Corvallis company provides World Cup’s green

Seed Research of Oregon provided grass seed for the soccer fields at the World Cup in South Africa this year.

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Corvallis company Seed Research of Oregon, through its distributor Agricol, has provided grass for 75 different practice and game fields for this year’s World Cup.

The FIFA World Cup, held in South Africa this year, is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world.

[Bill Dunn, executive vice president] said Agricol began working on the World Cup project four years ago after South Africa won the rights. The tournament runs June 11 to July…

Over half of the world’s cool season grasses are produced in the Willamette Valley. Located on the 45th parallel, Oregon experiences mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers, ideal for producing grass seed.


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