15 Bean Slow Cooker Soup Recipe

With the colder, Michigan temperatures upon us, we wanted to share something that is warm, hearty, yet delicious. Below is a soup recipe from MICA’s very own Joyce Hiebert. Enjoy! 15 Bean Slow Cooker Soup 1 package of Hurst’s HamBeens 15 Bean Soup with flavor packet 8 cups of water or ham, chicken, beef or… Continue reading

Merry Christmas from MCIA!

The lab is decorated for Christmas! Just a reminder – the MCIA office will be closed December 24th – January 3rd. Merry Christmas & have a Happy New Year, we hope everyone has a safe holiday season!

MCIA Performs New Enlist Bioassay

Bioassays are used routinely in the seed testing industry to evaluate the presence/efficacy of traits in seed. A bioassay is in simple terms: the evaluation of the effect of a substance (chemical) on living tissue (germination seedlings). There are numerous types of bioassays including the evaluation of seed production in fields after Roundup, Liberty, Enlist,… Continue reading

Michigan Produced Edible Bean Seed

Michigan has historically been a strong producer of commercial edible bean crops for navy, black, and kidney types. Production is primarily concentrated in Michigan’s thumb and upper northeast. Both seed and commercial production have evolved over the years. Two of the biggest challenges for seed production include disease control (blight and anthracnose) and seed quality…. Continue reading