Section 10. Planting the Field
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.
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.
Each lot will be charged the “Certification Fee” for hundredweight approved associated with that crop.
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 with the "Application Forms" at https://ccia.ucdavis.edu/application-information.
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