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Seed Lab Reminders

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Friendly reminders to MCIA Seed Laboratory clients:

Be sure to include a Sampling Report with every sample submitted for testing. Whether it be for a retest or a germ update, a Sampling Report is necessary for recording date received, assigning a lab number, tests requested, as well as any other pertinent information regarding your seed lot.

New crop small grains and turf grasses may require extra germination time due to pre-chill requirements. Be sure to include the year of production on the Sampling Report.

Loose smut tests can be conducted on each barley field at the time of harvest, eliminating the need for a smut test on every lot. Loose smut results must be included on the bulk sales certificate or seed tag.