Economic characteristics of farms producing grass seed in Oregon"s Willamette Valley

by Frank S. Conklin

Publisher: Oregon State University, Agricultural Experiment Station in [Corvallis, Or.]

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  • Grasses -- Seeds -- Economic aspects -- Oregon -- Willamette Valley.,
  • Grass seed industry -- Economic aspects -- Oregon -- Willamette Valley.

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Statementby Frank S. Conklin, and Douglas E. Fisher.
SeriesCircular of Information -- 643., Circular of information (Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station) -- 643.
ContributionsFisher, Douglas Earl., Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station.
The Physical Object
Pagination82 p. :
Number of Pages82
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Open LibraryOL16098109M

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Grass seed, used worldwide for parks, lawns, sports fields and pastures, is perennially among Oregon’s most valuable crops. NASS listed it fifth in , with a value of nearly $ million. 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. The specialty seed industry in Oregon produces a variety of seed crops, over crop species ranging from vegetable seed to cover crop and ornamental flowers. An estima+ acres are planted to vegetable seed production statewide, for a farm gate value of $27,, in (NASS ). Farm gate estimates including a wider selection of specialty seed crops such as. Contact. PO Box Wilsonville, OR Log In. Username or Email Address.

Willamette Valley Specialty Seed Association - Promotes quality seed production in the Willamette Valley. Canola in the Valley - How Carol Mallry-Smith finds herself at the center of the canola-growing debate in the Willamette Valley. Grass seed is grown on approximately , acres in Oregon, 90 percent of which is located in the fertile Willamette Valley of Western Oregon. Grass seed production acreage encompasses nearly 25 percent of the total area of the valley, and 40 percent of its arable acreage. Get reviews, hours, directions, coupons and more for Willamette Valley Seed Farms at N Oak Grove Rd, Rickreall, OR Search for other Seeds & Bulbs in Rickreall on The Real Yellow Pages®. Browse. Welcome to Oregon Turf & Tree Farms. We specialize in turfgrass sod and specimen shade trees. Our main office is located in the heart of the North Willamette Valley just outside of Hubbard. We are conveniently located to accommodate the Portland and Salem metro areas with easy farm access for picking up sod.

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ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF FARMS PRODUCING GRASS SEED IN OREGON'S WILLAMETTE VALLEY by Frank S. Conklin and Douglas E. Fisher HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Recent public concern over environmental quality problems in Oregon has focused attention on Willamette Valley grass seed production. Grass. Willamette Valley Grass Seed Production Oregon is the world’s major producer of cool-season forage and turf grass seed and a widely recognized center of expertise in seed production.

Most of the acreage is located in the Willamette Valley, the “grass seed capital of the world.” Farm gate value of Oregon’s production for the last several years. Economic characteristics of farms producing grass seed in Oregon's Willamette Valley Public Deposited.

Analytics × Add to. In addition to specialty crops, Oregon does produce a substantial amount of traditional agricultural products such as wheat and potatoes.

Historically; greenhouse and nursery products, cattle, hay, grass seed and milk have been the State’s top 5 producing commodities. These 5 commodities contribute over 60% of Oregon’s total agricultural value.

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McDonald AG Corp. Meeker Seed and Grain Mid-Valley AG Products Mountain View. Contact Information. Silver Falls Seed Company Evans Valley Lp. NE Silverton, OR Phone: () Fax: () Treasure Valley along the Idaho border where much of the nation’s onion production takes place.

Other irrigated crops include sugar beets and a variety of vegetables. Perhaps the most diverse agricultural region on earth, this region produces more than different crops including grain, hay, grass seed and specialty seeds of all kinds.

Grass seed is Oregon’s fifth largest agricultural crop. Statewide, grass seed is grown on nearlyacres. Of those,acres are in the Willamette Valley, which is nearly equal to all other types of agriculture combined. By acreage, roughly 25 percent of the Willamette Valley (including Portland and Eugene) consists of grass seed.

CORVALLIS - When faced with the task of establishing a new lawn, people want to know the best kind of grass to plant. Tom Cook, turf specialist at Oregon State University, is asked about this a lot. "I rarely give the same answer twice, because the best grass depends on the site, the owner and a dozen other variables," Cook said.

Grasses used in Oregon only consist of cool-season grasses such as ryegrass, fine fescue, turf type tall fescue, and Kentucky bluegrass. In certain parts of the Willamette Valley colonial bentgrass if sometimes used as well. Cool-Season Grasses: Perennial ryegrass - Perennial Ryegrass is one of the world's most widely used, Oregon-grown grasses.

Its popularity comes. At its peak, mid-valley farmers burnedacres of grass seed stubble annually. Ina multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 5 was caused in part by low visibility due to smoke and seven. Oregon grows aboutacres of grass seed, 90 percent of which is in the Willamette Valley. The industry produces approximately million pounds of seed.

Grass is often a mystery to many homeowners. While they can identify every tree in their yard, they very often have no clue what type of grass is growing.

