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Feb. 28, 2024Jefferson City, Mo. |  By: Jeremy Werner

MCIA offers a variety of services to Missouri growers


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri Crop Improvement Association is stepping up its services to ensure quality assurance and seed certification for growers across our region.

As an independent provider, the MCIA offers a range of vital services, including seed testing and analysis for farmers.

Additionally, seed samples can be tested for purity and analyzed for noxious weed presence. MCIA's field programs focus on seed certification across four classes: breeder, foundation, registered, and certified seed.

These programs aim to maintain varietal purity and identity through rigorous standards and inspections. One innovative initiative by MCIA is the weed-free hay and forage certification program.

It helps prevent the spread of noxious weeds through forage and mulch. Upon inspection, producers receive a "Certificate of Inspection," ensuring the forage is weed-free.

To access MCIA's services, growers can contact them at 573-449-0586.