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Ag Alumni Seed has the experience and equipment to handle custom seed production, conditioning, treating and bagging of your:

  • Soft Red Winter Wheat
  • Oats
  • Parent Seed
  • Hybrid Corn
  • Modified Starch Hybrids
  • Soybeans
  • Specialty Species

Please contact us to discuss pricing and volumes.

About

Your Future is our Foundation

Leaders in Hybrid Popcorn Research, Production and Customer Service


Ag Alumni Seed

Ag Alumni Seed has worked hard to gain its leadership position in the development and release of high performance popcorn hybrids. With this position comes the responsibility to focus our efforts and resources on the needs of popcorn processors and growers.

From the ground-breaking work of Dr. Bruce Ashman, who continues to be a member of the Ag Alumni Seed research staff, to the advances in performance that have occurred over the past twenty years under the direction of Dr. Max Robbins, Ag Alumni Seed's Director of Research to the research underway by Dr. Kellan Kershner and Dr. Fernando Enrique Cardenas, our Popcorn Breeders, Ag Alumni Seed has established itself as the world's leading supplier of high performing, high quality popcorn hybrids that provide the different combinations of regional adaptation, maturity, disease resistance, yield, kernel size and popping expansion and other characteristics that the industry demands.

Most of our seed is produced by our own highly experienced professional staff at our 2,400 acre facility near Romney, Indiana in the heart of the US Corn Belt. By producing our own seed, we ensure that we are growing and delivering the highest quality products possible. All of our seed lots are inspected, tested and certified to AOSCA (and as required ISTA) standards by an independent, ISO certified and USDA accredited agency. All popcorn seed lots have GMO free certification.

Ag Alumni Seed also grows and markets parent seed stocks of Soft Red Winter Wheat and oats as well as providing contract growing and conditioning services to the global seed industry.

 

The Ag Alumni Seed Staff


Purdue Relationship

The Agricultural Alumni Seed Improvement Association Inc. was founded in 1938 to market the new varieties and hybrids being developed at Purdue University. Over the years Ag Alumni Seed has grown and sold Purdue watermelons, tomatoes, small grains, dent corn and other crops. We still have Purdue developed walnut trees growing at our Romney facility. Eventually, like at nearly all universities, most active commercial plant breeding at Purdue was privatized while university researchers focused on more basic science.

In our case, the very successful Purdue hybrid popcorn breeding program under Dr. Bruce Ashman was discontinued when Bruce retired in 1996. At that time, he came over to Ag Alumni Seed to work as a consultant with Dr. Max Robbins, our Director of Research and popcorn breeder, and the Ag Alumni Seed popcorn program took off.

That was not the end of our relationship with Purdue; far from it! As a 501(c)(5) not for profit corporation, we support Purdue research, to the tune of over two million dollars in the last decade. Some of this money is funding scholarships and specific popcorn research, but we also fund College of Agriculture research and extension programs in a variety of species working on advanced genetics and technology to improve yields, marketability, combat plant disease and abiotic stress issues, and solve other problems that face farmers. In addition, we are working with Purdue’s Office of Technology Commercialization to help bring some of these innovations to market.

For more information about Purdue Agriculture, please visit: www.agriculture.purdue.edu

 

Oat Varieties

EXCEL (P9741A41-4-6-7)
  • Moderately Early
  • HIGH yielding
  • Strong Straw
  • Widely adapted to areas in the Midwest and southern Canada
  • Resistant to Crown Rust & Loose Smut
  • Resistant/tolerant to Yellow Dwarf Viruses & is susceptible to Stem Rust
  • Parentage is: Jay/5/IL79-4924/Classic/4/WIX6141-2//INO9201*2/Newdak/3/ND881374/ND880107

 After the last cross, Excel was developed by selection using the pedigree method of breeding, with plant selections, in F2, F4, and F6 for plant traits and resistance to crown rust and resistance/tolerance to yellow dwarf viruses. Breeder seed of Excel resulted from an F6:9 plant population grown in 2003 in a drill strip from which off-type plants were rogued. Lemmas of Excel are awnless and light tan (considered white) that fluoresce slightly in UV light. Excel has been uniform for plant characteristics and disease resistance. Up to 0.5% variants are allowed.

