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Seed Lab Dashboard

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Seed Lab Services

Why should seed be tested?

The crop you harvest can only be as good as the seed you plant. No amount of extra fertilizer, favorable weather or chemicals can make up for poor quality seed.

The easiest and safest way to determine seed quality is to have it tested at a qualified seed testing laboratory. KCIA is recognized by the Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST) and the Association of Official Seed Analysis (AOSA) .

*NEW* Lab Fees and submittal forms (7/2023)


Industrial Hemp -

IMPORTANT:  All intra- and interstate samples of Industrial Hemp received by KCIA must conform to K.A.R. 4-34-26 or may not be accepted.  Where appropriate, license shall mean other state's government-issued hemp license.

K.A.R. 4-34-26. Transportation of industrial hemp. (a) Each licensee who sells, trades, barters, gives away, or otherwise transfers any unprocessed industrial hemp to any other person shall ensure that the unprocessed industrial hemp is accompanied by a signed bill of lading that includes the licensee’s license number, the total quantity of industrial hemp transferred, the date the transfer occurred, and the name of the person acquiring the industrial hemp. A certificate of analysis or other similar document shall be attached to the bill of lading.

Kansas Industrial Hemp Regulations

Labeling Seed in Kansas

In order to determine if seed is legally marketable in Kansas, a complete test (germination, purity, and noxious weed exam) is recommended. For native mixes and many CRP plantings, germination, purity, and noxious weed exams must be completed to determine PLS (Pure Live Seed) and eligibility for use.

KCIA Seed Lab Tests

  • Purity Analysis
  • Germination
  • Noxious Weed Examination
  • Vigor
    • Accelerated Aging (AA)
    • Cold Test
  • Seed Size (Seed Count and Screenings)
  • Protein
  • USA Noxious Weed Examination
  • Tetrazolium (TZ)
  • Herbicide Tolerance 
    • Soybeans: Roundup, STS, Dicamba, Enlist E3TM
    • Wheat: Clearfield® Confirm, AXigen®