California Crop Improvement Association
University of California
California Crop Improvement Association

General Standards

Table of Contents

        1. Certifying Agency
        2. Mission
        3. Definition and Purpose
        4. Membership in Association
        5. Variety Eligibility Requirements

          5.1 Certification Technical Committee
          5.2 Submission of variety for review
          5.3 Certification Pending

        6. Classes of Certified Seed

          6.1 Breeder Seed
          6.2 Foundation Seed
          6.3 Registered Seed
          6.4 Certified Seed

        7. Limitations of Generations

          7.1 Recertification of the Certified Class
          7.2 Production of an Additional Generation - 1 Year
          7.3 Production of an Additional Generation - 1 Harvest

        8. Who May Grow for Certification
        9. Land Requirements

          9.1 Prohibited Noxious Weed Seed List
          9.2 Restricted Noxious Weed Seed List
          9.3 Isolation Requirements

        10. Planting the Field

          10.1 Applicant Planting Own Seed
          10.2 Equipment

        11. Applying to Grow Certified Seed

          11.1 Applications
          11.2 Renewal Applications

        12. Field Management
        13. Field Inspection

          13.1 Standards Applied
          13.2 Responsibility
          13.3 Re-inspection

        14. Certification Number
        15. Harvesting
        16. Seed Transport from Field to an Approved Conditioning Facility
        17. Movement of Seed

          17.1 Intra-County movement of seed
          17.2 Inter-County movement of seed
          17.3 Inter-Agency (State) movement of seed

        18. Conditioning

          18.1 Approved Conditioning Facility
          18.2 Accredited Conditioning Facility
          18.3 Conditioner Records
          18.4 Reconditioning

        19. Sampling
        20. Seed Testing
        21. Seed Certification

          21.1 Online Request
          21.2 Submit Laboratory Results
          21.3 Verification
          21.4 Substandard Seed

        22. Certified Blends and Mixtures

          22.1 In-Dirt Blend
          22.2 Lot Blend
          22.3 Varietal Blend
          22.4 Mixtures

        23. Seed Laboratory

          23.1 Certification Seed Testing

        24. Containers, Tags, and Labels

          24.1 Bulk containers
          24.2 Packaged containers
          24.3 Certificates, Tags, and Labels
          24.4 Labels & Label Requirements

        25. Tagging Procedures

          25.1 Pretagging
          25.2 Tag Requests
          25.3 Approval to Print Tags
          25.4 Certification and Lot Numbers on Containers
          25.5 Agricultural Commissioner Responsibility

        26. Compliance with State and Federal Laws
        27. Interagency Certification
        28. Plant Variety Protection Act
        29. Glossary

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