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California Crop Improvement Association

Crop Standards

Applicants please note:  Some plant breeders place additional requirements for certification in the variety description. The applicant is responsible for being aware of and following any additional requirements (i.e. greater isolation distance) for certification as contained in a variety description.

Crop
Staff member with lead responsibility
Alfalfa
Medicago sativa
 Phone: 530-754-4854
 Email: Timothy Blank
Asparagus, hybrid
Asparagus officinalis
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Bean, Lima
Phaseolus lunatus
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Bermudagrass
Cynodon dactylon
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Celery
Apium graveolens var. dulce
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Chickpea
Cicer arietinum
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Corn
Zea mays
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Corn, hybrid
Zea mays
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Clover, Berseem
Trifolium alexandrinum
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Clover, Red
Trifolium pratense
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Clover, White
Trifolium repens
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Cotton
Gossypium spp.
 Phone: 530-752-9823
 Email: Nicole Hostert
Cowpea
Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Flax
Linum spp.
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Fieldpea
Pisum sativum s.l.
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Grain
Barley (Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare), Oat (Avena sativa), Rye (Secale cereale subsp. cereale), Triticale (Triticosecale), and Wheat (Triticum aestivum and Triticum durum)
 Phone: 530-754-4854
 Email: Timothy Blank
Potato Seed Certification Standards
Solanum tuberosum
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Rape
Brassica napus var. napus and Brassica rapa subsp. rapa
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Rape, hybrid
Brassica napus var. napus and Brassica rapa subsp. rapa
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Rice
Oryza sativa
 Phone: 530-754-4854
 Email: Timothy Blank
Safflower
Carthamus tinctorius
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Sorghum/Sudangrass
Sorghum spp.
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Sorghum/Sudangrass, hybrid
Sorghum spp.
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Sunflower
Helianthus annuus
 Phone: 530-752-9828
 Email: Ashley Koala
Teff
Eragrostis tef
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Turfgrass
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Watermelon, hybrid
Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire
Wild Rice
Zizania spp.
 Phone: 530-752-6868
 Email: Alex Mkandawire

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