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Dan Cosgrove Joins the DLF International Seeds Sales Team

DLF International Seeds is pleased to announce our new Key Accounts Manager, Dan Cosgrove. Dan has over 25 years of Green Industry experience servicing distributors, retail, reclamation and forage accounts in the lower Midwest and the East Coast. He has a BA in Business from West Virginia State University. He enjoys sharing product knowledge and actively participating in industry events.  Dan is a motorcycle enthusiast and often competes in Enduro and Hare scramble events. He enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren and exercising. Dan lives in West Virginia and will be focusing especially on our east coast clients. 

Crop Report - Spring, 2015 

With some warmer temperatures in February and March following a mild winter, many of our Cool Season grasses are ahead of normal growth stages. A recent cooling of day temperatures will help to slow grop growth. It still appears that we may have an earlier harvest pending the rest of our spring weather. 

Generally, the crops look normal, but there have been some battles with slugs and voles (field mice). The voles eat seed tillers and with mild conditions, they build up large populations. Baiting must be done by hand and placed underground to avoid injury to migrating geese. Also with mild conditions winter annual weeds continue to grow, requiring additional herbicide applications and some of these materials reduce seed yield potential. 

With very little snow this year, Oregon is concerned about major water shortages and drought conditions. Basically the harvest is yet to be determined and the weather (which is largely unpredictable in Oregon in the springtime) will be the deciding factor on yields.


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