Seed Directory

The purpose of this listing is to provide crop producers, decision-makers, and the seed industry with a reference source of Certified and Quality Assured (QA) seed. This directory provides an easy reference to all Certified and QA seed produced in Michigan. Use this directory to select a variety based on performance or traits, then locate a producer near you. The acreages listed represent what has been applied for certification. Seed from these acreages will be harvested and lab tested for seed quality and purity before certification is complete. All Certified seed will have a blue Certified Seed Tag attached to the bag or a bulk certificate issued with each bulk load. Quality Assured seed will have a green QA tag attached.

Michigan Certified Seed is the progeny of Foundation Seed stocks. It has been produced in compliance with the rules and regulations established by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and carried out by the Michigan Crop Improvement Association (MCIA), the officially recognized seed certifying agency. If there are any questions pertaining to Michigan “Certified Seed,” please contact the MCIA office.

Seed Certification – Certified and QA seed has been field inspected and lab tested to ensure varietal purity, physical purity, germination, and freedom from contamination by seed-borne diseases. The blue and green tag immediately indicates that the seed has met high overall standards of quality and can be relied on for dependable performance. Professionally grown Certified and QA seed typically produce higher net returns than farmer-saved seed.

Agri Pro Branson Soft Red Winter Wheat

BRANSON (Protected Variety) is a high yielding, white chaffed soft red wheat variety from AgriPro. Branson is moderately resistant to septoria leaf blotch, stripe rust and powdery mildew. Branson may only be sold as a class of Certified Seed.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Irrer Seed Farm Clinton ** 989-593-3453

**Please Contact Irrer Seed Farm for more information.

Agri Pro SY100 Soft Red Winter Wheat

SY100 (Protected Variety) is a soft red winter wheat with medium maturity, white chaff, awnletted, and high yielding ability. SY100 is moderately resistant to stripe rust, powdery mildew and BYD virus.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Irrer Seed Farm Clinton ** 989-593-3453

**Please Contact Irrer Seed Farm for more information.

MCIA .357 Soft Red Winter Wheat

MCIA .357 (PVP Applied) is a new red wheat variety originating at MSU. MCIA .357 has high yield potential, short straw, is early flowering and is non-bearded.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
A&K Seed Farm Washtenaw 19 734-323-1995
C3 Seeds Berrien 20 269-362-2059
Garner Farms Tuscola 18 989-823-8814
Witt Seed Farm Lenawee 39 517-443-5520
Wittstock Bros St. Clair 24 810-334-7200

 

Sunburst Soft Red Winter Wheat

SUNBURST (Protected Variety) is a soft red winter wheat developed by the Sunbeam Extract Co. Sunburst is an awnless, high yielding short stature variety with excellent straw strength. Sunburst was selected due to its excellent winter hardiness, excellent test weight, high yield potential, good scab resistance, and leaf stripe rust resistance.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Schmidt Farms of Auburn Bay 28 989-529-8829
Shaffer, Darwin Gratiot 38 989-763-5234
Voyce Farms Calhoun 35 269-729-5503
Witt Seed Farm Lenawee 60 517-443-5520
Zmitko Farms Shiawassee 146 989-723-1886


Quality Assurance Program for Wheat

The following wheat was inspected to insure that quality standards were met to produce high quality seed.

MCIA 2004 Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat

MCIA 2004 is a new high yielding bearded red wheat line. MCIA 2004 stands well, has average height, good disease resistance and medium maturity.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Metz Seed Farm Monroe 48 734-755-8481

MCIA Flipper Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat

MCIA Flipper is a white chaffed, awnless, high yielding soft red winter wheat brand. It is an early line with an excellent disease package and wide adaptability. It has good resistance to stripe rust and scab.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
A & K Seed Farms Washtenaw 33 734-323-1995
Eickholt Seed Farm Saginaw 60 989-277-7068
Hauck Seed Farm Isabella 29 989-506-6130
Schmidt Farms of Auburn Bay 119 989-529-8829
Steenbergh Farms Sanilac 40 810-837-0331
Witt Seed Farm Lenawee 39 517-443-5520
Wittstock Bros. St. Clair 23 810-334-7200
Zmitko Farms Shiawassee 90 989-723-1886

