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Maura Bennett Weed Free Forage and Mulch Program
by Maura Bennett, click here for bio

Program: Colorado Ag Today
Date: May 31, 2018

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture says it’s ready to do the work for producers who want to sell their product with a weed free forage and mulch certificate.

Don Gallegos is the Administrator of the Certified Weed Free Forage Program.

He says the use of certified weed free forage and mulch is intended to reduce the spread of weeds on public land or other areas where forage or mulch is used.

The program inspects forage or mulch before it is harvested to ensure there are no noxious weeds in the mulch or forage.

Producer whose product is certified through the program are also listed in a booklet and online to help connect sellers and buyers. In 2017, close to 32,000 acres in Colorado were certified as weed-free through 159 growers.

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