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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

We offer a wide variety of quality products, ranging from seed to chemical to tools. But at C.D. Ford & Sons Inc., we also work with the customer before the order is placed until the product is delivered, providing complete customer satisfaction for both Retailer and Consumer. Our definition of "service" involves courtesy, thoughtfulness, professionalism, and prompt action. We hope you will contact us so that you may see for yourself how these special features make us different.

 

SELECT A CATEGORY BELOW FOR AN OVERVIEW OF SOME OF OUR PRODUCTS:

 

SOYBEANS | CORN | WHEAT | SWEET CORN

ROW CROPS

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Producing better yields.

Clyde D. Ford began growing hybrid seed corn in the early 1930's and to this day we offer the best corn and soybean seed to our customers. We have also expanded our business to include various farm seeds, lawn seed and Syngenta brand wheat.

Contact one of our qualified sales representatives today to speak with someone about which option might be best for you.


 

SWEET CORN VARIETIES

Ambrosia - Superb eating variety, Bodacious bi-color type. Under stress may tip back a little. Plant: Ear length 8’’, 16 rows of kernels. Plant height 6.5’ with 20’’ ear height. 

Bodacious - Exceptional Eating quality-yellow type, truly gourmet eating. Maturity 75 days. Ear length 8’’ with 16 rows of kernels. Plant height is 7’ with ear height 20’’. 

Incredible - A yellow kerneled hybrid with large ears. A superb eating sweet corn having notably good husk protection. Ear length 9.5’’ diameter 2’’ with 16-18 rows of kernels. Plant height is 8’ with ear height at 30’’. 

Delectable - A bi-color yellow and white kerneled hybrid with large well-filled ears. Creamy and very sweet. Ear length is 9’’, diameter 2’’, with 16-18 rows of kernels. Plant height is 7’’ with ear height at 26’’. 

Remedy Sweet Corn - Attribute II: Round Up Ready as well as Liberty Tolerance. Bi-color and no license requirement. 2.M Pouch.

 

RYE | TURNIPS | RAPESEED | CLOVER | RADISH | OATS | PEAS

COVER CROPS

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Protecting your greatest assets.

Planting cover crops is a great way to protect and enrich the soil in your fields. Our qualified staff can help you to determine which cover crop will work best for your needs, based on our wide selection of cover crop seed and custom seed mixes.

 

Rye - Most popular cover crop because of how easy it is to establish; It can be tough to terminate in spring however.

Annual Rye - Has quick establishment and deep root system to break compaction and scavenge nutrients.

Purple Top Turnips - Similar to radishes but these have more surface growth and can be grazed. Expect to decay in winter. 

Daikon Radish - Has a deep taproot and good scavenging. They need warmth because they are easily killed by cold temperatures in the fall and winter seasons. 

Rapeseed - A vigorous plant with very small seed. It is probably the best choice for flying on a cover crop as its small seed size makes establishment easy.

Crimson Clover - Contain good nitrogen fixation making this clover a very popular choice.

Oats - Has quick growth and winter kill making this crop a popular option if you’re concerned about termination in the spring.

Field Peas - Has very good nitrogen fixation and forage quality when grown in the spring months. (April-May)  

Available Blends
Blends of different crops are available to broaden the scope of your cover crop program. Charges may apply.

 

 
 

ROLLS | SLABS

SOD

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From our backyard to yours.

Ford & Sons currently has 65 acres devoted to the production of sod. We can supply 100% premium Kentucky bluegrass in 42 inch big rolls, or 20 x 40 inch slabs.

We also have some acreage devoted to turf type tall fescue and salt tolerant grasses.

 

INCLUDES

Bluegrass - A blend of 100% improved Bluegrass varieties 

Fescue - A blend of turf type tall fescue that provides a better heat and shade
tolerance with a coarser texture than bluegrass

 

 

FERTILIZER | TOOLS | CHEMICAL | SOIL

lawn & garden

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We are the lawn & garden pros!

We stock a complete line of nursery and garden products, including peat, topsoil, mulch, manure, organic and chemical fertilizers, weed treatments, insecticides, fungicides, specific plant foods, seed starting equipment, feeder spikes, bedding aids and dividers, grafting supplies, decorative bark, spreaders, and sprayers. Fertilome, Hi-Yield, and Natural Guard are among our standard brands, ready for delivery when you need them and backed by our life long experience in the lawn and garden industry.

 

INCLUDES

  • Soils and Fertilizers
  • Large Selection of Garden Tools
  • Garden and Yard Chemicals
 

BLUEGRASS | FESCUE | RYEGRASS

TURF grasses

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Giving you the yard of your dreams.

