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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

We work with plant breeders across the globe to select the best yellow field pea varieties available. We license our varieties to seed growers across the United States to ensure that our varieties are accessible to farmers. We include our seed growers and industry processors to ensure that what we bring forth is desirable. 

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 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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Seed Treatments

As root rots have become an increasing issue in pulse crops, and limited solutions are available specifically for pulse growers, we recognized the need to offer custom products designed specifically to combat these issues.We teamed up with Albaugh LLC to offer the next generation of pulse crop defense products. We offer custom blends as well as other branded seed treatments. These products are designed for you and your operation because our focus is to improve our pulse industry as agriculture advances.

Pulse Defender Fungicide
Use Rate: 3.00 fl oz/cwt
Labeled Crops: Field Peas, Chickpeas, Lentils and Dry Beans
Powered By: Thiabendazole 4L ST, Azoxystrobin 100 ST, Metalaxyl 4.0 ST. Includes a Polymer and red colorant.

Pulse Defender Fungicide + Insecticide
Use Rate:
3.90 fl oz/cwt
Labeled Crops: Field Peas, Chickpeas, Lentils and Dry Beans
Powered By: Resonate 600 ST, Thiabendazole 4L ST, Azoxystrobin 100 ST, Metalaxyl 4.0 ST. Includes a Polymer and red colorant. 

Legume Premix F2 RTU ST
Use Rate: 5.00 fl oz/cwt
Labeled Crops: Field Peas, Chickpeas, Lentils, Dry Beans and Soybeans
Powered By: Fludioxonil ST, Metalaxyl ST. Includes a red colorant. 

Legume Premix F2 RTU + Intego®
Use Rate: 5.00 fl oz/cwt
Labeled Crops: Field Peas, Chickpeas, Lentils, Broad Bean (Fava Bean), Dry Beans
Powered By: Legume Premix F2 RTU ST, Rizolex®, Intego® 



Visit the Albaugh LLC website to learn more. 

 

Inoculant

We have been an inoculant distributor of various brands for a number of years so we have a lot of expertise in this area. We have access to an assortment of brands, formulations and packaging sizes and we offer shipping daily to meet the demands of farmers across the United States. We set ourselves apart from the rest by how much we stress the importance of inoculant because of the pride we take in our seed genetics and products.

What is inoculant? An inoculant is a living micro-organism that gives growing plants access to essential nutrients. They are scientifically created to introduce crop-specific strains of bacteria to seed that infect root hairs and allow plants to fixate Nitrogen. Inoculants prefer moist soils because if exposed to hot and/or dry conditions the micro-organisms can perish. It is important to properly handle inoculants to ensure their success.

How does inoculant work? When inoculants are added to soil or seed, they work to multiply the amount of root hairs. It infects the root hairs causing root cells to swell and forming what are called nodules. Inside these nodules bacteria take atmospheric nitrogen and converts it into a usable plant form. The amount of nitrogen that a pulse crop fixates typically suffices its needs.

How do I know if nodules are active and fixating? It takes approximately 30 days after planting for nodules to produce so first make sure that enough time has passed. Carefully dig up some plants without destroying the roots and rinse them off. Take a small knife and slice the nodules in half to look at their inside color. Use the chart below to determine what each color means for the health of the nodules.

What can I do to ensure the success of my inoculant? Proper management is key. Always store inoculant within the labeled temperature ranges and follow the label for application instructions. Store it free from the elements: rain, freezing and direct sunlight. If you are seed treating and inoculating make sure each specific product is compatible with the other. Pay close attention to calibration on your equipment and always use inoculant before its expiration date.

Under ideal environmental conditions the different inoculant formulations may be equally effective. However, as unfavorable weather occurs, an inoculants performance can be significantly impacted. No matter the formulation it is always important to ensure that the inoculant is managed properly, and the seed is planted as soon as possible after application. Remembering these key management practices will optimize your benefit potential and is a great way to help manage your time and investment for the growing season.

Through our dealer network, we offer products from the leaders in the inoculant industry: Acceleron® BioAg, Verdesian Life Sciences and Visjon Biologics

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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'