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Grassland Oregon Patents Cold Tolerant Balansa Clover


Grassland Oregon has received a U.S. patent for its FIXatioN Balansa clover,  a deep rooting, high nitrogen output clover variety capable of withstanding sub-freezing temperatures at minus 15 degrees Fahrenheit with zero snow cover.

“Most regions in the country experience sub-freezing temperatures. Existing annual clover varieties were limited in the range in which they could be utilized on a consistent basis,” says Jerry Hall, Grassland Oregon director of research.



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Water Policies Heat Up Cities


Native landscapes and lawn alternatives are found in homes and parks from coast to coast, but what do cities lose with the loss of grass?

During the past few years, there have been outcries from policymakers and local officials to reduce the amount of natural turf and grass within cities. In particular, Governor Edmund Brown Jr. heard these cries in Southern California in 2015. When hit with a drought that seemed never-ending, the fastest solution was to cut out one of the biggest problems: grass. In January 2017, he declared a state of emergency in Southern California due to the state’s driest year recorded in history.


September to Remain Cool, Dry


The following is from Eric Anderson, Michigan State University Extension Southwest field crops educator.

According to the September NOAA monthly climate outlook, cooler temperatures from August are carrying over to September. This will slow crop develoment even further, which may be important particularly for fields that were already one to two weeks behind. We will need at least a near average (or later) freeze date for corn in order for the crop to finish out.


New Seed Mixture Offers Pollinator Benefits


Native bees contribute more than $9 billion to the U.S. economy by pollinating crops while managed hives contribute over $15 billion, so their decline has resulted in a major concern for the agriculture industry.  Grassland Oregon is working to solve that problem with their new Pasture for Pollinators forage seed mixture.  The seed is not only pollinator friendly, proceeds from sales will also be donated to further sustainable agriculture research programs.


Grassland Oregon Introduces the World's Most Cold-Tolerant Commercial Clovers to Canada


Grassland Oregon, Inc. is pleased to announce three progressive companies have been selected as the premiere distributors of FIXatioN Balansa and FROSTY Berseem clovers. TerraSeCo in Vancouver, BC; Performance Seed in Lethbridge, Alberta; and Speare Seeds in Harriston, Ontario.

FIXatioN Balansa and FROSTY Berseem have been improving soils and animal health in the U.S. since 2015. Now, for the first time, these ground-breaking clover varieties are available to growers throughout Canada.


New Seed Mixture Supports Sustainable Livestock Farming and Addresses Rapidly-Declining Pollinator Populations


Grassland Oregon announces a new seed mixture, called Pastures for Pollinators, that includes a variety of flowering annual clovers to support sustainable livestock farming in the United States and increase pollinator populations.


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