Two Red Wheat Lines Discontinued

After many years of successful production and sales of MCIA Whale & MCIA Red Dragon, these two red wheat lines, we have discontinued them from our stable. If you currently have seed produced of either of these, you have until fall of 2023 to sell your production as seed prior to the expiration of the… Continue reading

The Lab Gets New Carts!

Wheat samples have been trickling in day by day, keeping us busy. So far, germinations have been in the upper 90% for both red and white wheat seed. New crop red wheat treated germinations are averaging 98% while untreated germinations are 96%. New crop white wheat, both treated and untreated germination are averaging 99%. To… Continue reading

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July from the MCIA Team! Everyone is clearly aware of the inflation climb that has been going on over the past few years. Here is some interesting information before you head to the grocery store for your weekend BBQ. Your cookout will cost you 17% more than last year. Here are some… Continue reading

Welcome Our Newest Member to our Team!

Thomas Siler joined the MCIA team in May 2022. He will be managing field inspections for all crops but specializing in seed corn. Thomas earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in Crop and Soil Science and recently received his master’s degree, also, in Crop and Soil Science. Thomas grew up on a small… Continue reading

Annual Meeting Recap

  A big thank-you to all of our members who attended our Annual Meeting yesterday! It feels good to see people face-to-face instead of behind a computer screen. Thank you to all of our guest speakers as well as our representatives from Michigan State University to give us an industry recap in Plant Pathology, Wheat,… Continue reading

MCIA Job Opening – Seed Production Quality Manager

The position is full time with salary commensurate with experience. Individuals should have an energetic positive attitude, be responsible for individual projects, be able to manage and process information, have a customer focused mindset, be familiar with seed production, with understanding of seed corn preferred. The position requires in state travel with occasional out-of-state travel…. Continue reading

A New Year, New Field

The field inspection season begins around mid-June and typically lasts until the beginning of October. Wheat inspections, along with other miscellaneous grain fields, will begin around 4 weeks before harvest and last a few weeks verifying genetic purity. Next are soybeans. Soybean inspections begin at R2 growth stage to verify blossom color and will usually… Continue reading

A New Year

In the lab the crop year doesn’t follow the typical calendar year, in the lab the calendar year is June 1st to May 31st. The busiest time of year is over the winter. We will receive boxes upon boxes of corn, soybeans, edible beans, and other miscellaneous crops. During those months we dread seeing a… Continue reading

Merry Christmas from MCIA!

From our MCIA Family to yours, wishing you a very Merry Christmas and safe holiday season! The MCIA Office will be closed December 24, 2021 through January 3, 2022.