Arizona Crop Improvement Association

Pure Seed Advisory Committee

2015-2016

The Pure Seed Advisory Committee’s role is to advise the Board of Directors regarding the eligibility of new crop varieties for certification and to draft and/or review and recommend the general and specific standards and procedures that make up the official seed certification program in Arizona.

The committee is currently comprised of 16 members including five representatives of the College of Agriculture at the University of Arizona and one representative of the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA who are appointed by the dean of the college, who also appoints the chair. The seed industry in the state appointed nine members, six of whom are plant breeders. Finally, the president of ACIA appoints one grower member.

ACIA’s Executive Vice President is an ex officio member and acts as secretary.

Dr. Michael Ottman, Chairman
Plant Sciences Dept.
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520)621-1583

Lauren Johnson
PanAridus
3151 North Cessna Way, Casa Grande, AZ 85122
(520) 836-7708

Dr. Judy Brown
Plant Sciences Dept.
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520)621-1402

Charles Ntiamoah
World Wide Wheat, L.L.C.
4900 North Scottsdale Rd
1400 Portales Corporate CenterScottsdale, AZ 85251
Tel 480-467-2564

Dr. Dennis Ray
Plant Sciences Dept.
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520)621-7612

Steve Oakley
Bayer CropScience
Cotton Breeding Station Maricopa, AZ
Cell: (661) 809 7140


Dr. Bill McCloskey
Plant Sciences Dept.
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520)621-7613

Jim Olvey
O & A
Maricopa Agriculture Center
P.O.Box 1440
Maricopa, AZ 85239

Dr. Mary Olsen
Plant Pathology Dept.
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520)626-2681 FAX (520)621-9290

Donny Gray
Western Plant Breeders
P.O. Box 6904, 1661 E. 20th Street,
Yuma, AZ 85366,
Phone: 928-782-2749

Tony Salcido - Member at-large
Bayer CropScience
P.O. Box 569
Maricopa, AZ 85239
Cell: (520_251-0072

Pete Jepsen - Member at-large
Monsanto/Deltapine
683 W. Del Ray Dr.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Cell: (520)251-0326