About Seed Crops

Oregon is the world’s major producer of cool-season forage and turf grass seed and a widely recognized center of expertise in seed production. Most of the acreage is located in the Willamette Valley, the “grass seed capital of the world.” Farm gate value of Oregon’s 20xx production was over $xxx million. Collectively, Oregon’s Willamette Valley produces almost two-thirds of the total production of cool-season grasses in the United States.

Oregon State University plays an important role in the seed crop industry through teaching, research, and extension, as well as an accredited Seed Certification Service.