This division covers R&D directed towards improving the characteristics, propagation and growing of crops, plantation forests and the production of associated primary plant products.
- horticultural, grain and oilseed crops;
- crops principally intended for industrial applications (industrial crops);
- post-harvest processing, preparation, handling, and storage of primary plant products; and
- environmentally sustainable plant production.
This division has eight groups.
8202 Horticultural Crops
8203 Industrial Crops
8204 Summer Grains and Oilseeds
8205 Winter Grains and Oilseeds
8206 Harvesting and Packing of Plant Products
8298 Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
8299 Other Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
a) Growing of pasture, browse and fodder crops, other than cereals grown either partially or entirely for use as fodder or feed grain, is included in Division 83 Animal Production and Animal Primary Products.
b) Production of biofuels from plant products is included in Group 8503 Preparation and Production of Energy Sources.
c) Manufacture of processed plant products and their primary products other than biofuels is included in Division 86 Manufacturing.
d) Transportation of plants and plant products other than forest products is included in Division 88 Transport.
e) Operation of irrigation systems and the provision of waste handling services such as collection, storage, recycling and disposal provided by local councils or private or non-profit waste management enterprises are included in Group 9004 Water and Waste Services.
f) Air quality; control of pests, diseases and exotic species; ecosystem assessment and management; flora, fauna and biodiversity; land and water management; rehabilitation of degraded areas; remnant vegetation and conservation areas; soils; and natural hazards in agricultural environments are included in Division 96 Environment.