Oklahoma Crop Improvement Association



Important Dates

      March 1- Turfgrass Appl. Due

  March 15- Small Grains
           & Grass  Applications

           April 15 - Approved
        Conditioner Application Due

  April 15 - OCIA will not
         accept any late Small Grains
         appl. after this date.

           April 16 - Form B's are
              due for Small Grains  

      June 15 - Peanut Appl. Due

      Feb. 13-14, 2015 - OCIA
        Annual Meeting, Embassy
        Suites Hotel, OKC    



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      Three changes to OCIA:

1.     The OCIA Board of Directors voted recently to move the deadline for all small grains applications to MARCH 15th beginning in 2014.  Due to the increase in the number of acres under certification additional time is needed by the OCIA office to process applications before inspections are made.  The due date for applications will still be Dec. 31st but the deadline will be moved to March 15th.  Any applications postmarked after March 15th will be accessed a $50 per field late fee.

2.     The Board of Directors also voted to institute a $100 per field late fee on all "Statement of Field Applied for Inspection: forms (Form B) that are not returned by the due date shown on the form.  It is imperative that these forms are signed and returned on time to allow the office to assign the field applications to the inspectors.  It also allows the grower to check for errors and make any adjustments to the number of acres needing inspection.  Payment of fees is NOT required at the time the Form B is submitted and cancellations can still be made at any point prior to the inspector stepping into the field.

3.     Section XXXIII Accounting For Approved Seed and Certification Labels of the OCIA Standards and Rules states: "At the end of each marketing season of the fall and spring planted crops, growers and approved conditioners of certified seed must account for all approved seed handled and for all certification labels issued to him by the Association.  This information is furnished on forms supplied by the Association".  For a number of years this requirement has not been enforced and, as a result, OCIA has not been in compliance with AOSCA requirements.  Therefore, beginning this fall (2013), label inventory forms will be sent to all growers to show the use and disposition of all certification labels issued.  We will request the return of all unused labels to the OCIA office for disposal.  If you have any questions, please contact the OCIA office.  




The Oklahoma Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) is a non-profit association of seed producers and others interested in the production and distribution of high quality planting seed.  OCIA is designated by Oklahoma State University as the seed certification agency for the State of Oklahoma in accordance with the Oklahoma Seed Laws.  The agency is responsible for the development and distribution of rules, regulations, and standards for all certification of seed & other propagating materials in the state.  OCIA is an active member of the international Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) which established minimum certification standards for all crops.









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