Classification

The wheat classification process involves assessing the inherent quality characteristics of a new variety, focusing on processing and end use performance. Lab assessment is conducted on trial plots where test lines and control varieties are grown together, over a minimum of three seasons, for a final classification.

How it works

The wheat classification process involves assessing the inherent quality characteristics of a new variety, focusing on processing and end use performance.

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Zones

There are four wheat classification zones in Australia and a classification is valid for one zone only.

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Classes

Australian wheat is classified into classes with distinct quality attributes and processing virtues.

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Control Varieties

All wheat varieties are assessed against control varieties during the classification process.

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Requirements and Testing

The complete set of requirements for an application to the Panel for classification is contained in the Classification Guidelines.

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Application

A breeding organisation must execute a Services Agreement with Wheat Quality Australia, and conduct all the testing required, before an application can be assessed.

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