2018 grass harvest was much better than last year. Although some dry land areas were slightly down in yield, irrigated acres were normal to above normal. The Tall Fescue market that we saw stretched thin with availability has finally seen a reprieve. The seed quality also is much better, with seeds being plump vs. thin. This allows the cleaning to keep weeds and other crop seeds out of the finished product .This means cleaner seed coming from the grower.
Fall planting here in the Willamette Valley is in full swing. Tall Fescue and Annual Ryegrass production acres continue to increase. Fall weather has been very good for plants to get established well before winter. Looking forward to another successful growing season in 2019.
- Bo Lacy