We have a wide variety of proven, tested, hardy grasses for you to choose from. Bluegrass, Ryes, Fescues, Bents, and more. They are all dependable, clean grasses, priced right and available for prompt delivery. We can help you to better understand which variety will work best for you and your yard.

 

Kentucky Bluegrass 85/80   |    Kentucky Bluegrass 98/85

America Kentucky Bluegrass    |    Baron Kentucky Bluegrass

Diva Kentucky Bluegrass   |    Mercury Kentucky Bluegrass

Rockstar Kentucky Bluegrass   |    Creeping Red Fescue

Garnet Creeping Red Fescue   |    Epic Creeping Red Fescue

Ambrose Chewing Fescue   |    Reliant IV Hard Fescue

Spartan II Hard Fescue   |    Azure Sheeps Fescue

Falcon IV Tall Fescue   |    Inferno Tall Fescue

VSP Triple Fescue Blend   |    Kentucky 31 Tall Fescue

Fawn Tall Fescue   |    Penncross Creeping Bentgrass

Poa Trivialis   |    White Dutch Clover

Salty Saltgrass   |    Crown Vetch    |    Reton Redtop

Blazer 4 Perennial Ryegrass   |    Cutter II Perenial Ryegrass

Futura 2000 Ryegrass Blend   |    VSP Triple Rye

Perennial Ryegrass    |    Annual Ryegrass

 
 

SEED | CUSTOM MIXES

FORAGE GRASSES

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Experts in small seed mixes.

With a large variety of small seed options in-house, our experienced staff is able to create custom mixes specifically for each customer, based on their forage grass needs. Our top quality seed is exactly what you have been looking for.

 

Smooth Bromegrass - Sod-farming productive perennial somewhat slow to establish

Orchardgrass - Early maturing clump grass 

Latar Orchardgrass - Later maturity and more even growth make a better choice with alfalfa 

Festulolium - Cross between ryegrass and fescue has the productivity of ryegrass and the toughness of fescue 

Martin Tall Fescue - Soft leaved and endophyte free 

Kentucky 31 Tall Fescue - Older fescue quick to establish, not endophyte free

Fawn Tall Fescue - Low endophyte, better quality than KY 31 Tall Fescue 

Italian Ryegrass - Annual ryegrass with great regrowth and high production 

Timothy - Early maturing fine-stemmed and the standard for years

Teff Grass - Warm season for double cropping or short-term pasture improvement 

Reeds Canarygrass - Tolerant of wet or drought conditions, tall growth

 

 
 

CUSTOM SEED MIXES

NATIVE GRASSES

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Custom mixes, based on your needs.

We offer custom mixes based on state recommendations, and our experienced staff can help to make sure you get exactly what you need.

Special Blends and State Mixes are available year round.

 

Shortgrass Prairie Mix - Little Bluestem, Sideoats, Blue Grama

Tallgrass Praire Mix - Switchgrass, Big Bluestem, Indiangrass

Big Bluestem - Tall Native grass, excellent drought resistance

Little Bluestem - Shorter native grass that has excellent drought resistance once established

Indiangrass - A very nutritious and palatable native grass that 4-6’ tall and spreads by seed

Sideoats Grama - A native grass with very similar properties to regular field oats. They have very good spring vigor

Switchgrass - A winter hardy grass that is primarily used for erosion control or wildlife habitat

Buffalo Grass - A short native prairie grass that pairs nicely with little bluestem

Canada Wildrye - A perennial Native Species that is an excellent choice for ground cover

Eastern Gamagrass - Native warm season perennial bunch grass

Illinois Bundleflower - Short stature warm season self-pollinator

Purple Prairie Clover - Used primarily for erosion control although it is palatable to livestock

False Early Sunflower - A very early blooming sunflower used in wildlife habitat

Black-Eyed Susan - A short native flower that blooms in mid-summer

Pollinator/CRP

 

 
 

DOG | CAT | BIRD

PET FOOD

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Safe, healthy food from a reliable brand.

Precise pet food is widely regarded as one of the top brands for your pet. Made in the US, Precise is one of the safest and highest quality foods you can provide for your pet.We carry the full line as well as Nature Vet and Pestell bedding and cat litter. 

Contact one of our qualified sales representatives today to speak with someone about which option will be best for you.

 

INCLUDES

  • Variety of Dog Food
  • Variety of Cat Food
  • Bird Food and Feeders
  • Pet Treats
  • Litter