January 2009

January 2009

Persist Hits The Presses

Get ready to sell some Persist! We have launched an aggressive advertising and press release campaign promoting our Persist Orchardgrass. We have also updated our website - PersistOrchardgrass.com with the most recent trial data. If our assumptions are correct, we expect to have many more inquiries and increased interest. For those of you who are not familiar with Persist, we recommend you contact us or visit our website to learn more. Simply put, Persist might just be one of the best all-around orchardgrasses available, providing long-term persistence under grazing, heat and drought tolerance, and consistent high yields. And the really good news is this: There are still distributorship opportunities available in selected areas. Contact us soon!

Persist advertisement

A Winterhardy, High-Yielding Diploid Annual Ryegrass

According to multiple years of data out of Scottsbluff, NE, Ed diploid annual ryegrass is a good choice for those needing a winter-hardy annual ryegrass. While most annual ryegrass data is gathered from southern states, this trial helps show how a variety might do under more severe temperatures. Ed was tested for four subsequent years between 2002-06, where the variety exhibited consistently high survivability and excellent yields. (By the way, if you aren’t familiar with Scottsbluff, look at the adjacent climate graph.) This data extends our confidence in Ed’s ability to give top yields, and winter survivability throughout the country. Find more data at www. SmithSeed.com, or contact us directly.

Climate Data chart for Scottsbluff, NE

Two Tetraploids Available

Two of our newest Tetraploid Annual Ryegrasses are now available - Attain and Verdure. Both varieties have exhibited excellent yields, and improved diseases resistance. Extensive trial results on both are available on our website and on Technical Sheet. Regional distributorships on both are also available in selected areas.