Australian Crop Accreditation System Limited

ACAS Ltd is supported by Australian grain growers and the Australian Government through the Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

About

The Australian Crop Accreditation System Limited (ACAS) is a not-for-profit company established to provide information to growers and their advisers on the performance of field crop varieties in Australia. Its trustees are the Grain Producers Australia (GPA), Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Australian Seed Federation (ASF). ACAS has managed National Variety Trials program since its inception in 2005. ACAS has been established to:

  • provide sound information on the performance and characteristics of grain crop varieties, so that growers can make informed selections from available varieties;
  • develop and maintain protocols for evaluating the yield, quality, disease and other agronomic characteristics of grain crop varieties;
  • collaborate with plant breeding organisations to submit varieties they wish to have included in National Variety Trials;
  • manage a system of National Variety Trials to deliver technical information where the information conforms to established protocols;
  • examine and audit, as appropriate, the procedures used to generate technical information against the established protocols;
  • publish variety information in a form that enables growers to make valid comparisons between available varieties;
  • provide high quality wheat and barley seed for GRDC funded research projects, including but not limited to the NVT program
  • manage a site audit process to channel feedback to GRDC on the quality of their research activities

Services

Crop Variety
Trials

ACAS manage and coordinate the operations of over 700 crops variety trials annually.
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Data Presentation
and Publication

ACAS have developed a range of online reporting systems for providing users with complex, specialised and relevant information to assist with decision making processes.
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Project
Management

ACAS manage five major projects under funding from GRDC
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Database
Management

Database management is an integral part of ACAS’s operations and is critical to the success of its major projects.
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Quality
Assurance

QA processes help ensure research outcomes meet the desired goals.
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Protocol
Development

Protocol development and maintenance is a critical component of all successful research operations.
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Audit
Process

ACAS provides significant process and management expertise in the conducting of site audits, this covers all GRDC funded field based research activities.
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5
Major projects

6848
NVT trials managed over 10 years

13
Tonnes of certified cereal seed produced

32
Cereal diseases with ratings data generated

77
LMA trials conducted

347
Site Audits conducted on GRDC funded projects

Contact

National Variety Trials and Australian Crop Accreditation System Limited

ACN: 093 984 902
ABN: 84 093 984 902

Office and postal address: 1216B Toorak Road, Camberwell VIC. 3124
T: (+61) 3 9889 4212

NVT General Manager: Mr. Neale Sutton, neale@acaslimited.com.au
NVT Operations Coordinator: Mr. Ben O’Connor, ben@acaslimited.com.au
NVT Projects Manager: Mr. Geoff Moore, geoff@acaslimited.com.au
NVT Communications and Marketing Coordinator: Mrs. Tatjana Karov, tatjana@acaslimited.com.au

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