With more than 32,000 acres of turfgrass seed in production in Washington, grass is big business in the Evergreen State. To highlight the value of Washington state’s turfgrass seed industry, the seven-member Board of Directors of the Washington Turfgrass Seed Commission, Kennewick, Washington, recently launched a new website at www.waturfgrass.org.
The website provides information about turfgrass seed grown by farmers in Washington state, and explains how an assessment on production funds Commission advocacy and activities. A searchable database serves as an archive for research studies funded by the Commission on turfgrass seed production, weed control, disease suppression, and genetics.
The new website was developed by the team at What's Your Avocado? Marketing & Public Relations, based in Mount Vernon, Washington.
The growers of turfgrass seed in Washington voted to establish the Washington Turfgrass Seed Commission for the purposes of funding research in the production, processing, or distribution of turfgrass seed; collecting and disseminating information on turfgrass seed and turfgrass seed by-products; and establishing and conducting programs to develop markets for turfgrass seed and byproducts, including straw utilization projects. In accordance with the marketing order, Washington Turfgrass Seed Commission collects assessments from growers to pursue its purposes.