Plant Protection/Pest Survey Programs
There is a growing demand for certified weed free forage and mulch as a preventative program to reduce the spread of noxious weeds. Certified weed free forage is required in many states and on federal lands and there are State and Federal agencies that require certified weed free mulch for highway and right-of-way projects and for restoration on seeded areas following fires.
Certified weed free forage program provides an opportunity for Oklahoma producers to market certified hay and mulch as value-added products; provides forage and mulch buyers a marketable and transportable product; will reduce the introduction and spread of noxious weeds onto public and private lands; increases producer awareness of their role in weed management; and provides increased weed management and reduction of weed infestations.
ODAFF has developed a certification process for forage and mulch products. Hay and grain fields can be inspected and once a field has passed inspection, bales from the field can be labeled as “certified weed-free” and will be issued a transit certificate.
- Application for Inspection - Weed Free Forage Certification
- Weed Free Forage Information
- Weed Free Forage Certification - Rules