Iowa Producers Offer Certified Noxious Weed Free Forage and Mulch
AMES, Iowa -- Are you a horse owner, looking for local sources of ‘certified’ weed free hay? Are you looking for weed free mulch or straw for a reseeding project?
The Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) has implemented an Iowa program for the certification of weed free hay and mulch. ICIA is the designated official seed certifying agency in the State of Iowa and also is now a Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage and Mulch Certification Agency in compliance with the North American Weed Management Association (NAWMA).
This voluntary certification program is designed to assure that these hay and mulch products are sold with proper certification and identification and meet minimum standards to limit the spread of noxious or undesirable weed seeds.
For more information regarding the program or to find producers log on to ICIA’s Web site at http://www.agron.iastate.edu/icia/ or call (515) 294-6921.
Eileen Wuebker, Iowa Crop Improvement Association, (515) 294-0546 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Vogel, Iowa Crop Improvement Association, (515) 294-6921, email@example.com
Jean McGuire, Extension Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-7033, firstname.lastname@example.org