Adoption of the AFIA ChemCheck System by the Export Fodder Industry

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This RIRDC project was established to facilitate the adoption by fodder exporting companies and their growers of the prototype AFIA ChemCheck system. The system was developed to reduce the risk of exported hay being rejected by importing countries because of contamination with chemicals. Close to 100% of growers producing hay or straw for the export market are targeted to be using the system by 2010.
The AFIA ChemCheck system, which has been refined in this project, is for use by cereal crop growers who supply hay or straw to fodder exporting companies. Information generated by the system and, particularly the ‘alerts’ that it produces when an issue in relation to chemical residues is identified, will be available to the exporters for which any specific area of crop is contracted.

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