Iowa Seed Directory Offers Quality Seed Options

December 1st, 2009

AMES, Iowa - The Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) has recently published the 2009 Iowa Seed Directory. The directory is published annually as a resource for quality-assured seeds of soybeans, oats, switchgrass and other native prairie species.

This year's directory contains seed production information from more than 100 producers and conditioners who applied for certification this year. The directory also lists the producers that have applied for our Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage and Mulch program. Iowa Seed Directory listings range from farmer-owned seed enterprises to global companies.

You can receive a free copy of the Iowa Seed Directory by contacting ICIA at (515) 294-6921 or iowacrop@iastate.edu. The directory can also be found on the ICIA website at www.agron.iastate.edu/icia/. ICIA encourages consumers to request documentation of seed germination, purity, and weed seed content when purchasing seed.

ICIA is the official seed-certifying agency of Iowa, and is closely affiliated with the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University. Our mission is to provide an unbiased source of service and education in production and quality assurance for Iowa agricultural crops. Founded in 1902, the association has provided seed production for over 100 years and crop performance testing services for 90 years. The association's membership is composed of farmers, seed producers and others interested in crop improvement.

Contacts: 

Holly Ryan, Iowa Crop Improvement Association, (515) 294-6921, iowacrop@iastate.edu

Eileen Wuebker, Iowa Crop Improvement Association, (515) 294-0546, eileen@iastate.edu