Field Services

The Michigan Crop Improvement Association offers a variety of field inspection services for different applications whether it be seed, grain, or specialty traits. Trained inspectors located throughout the state perform the inspections.

Inspections offered

Certification | Quality Assurance | OECD Certification
Identity Preserved | Special/Additional | Certified Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage and Mulch

Field Inspection

Field Inspection Downloads

Field Inspection Application (Last updated: 10/28/2009)
Field Inspection Agreement (Last updated: 10/28/2009)
Map Form (Last updated: 10/28/2009)
Membership Application Form (Last updated: 4/12/2019)
MCIA inspection services are a statistically accurate system to evaluate and document a farm produced seed or plant product. They are a system used to evaluate a broad base of factors in the field using sequential sampling methods to meet a desired standard. Another added benefit to field inspection would be the identification, isolation, and removal of small sources of contamination as a proactive approach to reaching a desired level of quality. Additional testing is done at later steps to support the field results and offer additional information. For the same degree of reliability, it would be necessary to test a much greater number of samples at a later time (point of shipment) to achieve the same results. Due to the rising cost of specialized testing, a systems approach to reaching a desired level of quality is very effective. A basic flow of the system is outlined below:

Bin Inspection

Lab Testing

Lab Testing Downloads

Lab Order Sheet (Last updated: 03/31/2013)

For more information on inspections contact:

Michigan Crop Improvement Association
P.O. Box 21008; Lansing, MI 48909
Tel. 517.332.3546
Fax 517.332.9301