Due Dates for Applications:
Small Grains April 1
Turf Grass Mar 1
Soybeans Early June 1 Peanuts
June 15 Soybeans Fall Sept. 1
Plant Variety Protection
Directors and Staff
Applications & Forms
VDACS Seed Lab
VDOT Green Tag Prog.
VDOT Vendors List
Virginia Crop Improvement Association Annual Seed Conference will be held on
February 21, 2013 at the
Hospitality House in Williamsburg, VA. For a
click here, if you would like a draft of the
program click here.
Crop Improvement Association (VCIA) is a nonprofit educational and service
organization officially recognized as the seed certifying agency in Virginia
for maintaining varietal identity and mechanical purity of improved crops.
Certification is a system of records, inspections, and standards conducted with
the cooperation and supervision of seed growers, seedsmen, the Extension and
Research Division of VA Tech, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, and the Virginia Certified Seed Board. VCIA is a member of
the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA), an organization
composed of agencies responsible for seed certification in the United States,
Canada, and several other countries.
Notice to Buyers
The crops listed in this
book represent those approved at the field inspection level.
Final certification is not complete until after a representative
and cleaned seed sample has passed a complete laboratory
analysis. All inquiries and purchases of certified seed should
be made directly from the producers listed in this directory.
It is the producer's responsibility to supply seed
representative of the seed submitted and approved for
certification by the VCIA. It is recommended that the buyer
examine the seed and analysis tag before all seed is purchased.
All seed sold as certified seed must have an official
certified tag attached or it is not certified seed.
The VCIA can assume no financial responsibility for seed
listed in this directory or for disagreements over sales which
may arise from this list. However, any seed purchased or
delivered not meeting certification standards should be brought
to the attention of the Secretary-Treasurer of the Association.
Variety descriptions contained in this Directory are based on
research information available at the time of release. For the
most current updates on disease resistance, please refer to the
Cooperative Extension Publications, the Virginia Tech Website
(www.ext.vt.edu), or private company variety information.
- Postal address
Foundation Seed Farm:
4200 Cople Highway
Mt. Holly, VA 22524
- Virginia Crop Improvement Association
9225 Atlee Branch Lane
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
- Electronic mail