 

ROBUST
  • Moderately early
  • High test weight
  • Very resistant to lodging (robust)
  • High yielding
  • Adapted in Mid – Northern areas of the Midwest region including Ontario
  • Resistant to Crown Rust and Yellow Dwarf viruses
  • Moderately resistant to Loose Smut & is susceptible to Stem Rust
  • Parentage is: Jay/5/Classic/4/WIX6141-2/INO9201*2/Newdak/3/ND881374/Jud

After the last cross Robust was developed by selection using the pedigree method of breeding, with plant selections in F2, F3, and F5 for plant traits and resistance to crown rust and resistance/tolerance to yellow dwarf viruses. Robust is the progeny of an F5 plant, and breeder seed of Robust resulted from an F5:9 plant population grown in 2003 in a drill strip from which off-type plants were rogued. Lemmas of Robust are very light tan, considered white, and fluoresce in UV light; and awnless, although an occasional lemma has a small awnlet. Robust has been uniform for plant characteristics and disease resistance. Up to 0.5% variants are allowed.

 

SABER ~ IL02-8658
  • Very good test weight
  • HIGH yielding
  • Tolerant to Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus
  • Parentage is: Tack/Spurs

Saber is an early maturing oat developed by the University of Illinois Agricultural Ex-periment Station. Over the last two years Saber was placed in the top LSD group at 15 of 16 locations and was the highest yielding line numerically in 10 of 18 loca-tions. The pedigree of Saber is Tack/Spurs. Saber is about two days earlier than Jay and has the same heading date as Don. It is about 4cm shorter than Chaps. The test weight of Saber is very good and has been about 1.4lbs/bu higher than Jay and about 2.2 lbs/bu higher than Chaps. Saber is tol-erant to BYDV with an average of 3.1 (0-9 scale where 0=very tolerant) compared to 4.5 for Jay and Chaps. Saber is susceptible to loose smut and is moderately resistant to moderately susceptible to crown rust. Sa-ber has light yellow kernels with kernel color similar to Ogle. Saber will be re-leased as a public variety and PVP has been applied for.

 

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Popcorn

Early Season Hybrids

AP2202  |  Early Season Trial Data  |  All 2013 Hybrid Test Data

Our earliest hybrid. Good yields, nice color and high expansion. Reportedly has good tolerance to Goss's wilt. No Doubt a Standout!

 

AP2204  |  Early Season Trial Data  |  All 2013 Hybrid Test Data

Our newest early hybrid. Maturity and expansion similar to AP2202 with HIGHER yields and excellent stalk strength. "Game On!"

 

AP2501  |  Early Season Trial Data  |  All 2013 Hybrid Test Data

A tried and true early hybrid. AP2501 is a dependable, high yielding hybrid with good expansion. You will want this in your line up!

 

AP2504  |  Early Season Trial Data  |  All 2013 Hybrid Test Data

An established early, large kernel hybrid. AP2504 is high yielding with excellent expansion. Reportedly has good tolerance to Goss's wilt. Take a look—you won't be sorry!

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 Based on our trial data, field performance may vary.

Mid Season Hybrids

AP4503  |  Mid Season Trial Data  |  All 2013 Hybrid Test Data

A mid-season, large kernel hybrid.  High expansion and outstanding yields.

 

AP4506  |  Mid Season Trial Data  |  All 2013 Hybrid Test Data

A mid-season hybrid with exceptional popping expansion and very large kernel. (48+) High expansion!

