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  • serve for staggered two year terms The immediate past president of the Board also serves as a voting ex officio member Each of the AOSCA regions meets prior to the annual AOSCA meeting to select one new or re elected representative to the Board The following is a list of AOSCA s current Board of Directors members For further information please contact the AOSCA office AOSCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS for

    Original URL path: http://aosca.org/Page/Leadership_Board.aspx?nt=78 (2016-04-25)
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  • vested member seed certification agencies appoints one representative to the Council The Council membership elects a chairperson from within its ranks typically at its annual meeting that is held at the same time and place as the AOSCA annual membership meeting Each AOSCA region annually selects one person to serve as the vice chair of the Council These vice chairs help the chairperson coordinate the Council s activities Following is

    Original URL path: http://aosca.org/Page/Certification_Council.aspx?nt=79 (2016-04-25)
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  • services assure the proper identity and purity of native and naturalized plants that are needed to revegetate restore improve or stabilize wild land plant communities OECD Seed Schemes The OECD Seed Schemes Program for seed moving in International trade is administered by the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch For specific information contact Fawad Shah OECD Seed Schemes Program Manager Seed Regulatory Testing Division 801 Summit Crossing

    Original URL path: http://aosca.org/Page/germplasm-seed-schemes.aspx?nt=90 (2016-04-25)
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  • boards was to provide uniformity among certifying agencies as new varieties were developed and grown for certified seed The first review board was for alfalfa developing its standards with input from USDA State Experiment Stations seed certifying agencies and the seed industry itself Over the years other legumes and clover have been added to this VRB AOSCA today administers four other VRB s as well for grasses small grains soybeans and sunflowers The purpose of the Variety Review Board system is to determine if new crop varieties meet the eligibility requirements of the AOSCA genetic seed certification standards The Boards accomplish this by providing a central standardized and nonbiased procedure followed by all plant breeders submitting review applications to AOSCA VRB membership is comprised of representatives from seed certification agencies USDA and the seed industry thus offering a peer review process for new varieties Plant breeders wanting to enter their new varieties into certification programs access the applications through the AOSCA web site The process is updated annually to provide an efficient system for gathering information for review by the VRB members The applications and supporting information are submitted to the AOSCA office for electronic distribution to each review board member The Boards meet annually to consider the applications that have been submitted for review Upon receiving a positive review new plant varieties are recommended for inclusion into seed certification programs administered by AOSCA Agencies The plant breeders or owners of these varieties receive a certificate from AOSCA and a final VRB report is published and made available at the end of the season A similar process is offered by individual seed certifying agencies in cases where a review board is not available for a specific crop type AOSCA and seed certifying agencies provide a credible process where new varieties

    Original URL path: http://aosca.org/page/Variety_Review_Boards.aspx?NT= (2016-04-25)
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  • the record keeping process Quality control inspection services may be tailored to best fit individual customer needs for Seed Certification Quality Assurance Identity Preserved or other programs Examples of custom field programs Breeder seed increase inspections Trait inspections i e Roundup Ready crops Phytosanitary inspections Weed condition reporting Field inspection information might include Varietal purity determination Isolation information Weed insect and disease conditions Other field condition information Other services available

    Original URL path: http://aosca.org/Page/Crop_Certification.aspx?nt=87 (2016-04-25)
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  • stock field inspections proper seed labeling and meeting standards based on complete lab analysis Four seed classes Breeder seed seed directly controlled by the originating or sponsoring plant breeding organization Foundation seed the progeny of Breeder or Foundation seed handled to maintain specific genetic purity and varietal identity Registered seed the progeny of Breeder or Foundation seed handled to maintain satisfactory genetic purity and varietal identity Certified seed the progeny

    Original URL path: http://aosca.org/Page/Seed_Certification.aspx?nt=96 (2016-04-25)
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  • is based on minimal use of off farm inputs and on management practices that restore maintain and enhance ecological harmony Certification includes inspections by trained and qualified inspectors of farm fields and processing facilities detailed record keeping and periodic testing of soil and water to ensure that growers and handlers are meeting the standards which have been set Several AOSCA agencies have applied for certification from the USDA National Organic Programs and their respective state authorities Organic Certification Process through NOP recognized AOSCA Agencies Applicant requests organic certification from AOSCA agency AOSCA agency screens applicant to determine eligibility and which Organic Plan Application needs to be completed The package is returned to AOSCA agency AOSCA agency screens the Organic Plan application and attachments to determine applicant s eligibility and completeness of Organic Plan package AOSCA agency assigns an organic inspector for site visit Inspector performs on site inspection completing appropriate Organic Inspection Affidavit and Organic Inspection Report which becomes part of the applicant s Organic Plan AOSCA agency reviews complete Organic Plan application attachments Organic Inspection Affidavit Organic Inspection Report and makes a decision on organic certification status AOSCA agency notifies applicant of organic certification status Applicant signs and returns

    Original URL path: http://aosca.org/Page/Organic_Certification.aspx?nt=94 (2016-04-25)
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  • intended for restoration revegetation and stabilization of natural communities AOSCA has implemented certification requirements and standards that accommodate plant germplasm of native grasses forbs and woody plants AOSCA seed certification agencies acting as a third party require seed collectors producers to follow established requirements procedures and standards to assure seed native plant restoration revegetation and stabilization identity and purity for the consumer Download a PDF version of the AOSCA Native

    Original URL path: http://aosca.org/Page/Native_Plant_Restoration.aspx?nt=93 (2016-04-25)
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