The NCIA laboratory is the only non-government crop improvement laboratory in the United States that is an Official Member of the Association of Official Seed Analysts. The NCIA Seed Laboratory provides testing for all seed crops, Certified, Quality Assurance, Identity Preserved, and service samples. Our services are convenient, economical, reliable and timely. Free seed sample bags are available by contacting the NCIA office. Results can be emailed or faxed on the same day as completed. Presentations on quality, testing, and other topics can be custom designed for your needs and programs. Consulting services are available. NCIA’s laboratory offers rapid turn-around of your samples, diagnosis of testing problems, and reliable results. The NCIA laboratory employs a full time Registered Seed Technologist. All evaluations, purities, and genetic tests are done by fully trained experienced analyst dedicated to assisting you in determining your seed quality.

The NCIA Seed Laboratory does not accept unsolicited seed samples from outside the United States. This is a violation of U.S. entry requirements to ship seed directly from outside the United States. Please check with your National Plant Protection Organization to determine what the entry requirements for small seed shipments are. Please check the USDA/APHIS website for import requirements: