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Oklahoma Crop Improvement Association

Seed certification in Oklahoma is based on both genetic and mechanical standards. All Oklahoma certified seed must meet minimum standards for genetic purity, germination, mechanical purity and be free of certain diseases and noxious weed seed. The standards are established and modified from time to time by the OCIA Board of Directors. However, all OCIA standards are equal to or more stringent than the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) standards.

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Seed certification in Oklahoma is based on both genetic and mechanical standards. All Oklahoma certified seed must meet minimum standards for genetic purity, germination, mechanical purity and be free of certain diseases and noxious weed seed. The standards are established and modified from time to time by the OCIA Board of Directors. However, all OCIA standards are equal to or more stringent than the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) standards.

The OCIA is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of nine members representing all areas of the state and two ex-officio members (the Head of the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at OSU and the Director of Plant Industry and Consumer services (Oklahoma Department of Agriculture). All certification activities are conducted in close cooperation with the faculty and staff of the Oklahoma Foundation Seed Stocks (OFSS) and the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at OSU. The Executive Director of OCIA also serves as the Director of Oklahoma Pedigreed Seed Services (OCIA and OFSS) and is on the OSU faculty.

Major crops certified in Oklahoma include wheat, peanuts, rye, and grasses. Other crops certified include mungbean, triticale, alfalfa, oats, and barley . Average acreage certified each year is about 80,000. All classes of certified seed (Foundation, Registered, and Certified) are included.

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Changes made to standards at 2017 annual meeting.

Establishment of a minimum test weight of 56 pounds per bushel for the Certified class of wheat seed.  There will still be no minimum test weight for the Foundation or Registered classes. Any sample of wheat submitted for laboratory analysis and found to contain rye and/or triticale in any amount will be rejected for certification and no re-cleaning and re-testing will be permitted.

8/11/17 IMPORTANT UPDATE: There seems to be a little confusion on adding test weight to the certification labels. This is NOT a state law and therefore does not have to be listed on the tag. It is a new requirement effective this year that was submitted to the OCIA Board by the Small Grains Committee at the annual meeting in February that ALL CERTIFIED CLASS OF WHEAT SEED must meet the 56 lb/bu test weight. Again, this is NOT mandatory that you list test weight on the tag but can if you so desire.  If you have any questions, contact the OCIA office.

OCIA Scholarship Recipient

Joe Caughlin, OCIA Board Member with OCIA Scholarship
Recipient, Bryanna Stribel. Award was presented to
MS. Stribel at the PaSS Banquet in April, 2018.

Important Dates

Important Dates

2018 Important Dates

Nov. 22-23 – Office Closed

Dec. 14 – Sm. Grains PVP’s Due

Dec. 24 – Jan 1 – Office Closed

Dec. 31 – 2019 Small Grains Applications Due

Feb. 13-14, 2019 – OCIA/OGI Joint Annual Mtg., Hilton Garden Inn, Edmond, OK

March 1, 2019 – 2019 Small Grains Appl. Deadline Turfgrass Applications Due

 


Reminders

A reminder about saving Clearfield variety seed, including Doublestop CL Plus: Seed produced from plantings of Certified class (“blue tag”) seed of Clearfield varieties cannot be saved for replanting, even on your own farm. Whether or not you spray Beyond herbicide has no effect on this requirement, as the Clearfield gene in these varieties is protected by a utility patent. This is a BASF requirement and is different than other non-Clearfield varieties covered by the PVPA. The BASF stewardship guidelines can be found at:

http://agproducts.basf.us/products/research-library/clearfield-wheat-stewardship-guidelines.pdf

 

BASF AgCelerate Program

In order to create an account with BASF AgCelerate Program you must first obtain an invite code or call 1-866-784-4630. If you already have an invite code, click here for AgCelerate.

MyFields

MyFields program use and directions.

MyFields

OCIA has created a planting record to assist you in capturing field information for subsequent application for certification.  It is
strongly advised that you use this, or create your own, as it will ease your transition to our electronic field application this fall by
having the information handy.

Some of you are attempting to use the MyFields online program for field certification. We appreciate your efforts but remember, you MUST create an account first and only ONE account. You will receive an email notification when we have accepted your account and then you will be able to start entering your field certification applications. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office and we will do our best to walk you thru the process. You may also download the "How To" booklet for your use.

You may watch videos on creating your field applications through the MyFields Program.

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