A Corvallis company supplied the bulk of the grass seed for the FIFA World Cup soccer fields — known as pitches to soccer fans — in South Africa this summer.
Seed Research of Oregon, through its South African distributor Agricol, provided seed for 75 game and practice pitches in new stadiums, as well as for a number of renovated ones.
“It will be the most widely viewed sporting event in the world, so it’s a huge deal for us,” said Bill Dunn, executive vice president. “We’re proud to be the supplier.”
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