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ASTA’s Interactive Seed Resource Map is Online

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Tool helps farmers boost production and sustainability efforts.

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) recently updated its guide to help farmers, landowners and others easily find and contact professional seed suppliers for quality environment, conservation and cover crop seed. The interactive Environment, Conservation and Cover Crop Seed Resource Guide assists buyers in locating dealers for specific seed types based on their geographic location, thereby supporting their production and sustainability goals.

“Planning proactively and well in advance is crucial to ensuring your local, professional seed dealer has your selection of seed in stock when and where you need it,” said ASTA president and CEO Andy LaVigne in an ASTA news release. “Professionally produced and processed seed is designed to help farmers achieve success through managing the use of the right seed, at the right place, at the right time. It has been selected, harvested, cleaned, analyzed, processed, and packaged for performance; and it has been tested for purity and germination. All of this helps ensure you get the best quality seed to meet your production and sustainability goals, while minimizing the presence of invasive and other weeds.”

ASTA collaborates with its members to update this resource every year, providing farmers, landowners, and others with the most up-to-date information to access locally and professionally produced environment, conservation, and cover crop seed. A recent survey conducted by ASTA revealed that an additional 10.5 million acres of cover crops are expected to be planted in the next five years as a result of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Partnerships for Climate Smart-Commodities projects. ASTA said this anticipated increase in demand underscores the value of conservation resources like this guide and supports their ongoing efforts in sustainability advocacy for cover crop seed.

View the updated Environment, Conservation and Cover Crop Seed Resource Guide here.