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Summary: The risk of agricultural seed introducing new weed problems was thrust into the spotlight in 2016 when planting of native seed mixes resulted in the spread of Palmer amaranth into states where it previously was not a widespread problem. This presentation will help growers, commercial agronomists, and consultants better understand the seed laws intended to prevent agricultural seed from serving as a vector for the spread of weeds. Participants will learn the basics of seed laws, seed testing, and the difficulties in assuring seed supplies are weed-free. Most important, steps that can be taken to reduce risks associated with planting seeds of native mixes and cover crops will be discussed.
United Soybean Board (USB) farmer-leaders develop and maintain partnerships with U.S. land grant universities and U.S. ag-focused research organizations such as the Plant Management Network to increase the transfer of checkoff-funded applied and practical production research information to U.S. soybean farmers. USB neither recommends nor discourages the implementation of any advice contained herein, and is not liable for the use or misuse of the information provided.