Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association
What is certified seed?
In the production of Wisconsin Certified seed, care is taken to protect varietal purity and to provide seed of sound mechanical quality. This is done through the following procedures:
- Wisconsin Certified seed is produced directly from certified Foundation seed stocks supplied to the seed producers each year by the University of Wisconsin College of Agricultural and Life Sciences or other certified Foundation seed stock sources.
- Seed production fields are inspected for varietal purity, isolation and freedom from severe weed problems.
- The seed, after conditioning, is sampled and laboratory tested for varietal and mechanical purity and germination.
- Each bag of seed, which meets certification standards, is tagged with an official Certified seed label.
The growers listed in the seed directory have applied for field inspection. The certification of the seed harvested is dependent upon meeting field and seed certification standards.The seed directory is for informational purposes and is not a solicitation to buy product.
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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
- FIELD INSPECTION - FEES (PDF)
- Field Inspection - Electronic Filing
- Seed dormancy
- SEED LAB SERVICES(PDF)
- Seed sampling procedures
- standards - Seed Certification (PDF)
- Standards - Forage/Mulch Certification (PDF)
- PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION
- PREP BOARD PLANTING SYSTEM
- CONTACT INFORMATION
- EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES