There is a growing demand in North America for the use of
certified weed seed free forage and mulch as a preventative program
in Integrated Weed Management Systems to limit the spread
of noxious weeds. The goal of this program is to provide a
guideline to set minimum requirements for uniform participation
of the various states in the program.
MCIA offers weed seed free hay & forage certification under the standards developed by
the North American Weed Management Association (NAWMA). These standards are designed to:
- provide some assurance to all participants that forage
certified through this program meets a minimum acceptable
- provide continuity between the various states in the
- limit the spread of noxious weeds through forage and
How Do I Know I'm Buying Certified Forage?
After the field is inspected, the producer will receive a
"Certificate of Inspection." When the forage is transported,
you will receive a "Transit Certificate" from a representative
in your state and/or the forage will carry a certification
tag or colored twine.
Who Should Purchase and Promote Certified Forage?
For additional information or to contact a representative
of the MCIA, contact:
Missouri Crop Improvement Association
3211 Lemone Industrial Blvd.
Columbia, MO 65201
FAX (573) 874-3193 MOSEED@AOL.com