Grass seed increases in value but seed yields decline for 2005

OREGON GRASS SEED CROPS PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES, 2005
Species Area Harvested (acres) Yield per acre (pounds) Production (000 pounds) Price ($/cwt) Value of production (000 $)
Annual ryegrass 125,400 1,462 183,348 27.98 51,309
Perennial ryegrass 192,950 1,387 267,556 54.76 146,510
Tall fescue 145,330 1,508 219,158 49.83 109,199
Kentucky bluegrass 21,600 867 18,718 77.87 14,575
Rough bluegrass 2,420 951 2,302 114.15 2,628
Orchardgrass 17,370 682 11,838 69.98 8,284
Chewings fescue 7,090 930 6,594 58.56 3,861
Red fescue 6,790 748 5,082 45.96 2,336
Hard fescue 1,300 888 1,154 60.64 700
Colonial bentgrass 4,050 433 1,753 115.00 2,016
Creeping bentgrass 4,460 547 2,440 302.24 7,375
Total Grass 528,760 719,943 348,793
Source: Extension Economic Information Office, Oregon State University and compiled by William C. Young III, extension agronomist, Department of Crop and Soil Science, OSU

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