Requirements and Testing

There are detailed rules for the production of data submitted in support of an Application for classification. Samples must be drawn from experiments complying to a specified guideline and lab tests must be produced by a proficiency tested laboratory.

The complete list of requirements for an Application to the Panel for classification is contained in the Classification Guidelines. To request a copy of the Classification Guidelines please contact us at admin@wheatquality.com.au

For a final classification (one class and zone), submissions require six data sets. These six sets must:

  • Span three separate seasons;
  • Contain all the required tests for the target grade including grain, flour, dough for all six data sets, and finished product testing for at least two years for three of the six data sets;
  • Show data for two separate LMA induction events within the connected data set (no earlier than 2012);
  • Come from an individual site or an appropriate composite.

Because the classification process deals with minimum data, it is important that the data be reliable. Data for classification must be produced from laboratories that actively participate in the laboratory proficiency program, and produce results with acceptable levels of accuracy.

Laboratories involved in the proficiency program for grain, flour and end-product evaluation are listed in the Classification Guidelines.

A complete Application includes a statutory declaration confirming that the data contained in the Application complies with the requirements in the Classification Guidelines.

To request a copy of the Classification Guidelines please contact us at admin@wheatquality.com.au