 

AP4507  |  Mid Season Trial Data  |  All 2013 Hybrid Test Data

A mid-season hybrid with large kernel and exceptional expansion.  Performance similar to AP4506 with improved yield.

 

XAP4508  |  Mid Season Trial Data  |  All 2013 Hybrid Test Data

A mid-season experimental AP6004 related hybrid with higher yield and expansion.

 

XAP4509  |  Mid Season Trial Data  |  All 2013 Hybrid Test Data

A mid-season, experimental, very high yielding hybrid with mid-level expansion and excellent stalk strength.

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Based on our trial data, field performance may vary.

 

Full Season Hybrids

AP6002  |  Full Season Trial Data  |  All 2013 Hybrid Test Data

A full season hybrid with high yields and very large kernels with mid-level expansion.

 

AP6003  |  Full Season Trial Data  |  All 2013 Hybrid Test Data

A new, very large kernel hybrid.  Its performance is comparable to AP8202 but with earlier maturity.

 

AP6004  |  Full Season Trial Data  |  All 2013 Hybrid Test Data

An AP6002 type performing hybrid that is HIGH yielding, very large kernel with improved expansion.

 

XAP6005  |  Full Season Trial Data  |  All 2013 Hybrid Test Data

AP6004 related hybrid with higher yield and expansion.  Full season maturity.

 

AP8202  |  Full Season Trial Data  |  All 2013 Hybrid Test Data

A very full season hybrid with high yields and extra large kernel.  Performance has been strong on irrigated acres.  Just about says it all!

 

P802  |  Full Season Trial Data  |  All 2013 Hybrid Test Data

A very full season, large kernel hybrid with excellent disease resistance and high yield potential.

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Based on our trial data, field performance may vary.

 

Mushroom Hybrids

AP4504M  |  Mushroom Trial Data  |  All 2013 Hybrid Test Data

A very large kernel, mid-season hybrid with high yields and good mushroom percentage. Great for kettle corn poppers. Give it a try!

 

XAP4510M   |  Mushroom Trial Data  |  All 2013 Hybrid Test Data

Simlar in performance to AP4504M with significantly improved mushroom flake percentage.

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Based on our trial data, field performance may vary.

Wheat Varieties

Soft Red Winter Wheat Varieties:


AG1189

Years of advanced trials have proven AG1189 to be a consistent performer throughout the Soft Red Winter Wheat growing area. It is medium early, moderate in height, averaging 33 to 36 inches under a wide range of growing conditions, and soils. It is a very leafy variety with a long, awned head. AG1189 has proven its ability to stand up to extremely severe weather conditions of too much rain, not enough rain, high heat during grain fill and to produce acceptable yields under low fertility management. It has high test weight, stands well against high winds near harvest and holds tight its grain when many other varieties tend to shatter high percentages of grain. AG1189 is a variety that takes advantage of opportunities to produce expected yields.


AG1331

This is an early, medium height (under 36 inches) variety with a willowy stalk and a long, slightly curved, awnless head with moderately high test weight grain. AG1331 has excellent eye appeal in the field with its golden husks and plant uniformity at harvest time. It is well adapted from the Central Mid - South through the Ohio River Valley and from the Western edge to the Northern and Eastern portions of the Soft Red Winter Wheat growing area. AG 1331 demonstrates good general disease tolerance. It is moderately susceptible to fusarium head blight and shows susceptibility to the newest strain of stripe rust. It is moderately susceptible to septoria early, but finishes well with healthy flag and upper leaves. It tillers well under good fertility and has the ability to yield well under limited fertility conditions.


AG2581

This is an early, medium height averaging less than 36 inches under good fertility with excellent straw strength. The disease package is quite exceptional which allows it to perform well in all environments. It has shown a unique ability to remain one of the top performers under disease attacks of fusarium, stripe rust and BYDV. Where conditions are favorable and under high fertility levels it has a proven record of performing with and, in many cases, well above the industry leaders. In a word “it works”.


