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We strive to provide the world better grasses through our innovative research of Pure-Seed Testing genetics and seed technology - we have been doing this with integrity since the 1974.  With more than 65,000 acres of seed production, we can deliver unrivaled products and customer satisfaction. Pure-Seed Testing is the largest  privately held grass seed researcher in the world with:

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Pure-Seed Testing
West

Located in the grass seed capitol of the world

Canby, Oregon USA

PST - West

Crystal Rose-Fricker, the President of PST & Pure Seed​ along with Austin Fricker, Vice President of PST ​and the Production Manager at Pure Seed direct the research at PST West. 

PST West focuses on cool-season turfgrasses with improved resistance to diseases and ​abiotic stresses including salt, drought, and herbicides.

  • Largest turf shade trial in the world​

  • Specialized focus on seed yield trials​

  • Seeded seashore paspalum development

  • TWCA drought trialing location

  • CTBT trialing location

PST - East

Dr. Melodee Fraser​, Director of Research, manages PST East in Rolesville, NC.

 

PST East focuses on the development of disease-resistant and heat tolerant tall fescues​ along with the development of seeded turf-type bermudagrasses and zoysia grasses​. PST East also specializes in the identification of heat, drought, disease-resistant in perennial ryegrass, fine fescues, bentgrass​ and improving their summer performance. 

  • Located in the transition zone for maximum disease pressure

  • Specialized focus on seeded bermudagrass and zoysia grass

  • TWCA drought trialing location 

  • CTBT trialing location

Pure-Seed Testing 
East

Located in grass seed transition zone with high disease pressure 

Rolesville, North Carolina USA

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Mile Stones

1974

PST Research Program Founded

1983

Hosted First Field Day

2000

President Named "Sixth Most Influentail Women in Golf" by Sports Illistrated

2011

Co-Founded TWCA

2024

PST 50th Anneversy 

Traffic Tolerance

With the use of a traffic simulator, we are able to study the impact of traffic cleats on different turf plots simulating game traffic.

Rapid Establishment

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Salt Tolerance

We conduct dedicated salt screening trials that go up to XXXX ppm.  The top performing varieties can be watered with brackish water.

Drought Tolerance

Water is the most precious resource in the world. TWCA varieties use up to 40% less water than standard varieties.

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Shade Tolerance

PST West has the largest privately held turfgass shade trial in the world.

Heat Tolerance

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Disease Tolerance

Put varieties to the test by screening under the highest disease pressure. 

Overseeding

Screen for overseeding traits such as fast establishment, dark green color and transition.

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Meet the Team

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