Recommended seeding rates vary by state.

North America

Meet our Farmers

From small farmers to global distributors, discover why growers choose to work with us.

Chuck Grimes Ulysses, Kansas

Chuck Grimes is a forage management consultant who works with many dairy and beef operations across the country. He says the brachytic dwarf BMR forage sorghum from Alta Seeds has worked very well season after season across the High Plains. He recommends using AF7401 from Alta Seeds.

Kenny Yokely Auburn, Kentucky

Kenny Yokely is a cow/calf producer in Kentucky. He grows AF7101 and AF7401 from Alta Seeds. Yokely says, “The Sorghum will produce so much more than corn for so much less money. You can’t lose with it.” Yokely says the most appealing them to him about growing forage sorghum is the drought tolerance and what it will produce even in a dry year.

Terry Ingram Brandy Station, Virginia

Terry Ingram is a dairyman in Brandy Station, Virginia.

“I’ve been growing sorghum-sudangrass now for the better part of 6 years….I’ve grown corn silage and fed corn silage and I’ll never go back,” says Mr. Ingram. “I have half the costs and half the water usage so to me, it’s just a no brainer.”

“AS6401, AS6501, and As9301 are the main hybrids that I use. AS6401 is mainly for bailage. I get a nice long harvest window, pretty decent tonnage, real high sugar quality – the cows love it. I don’t chop it, it goes straight in the bail just the way it comes. The difference that you see in your cow health is pretty evident.”

Joe Mendosa Tipton, California

Joe Mendonsa of Tipton, California, grows forage sorghum from Alta Seeds because of its water efficiency, cost savings and ability to produce on tough ground. “There’s just no beating it,” Mendonsa says. “It was really a no-brainer decision.”

Our Technology

Our patented, proprietary seed technologies can make the difference between a poor season and a thriving crop ready for market.

Advanta prides itself on decades of research and development in plant breeding and plant genetics. Our hybrid seeds contain value added traits that are proven to prosper in today’s changing climate.

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Our Impact

Access to seeds is an essential part of the solution to global food security. Advanta Seeds is focused on enhancing farmer prosperity through access to quality, hybrid seed technology.

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