Arkansas Valley Seed supplies the highest quality grain seed through our extensive dealer network that extends throughout the Western United Stats, Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions. We are a major regional marketer of wheat, oats, barley, triticale other small grain seeds. From cereal rye seed for spring forage production, to buckwheat seed for livestock, smother crop and green manure, Arkansas Valley Seed has your quality grain seed needs covered.
Barley is an annual or biennial grass that is widely cultivated for yielding grain for breakfast food, animal feed and in malt beverages. Black barley, awnless, hooded, 2 row, 6 row, different awn lengths and different spike lengths characterize the many barley types.
Buckwheat is an erect-growing, annual plant,with broad heart-shaped leaves and a faddish colored stem. It establishes very quickly, has low heat requirements for development, and will produce a crop in 80-90 days. Buckwheat grows vegetatively and flowers until killed by frost. Buckwheat has been primarily used for humans and livestock, honey crop, smother crop and green manure.
Cereal rye is a hardy annual grass that is widely cultivated for grain production, forage and soil improvement. Due to the late harvest of many crops, fall-planted cover crops often do not make adequate growth to provide winter soil protection, but cereal rye can germinate and grow under cooler conditions than other cover crop. Cereal rye can also be used for spring forage production, and fed as pasture, green chop, or put up as haylage.
The oat plant is an annual grass with kinds and varieties adapted either to fall planting and midsummer harvest or spring planting and late summer harvest. Most oats are used for livestock feed in this country either as grain, pasture, hay or silage. Less than 5% of the total oat production in this country is used as food for human consumption. The human consumption of oat is mainly in the form of breakfast foods and oat flour.
Triticale is a hardy hybrid of wheat and cereal rye producing a high yield of forage crop. Combination of grain quality, productivity, and disease resistance of wheat with the vigor and hardiness of rye. Both winter and spring types were developed, with emphasis on spring types.
Wheat is an annual or biennial grass that is widely cultivated in temperate regions in many varieties for its commercially important grain. There are many different varieties of Wheat grown throughout the world, such as Soft/Hard/White/Red; however there are only two classifications of wheat, winter and spring. Each particular type of Wheat, Hard Red, Soft Red, Hard White, Soft White, and Durum have a different use in the flour milling industry, and may require slightly different climatic growing conditions.