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Alabama NewsCenter — Revolutionary grass developed at Auburn University taking root at exclusive golf courses

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By Sheryl Caldwell
Auburn University

A revolutionary variety of grass developed in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture has taken root at exclusive golf courses following an acquisition of rights by an Oregon-based seed grower and wholesale supplier.

The bent grass variety, called AU Victory, was forged from the adversity of historic drought conditions that decimated golf courses throughout Alabama in 1999 and 2000. AU Victory was developed by Edzard van Santen, professor in the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences. He recognized the potential in a grass that survived a devastating drought and he then began years of research that ultimately produced AU Victory in 2015.

Fast-forward to today and to Oregon-based Mountain View Seeds’ recent acquisition of rights to AU Victory. Adam Russell, vice president of Mountain View Performance Genetics, a subsidiary of Mountain View Seeds (MVS), said the company expects great things ahead for its partnership with Auburn and the little seed that could.

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2022-08-21 16:00:44

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