Northstar Seed Production

Northstar Seed Production Program

Northstar Seed Ltd. is a truly integrated seed company specializing in the production, marketing and distribution of cool season grasses, legumes, and corn and lawn seed. They are a privately held forage seed company with a diversified shareholder base. Since its inception in 1982, Northstar Seed offering new seed producers agronomic advice to help maximize production and profits.

Main Species for Contract

Perennial Ryegrass

  • Profitable returns
  • Rotate through annual crop rotation
  • Establish one year and harvest the next, then back into regular rotation
  • Increase organic matter in soil
  • July harvest


  • Excellent tolerance to excess water
  • Cost-effective returns with less input exposer to seed cost of crops like canola ($10/ac for establishment year and then no seed cost for four to five years after)
  • Early August harvest
  • Seed once and then harvest three to five crop years – reduce spring and fall work load

Meadow Fescue

  • Forage varieties – exceptional salt and water tolerance
  • Mid July harvest
  • Quality straw and vigorous regrowth for livestock purposes
  • Seed once and harvest three crops after

Tall Fescue

  • Forage and turf varieties
  • Superior tolerance to excess water and salt
  • Profitable returns
  • Seed once and harvest three to four crops after
  • Late July harvest

Vital regrowth for hay or fall/winter grazing on forage

For more information on contracting and variety information, please contact Northstar Seed in Neepawa or your local agronomist today!

Gerry Duynisveld,
Northstar Seed Ltd. Office 204-476-5241
Fax 204-476-3773
Cell 204-476-0644
Email gerryd@northstarseed.com

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