GRASS SEED RESEARCH​ ​AND DEVELOPMENT

Turf

A cornerstone of the turf grass seed industry is the development of new and unique varieties.

Columbia Seeds® has access to superb genetics through universities and private breeders but the constantly evolving market environment has made the need to ensure a continued stream of high performance, environmentally sound varieties a priority. To ensure the availability of the newest germplasm to its customers Columbia Seeds® has formed a strategic partnership with Novel Ag Research Farm.

A cornerstone of the turf grass seed industry is the development of new and unique varieties.

Columbia Seeds® has access to superb genetics through universities and private breeders but the constantly evolving market environment has made the need to ensure a continued stream of high performance, environmentally sound varieties a priority. To ensure the availability of the newest germplasm to its customers Columbia Seeds® has formed a strategic partnership with Novel Ag Research Farm.

Novel Ag Research Farm is a leader in the research and development of some of the best-known, best performing commercial varieties available today. Located in St. Paul, Oregon the staff at Novel Ag are driven to develop varieties for the industry that not only offer excellent turf performance but are also sustainable.

Columbia Seeds® will continue to work with and expand research efforts with its university cooperators and private breeder network. The purpose of this cooperation is to continually identify new genetics and improved varieties ensuring the best products for our customers and growers. 

Forages

ESSENTIAL SCIENCE
Providing the Best Products for Your Farm

In the near future, you will start seeing the “Essential Science” logo on selected products in the Columbia Seeds lineup. Every day, the industry puts products out on the market with a “hope and a prayer” that they might work without the least amount of testing or data to back them up. Sometimes these products work, sometimes they don’t. Sometimes they work in one part of the country or in one environment but not in another. The goal of “Essential Science” is to identify products that have been tested, proven and selected to work well on your farm. These are the products that have been proven to be elite genetics. 

Proven Genetics: We can’t control the weather but we can control the quality of products that go into the bag and onto your farm. Essential Science products are tested and proven to provide a benefit to your farming operation.

The focus of our strategic research effort is: Turf is good

  • seedling and plant diseases
  • salinity
  • drought and heat tolerance
  • persistence
  • germination
  • color
  • density
  • texture
  • seed yield

Forages Tech Sheets

ANNUAL RYEGRASS

ORCHARDGRASS

TALL FESCUE