MCIA Jonah Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat

MCIA Jonah is a high yielding red wheat line. MCIA Jonah has been a top yielding red wheat in Michigan. It is non-bearded and medium maturity. MCIA Jonah is a taller line, which makes it a good candidate for those who are looking for straw production.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Zmitko Farms Shiawassee 122 989-723-1886

MCIA Marlin Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat

MCIA MARLIN is a medium maturing, non-bearded, soft red winter wheat. MCIA Marlin has a good disease package and is a consistently high yielding line. It has good adaptability and yields well on various soil types.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Irrer Seed Farm Clinton 55 989-593-3453
Metz Seed Farm Monroe 94 734-755-8481
Schmidt Farms of Auburn Bay 84 989-529-8829
Zmitko Farms Shiawassee 78 989-723-1886


MCIA Wharf Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat

MCIA Wharf  is a non-bearded, high yielding red wheat variety. It is an early maturing, ultra-short line with excellent yield and good standability.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
A&K Seed Farm Washtenaw 18 734-323-1995
Irrer Seed Farm Clinton 58 989-593-3453
Metz Seed Farm Monroe 89 734-755-8481
Schmidt Farms of Auburn Bay 75 989-529-8829
Wittstock Bros. St. Clair 23 810-334-7200
Wonderland Farms Eaton 46 517-230-2983
Zmitko Farms Shiawassee 147 989-723-1886

 

Quality Assurance

The following companies had wheat lines inspected for quality assurance by MCIA. Please contact the companies listed below for information on the brand listed under their name.

DF Seeds, INC.

  • DF 112R Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat
  • DF 119R Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat
  • DF 121R Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat
  • DF 131R Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat
  • DF 2306R Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat
  • DF 2307R Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat

Please contact DF Seeds for more information on these Brands at 517-623-6161.

Irrer Seed Farm 

  • 2144 Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat
  • 9182 Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat
  • GP463 Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat
  • ISF 780 Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat
  • ISF 790 Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat
  • ISF 2319 Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat
  • KWS430 Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat
  • KWS415 Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat
  • WSC3252 Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat

Please contact Irrer Seed Farm for more information on these Brands at 989-593-3453.

C3 Seeds 

  • Spitfire Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat

Please contact C3 Seeds, Carl Wagner for more information on this Brand at 269-362-2059.

AC Mountain Soft White Winter Wheat

AC MOUNTAIN, is a soft white winter wheat developed in Canada and obtained through SECAN. AC Mountain is high yielding variety with good lodging resistance. It has moderate resistance to barley yellow dwarf virus.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Zmitko Farms LLC Shiawassee 104 989-723-1886

Ambassador Soft White Winter Wheat

AMBASSADOR (Patented Variety) is a short to medium, early maturing, white chaffed awnleted, high yielding soft white winter wheat with excellent winter hardiness.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
DF Seeds, Inc. Ingham ** 517-623-6161

**Ambassador is exclusively released and marketed by the above company and their distributors.

Jupiter Soft White Winter Wheat

JUPITER (Protected Variety) is an awnletted, bronze chaffed, high yielding soft white winter wheat with excellent winter hardiness. Jupiter is broadly adapted and has a great disease resistance package.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Cooperative Elevator Huron 114 989-453-4500
Houghtaling Farms Tuscola 74 989-233-6292
North Star Seeds Huron 48 989-738-7518
Star of The West Tuscola 40 989-868-4186
Zmitko Farms Shiawassee 126 989-723-1886

Moonlight Soft White Winter Wheat

Moonlight is a white wheat variety from MSU, which has been licensed by MCIA. Moonlight is non-bearded, has excellent yield, and responds very well to high management.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Little Creeks Ingham 47 517-449-9083
Star of The West Tuscola 52 989-868-4186

