When it comes to finding the right product for your turf needs, it is important to look for qualities that address your specific climate, environment, use, and soil type. There is one quality, however, that must remain consistent no matter what the application is; your turf must be dependable.
Turf is susceptible to an array of diseases such as rust, dollar spot, and pythium blight. Diseases like these can destroy an entire lawn. An excellent turf will not only be resistant to such diseases, it will have a quick recovery from wear and injury.
At Grassland Oregon, we search internationally for the best turf genetics. We then vigorously test our turf to make sure we deliver only the best to our customers: turf that will provide them a lead in the market, ahead of their competitors.
Quality forages are an integral part of a profitable livestock operation; from planting to harvesting and grazing to healthier animals. We understand the importance of a productive and flourishing forage stand, no matter the climate or soil type.
For this reason, Grassland Oregon has worked on improving forages through broad breeding programs. By thinking outside the box, we strive to develop that unique piece that will complete your puzzle. We are constantly selecting for varieties that include such traits as high nutrient density and yield, palatability, drought tolerance, persistence, adaptability, low maintenance, and tolerance to low fertility soils. Each variety is created according to the needs of our customers and carefully fits into the bigger picture.
COVER CROPS FOR THE FUTURE
The adoption of cover crops is steadily increasing throughout the United States. Many industry experts see cover cropping as the way of the future. Conservationists point to cover crops as a necessary evolution in protecting soil and improving water quality. Leaving the soil undisturbed and keeping plant life growing for as many days out of the year as possible restores the natural cycles of the soil. Residue and roots create organic material in the soil, which serves as food to soil organisms. These organisms increase biological processes, which facilitate nutrient recycling and decrease nutrient loss caused by runoff.
Grassland Oregon, along with our global network of breeders and leading university researchers, are providing novel solutions for today's growing concerns. We are bringing new species and varieties to the forefront, along with the information and education you need to position yourself as a leader in your field--today, tomorrow, and for decades to come.
SCOURING THE WORLD FOR THE BEST IN SEED GENETICS
Grassland Oregon inc. functions as a breeder, producer, and provider of a wide range of seed products and knowledge. While we develop many of our product lines in house, we also access some of the finest research and development programs around the world. On our farm we evaluate more than 4,000 unique lines of multiple species annually. Many of these species have never been commercialized.
We also test our varieties in diverse climates around the world. We've partnered with firms in Australia, Canada, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, and other nations so we can provide you with the best solutions the world has to offer. At Grassland Oregon, we promise we will continue to search the world over to provide you Novel Solutions for Growing Concerns.
BRIDGING THE GAP
At Grassland Oregon, we are experts and researchers who take education seriously. It is our goal to bridge the gap between farmers, distributors, students, and policy-makers. We take every opportunity to build relationships with distributors by taking trips to our Iowa research farm, providing up-to-date tech sheets, and by sharing webinars and blogs. Just as we are confident about our products, we want you to be confident in your knowledge of turf, forage, and cover crops. Browse through our media to learn more.
WHY DO BUSINESS WITH US?Grassland Oregon can be your resource for information, education, and advocacy. Our focus and resolve is set squarely on Cover Crop, Forage and Turf improvement. These improvements are developed to meet the unique and specific challenges you face as you steward your precious resources. Our management team each have more than 30 years of experience in the seed industry. In addition, each one of us has a particular strength, whether it is in breeding, technology, production, legislative policy, education, marketing etc.Based on this information you might think we were a large corporation with many layers of bureaucracy. Grassland Oregon is made up of folks just like you. We are independently owned and operated with strong ties to our local, national, and global communities, and a deep commitment to providing novel solutions to your growing concerns.
The Importance of Genetic Diversity
According to the Cheetah Conservation Fund, 12,000 years ago a mass extinction event created a bottleneck effect on the genome of cheetahs. Only a handful of cheetahs survived, and their interbred genetics have caused weaknesses in the world’s remaining population. The lack of genetic diversity in cheetahs has caused them to be endangered. Similar to the animal genome, plants need diverse genetics to fight weather events and disease.
Some seed mixtures have been known to be so similar in genetics that one event could wipe out a whole turf field. But not at Grassland Oregon. We conduct research and breed new varieties to ensure each of our varieties are diverse from one another. This, as well as breeding for specific traits, protects our products against traditional challenges for turf such as saline soils, overly sunny or shady areas, common diseases, and density issues. Grassland Oregon has created genetically designed turf varieties that can be combined into blends and mixtures to protect against problem events. Our varieties are derived from genetics collected and licensed around the world. We conduct years of research to bring the best seeds to the market, including testing our products in multiple locations, university trials, and with well-respected farmers from around the United States. By studying genetic diversity, we can provide novel solutions for growing concerns.