From 1 July 2019, the Southern Tree Breeding Association Inc has transferred its activities to Tree Breeding Australia Limited, established under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). After 36 years as an association incorporated in South Australia, the change will better reflect the national footprint of the Members and other stakeholders. A new website and branding is being established.
The transfer by an operation of law has been published in the SA Government Gazette (No. 30 - 27 June 2019). Tree Breeding Australia Limited is a company limited by guarantee with Members (not shareholders), and it retains its not for profit structure. The new entity has retained the same ABN (87 043 835 298) but has a new ACN (632 508 742) under the Coprorations Act 2001 (Cth.).
Staff can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org for example email@example.com. All other contact points remain the same and it will be business as usual for stakeholders under the new structure.
Members can log into DATAPLAN® from this site.
The STBA has developed TREEPLAN®, a leading edge analytical system for genetic evaluation. The system is routinely used for the Australian cooperative tree improvement programs. The TREEPLAN® genetic evaluation system provides an integrated solution to managing data and regularly producing breeding values for improved profit.
PlantPlan Genetics Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the STBA, provides genetic evaluation and advisory services in tree and plant improvement. PlantPlan Genetics advises on species suitability, strategy development, economic breeding objectives, database development, trial design, statistical analysis of trial data, genetic evaluation, selection, mate allocation tactics and deployment strategy. (PlantPlan Genetics Brochure).
PlantPlan Genetics is also involved in developing innovative software tools to assist breeders in operational tree improvement activities. The TREEPLAN® system is a part of its innovative package. PlantPlan Genetics works with clients to provide successful commercial outcomes, by providing access to leading edge tools and specialist expertise in genetics.