There is an art to growing grass successfully, and choosing the right grass has a lot to do with it. Across the country there are over 8 types of common grasses being grown in different regions.

Flavorful and award-winning cheeses are also produced here. The Willamette Valley region is one of the most agriculturally diverse in Oregon – and the world. Willamette Valley farmers produce more than different commodities ranging from grain, grass seed, nursery products and Christmas trees to fresh produce, hazelnuts, cattle and sheep.

Willamette Valley Field Crops Extension provides research-based information for commercial cereal grain, grass seed, legume seed and oil crop producers. This page is hosted by Oregon State University Extension Service - Department of Crop and Soil Science.

It's the summer of discontent for Oregon's grass seed industry, once king of the Willamette Valley. The market remains poor and the list of successful.

Can Portable NIR Be Used for Seed Moisture Testing in Grass Seed Crops. Monitoring for the Red Clover Casebearer Moth (Coleophora deauratella) in Red Clover Seed Crops of Northeastern Oregon; W.P.

Jessie, Area Extension Agronomist, South Willamette Valley. Spatial Variation in Roughstalk Bluegrass Affects Tall Fescue Seed Yield. Thomas G. Chastain. The Willamette Valley is the USA’s only significant sugarbeet seed production area for this important crop.

Annual acreage in the region for sugarbeet seed production ranges from to. I've bought from many grass-fed, organic beef producers in the past, mainly in Idaho. Now that we live in Oregon, I'm so happy I found Oregon Valley Farm.

Good beef, fair price, and the cows had happy life while they lived on the farm. Grass-fed, organic beef, is the best. When grass seed prices crashed ina group of Willamette Valley farmers decided to switch part of their production to food crops.

Now, not only are their results successful, but they may be laying the foundation for a different kind of food economy in Oregon.

An honorable mention on any list of seven top farms in Oregon Wine Country goes to Willamette Valley Farmers’ Markets. Any day of the week in the Willamette Valley, you can find local producers setting up tents in vacant fields and city parking lots, putting their best berries and prettiest peaches out where foodies can trek in to purchase.

Some areas of Oregon, like the Willamette valley, actually use bent grass in some of their lawns. Planting grass seed in Oregon can be done between the months of spring and fall but keep in mind that planting in spring may give grass a longer growing season in which to get well established, but the summer heat and weeds may cause problems.

Fig.1—Hardinggrassseedfield. This field was fall planted and is producing itsfirst seedcrop. Furrow irrigation is accomplishedby theuseof siphonsfrom a main ditch.

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out of 5 stars $Reviews: The Willamette Valley vegetable region includes parts of Multnomah, Clackamas, Marion, Linn, Lane, Benton, Polk, Yamhill, Washington, and Columbia counties as indicated on the map at right. The Willamette Valley is a major area for the production of most temperate vegetables, herbs and vegetable seeds.

Number of farms: 2, Land in farms: million acres Irrigated land:acres market value of agricultural products sold: $ million Central Oregon Regional Facts & Economic Impact by county Executive summary Oregon’s farmers, ranchers, fishers, and food processors are the heart of one of the state’s most important economic.

The Early Years– The beginning of Oregon Turf & Tree Farms was in when the farm was purchased by the DeArmond seed, clover and wheat were the primary crops. Seven decades later, the third generation of DeArmonds are involved in the daily operations of the farm.

The ’s– Inthe acres of seed gave way to acres of turf and the farm was officially. Grassland birds in the Willamette Valley are in trouble. With less than one percent of the area’s historical prairie habitats remaining, the species that depend on open, grassy areas to feed and raise their young are declining.

At the time of Euro-American settlement, the Valley was a mosaic of wet and dry prairies, oak savannas, and forests. May 18 – Native Wildflower Seed Production – Seed production of native plants in eastern Oregon.

Starts at 9 AM and ends at noon. Located at Malheur Experiment Station, Onion Avenue, Ontario, OR. Phone May 25 – Grass Seed Field Day – Various topics focused on grass seed production practices and pests and more.

Starts. everal companies involved in vegetable and specialty seed production formed the Willamette Valley Specialty Seed Association. With the assistance of the Oregon State University Cooperative Extension Service, this group was formed to promote quality seed production.

One of the major activities is to maintain maps where fields are marked and. 30+ items  Grass Seed Farms Companies in Oregon. Search or browse our list of Grass Seed Farms companies in Oregon by category or location.Grass seed production is a long term cropping system and may require more than two years before a seed crop is harvested and profits are realized by the producer.

Unlike many annual crops, the value of the seed is dependent upon the market value of the variety produced and usually requires the grower to have a production contract with a seed.

The Willamette Valley, with its temperate climate, wet winters, and arid summers, is an ideal place to grow grass a result, Oregon produces more cool-season forage and turf grass than anywhere else in the world.

Ingrass seed was the sixth highest value commodity crop in the state.