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    Field Inspection Services

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    Turf Grass Seed Certification

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    Forage & Mulch Certification

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    Foundation Seed Services

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    Field Crop Seed Certification

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    Native Seed Certification

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    Seed Conditioning Facility Approval

Enhancing Value, Improving Marketability

 

The Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA) provides services that enhance the value and improve the marketability of agricultural products. MCIA is officially designated as the certification authority for seed and noxious weed free forage and mulch in Minnesota.  MCIA’s Foundation Seed Services division provides access to crop varieties developed at the University of Minnesota and other public plant breeding programs.

 

Take a look at the left navigation for the specific certification, quality assurance and other services MCIA offers. 

 

Quality Assurance and
Service Second to None

 

MCIA is dedicated to improving the productivity, profitability and competitive position of agricultural producers, processors and distributors of agricultural products. Our customer focused team is here to understand your unique business and guide your operation through every phase of quality assurance which ultimately helps you approach the local and global marketplace with certified high-quality products.

 

MCIA’s goal is to provide respected, efficient and effective services in response to the latest research, certification, regulation, and production trends that affect your operations. Our programs and service second to none continuously evolve to support improvements to agricultural diversity, productivity, and sustainability.

What's New?


2014 Winter Grains Directory 

Authorization to use U of MN PVP varieties in mixtures

 

2015 Directory Advertising Opportunities

 

Using PVP Title V varieties in mixtures

 

Sales of grain for use as cover crop seed

 

Field Application Due Dates

  • June 7 - small grains, corn, sunflowers
  • June 7 or 3 weeks after planting - soybean post spray inspections
  • June 7 - soybean bloom inspections
  • Forage & Mulch - 4 weeks prior to harvest
  • July 15 - soybeans (pre-harvest inspection only)
  • Year of seeding - perennials and native seed

 

Updated Approved Seed Conditioner Requirements

 

New Approved Bulk Handler Requirements

 

Forage & Mulch Availablity


 

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