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Seed Laboratory

The MCIA Seed Laboratory offers a wide variety of tests that help determine seed quality: germination, physical purity—including other crop and weed contaminants, varietal verification, vigor, seed count, herbicide tolerance, and other tests specific to certain crops. Crops tested include small grains, corn, soybeans, sunflowers, and other annual crops, as well as perennial grasses and forages. The MCIA Seed Laboratory follows rules established by the Association of Official Seed Analysts. Test results are used to verify that certification standards for a particular crop and seed class have been met. The MCIA Seed Laboratory is accredited by the USDA’s Accredited Seed Laboratory (ASL) Program.