The deadline is June 20 for registering for the Aug. 1 California Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) exam.

The exam will be given at locations in Sacramento and Fresno. Training and review sessions will be held in Fresno on July 8 and Sacramento on July 10 for applicants.

The California CCA Program, administered by the American Society of Agronomy and overseen by a California board of directors, is a voluntary certification program for individuals that provide advice to growers on crop management and inputs. CCAs offer growers assurance that they are competent in all aspects of crop production and up to date on the latest in crop management and government mandates.

“CCAs will play an important role in assisting dairies prepare nutrient management plans to comply with Waste Discharge Requirements that have been established by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Board”, said California CCA Chairman Allan Romander. He points out that, “A CCA is one of the recognized professionals that must certify nutrient management plans that are being mandated by the requirements.”

Individuals may contact the California CCA program at 1143 N. Market Blvd, Suite 7, Sacramento, CA 95834 or call (916) 928-1625 for an application and more information. Exam applications are also available by going to www.cacca.org.