Iowa Seed Directory Offers Quality Seed Options for Spring

November 3rd, 2005

Are you looking for quality seed to plant next spring? The Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) recently published the Iowa Seed Directory as a resource for finding quality seeds of soybeans, oats, triticale, wheat and native prairie species.

The Iowa Seed Directory contains seed production information from more than 100 producers and seed conditioners. The listing is composed of ICIA members who range from farmer-owned seed enterprises to multi-national companies. The directory lists fields that were inspected for genetic identity and purity during the 2005 season.

The association encourages consumers to request analysis information when making a seed purchase. Customers can obtain documentation of seed germination, purity and presence of weed species. This assures the buyer that they are purchasing quality seed.

The Iowa Seed Directory is free and available by contacting ICIA at (515) 294-6921 or iowacrop@iastate.edu. The directory can also be found on the ICIA website at: http://www.agron.iastate.edu/icia/.

Contacts: 

Crystal Ostrem, Iowa Crop Improvement Association, (515) 294-6921, costrem@iastate.edu
Barbara McBreen, Agriculture Communications, (515) 294-0707, barbmc@iastate.edu