Whitetail Soft White Winter Wheat

Whitetail (Protected Variety) is an early maturing white wheat line with excellent yield potential. Whitetail is a short variety with very low DON scores. Whitetail also exhibits excellent milling and baking scores.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Cooperative Elevator Huron 205 989-453-4500
Dreher Farms Sanilac 63 989-917-0058
Hauck Seed Farm Isabella 54 989-506-6130
Irrer Seed Farm Clinton 107 989-593-3453
Little Creeks Ingham 48 517-449-9083
North Star Seeds Huron 45 989-738-7518
Schmidt Farms of Auburn Bay 34 989-529-8829
Schumacher Farms Bay 11 989-415-0513
Shaffer, Darwin Gratiot 20 989-763-5234
Star of the West Tuscola 62 989-868-4186
Zmitko Farms Shiawassee 63 989-723-1886

Quality Assurance Program for White Wheat

The following companies had wheat lines inspected for quality assurance my MCIA. Please contact the companies listed below for information on the brand listed under their name.

DF Seeds, Inc.

  • DF271W Brand, Soft White Winter Wheat

Please contact DF Seeds, Inc. for more information on these Brands at 517-623-6161.

Irrer Seed Farm

  • 9242W, 9313W, ISF1115, Soft White Winter Wheat

Please contact Irrer Seed Farm for more information on these Brands at 989-593-3453.

Star of the West, Richville

  • AM Mackinaw, Soft White Winter Wheat

Please contact Star of the West, Richville for more information on these Brands at 989-868-4186.

Star of the West, Bad Axe 

  • AM Mackinaw, Soft White Winter Wheat

Please contact Star of the West, Bad Axe for more information on these Brands at 989-269-5735.

Wheeler Rye

Wheeler is a tetraploid rye variety released from the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station. It is a later maturing than Balboa, is leafier, and produces more forage. Wheeler performs very well in other states.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Moore Seed Farm Clinton 245 989-862-4686

ND Dylan Rye

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
King Farms Schoolcraft 18 906-341-5837

Rosen Rye

Rosen was brought to MSU by a Russian student, Joseph Rosen, in 1909. One bushel of seed was given to a Jackson County farmer in 1912 and production quickly spread throughout the county. By 1916, cross-pollination with other rye diminished the quality of the available seed stock. Michigan Crop Improvement was founded in 1917 by Dr. Spragg at MSU and selected only 5% of available Rosen to be grown as certified seed on South Manitou Island. Rosen grown on South Manitou would go on to win many grain awards including, “World’s Purest Rye” for multiple years. For the first time in over 80 years, Mammoth Distilling is growing Rosen rye on South Manitou ISland which will be used as seed stock and for single batch distilling.

841446398 Triticale

841446398 (Protected Variety) is an awnletted triticale developed by TriCal Superior Forage, LLC. 841446398 was selected for its lodging resistance, substantially higher seed yields, and high silage forage yield.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Moore Seed Farm Clinton ** 989-862-4686

**Please contact Moore Seed Farm for more information.

946802617 Triticale

946802617 (Protected Variety) is a winter triticale developed by TriCal Superior Forage, LLC. 946802617 was selected for its winter-hardiness, high vegetative forage yield, high boot stage silage yield and early maturity.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Moore Seed Farm Clinton ** 989-862-4686
Quarterline Farms Allegan ** 616-836-8478
Timmer Family Farms Allegan ** 616-218-2210

**Please contact the growers listed above for more information.

Esker 2020

(Protected Variety)
Esker is a mid-season yellow oat with consistently high grain yields. Esker 2020 is highly resistant to crown rust with good resistance to other known oat diseases.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
King Farms Schoolcraft UP 22 906-341-5837


Hayden Oats

(Protected Variety)
Hayden is a mid to late maturing variety with excellent yield potential and high test weight. Hayden is resistant to smut, moderately resistant to barley yellow dwarf virus and moderately susceptible to crown rust.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Harrington Seeds, Inc. Tuscola 40 989-868-4750
King Farms Schoolcraft UP 6 906-341-5837
Zmitko Farms Shiawassee 127 989-723-1886

