made to standards at recent
Annual Mtg. These changes will become
- 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
will be permitted.
8/11/17 IMPORTANT UPDATE:
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 Mtg. 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
Correction to the High Plains Journal Insert:
Apparently I made a mistake with the telephone number for Richard
Coit on his LCS Chrome, Doublestop, Bentley, and Gallagher in the
High Plains Journal. The correct number should be 580-744-0354.
You may also refer to his ad in the Journal for the correct
information. I do apologize for any inconvenience this may have
Rose Mary Posey
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. Click
here for pdf, or
here for ad editable docx document.
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
You will receive an email notification when we have accepted
account and then you will be able to start entering your field
certification applications. If you have
any questions, please do not
hesistate to contact our office and we will do our best to walk you
thru the process.
Click here for a copy of the "How To" booklet.
to watch youtube videos on creating your
through the MyFields Program
A reminder about saving Doublestop CL Plus seed.
Seed from Clearfield varieties cannot be saved for
replanting, even on your own farm.
Whether or not
you spray Beyond herbicide has no effect on this law,
as the Clearfield gene in these varieties is protected
by a utility patent. This is a different law & set of
rules than standard PVP. The BASF stewardship
guidelines can be found at:
BASF AgCelerate Program
In order to create an account with BASF AgCelerate
Program you must first
obtain an invite code.
to obtain your code or call 1-866-784-4630.
If you already have an invite code,