Welcome to Hiser Seeds!

Hiser Seeds has been serving farmers in South Central Ohio since 1937. A lot has changed since we sold our first bag of seed, but our commitment to bringing our customers the highest quality products remains the same.

We are continuously updating our product listings to be as accurate as possible, but if you don’t see what you’re looking for please give us a call! 740-993-2311

Important Links:

OSU C.O.R.N. Newsletter

Ohio Seed Improvement Association

Ross County Extension

Thank You!

We at Hiser Seeds would like to thank all of our customers for a very successful, however challenging, spring! We hope that your experience was equally successful. We know there are plenty of options for seed in the area, so your continued business is truly appreciated.

Next year will bring a new combination of challenges, but as every year we’ll be ready to help you be as successful as possible.

Be on the look out for a date for our annual customer appreciation dinner. Time to start thinking about Wheat orders!

Replant Strategies

It was an interesting spring to say the least. A common concern this year dealt with replanting. Is it better to kill a field with a poor stand and start over, or try and plant the empty areas? Below is a link to an article in the C.O.R.N. Newsletter from OSU that covers some of the considerations to produce the highest yield. There are too many variables to ever find a silver bullet for replant situations, but it’s good to know that you always have options. One thing is for sure, we hope never have to count on this year’s experience again!

https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2017-19/yield-jeopardized-when-replants-result-excessive-stands

2017 Barley Harvest

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We were able to harvest our Malting Barley fields this week. This is our second year growing Malting Barley and we saw quite the improvement from our first year. Some credit can be given to learning from last year’s experience, but the biggest change was the variety selected for production. We grew a two row variety as opposed to a six row last year. This new variety will provide a grain that is more desirable for malting.

Growing conditions were challenging this year with most of the late winter and spring time being damp and cold. Timely applications of nitrogen and fungicide were keys to a high yielding crop. Regardless of what growing conditions we may have each season the overall goal of Malting Barley production is the same as all of our products, Consistent High Quality.

We have been working with Origin Malts to set up a supply chain of Ohio grown Malting Barely for their new Malting Facility. Our production is still in it’s infancy, but we look forward to Malting Barley being a profitable choice for Ohio farmers for the first time in decades.