GROWER OPPORTUNITY ZONES
NON-GE SEED PRODUCTION AREAS
AP-SENSITIVE GOZ. This is a zone for seed production of APS alfalfa seed and conventional alfalfa seed. As outlined in NAFA Best Management Practices for Roundup Ready Seed Production, RRA seed production would not be allowed in an APS GOZ.
The following APS GOZs have been grower requested/approved - click to link to the GOZ map identifying GOZ boundaries for each:
Canyon and Owyhee Counties, ID; and Malheur County, OR (January, 2012)
Park County, WY (January, 2012)
GE GOZ. This is a zone for seed production of GE and conventional alfalfa seed that is destined for markets that are not APS. APS alfalfa seed production would not be practical in a GE GOZ. As outlined in NAFA Best Management Practices for Roundup Ready Seed Production, Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) certified seed production isolation requirements apply between GE and conventional seed within a GE GOZ. NAFA Best Management Practices for Roundup Ready Seed Production isolation requirements apply between a GE seed production field in a GE GOZ and the nearest conventional seed production field outside the GOZ border.
The following GE GOZs have been grower requested/approved - click to link to the GOZ map identifying GOZ boundaries for each:
Part of Canyon County, ID (July, 2011)
Walla Walla County, WA & Umatilla County, OR (July, 2011)
Orovada Valley, NV (August, 2011)
Lovelock Valley, NV (August, 2011)
Box Elder and Cache Counties, UT (August, 2011)
Jerome and Minidoka Counties and part of Twin Falls County, ID (August, 2011)
Oneida and Franklin Counties, ID (August, 2011)
Big Horn County, MT (August, 2011)
Washakie County, WY (August, 2011)
Malheur County, OR (September, 2011)
Fremont County, WY (September, 2011)
Heart Mountain area, WY (December, 2011)
Carbon County, MT (January, 2012)
Mesa County, CO (September, 2012)
Canyon County, ID (October, 2012)
NON-GE SEED PRODUCTION AREAS
Imperial Valley, California. The Imperial Valley of California is a large and concentrated alfalfa seed production area. In light of the unique growing circumstances in Imperial County and the current international approval status of RRA, Monsanto has worked with the Imperial County Farm Bureau and established unique stewardship requirements for RRA in Imperial County, which are set forth in the Monsanto Technology Use Guide and Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement. All alfalfa seed production in Imperial County currently meets the isolation standards for ASSP, making this a very favorable production area for non-dormant alfalfa seed destined for APS markets.
Prohibited RRA Seed Production States. The RRA Seed Contractor will limit RRA seed production contracts to the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. States outside of these are additional potential areas for APS seed production.