Each year, there are some growers from whom we do not initially receive all the information necessary to complete field inspection. In those cases, we need to do follow-up work. So, as the planting season begins, we remind field inspection clients to keep accurate records and:
- Save your proof of seed source (tags or bulk certificates).
- Maintain proper isolation between varieties and other crops.
- New varieties—we need a variety description to complete inspections and pass fields; you will find the forms you need online or contact the MCIA office for assistance.
Your MCIA field supervisor or the MCIA Office staff can answer any questions you may have about the field inspection process.
Field Inspection Application Deadlines
Please note these dates to avoid late fees:
- June 7: Small grains, corn, and sunflowers
- June 7 or 3 weeks after planting (whichever is first): Soybean post-spray inspections
- June 7: Soybean bloom inspections
- July 15: Soybeans (pre-harvest inspection only)
- Year of seeding: Perennials
- 4 weeks prior to cutting: Noxious weed seed–free forage and mulch
- Within 18 months of the year established for native grasses and forbs
We will mail information packets for Field Inspection Applications in May. Application forms and instructions are also available on the Client Resources page of the MCIA website.