Field Services Update

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By Kris Folland, Field Services Manager

As of June 1, it is no secret that spring is still “here” in many parts of the state. With planting delayed, MCIA is also here—to serve our members. If you have any changes or questions about inspection or certification, please contact your MCIA field supervisor or the MCIA office.

As noted earlier in Propagation, Keith Marti recently joined the Field Services staff, filling our District 3 field supervisor position. Keith is a great addition to our staff! He already has boots on the ground, is conducting field inspections, and meeting MCIA’s members in southeast Minnesota.

As we know, summer will quickly transition to fall. So, remember that cover crops and anything planted as seed must follow all provisions of Plant Variety Protection, Minnesota Seed Law, and technology agreements. MCIA members with certified seed that is available for cover crop use may have opportunities for more sales this year.

The entire Field Services staff wishes you a safe and bountiful crop year. Remember, if you have questions give us a call, otherwise, we look forward to seeing you in the field this growing season!