LESCO Makes Donation to Rutgers

As a grower and supplier of professional turf seed for many years, LESCO has formed research and development relationships with some of the nation’s top turfgrass programs. These partnerships have resulted in access to turf varieties such as LESCO’s Padre Tall Fescue and Glenmont Kentucky Bluegrass.

Along with others, these two varieties were developed by Rutgers University professors and then licensed to LESCO for sales and marketing purposes. And LESCO’s sales this year of seed varieties developed at Rutgers have resulted in a $239,000 payment from LESCO to Rutgers.

“Rutgers is undoubtedly one of the country’s finest turfgrass programs,” stated Michael P. DiMino, LESCO’s president and chief executive officer. “LESCO has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the university that has been good for both of our organizations, and we look forward to many more years of working together to bring innovative and quality turfgrass varieties to lawn care, golf course, sod growers, sports turf and other turfgrass professionals across the country.”

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