Catalog of Certified Varieties and Producers of Planted Crops
The Georgia Crop Improvement Association is an organization of seed producers and turfgrass growers who are interested in growing and making available to the public, through certification, high quality seeds and propagating materials of superior varieties so grown and distributed as to insure genetic purity and identity.
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Certified seed is produced and increased under a limited generation concept that is supervised by GCIA. There are three classes of certified seed; foundation seed, registered seed, and certified produced.
Turfgrass certification is unique to our program. Most certification is with seeded crops. However, warm season turfgrasses are mostly hybrids which do not produce seed and are planted vegetatively.