Various weather conditions, such as frost, drought, or excessive rains may affect seed production locally and regionally. MCIA members still have some options to help manage their seed inventory. Growers who need to add certified seed acres may apply for field inspection at any time prior to harvest or within the inspection window. Late fees will be charged for late applications.
Growers may also carryover all certified seed classes; this includes conditioned and unconditioned seed. For conditioned seed that has previously been tested, a new germination test would be needed next winter. For unconditioned carryover seed, standard testing would be needed after conditioning has been completed. Growers with carryover seed inventory may also submit their information to MCIA so the seed can be listed in the 2022 MCIA Directory.
If you anticipate having excess seed inventory, it may be worthwhile to contact potential customers or approved seed facilities outside your traditional customer area and into neighboring states.
If you have any questions, contact your MCIA field supervisor. We will gladly work with you to help address your needs.