In addition to traditional seed certification programs, the Seed Department offers additional programs that can be customized to meet the needs of a changing industry.

Custom programs are often very similar to certification, but offer flexibility for varieties that are generally not marketed as certified seed. Soybeans are a good example. The Seed Department provides unbiased, third-party field inspection programs that are customized to the needs of many of the soybean seed suppliers in the state.

The need for traceability is also becoming more important in certain marketing channels. Programs that help assure that the specific traits or physical qualities of desired varieties are maintained from field to factory are available.