Adoption of the AFIA ChemCheck system by the export fodder industry

John L Black Consulting

  • Project code: PRJ-002287

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Thursday, August 7, 2008

  • Project completion date: Monday, March 19, 2012

  • National Priority: FCR-Continued access to export markets


A prototype system (AFIA ChemCheck) has been developed in project PRJ-000642 to significantly reduce the chances of hay that is exported from Australia being rejected because MRL values that are exceeded for prescribed or other chemicals in importing countries. The capability of the system has been demonstrated within the current project, but it needs further development and interaction with exporters and their growers to fully demonstrate its value to the industry and ensure that it is sufficiently robust for full adoption across the export fodder industry.


Export Fodder

Research Organisation

John L Black Consulting

Objective Summary

1. Facilitate uptake of the AFIA ChemCheck prototype developed in project PRJ-000642 by the hay export industry and associated growers.

2. Modify the AFIA ChemCheck prototype where identified to better serve the needs of the fodder industry