Commercialization and Licensing - Grasses
Blue Heaven™ Bluestem
Blue Heaven™ Bluestem, 'MinnblueA', (US Plant Patent 17,310; Technology #z01074) is protected under the US Plant Patent Act and is licensed through the University's Office of Technology Commercialization.
Research into genetics and breeding methodologies by Turfgrass Science experts is focused on the development of environmentally sustainable and profitable low-input turfgrasses for cold climates.
Licenses to grow and evaluate new U of M turf grass varieties are handled by the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA) through the Office of Technology Commercialization. More information on how to obtain a license can be found here.