Lab Gets New Flooring!

Over Thanksgiving break the lab got new flooring installed! The carpet was very moldy in areas from a water spill. We are very appreciative of these new hardwood floors! The carts move so much easier and makes the lab so much brighter!

In Pursuit of Excellence

In today’s world everything is becoming more and more specialized.  Seed testing is no different.  Training is necessary to be proficient in current testing procedures. The Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST) and Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA) are organizations of official professionals in the seed testing industry.  They have high standards for members… Continue reading

Happy Independence Day!

This year, America will celebrate its 247th birthday from being independent from Great Britain. The MCIA Office will be open Monday, July 3rd and closed Tuesday, July 4th. Everyone have a safe weekend!

Grain Inspections are here!

Grain inspections are here; inspectors are out in the field ensuring that each variety is showing its true characteristics. In each field, inspectors must check isolation borders, weed and disease control, if any forbidden crops are present in the field, as well as taking 1,000 plant counts to check the variety. In the field below,… Continue reading

Annual Meeting Recap

A huge thank-you to everyone that attended our Annual Meeting! As always, it is so great to see everyone and catch up on the latest crop plans for this season or meet someone new. We had a great turnout and even better line-up of guest speakers. Our guest speakers include: Dr. Eric Olson – MSU… Continue reading