Newsletter - Seed Notes
Online versions of Seed Notes:
- December 2012 (print version as a pdf) - New Director for the UCD Foundation Seed Program, Application renewals for perennial crops, Holiday office closure, Information for Agricultural Commissioner Offices, Research fee reminder, Sample forms, Certification numbers are important on the lab reports of analysis
- September 2012 (print version as a pdf) - Certification numbers are important on the lab reports of analysis, Scholarship information, Harvesting reminder, Ag Commissioner information, Seed Lab Recognition Program, Staff focus-Catalina Oramas & Kitty Schlosser, History of the CCIA - part 3
- April 2012 (print version as a pdf) - Annual Member's meeting, Reminder-change in research fees, Scholarships information, Field days & meetings, Staff focus-Catalina Oramas, Rice Experiment Station centennial celebration, History of the CCIA - part 2, Seed Biotechnology Center educational opportunities
- January 2012 (print version as a pdf) - Change in research fees, Application for renewals for perennial crops, New field inspection summary, Position available at CCIA, Clarification to alfalfa seed standards, Scholarships awarded, Grower Opportunity Zones (GOZ), What is AOSCA?, Reminder - harvester inspection, FOV 4 in cotton, History of the CCIA - part 1
- August 2011 (print version as a pdf) - applicant/grower communication, director elections, seed conditioner-reference samples & lab reports of analysis, alfalfa seed stewardship program, updated seed transfer form, from one bob to another, new requirement for grain and grass variety review, scholarship recipients, staff focus-Claudine Clark, Katy Soden, Danielle Bowman
- April 2011 (print version as a pdf) - annual member's meeting, new director, membership, correction, scholarships, harvester inspections, ASSP, isolation map, historical note, SLRP, Pablo Guzman, bags wanted, blend numbers, ag day at capitol
The following newsletters are available as pdf files only:
- August 2010
- app numbers required for seed cert requests, online tag request form, elections, Stewart AOSCA president, seed lab recognition program, harvester inspections, Bob Stewart
- April 2010
- members meeting, bean standards, planting stock, scholarships, seed lab recognition program, seed lab reports dates, Shannon Mueller, Kitty Schlosser
- February 2010
- labeling requirements for blends, renewals due, scholarships, recertification, update organization information, Nicole Hostert
- October 2009
- new directors, research fee increase, online seed cert requestes, app assignments by crop, Larry Teuber
- April 2009
- scholarships, elections results, members meeting, variety amendment, CTC, seed lab recognition program, sampling, new crop standards, organic certification, Mary Voorhees
- October 2008 - acreage report, online seed inspection reports, new app year, elections, Jack De Wit, Bob Simas, Barbara Bassett
- March 2008 - membership meeting, late fees, scholarships, new crop standards, cotton FOV4, change in fees, variety approval, Timothy Blank
- December 2007 - new app year, variety names, scholarships, varietal certification, Alex Mkandawire
- August 2007 - membership meeting, reorganization, online applications, new cert numbers, liberty link testing, Round-up Ready alfalfa update, new cotton standards, organic audit
- July 2012 Kitty Schlosser retires from the university after 25 years; the last 6 years at the CCIA.
- September 2011 Research fees were adjusted at the September CCIA Board of Directors meeting for beans and small grains. This change is effective April 2012.
View the entire Fee Schedule.
- Bean research fees changed from $.15 to $.20/cwt
- Small grains research fees changed from $.22 to $.25/cwt
- September 2009 Research fees were adjusted at the September CCIA Board of Directors meeting for alfalfa and small grains.
View the entire Fee Schedule.
- Alfalfa research fees changed from $.20 to $.25/cwt
- Small grains research fees changed from $.17 to $.22/cwt
- July 2009 Robert J. Simas retires from CCIA after 19 years of service.
- February 2009 Three new crop standards have been added and can be viewed on the Seed Certification web page:
- Clover, Berseem
All crop standards were updated with the addition of the following statement in the "Weeds" section:
Prohibited and Restricted noxious weeds are listed in the California Seed Law/CA Code of Regulations/Sections 3854 and 3855.
- January 2009 Variety amendment acceptance.
Amendments to variety descriptions, including variant tolerance, have in the past been approved without
formal review or consideration by the original certification authority.
Effective immediately, CCIA will require that the certification agency or review board that
originally approved the variety accept the amendment before CCIA will recognize the amendment. If the
variety was approved through CCIA's Certification Technical Committee (CTC), the amendment and
supporting experimental data must be submitted to CCIA/CTC for review. The CTC will determine if the
changes are substantiated and make a recommendation to the CCIA Board of Directors that the
amendment be accepted. For example, variant tolerance amendments must provide credible data to
support the request changing the frequency of variants from what was reported in the original variety
described. Read the entire notice as a pdf: Variety amendment acceptance letter.
- February 2008 There have been updates to the following standards.
- September 2007 There have been updates to the rice standards.
Rice standards. Print version (pdf)
- May 2007 There have been updates to the cotton standards.
Cotton standards. Print version (pdf)
- September 2006
Rice Industry and Grower Members - Information on Red Rice found in California (PDF)
- September 2006
CCIA Re-Organization Information - Larry Teuber appointed as new Executive Director (PDF)