Montana Foundation Seed Program
The MSU Foundation Seed program provides foundation seed to statewide producer partners, primarily from the university’s spring and winter wheat and barley breeding programs in addition to oats, safflower, peas and lentils. We are an extension of MSU’s breeding programs and strive to increase recommended varieties with the assurance of genetic purity and quality standards.
Seed varieties are developed based on the needs of Montana growers facing climate, pest and soil challenges in the diverse agro-ecosystems of the state. The university responds with varieties specifically bred and adapted to meet these challenges, initially released as MAES varieties in the foundation stage of production.
Effective January 1, 2021, research fees have increased.
New Foundation winter wheat varieties available for fall 2022: MTF18149
New Foundation forage variety available for spring 2023: MT16F02902 (Cowgirl)
New Foundation spring wheat variety available for spring 2022: MT-Sidney
New Foundation durum variety available for spring 2022: MTD18313
New Foundation durum variety available for spring 2023: MTD18348
For new variety release information, go to: https://plantsciences.montana.edu/foundationseed/varietyrelease/index.html
Current application materials (digital or download) to the Montana Foundation Seed Program.
MSU Seed Price List
2022 varieties and prices as determined by the Montana Foundation Seed Program.
BPMC Seed Price List
2022 varieties and prices produced by the USDA-NRCS Bridger Plant Materials Center.
MSU Research Fee
The Research Fee supports the direction and funding of future development.