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

Puffin now a recommended Variety

The American Malting Barley Association added Puffin Barley to its list of recommended varieties this year. This was a very big step for the progress of our Malting Barley project in the state of Ohio. We are partners with Origin Malts who owns the exclusive rights to Puffin production.  Our combined goal is to bring Barley production back to Ohio farmers, while producing malt for micro-breweries to produce an all-Ohio product.  We are proud to be a partner in this project and look forward to providing many Ohio farmers with high quality Malting Barley seed for years to com.

Click here if you would like to read the press release from AMBA.

For more information on Malting Barley production please give us a call 740-993-2311, or check out the production guide from OSU.

2018 Malting Barley Harvest

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We harvested our Malting Barley the 15th and 16th of June this year. This was later than previous years due only to the wet conditions. We were pleased with our varieties ability to withstand heavy rains late in the season. We were able to get everything harvested and then planted with soybeans despite continued wet conditions.

This was our third Malting Barley crop and we had another successful but educational season. We thought the 2017 spring was wet, but it does not compare to 2018! This confirmed our thoughts that barley doesn’t like wet conditions! We look forward to getting results on our samples to see how this crop compares to previous years from a malting standpoint.

We continue to work with Origin Malts to set up a supply chain of Ohio grown Malting Barely for their new Malting Facility. Our next step this season is cleaning, treating, and bagging barley seed for delivery to our growers!

Malting Barley Growers Meetings

We had a great turnout to our Malting Barley Growers Meeting last week. Very good discussion with potential growers and our experts from Origin Malts and Malting Seed Producers, including our very own Tom Ramsey who is the Executive Director of the Malting Seed Producers group.

If you’re interested in the opportunity to raise Barley and weren’t able to attend one of our grower meetings please contact us and we’ll do our best to pass along the information.

If you want more information about what’s new with Malting Barley click on the link below to visit our Malting Barley page.  Malting Barley

 

Ohio Malting Barley Production Guide

The Ohio State University’s College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, along with many other sources around the state of Ohio, has produced a Malting Barley growing guide for Ohio. You can view the guide online by clicking here. You can also view an article from CFAES about the work that’s being done to bring Barley production back to Ohio. While Barley is already being grown in some areas for feed, Barley raised for Malting requires different management practices to ensure the highest quality.

We at Hiser Seeds are proud to be a part of bringing Barley production back to Ohio, and are excited for the potential that this crop has here.