Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association
Organized in 1901, the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association (WCIA), a non-profit organization, is designated as the official seed certifying agency in Wisconsin under the authority granted by the Wisconsin legislature. WCIA cooperates with the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection in its certification activities. WCIA conducts third party, field, seed and facility inspections under four Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) programs and the North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) program.
The Certification Label is valid only when attached to a seed/grain container or to a forage/mulch bale of the specified variety/kind and lot number. WCIA provides certification labels to growers based upon field inspection and seed laboratory testing of representative seed/grain samples submitted by growers/conditioners for analysis. The labeler, by attaching the certification label to a particular lot of seed/grain or forage/mulch bale, is representing to both WCIA and the buyer, that the product has been produced, conditioned and inspected in accordance with the standards and procedures established by the WCIA and that the product described on the label meets certification and state and federal law requirements.
The grower and/or seller whose name appears on or is attached to the container or bag of seed is solely responsible for the seed analysis and other information thereon and for the proper use of the certification label. WCIA is not the seller and makes no warranties, whether expressed or implied (including the implied warranty of merchantability), as to the seeds/grain or forage/mulch bale sold by the grower or seller. The buyer is purchasing the product ‘as is’ with respect to WCIA.
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- WCIA HOME PAGE
- WHAT IS CERTIFIED SEED?
- CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
- DIRECTORY - CERTIFIED/QUALITY ASSURANCE SEED & FORAGE/MULCH
- MEMBERSHIP LIST(PDF)
- CROP VARIETY BROCHURES
- SEED LAB SERVICES(PDF)
- FIELD INSPECTION - FEES (PDF)
- Field Inspection - Electronic Filing
- standards - Seed Certification (PDF)
- Standards - Forage/Mulch Certification (PDF)
- PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION (PDF)
- SEED OFFERED
- SEED WANTED
- PREP BOARD PLANTING SYSTEM
- CONTACT INFORMATION
- EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES (PDF)