California crop advisers have the opportunity to register for the Feb. 5, 2010 Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Exam until Dec. 11, 2009. The exam will be given at locations in Sacramento, Salinas, Tulare, and Riverside. Training and review sessions will be held in Fresno and Sacramento 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 play an important rule in helping growers develop practices that protect the environment”, said California CCA Chairman Allan Romander. He points out that, “A CCA that works closely with their growers is an important partner in ensuring that crops are grown in a manner that is profitable and sustainable."

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