Legend Seeds Blog


Sudden Death Syndrome, more commonly known as SDS, is becoming more prevalent across many parts of the United States. SDS is a destructive soil-borne disease that can be difficult to manage. Your best management option is to choose varieties that have some resistance to the disease.

Legend Seeds is proud to announce our transition from a family-owned independent regional seed leader into an employee-owned independent regional seed leader. What exactly does this mean?


Sclerotinia stem rot, more commonly known as white mold, is a common and destructive disease. It is sometimes seen across the U.S. and Canada; however, it is more common in southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and northwest Illinois. It is also prevalent in the Dakotas as well, as it affects many other crops that are grown in the region; such as canola and sunflower.


Alfalfa and mixed hay can sometimes take a back seat in many farming operations. We get the most pressing issues done first and “make hay when the sun shines”. After being out in a few hay fields that had alfalfa at full bloom, I noticed quite a few blister beetles on the blossoms.


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