Shortly after Illinois Crop Improvement Association was created, the need for a seed laboratory to help assess the quality of seed being certified was evident. The first laboratory was operated in conjunction with the University of Illinois Ag Experiment Station. As time went by and seed testing volume increased, it was necessary to bring the seed laboratory into Illinois Crop’s headquarters building. Many things have changed in seed production and testing since Illinois Crop was founded. Seed certification is still a part of our business, but the seed laboratory has evolved into a full service laboratory offering traditional seed testing for professional seed production companies and seed testing services for all segments of the agricultural industry.
The Seed Laboratory staff is always available to answer questions and explore opportunities. If you would like to request some of our publications or need to initiate discussions about your needs please contact us at 217.359.4053.
Illinois Crop Improvement is an association that is only as strong as its membership. If you have an interest in Illinois Crop Improvement please join us by becoming an associate member. Associate members receive the Illinois Seed News as well as special publications, announcements, annual meeting information and various other meeting information. Simply print and mail the completed Associate Membership Application along with your check for $40 to Illinois Crop Improvement Association, Inc., 3105 Research Road, Champaign, IL 61822.
Seed Laboratory Team