If you are a farmer or gardener looking for quality-assured seed to plant this year, the Iowa Crop Improvement Association recently published the 2008 Iowa Seed Directory. To get your free copy of the Iowa Seed Directory contact the ICIA at (515) 294-6921 or iowacrop@iastate.edu.

Seed production information from more than 100 producers and conditioners is listed in this year's directory. Iowa Seed Directory listings are composed of ICIA members who range from farmer-owned seed enterprises to multinational companies. The directory lists fields inspected for genetic identity and purity during the 2008 season. The Iowa Seed Directory is published annually as a resource for quality seeds of soybeans, oats, wheat and native prairie species.

The ICIA encourages consumers to request analysis information when making seed purchases. Documentation of seed germination, purity and presence of weed species assures the purchase of quality seed.