The growers of turfgrass seed in Washington voted to establish the Washington Turfgrass Seed Commission for the purposes of funding research in the production, processing, or distribution of turfgrass seed-by-products, and establishing and conducting programs to develop markets for turfgrass seed and its byproducts, including straw utilization projects.
In accordance with the marketing order, the Washington Turfgrass Seed Commission collects assessments from growers to pursue its purposes.
What We Do
Market and Promotion
The Washington Turfgrass Seed Assessment
The Washington Turf Seed Commission collects 0.3% (three-tenths of one percent) on the net receipts on all Kentucky Bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, tall fescue, hard fescue, slender fescue and creeping red fescue from production areas east of the summit of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. Monies are collected at the first point of sale and is deducted from the price paid to the grower. The person or company collecting the assessment on behalf of the grower submits assessment to WSTC.
We offer a few different options to send WTSC your Assessment Form. Please follow the link below for more information.
WASHINGTON-GROWN TURFGRASS SEED
〉15-month turnaround for dryland production
〉Acreage and flexibility to meet demand
90% OF THE WORLD'S BLUEGRASS SEED
In the Pacific Northwest, (Idaho, Oregon & Washington), 90% of the industry’s Bluegrass seed is grown. Much of that comes from Washington state.
Membership in the Washington Turfgrass Seed Commission is mandated by the assessment. All turfgrass seed producers in the state, east of the Cascades, are subject to the WTSC seed assessment and, thereby, become members. The assessment is used to grow the industry and to fund research, which benefits all grower members.