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Cover Crop Seed & Mixes

Pulse USA is a major supplier of cover crop blends and or individual cover crop ingredients. We have been in the cover crop seed business for a multitude of years and the staff at Pulse USA has the expertise to help you create a specific blend for your needs or you can order our original blends that are “tried and true”. Pulse USA also offers cover crop seeds that are free of seed treatments and non-gmo seeds to fit into the organic markets. At Pulse USA we will take the extra steps to ensure the product you have ordered is of superior quality and we can also arrange shipping throughout the continental United States to simplify the process of securing your cover crop seed orders. Custom Mixes are available-

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Forage Seed & Blends

At Pulse USA we provide you with the highest quality forage seed and mixes. Choose from our excellent selection of forage oats, barley, triticale, peas, and winter wheat. We also offer custom blending of our forages to meet your needs.

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.

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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.

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Wildlife Mixes

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. 

Inoculant

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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