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1297.0 - Australian Standard Research Classification (ASRC), 1998  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/08/1998   
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Classification Structure - Subdivision 620000 - Plant Production and Plant Primary Products

(See Division 2, Introduction for more information)


GroupClass
      Title

620100
      Field Crops
620101
      Wheat
620102
      Barley
620103
      Rice
620104
      Other cereals
620105
      Oilseeds
620106
      Sugar
620107
      Cotton
620108
      Grain legumes
620199
      Field crops not elsewhere classified
620200
      Horticultural Crops
620201
      Stone fruit
620202
      Pome fruit
620203
      Citrus
620204
      Grapes
620205
      Tropical fruit
620206
      Berry fruit
620207
      Tree nuts
620208
      Vegetables
620209
      Ornamentals, Australian natives and nursery plants
620299
      Horticultural crops not elsewhere classified
620300
      Forestry
620301
      Native forests
620302
      Softwood plantations
620303
      Hardwood plantations
620304
      Harvesting and transport of forest products
620305
      Integration of farm and forestry
620399
      Forestry not elsewhere classified
620400
      Primary Products from Plants
620401
      Fresh fruit and vegetables (post harvest)
620402
      Unprocessed cereals
620403
      Tobacco leaf
620404
      Cotton lint and cotton seed
620499
      Primary plant products not elsewhere classified
620500
      Sustainable Plant Production Systems
620501
      Field crops
620502
      Horticultural crops
620503
      Forestry
620504
      Primary products from plants

Definitions

Subdivision 620000 - Plant Production and Plant Primary Products, covers R&D directed towards improving the characteristics, propagation and growing of field and horticultural crops, native forest, hardwood and softwood plantations; and the production of associated primary plant products.

This subdivision also includes R&D directed towards improving the post-harvest processing, preparation, handling, storage and marketing of primary plant products and R&D directed towards developing sustainable plant production systems. This subdivision has five groups:

      620100 - Field Crops
      620200 - Horticultural Crops
      620300 - Forestry
      620400 - Primary Products from Plants
      620500 - Sustainable Plant Production Systems
      Exclusions:
          R&D directed towards the manufacture of processed plant products and their primary products is included in Subdivision 670000 Manufacturing.

      Group 620100 - Field Crops

      This group covers R&D directed towards improving the characteristics and growing of wheat, barley, coarse grains, rice, oilseeds and grain legumes, sugar, cotton or other field crops.

      This group includes R&D directed towards harvesting field crops. This group has nine classes:


        620101 - Wheat
        620102 - Barley
        620103 - Rice
        620104 - Other cereals
        620105 - Oilseeds
        620106 - Sugar
        620107 - Cotton
        620108 - Grain legumes
        620199 - Field crops not elsewhere classified

      Exclusions:

        R&D directed towards:

        (a) transportation, storage and marketing of primary products from field crops is included in Group 620400 Primary Products from Plants;

        (b) environmental management aspects of growing field crops is included in Group 620500 Sustainable Plant Production Systems;

        (c) growing, harvesting and storage of pasture, browse or fodder crops is included in Group 630200 Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops; and

        (d) manufacture of processed products from field crops is included in either Group 670100 Processed Food Products and Beverages, Group 670200 Fibre Processing and Textiles; Footwear and Leather Products or Group 671600 Other Manufactured Products.
      Group 620200 - Horticultural Crops

      This group covers R&D directed towards improving the characteristics, propagation and growing of stone and pome fruit, citrus, grapes, tropical and berry fruit, tree nuts, vegetables, ornamentals, Australian native plants, nursery plants and other horticultural crops.

      This group includes R&D directed towards harvesting horticultural crops. This group has ten classes:


        620201 - Stone fruit
        620202 - Pome fruit
        620203 - Citrus
        620204 - Grapes
        620205 - Tropical fruit
        620206 - Berry fruit
        620207 - Tree nuts
        620208 - Vegetables
        620209 - Ornamentals, Australian natives and nursery plants
        620299 - Horticultural crops not elsewhere classified

        Exclusions:


          R&D directed towards:

          (a) transportation, storage and marketing of primary horticultural products, including post-harvest handling of fresh fruit and vegetables and other horticultural crops is included in Group 620400 Primary Products from Plants;

          (b) environmental management aspects of growing horticultural crops is included in Group 620500 Sustainable Plant Production Systems; and

          (c) manufacture of processed products from horticultural crops is included in either Group 670100 Processed Food Products and Beverages or Group 671600 Other Manufactured Products.
      Group 620300 - Forestry

      This group covers R&D directed towards improving the operation, maintenance and protection (incl. forest fire-fighting and control) of native forests, softwood or hardwood plantations.

      This group includes R&D directed towards the harvesting or transportation of wood and other forest products from forests and plantations and towards the integration of farm and forestry. This group has six classes:


        620301 - Native forests
        620302 - Softwood plantations
        620303 - Hardwood plantations
        620304 - Harvesting and transport of forest products
        620305 - Integration of farm and forestry
        620399 - Forestry not elsewhere classified

        Exclusions:


          R&D directed towards:

          (a) environmental management aspects of growing native or plantation forests (incl. native and exotic species not intended for timber or paper production) is included in Group 620500 Sustainable Plant Production Systems; and

          (b) processing or manufacture of wood, wood and paper products is included in either Group 670300 Wood, Wood Products and Paper or Group 671600 Other Manufactured Products.
      Group 620400 - Primary Products from Plants

      This group covers R&D directed towards improving post-harvest processing or handling (incl. transportation, storage and marketing) of fresh fruit or vegetables, unprocessed cereals, tobacco leaf, cotton lint, cotton seed and other primary plant products. This group has five classes:


        620401 - Fresh fruit and vegetables (post harvest)
        620402 - Unprocessed cereals
        620403 - Tobacco leaf
        620404 - Cotton lint and cotton seed
        620499 - Primary plant products not elsewhere classified

        Exclusions:


          R&D directed towards:

          (a) environmental management aspects of preparing or producing primary plant products is included in Group 620500 Sustainable Plant Production Systems;

          (b) manufacture of processed products from primary plant products is included in either Group 670100 Processed Food Products and Beverages or Group 670200 Fibre Processing and Textiles; Footwear and Leather Products; and

          (c) manufacture of tobacco products is included in Class 671601 Tobacco products.
      Group 620500 - Sustainable Plant Production Systems

      This group covers R&D directed towards developing sustainable plant production systems. It includes research into soils, water usage and pests if the prime purpose of the research is field crops, horticultural crops, forestry and primary products from plants which are more environmentally and economically sustainable. This group has four classes:


        620501 - Field crops
        620502 - Horticultural crops
        620503 - Forestry
        620504 - Primary products from plants





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