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Organic Growers Supply Volume Discounts
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10% over $400
15% over $800
20% over $1600
over $2500 bulk pricing
Barley, Robust
Barley, Robust OG Hordeum vulgare A widely grown 6-row barley with semi-smooth awns, medium-tall straw and resistance to spot blotch. Thrives on well-drained moderately fertile soil but tolerates drought and alkaline or heavy soils. Does not tolerate wet soils or pH below 6.0. May be planted later than other spring-sown small grains and maintain good yields. Seed from early May to mid-June at 96# per acre, 3#/1000 per sq ft. Maine-grown at Rusted Rooster Farm in Parkman, ME. Certified organic.

As food grain: Suitable for malting—a local home brewer told us “when brewed with Cascade hops from Fedco Trees, it made excellent ale.”

As feed grain: At Treble Ridge Farm, this is the base of most of our hog rations: it is more “robust” than spring wheat in the field, with much better digestibility than oats. We achieve lower weed pressure and higher yields by seeding barley with yellow grain peas.

Item Discounted
8007A: (5#) $8.25
8007B: (24#) $34.75
8007C: (48#) $60.00
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Farm Seed

Unless otherwise noted, our legume seed is sold “raw”: it has not been inoculated with the appropriate bacteria in a process called rhizocoating.
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Organic Seed

We are a MOFGA-certified organic repacker and handler of seed and feed.
All our seed is untreated.

Organically grown seed is labeled OG.
The label ECO after the variety name describes non-certified seed grown without pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers on farms which maintain an active soil-building program. Some farmers eschew certification for a variety of reasons, ideological, economic and otherwise.

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