General Standards - standards that relate to all aspects of the CCIA
Crop Standards - standards for individual crops (isolation, field inspections, harvesting requirements, seed requirements, retained seed samples, and tagging.
Harvester Cleanout Inspection - The purpose of inspecting a harvester is to ensure that it is free of those seeds which might contaminate the certified seed to be harvested. This 9 minute video provides a tutorial on how to verify that a harvester has been sufficiently cleaned.
Seed Sampler Certification Program - this program has been developed to promote the use of acceptable sampling procedures to improve seed lot quality estimation and to enhance uniformity and consistency of seed sampling.
California Seed Law - Prohibited and Restricted Noxious Weed List - links to CDFA Seed Law and list of prohibited and restricted weeds
2016 Seed Conditioner List (pdf) - mailing address list of certified seed conditioners who agreed to share their contact information
The Certification Technical Committee (CTC) is an advisory committee charged with reviewing eligibility of varieties for certification, changing or developing new field and seed certification standards, and managing technical matters pertaining to seed certification. This committee will review varieties for distinctiveness and genetic stability according to the guidelines established by the AOSCA. The Certification Technical Committee shall be composed of representatives from the University of California, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the Executive Director and/or his or her designee(s).
More information on the CTC and variety certification.
Applied and Approved Acreage Report by Crop
The seed certification year runs from October 1 to September 30 of each year.
Click on the image to print or download 2014-2018 acreage report (pdf).
Applied and Approved Acreage Report by County
2108 acreage report (pdf)