Canadian grass shipped halfway around globe for World Cup in South Africa

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Canada's soccer team didn't qualify for the World Cup in South Africa, but some of the country's best grass did.
Pickseed, a company based in Lindsay, Ont., spent four years developing a special blend of grass that can withstand the stomping of soccer feet, regrow quickly and spread thickly.
The blend consists primarily of ryegrass grown on hundreds of farms in Manitoba and some Kentucky bluegrass grown in the United States.
The blend has been chosen for the turf at the main soccer stadium in Johannesburg and at dozens of other practice fields and World Cup venues.
One of the farmers who provided the grass is Brad Rasmussen, who lives southwest of Winnipeg.
He says he's never watched soccer before, but is watching now - and keeping an eye on the turf.

Geographic location: South Africa, Canada, Lindsay Manitoba Kentucky United States Johannesburg Winnipeg

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  • Isdaby
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Enjoy the free dandelions that go with that sod. If your country doesn't have them now, they will soon have a lifetime supply to cover the African continent.

  • Isdaby
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    Enjoy the free dandelions that go with that sod. If your country doesn't have them now, they will soon have a lifetime supply to cover the African continent.