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How Oregon grass seed found its way to the World Cup

CANBY, Ore. — Like billions of people worldwide, Crystal Rose-Fricker has found herself glued to coverage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. But unlike most soccer fanatics, Rose-Fricker is paying close attention to one detail in particular — the quality of the playing surface. Rose-Fricker, president of Pure Seed in Canby, Ore., has […]

Tacoma-Based Sprague Named A Top 100 Company in the United States

Sprague Pest Solutions Earns A Top National Ranking For Helping the World Eat Safer Food and Live and Work in Healthier Environments Tacoma, Wash. (June 8, 2021) – The world deserves to eat safer food and live and work in healthier environments each day. Protecting the food processing, distribution and service facilities for some of […]

Mountain View Seeds

Located in heart of the world’s finest grass seed production region, Mountain View Seeds of Salem, Oregon produces turf and forage grass varieties that are shipped all over the world. Quality MVS seeds are used on golf courses and sports fields, sod farms, parks, corporate and residential turf, and other locations requiring superior appearance, performance, […]

Barenbrug Acquires Oregon Seed Enhancement

Barenbrug USA acquires Oregon Seed Enhancement, a high-output seed coating facility located down the road from Barenbrug USA’s headquarters in Tangent, Oregon. This purchase will continue the substantial investments by the company to enhance its supply chain with the overall goal to meet market realization of the value-creation of seed enhancement technology in both forage and […]


WILSONVILLE, Ore. — The Oregon Seed Association announced that executive director Angie Blacker has been appointed to the board of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). OSA is a nonprofit agricultural trade association representing the interests of Oregon’s world-renowned seed industry. Blacker has worked with OSA since 2011 and served as its executive director since 2013. In addition to […]

Field burning starts early as heat hastens harvest

Field burning takes place at a grass seed field in the Lyons area in 2011. Field burning started Aug. 1 that year.(Photo: Statesman Journal file) Field burning has kicked off early in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, as hot weather and drought conditions lead to an early grass seed harvest. A test fire was conducted in the […]

Grass seed suffers from drought, heat

Courtesy of Ron Cooper – A combine empties an full bin of orchard grass seed into a truck during harvest on the Alan McKee farm in Polk County, Ore. The unusual perspective was taken by Salem photographer Ron Cooper using a photo drone camera piloted by Devin Fadenrecht. Grass seed yields are expected to be […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVER CROP AND SOIL HEALTH REPORT RELEASE  Washington, D.C.; July 3, 2015—Soon the National Working Group on Cover Crops and Soil Health will release a report outlining recommendations for cover crop and soil health reform. In February 2014, the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health was held in Omaha, Nebraska […]

Coexistence in the Oregon Seed Industry

Greg Loberg participated in the 27th Annual Conference of the North American Agricultural Biotechnology Council (NABC) on June 2, 2015. He was invited to speak on “Coexistence in the Oregon Seed Industry.” In addition to the presentation, he wrote a paper and was part of a three-person panel taking questions from the audience. Most participants came from leading […]

Media Release: Sprague Pest Solutions Named A Top 100 Company

MEDIA RELEASE: Sprague Pest Solutions Named A Top 100 Company Sprague’s Next Generation of Leaders Recognized by NPMA Tacoma, Wash. (June 19, 2015) – Tacoma-based Sprague Pest Solutions (www.spraguepest.com) moved up one spot to 28th on the 2015 Pest Control Technology magazine Top 100 List, an annual compilation of the leading pest management companies in the United […]