Weed Free Forage

What is the Weed Free Forage Program?

There is a growing demand for weed free forage in North America as a preventative program for the spread of noxious weeds. This program has developed a list of standards that should provide land managers assurance that noxious weeds will not be spread through the movement of forage.

The goal of this standard is to provide a guideline to set minimum requirements for uniform participation of the various provinces and states in the program. The standards are designed:

  • to provide some assurance to all participants that forage certified through this program  meets a minimum acceptable standard.
  • to provide continuity between the various provinces and states in the program.
  • to limit the spread of noxious weeds through forage and mulch.

The Weed Free Forage Documents are listed below:

North American Weed Free Forage Program Minimum Certification Standards

Weed Free Forage MOU

Weed Free Forage Brochure

 Weed Free Forage Presentation

States and Provinces in Accordance with NAWFF Standards

 

AL: Southern Seed Certification Assoc. 334-693-3988 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AK: http://plants.alaska.gov/invasives/weed-free-forage.htm

AB: http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$Department/deptdocs.nsf/All/prm1325

AZ: http://www.arizonacrop.org/NWFF&M/Grower's%20list.html

CO: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agconservation/weedfreeforage

IA: http://www.iowacrop.org/Weed_Free.htm

ID: http://idahoweedawareness.com/netcenter/library/weedfreeforage.html

IN: http://www.indianacrop.org/Field-Programs/Seed-Certification

IL: http://www.ilcrop.com/

KS: https://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/plant-protect-weed-control/certified-weed-free-forage-and-mulch-program

KY: https://pss.ca.uky.edu/extension/ksia//ky-weed-seed-free-hay-and-straw-program

MI: http://www.michcrop.com/

MN:  http://www.mncia.org/pages/noxious-weed-seed-free-forage-mulch

MT: http://agr.mt.gov/agr/Programs/Weeds/NWSFF/

MO: http://www.moseed.org/weedfreeforage.htm

NE: http://www.neweedfree.org/ForageForSale.aspx

NM: http://seedcertification.nmsu.edu/certified-weed-free-fora.html

ND: http://www.nd.gov/ndda/program-info/weed-seed-free-forage-program/certified-weed-seed-free-forage-available-sale

NV: http://agri.nv.gov/Plant/Noxious_Weeds/Programs_Weed_Free_Certification_Certified_Weed_Free_Forage/

OH: http://ohseed1.org/noxious-weed-free-forage-mulch/

OR: http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/MarketAccess/MACertification/Pages/WeedFreeForage.aspx

SD: https://sdda.sd.gov/ag-services/weed-and-pest-control/weed-free-forage/

UT: http://ag.utah.gov/divs-progs/50-plants-and-pests/hay-grain-seed/170-weed-free-hay-certification.html

WA: http://agr.wa.gov/PlantsInsects/WWHAM/WWHAM.aspx

WI: http://wcia.wisc.edu/2013ForageandMulchCertificationStandards.pdf

WY: http://www.wyoweed.org/weeds/weed-free-forage