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December 2012 News


Happy Holidays

Spring Seed Supplies Limited

That strange rumbling noise you have heard over the last few months is the sound of the grass seed industry turning over on its ear. Two years ago seed was abundant in every-one's warehouse, and consumers had their pick of the cleanest, most weed-free lots in inventory. However in short order the market has dramatically flipped. With winter wheat at $9 a bushel and other commodities equally high, grass seed production has dropped to a near 10-year low. Farmers just don't want to grow grass when they can profit from more lucrative crops. Additionally, the drought that much of the country experienced negatively affected the new harvest, meaning farmers harvested less seed per acre in many cases. Long story short: Seed prices have been drifting up since late summer and will continue to do so throughout next year, at least until new seed is harvested in late summer or early fall. You can also expect "premium" quality seed to be hard to get. In fact, numerous elite varieties and clean lots are already sold out for next year. Rest assured, we have already booked much of our spring needs to ensure you will continue to receive the cleanest seed on the market. We never order any seed lots until we first examine the laboratory tests to ensure the quality.

Native Seed

Whereas we believe most native forb seed prices will be somewhat stable, warm season native grasses (i.e. little bluestem, side oats grama) will be in extremely short supply compared to most years. The drought is the main culprit here as seed yields are down considerably. Some native seed is still being cleaned as you read this, so the full impact of supply is still being determined.

In summary, if you are bidding on seed jobs over the winter or figuring out your seed budget for next year, please don't hesitate to call us so we can further update you on the seed market for next year.

On a side note: Sod supply is also low and supplies will be extremely tight next spring and early summer. In our opinion, you will likely find sod supply scarce and sod prices will likely be higher as a result next spring and early summer. We recommend you contact your sod supplier for the latest info.

For additional information please contact us.



Call us Today to Get a Quote on Bulk Rock Salt and Snow Slicer

SnowSlicer™ is a pre-wet ice melting product that contains a blend of naturally occurring crystal and liquid ice melt products plus a unique, purple coloring that makes it highly visible. The combination of a high-performance liquid deicer and a blend of fine and coarse crystal ice melters using "pre-wetting" technology results in a unique product that melts faster, lasts longer and performs better.

Why is SnowSlicer more Cost Effective?

Fast-acting and effective in lower temperatures
Pre-wet deicer means less material (up to 50%) and fewer applications are needed
Flows freely even in sub-freezing conditions
Vivid purple color is easy to see and will not track or stain
Maintains a residual melting effect after storm event

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To order or obtain additional information please contact us.



National Seed's New Commercial Strength Ice Melt

Commercial Strength Ice MeltBlue crystals help provide efficient application and even ice melting. Melts ice and snow to -15 degrees. Safe for use on treated wood and concrete.

Designed for Illinois' Harshest Winter Conditions
Contains RUSH Speed Enhancing Additive
Dyed Blue For Ease of Application

To order or obtain additional information please contact us.


Contact your sales rep for more information:

Tom Breier: #630-417-9054

Tim Breier: #630-417-9056

Dan Breier: #630-417-9055

Mark Breier: #630-417-9057

Gerry Hough: #630-327-6551

Kevin Spiller: #630-903-5240

Spring Seed Supplies Limited
Call us Today to Get a Quote on Bulk Rock Salt and Snow Slicer
National Seed's New Commercial Strength Ice Melt


Visit us at the Mid Am show

The Mid Am trade show is back at Navy Pier this year. The dates are January 16th through the 18th. Our booth number is #1415.

Stop by our booth and see what's new at National Seed!


Mark your calendar!

National Seed open house Friday March 8th from 10am – 2pm Lunched served from 11am – 2pm



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