INW1021

This variety has consistently been in the top group of entries in yield. It has Fhb1 (moderate FHB resistance), the Lr37Yr17Sr38 rust resistance linkage block, good soft wheat milling and baking qualities and the Bx70e strong gluten allele; the Rht1 dwarfing allele and the Ppd daylength insensitive allele (one reason for its wide adaptability). Plant height is 35 to 37 inches, it is awnless, has large spikes, tillers well and has moderately strong straw. It has moderate virus, leaf, stem and stripe rusts, powdery mildew, resistance to fusarium head blight, yellow dwarf virus, wheat spindle streak mosaic virus, soilborne mosaic stagonospora nodorum blotch, septoria leaf blotch, and is susceptible to Hession fly biotype L. Typically heads 1 day earlier than Patterson (1 day later than Clark) in southern IN and 1 day later than Patterson (3 day later than Clark) in northern IN (a bit unusual … but probably because it has the Ppd daylength insensitive allele).


INW1131

This has acceptable pastry wheat milling and baking qualities, matures 2 to 3 days later than the early maturity cultivar Patterson, has awnlets 1/16 to 5/16 inch long in the tip 1/2 of spikes, has yellow anthers, glumes are yellow at maturity, has strong straw that is typically 33 to 36 inches tall. INW1131 has effective Type I resistance, together with moderate Type II resistance to FHB; and DON content in the grain is consistently significantly less than in susceptible cultivars. INW1131 has highly effective resistance to Hession fly, and moderate resistance to stagonospora glume blotch, septoria leaf blotch, barley yellow dwarf virus, wheat spindle streak mosaic virus, and leaf—and stem rust. It is susceptible to the new strain of stripe rust.


EXP 5247 (5247A1-7-7-3-1)

This variety is medium early, dark green with very upright leaf structure. It has a long, curved, awnless head and good tillering capacity and will range from 35 to 37 inches in height in most years. It has both Type 1 and Type 2 fusarium head blight resistance as well as a high level of resistance to both leaf and stem rusts, stripe rust, even the latest strain, powdery mildew, barley yellow dwarf virus and soil borne mosaic virus. It heads and blooms as a medium early and finishes grain fill with plant health still intact. 5247 is adapted to the Upper Mid South through the Ohio River Valley and from Missouri through Northern Ohio and all of the Northern areas of the Midwest. It has shown a good ability to adapt well to all soil types and fertility regimes.


EXP 2444 (2444Z1-23-1-3)

This variety on the early side of medium early and finishes with earlier heading varieties. It averages 33 to 35 inches, has a strong stalk with clean wide leaf foliage. It has good sized heads with, many times, four seed per floret. It has exceptional disease resistance and demonstrates both Type 1 and Type 2 fusarium head blight resistance. Its disease package includes a high level on resistance to stripe, leaf and stem rust resistance as well as barley yellow dwarf virus resistance and soil borne mosaic resistance. I is adapted to most all soil types and fertility regimes and can handle high rates of nitrogen when conditions are right for attaining top yields. 2444 is adapted to the Upper Mid South, Ohio River Valley, the Eastern, Upper Midwest and Western growing areas for Soft Red Winter wheat.


EXP 0762 (762A1-2-8)

This is a strong stalked variety averaging 32 to 34 inches with a short peduncle and lush, wide leaves. Its heads often have four seeds per floret spikelet. It has a wide flag leaf and is very “showy” in a field setting. It has excellent disease resistance with both Type 1 and Type 2 fusarium head blight resistance. 0762 also has a high level of resistance to leaf, stripe and stem rust, soil borne mosiac virus and barley yellow dwarf virus. It is early to medium early, winter hardy and has good test weight. This variety has demonstrated its ability to perform well on most soil types and fertility regimes. It is well adapted to the Upper Mid South, Ohio River Valley and all areas of the Midwest where Soft Red Winter wheat is grown.

 

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