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California Crop Improvement Association

Planting the Field

Section 10. Planting the Field

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An  applicant wishing to produce a certified class of seed must start by planting  the proper class allowed for reproduction.   This is usually the Foundation  or Registered classes of seed.   Documentation of the identity of the seed planted is required, such as Breeder letter, Tags, or Bulk Sales Certificate. This  documentation is to be provided as part of the ‘Application to  Produce Certified Seed’.

10.1      Applicant planting  own seed. An  applicant/grower may be permitted to continue production of Certified class  seed from lots of their own Registered seed which were not conditioned or were  rejected because of factors which do not involve prohibited noxious weeds,  identity, or genetic purity of the seed lot.

  1. Each  lot must have been tested and an analysis and Sample Form sent to the CCIA  requesting approval and authorization to use the lot.  Permission must be obtained from the  Association.

  2. Each  lot will be charged the “Certification Fee” for hundredweight approved  associated with that crop.

  3. When  this seed has been approved for use, a Seed Inspection Report will be issued,  indicating for “Applicant/Growers Own Use”.    This Seed Inspection Report should be uploaded as the Tag/Sales  Certificate when the applicant applies for certification the next year.

10.2      Equipment. The equipment used  for planting must be thoroughly cleaned prior to planting.  There is a special requirement for certified  rice production which requires the applicant and grower to inspect all planting  equipment, including aircraft, and to submit a statement to this effect with  the application.  Special documentation  of this cleaning is a requirement in the certification of rice seed; this form  is available online at CCIA - Rice Seed Statement.

Go to Section 11. Applying to Grow Certified Seed

 

Updated: December 2016

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