Horsepower White Oats

(Protected Variety)
Horsepower is an early to mid-season white oat variety. Horsepower has exceptionally high yield potential and outstanding strong straw strength. It is moderately resistant to crown rust, smut, and BYDV.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
A & K Seed Washtenaw 25 734-323-1995

Ida White Oats

Ida, a white oat released from Michigan State University, is a medium-height oat with good test weight, lodging resistance, resistance to barley yellow dwarf virus and some resistance to rust.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Arkwood, Todd Presque Isle 18 989-306-0749
Dreher Farms Sanilac 16 989-917-0058
J & D Ellenberger Farms Presque Isle 47 989-619-4524
Schmidt Farms of Auburn Bay 60 989-529-8829
Shaffer, Darwin Gratiot 10 989-763-5234
Zmitko, George Shiawassee 114 989-723-1886

Rushmore Oats

(Protected Variety)
Rushmore is a medium-late maturing white oat variety. It has a high yield potential and is resistant to moderately resistant to crown rust, BYDV and smut.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
King Farms Schoolcraft UP 21 906-341-5837
Schmidt Farms of Auburn Bay 52 989-529-8829

 

LCS Calypso Winter Barley

LCS Calypso is a two rowed winter barley variety with high yielding ability. It has good lodging resistance and test weight. LCS Calypso has a very good disease package with powdery mildew resistance and tolerance to net blotch and scab. It has good winter hardiness.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
C3 Seeds Berrien 13 269-362-2059

Bowers Spring Barley

Bowers is a high yielding spring feed barley with medium maturing variety and good lodging resistance. Bowers is resistant to mildew, stem rust, spot blotch and net blotch.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Harrington Seeds Tuscola 59 989-868-4750
Hauck Seed Farm Isabella 54 989-506-6130
J & D Ellenberger Farms Presque Isle 33 989-619-4524
Svec Farms Wexford 90 231-409-3308

LCS Odyssey Spring Barley

LCS Odyssey is a two-rowed spring barley with late maturity, good lodging resistance, and an excellent disease package. LCS Odyssey has very high grain yields. Odyssey has good grain characteristics and is approved for brewing and distilling. As a non GN (Glycosidic Nitrile) variety, it is ideal for distilling.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Schmidt Farms of Auburn Bay 20 989-529-8829

Rasmusson Spring Barley

(Protected Variety)
Rasmusson is a short six-rowed spring barley variety with good lodging resistance and very high grain yields. Rasmusson has medium maturity and an excellent disease package and is approved for malting.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Schmidt Farms of Auburn Bay 20 989-529-8829

Zenith Black Beans

(Protected Variety)
Zenith is an upright, full season cultivar with anthracnose resistance and excellent canning quality. Zenith combines very high yield potential with erect architecture with high pod placement and resistance to lodging. Zenith is suitable for direct harvesting under narrow row production systems. Zenith carries the single dominant hypersensitive I gene for resistance to Bean Common Mosaic Virus (BCMV). Zenith retains its black color when canned and was rated highest in canned bean color in the black bean seed class.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Dreher Farms Sanilac 95 989-917-0058
Harrington Seeds, Inc Tuscola 84 989-868-4750
Lutz Farms Huron 39 989-553-4787
Schmidt Farms of Auburn Bay 72 989-529-8829

Zorro Black Beans

(Protected Variety)
Zorro is a mid-season variety with upright indeterminate growth habit and excellent yield potential. Zorro is resistant to BCMV and bacterial blight, while having some tolerance to white mold.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Schmidt Farms of Auburn Bay 20 9989-529-8829

Charro Pinto Beans

Charro is a new high yielding pinto bean released from Michigan State University. Charro has an upright intereminate short vine growth habit with good pod placement and resistance to lodging. It is a full season bean maturing in 97 days from planting. Charro is resistant to Bean Common Mosaic Virus (BCMV). Charro’s bright appearance contributes to its best overall canning quality in the pinto class.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Jeff Booms Farm Sanilac 15 989-550-3353

