Research and development activities
Research and development is critical to maximise the economic contribution of Queensland's agricultural industries. It must be geared to the needs of local industry and backed by cutting edge technologies that are sustainable and sensitive to consumer demands.
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries works to provide higher quality and affordable food and fibre to consumers, and to boost the economic performance and environmental sustainability of Queensland agriculture.
Effective and targeted research and development will steer the next wave of productivity growth in Queensland agriculture, in partnership with industry, universities and other research providers.
Our scientists work in partnership with industry, universities and other research providers to find solutions that will maintain international competitiveness, viability and profitability, and increase market share within environmentally sustainable production systems. Programmes available include the following:
- Animal research
- Fisheries and aquaculture research
- Food technology
- Forestry research
- Intensive livestock environmental research
- Invasive plant and animal science
- Field crop research
- Sustainable Farming Systems
The following facilities within Queensland focus on different research and development activities, depending on the agricultural opportunities within each region.
- Bribie Island Research Centre
- Molecular Fisheries Laboratory, Brisbane
- Northern Fisheries Centre, Cairns
- Southern Fisheries Centre, Deception Bay
Animal and plant science
- Centre for Advanced Animal Science, Gatton
- Maroochy Research Facility, Nambour
- Plant science centres in Queensland
- Salisbury Research Centre, Salisbury, Brisbane
- Spyglass Beef Research Facility, Charters Towers
- Food Pilot Plant, Brisbane
- Contact our Customer Service Centre if you have any questions about research and development activities within Queensland agriculture.
- Last reviewed: 19 Sep 2015
- Last updated: 11 Dec 2017