ICIA provides valuable field services throughout Indiana for seed
production and related products. Professionally trained personnel are located
across the state to deliver a wide range of quality assurance field services.
Field inspections result in a third party documentation for seed certification,
QA, IP, and other customized services.
Some specific objectives of field inspection include:
- To verify that the variety conforms to its description.
- To notify of problem weeds, such as quackgrass in wheat or black
nightshade in soybeans.
- To notify of inseparable other crops, such as rye in cereals or corn in
- To notify of isolation situations that could violate the genetic integrity
of the crop.
- To inform if the crop has met the standards required according to its seed
class or end use.
- To verify acreage.
- To provide population information and other general agronomic data.
- To administer a creative quality assurance program.
- To administer a customer's own quality assurance program.
For specific information about field inspection and other field services
provided by ICIA contact Joe Deford, field services, 765-523-2535.
General programs involving field services are:
Certification, Quality Assurance(QA), and
and customized programs meeting the specific needs of the member.
The Association also provides sampling services, bin and
equipment inspections, plant inspections, and other consulting services to assist customers.