Seed Certification Standards
SCHEDULE OF FEES
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APPLICATION FEE – The minimum application fee is $100.00. The application fees are as follows:
|Corn ||$ 11.00/acre |
|Potato (minimum fee $56)
|| 56.00/acre |
|Rice - certified || 2.50/acre |
|Rice - foundation and registered || 3.50/acre |
|Watermelon || 4.00/acre |
|Sunflower || 5.00/acre |
|All Other Crops || 2.50/acre |
Applications submitted after the due dates stated in the individual crop standards will be assessed a $100.00 late fee.
Incomplete applications will be assessed a $50.00 late fee. (please see Instructions for Completing Applications for details.)
Cancelled applications will be assessed a $100.00 fee.
CERTIFICATION FEE – The certification fee is based on the number of pounds approved for certification. This fee is charged to the conditioner who is reimbursed by the grower. Certification fees are as follows:
|Alfalfa (Includes $.15/cwt. for N.A.A., $.25/cwt for research)
|Beans and Cowpeas (Includes $.20/cwt. for research)
|Cotton*(Includes $4.00/cwt. for research) ||4.72/cwt. certified |
|Small Grains (Barley, Oats, Rye, Triticale, and Wheat) (Includes $.25/cwt. for research)
|Pasture Crops ||1.20/cwt. certified |
|Rice ||.07/cwt. certified |
|Safflower ||.18/cwt. certified |
|Sorghum ||.48/cwt. certified |
|Watermelon ||10.20/cwt. certified |
Research fees updated April 2012.
Please note that remill, resample and substandard samples are billed regular certification fees.
RESEARCH FEE – Research fees will be assessed on alfalfa, beans and cowpeas, cereal, and clover seed leaving California for final cleaning and conditioning in another state. These research assessments will be reduced by 10% of the California conditioned seed fee and levied on an "in-dirt hundred weight" as reported on Interstate Transfer Certificates.
*COTTON RESEARCH FEE - Cotton research fees will be completely eliminated on seed of non-approved varieties sold outside California. Seed of approved varieties sold out -of-state will be assessed the full research fee.
OECD CERTIFICATE FEE -- A fee of $40.00 is charged for each OECD Certificate issued. In addition to the OECD and certificate fees, an assessment for number of pounds OECD certified will be charged. Effective Oct 1, 2008 per USDA this assessment is as follows:
|Beet ||$.11/cwt. |
|Brassica ||.11/cwt. |
|Corn (price updated Oct 2010)
|Legumes (other than soybeans)
|Sunflower ||.11/cwt. |
updated April 1, 2012
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