SRO returns more than $200,000 to Rutgers

Seed Research of Oregon (SRO) has contributed more than $200,000 to Rutgers University in 2001, representing royalties for 25 grass seed varieties.

“We are proud to be returning such a large annual payment to Rutgers,” said SRO President Mike Robinson after presenting Rutgers professor William Meyer with a check for $203,756. “It is an honor to be working with the finest breading program in the world.”

Robinson began working with Rutgers professor Dr. Reed Funk in 1978. Funk was instrumental in helping SRO establish its breeding program and develop a wide assortment of grass seed, including SR 4200—an industry-leading perennial ryegrass—and European favorites Apollo (SR 4000) and Athena (SR 4100).

“We appreciate the continued support of the turfgrass programs at Rutgers and the opportunity of working with Seed Research of Oregon,” Meyer said.

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