/ The ACRCP
The Australian Cereal Rust Control Program (ACRCP, established in 1973) monitors cereal rust pathogens throughout Australia, finds and characterises new sources of rust resistance, and assists Australian cereal breeding groups to incorporate rust resistance in new cultivars.
The ACRCP is funded largely by the grains industry, through the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC). It has a national mandate and with 6 senior scientists, 8 technicians and currently 7 PhD students, is one of the largest groups involved in cereal rust research in the world.
Australian Cereal Rust Control Program Consultative Committee
The ACRCP Consultative Committee is a key link between industry and the ACRCP. The Consultative Committee has a wide basis for membership, which includes representatives from state pathology and breeding groups. It meets at least once per year and has a key role in ensuring alignment and industry relevance of ACRCP operations.
For further information visit: http://sydney.edu.au/agriculture/plant_breeding_institute/cereal_rust/index.shtml