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California Crop Improvement Association. Executive Director’s Report – Larry R. Teuber Staff reports: Directors overview – Larry Teuber Web Site update – James Cubbage Crop Standards report – Bob Stewart Applications / field inspections – Bob Simas

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California crop improvement association

California Crop Improvement Association

  • Executive Director’s Report – Larry R. Teuber

  • Staff reports:

  • Directors overview – Larry Teuber

  • Web Site update – James Cubbage

  • Crop Standards report – Bob Stewart

    • Applications / field inspections – Bob Simas

  • Potato Certification and Disease Inspected – Pablo Guzman

  • OECD report – Bob Stewart and Alex Mkandawire

  • Organic program – Bob Simas

  • New Varieties (CTC) – Timothy Blank


  • California crop improvement association

    California Crop Improvement Association

    Applications/Field inspections:


    California crop improvement association

    California Crop Improvement Association

    Applications/Field inspections:

    number

    All Crops

    Acres


    California crop improvement association

    California Crop Improvement Association

    Applications/Field inspections:

    number

    Alfalfa

    acres


    California crop improvement association

    California Crop Improvement Association

    Applications/Field inspections:

    number

    Cotton

    acres


    California crop improvement association

    California Crop Improvement Association

    Applications/Field inspections:

    number

    Grain

    acres


    California crop improvement association

    California Crop Improvement Association

    Applications/Field inspections:

    number

    Sunflower

    acres


    California crop improvement association

    Alfalfa - Isolation and Separation


    California crop improvement association

    Pollinators – Honey Bees and Leafcutter Bees


    California crop improvement association

    Imperial County 2008

    ---

    222 Applications

    ---

    30 Varieties

    Roundup Ready

    Lawsuit / Injunction

    ---

    GMO Traits


    California crop improvement association

    • AOSCA Genetic and Crop Standards for Alfalfa

    • Recommended by the AOSCA Alfalfa/Small Forage Legumes Committee

    • Reviewed and approved by the AOSCA Standards Council

    • Approved by the AOSCA Board of Directors

      • Seed Standards: Change the other varieties (maximum) for the Certified class to 2.00% from the standard of 1.00%.

      • Field Standards: Change the other varieties (ratio of plants) for the Certified class to 2:100 (2.0%) from the standard of 1:100 (1.0%).

      • * * *

      • Federal Seed Act – Part 201

      • Certified Class Currently Other Varieties- Field 1:100, Seed 1.0%

      • * * *

      • CCIA Alfalfa Standards

      • Certified Class Currently Other Varieties –

      • Field 1:200 (0.5%), Seed O.C. 0.1%

      • Foundation Standards will remain the same.

      • * * *

      • Alfalfa Seed Stewardship Program


    California crop improvement association

    California Crop Improvement Association

    Applications/Field inspections:


    California crop improvement association

    Potato Seed Certification

    2008

    Field inspections for Plant Diseases/Genetic purity

    Imperial Valley, November-April

    Arvine, December-May

    Cuyama Valley, April-July

    Stockton, February-November


    California crop improvement association

    Potato Seed Certification

    2006 2007 2008

    Growers 4 3 3(2)

    Acres 598 629 511

    Income $ 33,446 $ 35,224$28,616


    California crop improvement association

    Potato Seed Certification

    Zuckerman Family Farms, Inc

    Kirschenmann Farms, Inc

    CSS Farms LLC

    Potandon Produce LLC

    B&H Farming

    California, Colorado, Central America, Caribbean, Asia


    California crop improvement association

    Disease Inspected Certification

    Voluntary program offered to Vegetable seed companies

    Inspection of melon and watermelon hybrid seed fields

    to verify absence of Bacterial Fruit Blotch (BFB) disease

    Auditing records and fields inspections

    California, Idaho, Mexico, Peru and Chile


    California crop improvement association

    Disease Inspected Certification

    Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc

    Nunhems Seed Company USA


    California crop improvement association

    California Crop Improvement Association

    • OECD – intergovernmental organization formed in 1961 with HQs in Paris, France aimed at exchange of good quality seeds among participating countries.

    • USDA/AMS is the designated authority in the U.S.A.

    • EU Equivalency [EC rules and standards].


    California crop improvement association

    Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

    (OECD)

    • California Crop Improvement Association

    • Countries

      • Europe 29

      • North and South America 7

      • Africa 9

      • Asia 4

      • Oceania 2

    • Crops

      • Sunflower

      • Alfalfa

      • Cotton

      • Sudangrass

      • Bermudagrass

      • Clover


    Ccia fee structure and standards

    CCIA FeeStructure and Standards

    California Crop Improvement Association

    Fee Structure

    • Application$100/application

    • Certification$1.25-$4.72/cwt certified

    • OECD Certificate$40 + $0.06-$0.11/cwt

      Sunflower Certified Hybrid Standard

      CCIAAOSCAOECD

    • Field eligibility 3 years 1 year 2 years

    • Isolation 6600’ 2640’ 1640’

    • # of field inspections 2 2 3


    Ccia vs oecd tags

    CCIA vs OECD Tags

    California Crop Improvement Association

    CCIATag ColorOECDTag Color

    • Breeder-Pre-BasicWhite/violet stripe

    • FoundationWhiteBasicWhite

    • RegisteredPurpleBasicWhite

    • CertifiedBlueCertified 1stBlue

    • CertifiedBlueCertified 2nd Red (not allowed in CA)

      In 1995 OECD established a ‘Not Finally Certified’ seed label with a ‘Grey’ tag.


    Ccia s future direction

    CCIA’s FutureDirection

    California Crop Improvement Association

    • Seedlot Labeling - OECD scheme guidelines’ maximum lot size is 25,000 kgs.

    • Seed Laboratory Accreditation – CCIA criteria is for AOSA Seed Laboratory and Laboratory with an RST. USDA/OECD requires “accredited” seed laboratories.

    • Post Control Procedures – CCIA will establish and execute a plan for monitoring and auditing grow-outs for compliance with OECD requirements.


    California crop improvement association

    California Crop Improvement Association

    Organic Certification Program

    Current Number of Clients = 80

    - Crop Producers: 50

    - Processing and Handling: 30

    Location of Clients:

    USA

    California 61

    Arizona 6

    Oregon 6

    Foreign

    China 1

    Mexico 6


    Varieties approved in 2008

    Varieties approved in 2008


    California crop improvement association

    California Crop Improvement Association

    Progress during the past year:

    • Review, Revise, and Document standards and proceedures - Crop Standards new and revised (Feb, May) …Continuing

      Update and document policies and proceedures …Continuing

    • Publish “Seed Notes” – ………............... Successful continuing 3X annually

    • Continue to upgrade and improve web application – ……… Yes/continuing

    • Remodel Conference room – ……………….………………………. Continuing

    • Establish audit and accreditation for seed laboratories – Recruiting

    • Hire additional office staff (Bookkeeper, Administrative assist.)


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