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As summer peaks in Oregon, the temperature keeps rising. Our seed producers are trying to beat the heat. During a visit to our FIXatioN field yesterday we noticed the swathed and combined FIXatioN remnants kept the soil cool and damp despite the blazing temperatures.  

Our office is full as staff return from conferences across the nation. Partner Risa DeMasi has officially been sworn in as the new Chair of the American Seed Trade Association and we look forward to the annual conference convening in Portland, Oregon next year. You also may have noticed that our website looks a little different. We have added new content and pages to benefit our viewers. Take a look around at grasslandoregon.com!


A Pollinator Revolution

Food For Thought

As a seed research and production company, we rely on pollinators to grow our products. The White House’s National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators (released this May) states that pollinators contribute to over 35% of the global food production. Honey bees alone contribute $15 billion to the U.S. economy annually. Pollinator decline will have a significant impact on food production if we cannot stymie its rapid pace.

Pollinator Trivia

Which of these insects or animals is not a pollinator?
  
A. Mosquitos
B. Hummingbirds
C. Ladybugs
D. Bats

The answer: Ladybugs. We see ladybugs around pollinating plants because they feast on many pests such as aphids and mites, but they do not actually pollinate flowers. There is a type of mosquito and multiple types of bats and hummingbirds that pollinate flowers throughout North America.

Staff Spotlight

Colin Scott - Field Representative

Colin is busy this time of year with organizing seed cleaning, bagging, and shipping as well as working on the research farm. At the research farm, Colin has led the team in cutting and harvesting our products by hand. This is the time of year when Grassland sprays and plants the research plots for next year, and when we determine our seed production acres for the fall. 



Be Proactive, Not Reactive

Our logistics manager, Phill Lindgren would like to remind our customers that this time of year is the perfect time to order and ship your products. Trucks are readily available and rates are lower, whereas, in mid-August trucks will be harder to find and rates will start to rise. Save some money on freight by ordering and shipping product sooner rather than waiting until fall.

Product Highlight

Find out why FIXatioN balansa clover is perfect for prevented planting and how it can give you a return on your cover crop investment. 

Find out more here...


Cover Crops & Family Time

Soil Ecology & Management

Prevented Planting Tips

Colony Collapse Disorder

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