Seed Notes January 2014

Annual members meeting

All members are invited to attend the annual CCIA member's meeting on February 27,m 2014 at 9:00 am. The meeting will beheld in the Prato Room of the Parsons Seed Certification Center on the UC Davis campus. Direction to the site are available on the CCIA website; parking permit must be purchased in the parking lot for $8.

In order to be sure there are seats for all attending, if you plan to attend, please contact Katy Soden by email at or phone 530-752-6979. There is no registration fee; travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the member.

The CCIA By-laws are in the process of being updated by the Board of Directors. the updated By-laws will be brought to the membership for approval in the next few months.

Renewal of perennial crops

We wish to welcome you to the 2014 crop year at the CCIA, which actually began October 1, 2013. It is that time of year again to start organizing our field activities. We hope that you have planted new alfalfa fields or should be doing so in the near future. On the other hand, you are probably considering decisions for the fields you had in the certification program last year. As you know, applications for perennial crops must be renewed annually and these have now been offered on the CCIA website. These applications should be submitted electronically no later than February 15.

A choice of ‘Renew’ means the production field will be used for seed in the current crop season.

A ‘No Crop’ renewal application is chosen if a seed crop will not be produced in the current crop season but the field will remain in the certification program for future seed production.

Thank you to Scott Hudson

We would like to thank Scott Hudson for serving on the CCIA Board of Directors as the representative for the Agricultural Commissioners. His last meeting will be in February and we are very grateful for the perspective he has provided to the Board.

Conditioner-data entry of lab results

When conditioners request to cerify their seed they are required to submit Results of Analysis from an AOSA laboratory which verify that the seed meets minimum certification requirements.

The data from the Report of Analysis MUST be entered into the web page. The Report of Analysis is then scanned and uploaded to the web page. It is also a new requirement that the “Lab ID/Test Number” be entered.

The CCIA staff will check that the uploaded document matches the data entered before they approve the seed for certification.

Please remember to enter the data, do not just upload the document.