Seed peas on well drained soils, as peas do not tolerate standing water. (This is true for yellow varieties as well.) In a wetter climate or in a year with above average moisture, in addition to using a seed-applied fungicide, an early foliar fungicide application (before bloom, along with your chemical application) will help to improve standability, and should suppress some of the diseases seen in past growing seasons. As alluded to earlier, most green pea varieties are susceptible to powdery mildew. A later fungicide application, (50% bloom), will give you improved control. Rotation also plays a big part in the equation of disease management. The northern plains region has been experiencing an increase in the production of broadleaf crops. These crops tend to host the same or similar disease-causing pathogens that also affect peas. Beware of rotational history on fields intended for pulse production in 2008. A strong broadleaf crop history (especially other legumes) on those acres might have a detrimental effect on yield due to increased disease pressure in a higher moisture environment.

Lentils

Pulse USA is a supplier of all Pulse crops inputs. We can source many varieties of Lentils. Some of the most popular varieties are listed below.

More information on Lentils

Wildlife Blends

Pulse USA can provide you with all of your wildlife plot needs! We have several premier blends to choose from, but we can also blend any custom mixture you need! Wildlife mixtures are blended in our warehouse, and can be bagged in any quantity size. For assistance on determining the right amount for your plot; please feel free to contact our office. 

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Inoculant

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Seed inoculants positively impact productivity of crops, as well as the overall health of a field. When utilizing inoculants, there are key management tips that must be practiced.

Inoculants use beneficial endophytes, more commonly known as microbes, to promote the health of plants. Several of the microbes form symbiotic relationships with the targeted crops creating mutualism, which in turn benefits both the microbes and the plant. The benefits of inoculants extend far beyond their duties as bio fertilizers. They have shown resistance against some pathogens, allowing crop species to also withstand several common crop diseases.

An inoculant is a living micro-organism that gives growing plants access to important nutrients. They are scientifically created to introduce crop-specific strains of bacteria to your seed. When inoculants are added to soil or seed they work to multiply the amount of roots in the soil. The inoculant infects root hairs which in turn causing root cells to swell, forming beneficial nitrogen-fixing root nodules. Inside these root nodules bacteria converts nitrogen from the air and converts it into a usable plant nutrient.

An easy way to determine if you have healthy or unhealthy root nodules is to slice them in half. A healthy and active nitrogen-fixing root nodule will be bright red to pink in color. A nodule that is green or white in color is not active, and may not become active.  A non-active root nodule will be green, brown, gray, or black in color and they may be parasitic.

A healthy root nodule increases the nutrient uptake and also gives back to the soil. By increasing the nutrient uptake level you have the potential to also increase crop yields. The nitrogen-fixing root nodules utilize a better nutrient holding capacity for your soil. This offers the potential for less fertilizer inputs. By adding less nitrogen to fields it then reduces your chances of groundwater contamination from nitrate leaching.

In order to obtain maximum benefits of inoculating your seed, it is important to practice proper management techniques. Always store your inoculant at the recommended temperature ranges and avoid storing it in improper elements. The effectiveness of your inoculant can be negative if applied with other incompatible inputs. It is important to follow all label directions, and to use inoculant before its expiration date. Lastly, make sure to pay close attention to calibration on your application equipment.

Remembering these key management practices will optimize your benefit potential and is a great way to help manage your time in the growing season.

Our retailers offer Inoculant from Monsanto BioAg, BASF, and Verdesian . We also carry silage Inoculant from Lallemand Animal Nutrition.

Faba Beans

Faba Beans is one of our newest crops to offer. This crop is a great choice for high moisture areas. Faba beans do best in cool, wet soils with high water holding capacity. Here are a few management suggestions to help you succeed with Faba Beans. Plant early April to Mid-May. This crop handles frost very well. Faba Beans are a high user of phosphorus, and they respond well to applications. Sulfur is another nutrient that Faba Beans react well to. To optimize yield, apply sulfur. Avoid planting in high testing nitrogen or manured fields. To prevent diseases, use a seed treatment. The earlier you plant Faba beans, the risk for fungal diseases is reduced. Rotation plays a large part in the equation of disease management. Much like peas, a four year rotation is recommended. Avoiding soils that have previously had a legume crop can increase yield and plant health. 

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Tama USA Net-Wrap & Twine

Tama USA is Netwrap and Polypropylene or Sisal twines for bailing hay, straw and other forage crops. 

Please concact your Pulse USA Salesperson for availability of products and pricing.

Net-Wrap    
  Eco Bull  64" x 7,000'
  Eco Bull  67" x 7,000'
  Eco Bull  64" x 8,000'
  Eco Bull  67" x 8,000'
  Golden Harvest  64" x 7,000'
  Golden Harvest  67" x 7,000'
  Edge to Edge  67" x 7,000'
Plastic Twine    
  Fine  20000/110 SB Orange
  Fine  Clearfield 20000'
  Fine  20000/130DB Orange
  Thick  4000/450 Orange
  Thick  4000/550 Blue
  Thick  4300/550 Blue
Twine    
  Sisal  9,000'
  Sisal  16,000'