Aaron Eagar, Program Manager, (801) 602-1961
Read this document for full instructions on How Do I Certify My Hay as Weed-Free?
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.
What Forages can be Certified?
- Alfalfa hay
- Grass hay
- Alfalfa/grass mix hay
- Forage pellets and/or cubes
- Wheat or other grain hay
- Straw bales
Utah complies with NIASMA standards for weed free forage.
Hay and Straw Weed Free Certification Fees
|Certificate/Bulk loads of hay up to 10 loads (hourly rates charged for driving time)||$30.00|
|Hourly rate (hourly rates charged for driving time)||$28.00|
|If time involved is 1 hour or less||$28.00|
|Charge for each hay tag||$0.10|
|Citations, maximum per violation||$500.00|
|Emergency service for single component only (per sample)||$42.00|
Mileage rates will be charged in addition to the rates above.