Summit Soybeans

Summit is a high yielding conventional variety released by the Ohio State University. Summit has a 2.6 relative maturity and has multiple Rps genes to give it broad resistance to Phytophthora root rot.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
C3 Seeds Berrien 6 269-362-2059

Vinton 81 Soybeans

Vinton 81, a Group 1 maturity, with purple flowers, gray pubescence, tan pods at maturity, and yellow hila. Vinton 81 is a large seeded specialty soybean cultivar with high protein, used in edible soybean products.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
Kimerer Farms Lenawee 25 517-451-2021

Wyandot 14 Soybeans

Wyandot 14 is an indeterminate late group II variety released by the Ohio State University with high yield and good lodging resistance. Wyandot 14 possess the Rps3a allele for resistance to phytophthora root rot. Wyandot 14 has white flowers, gray pubescence, brown pods and yellow hila.

GROWER COUNTY ACRES PHONE
C3 Seeds Berrien 4 269-362-2059

Quality Assurance Field Inspection Program

The following companies have produced seed under the Quality Assurance Program providing an unbiased quality control system of field inspection, laboratory testing for brands. Seed carrying the green “QA” tag has met the minimum genetic standards of not more than 0.5% off-type plants or seeds based on the breeder’s agronomic description.

Participation in this program is voluntary and illustrates these companies’ efforts to use effective quality control in seed production, conditioning and marketing. The services and records generated under this system provide quality assurance for every customer.

For more information regarding specific products produced under the Quality Assurance program, please contact the participating company.

Soybean Quality Assurance Program

Grower Phone
3G Seeds 989-227-0277
AA 1923E3;  AA 2021E3; AA2324E3
C3 Seeds 269-362-2059
C3 2418; C3 2918; DQT 2699
Cobb, Kurt 989-871-2314
IA1029
D.F. Seeds, Inc 517-623-6161
Call DF Seeds for their complete line up
Hauck Seed Farm 989-506-6130
Bio Gene – BG9200E3
Irrer Seed Farm 989-593-3453
Call Irrer Seed Farm for their complete line up
Jeff Booms Farm, LLC 989-550-3353
IA 1029; IA3054RA12; IAS 19C3
Rob See Co 517-887-5888
IS 1647E3; IS 1978E3; IS 2143E3
Saginaw Valley Seed 517-673-6268
1700; V1821; VK14Y4A
Shaffer, Darwin 989-763-5234
Bio Gene – BG9200E3
Star of the West – Charlotte 517-541-1449
DL 2400; NG2.4; NG9430; Star 18
Witt Seed Farm 989-443-5520
MCIA 2319LLGT; MCIA 2520LLGT; MCIA 2820LLGT
Wittstock Brothers 810-334-7200
MCIA 2119LLGT; MCIA 2121LLGT
Zeeland Farm Services 616-879-1729
Call ZFS for their complete line up
Zmitko Farms 989-723-1886
Bio Gene – BG9150 E3; BG9200 E3; GZ22; MSU 14077

The following producers have straw available which has been inspected according to NAISMA guidelines. It is intended to be used as mulch in establishing seed plantings free of noxious weeds.

Certified Noxious Weed-Seed Free Mulch

GROWER COUNTY PHONE
Murphy Farms, LLC Livingston 517-206-7377
Hecht, Darwin Tuscola 989-239-4402

The following companies have certified hybrid corn in 2023. They can be contacted for further information about the availability of their production.

GROWER PHONE
Bayer 269-483-1300
Corteva 269-435-2855
Mendon Seed Growers 269-506-0914
Moore Seed Farm 989-862-4686
Remington Hybrids 269-651-1290
Saginaw Valley Seed 989-673-6268

The following company have produced seed under an Identity Preserved Grain program to insure product is pure for desired traits or absence from impurities such as GMO. Fields are inspected for off-types or contamination as part of a systems approach to achieving product quality.

Glenn Farm Seed 

Please contact Glenn Farm Seed for more information for their complete lineup at 517-851-8054.

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