With the popularity of cover crops increasing, Grassland Oregon is growing and on the go.
The Salem, Oregon-based company is a breeder, producer, and provider of a wide range of seed products and knowledge. “We pride ourselves in offering novel solutions for growing concerns,” said partner and director of research and development Jerry Hall during an interview at the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. “That includes turf, forage and lately, cover crops.”
Hall says they have invested a great deal of research in the cover crop arena. “We’ve got cover crops that can control nematodes,” he said. “We’ve got some new cover crops like our Fixation Balansa Clover, that can produce a tremendous amount of nitrogen.”
Cover crops are nothing new for agriculture, but Hall says their goal is to improve on what has been done before. “Some of our best information is going back and looking at those old farm papers – taking what’s old and making it new again,” said Hall. “It’s really like fashion – it’s coming back in style.”
Learn more in this interview: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/nafb15-grassland.mp3″ text=”Interview with Jerry Hall, Grassland Oregon”]