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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
  • 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
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California Crop Improvement Association

Applications/Field inspections:

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California Crop Improvement Association

Applications/Field inspections:

number

All Crops

Acres

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California Crop Improvement Association

Applications/Field inspections:

number

Alfalfa

acres

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California Crop Improvement Association

Applications/Field inspections:

number

Cotton

acres

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California Crop Improvement Association

Applications/Field inspections:

number

Grain

acres

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California Crop Improvement Association

Applications/Field inspections:

number

Sunflower

acres

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Imperial County 2008

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222 Applications

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30 Varieties

Roundup Ready

Lawsuit / Injunction

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GMO Traits

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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
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California Crop Improvement Association

Applications/Field inspections:

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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

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Potato Seed Certification

2006 2007 2008

Growers 4 3 3(2)

Acres 598 629 511

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

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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

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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

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Disease Inspected Certification

Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc

Nunhems Seed Company USA

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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].
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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

CCIA Tag Color OECD Tag Color

  • Breeder - Pre-Basic White/violet stripe
  • Foundation White Basic White
  • Registered Purple Basic White
  • Certified Blue Certified 1st Blue
  • Certified Blue Certified 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.
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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

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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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