Bundaberg Research Facility (BRF)

Agri-Science Queensland, Queensland Government

The 59 hectare facility near Bundaberg undertakes research in sub-tropical horticulture, vegetable and field crops across a broad range of species including mandarins, avocadoes and macadamia nuts, strawberries and peanuts. The deep red volcanic soils provide excellent capacity for R&D to a wide range of horticultural and coastal broad acre crops and sugar cane projects as well as 10ha each of Citrus Breeding & Mac Breeding.

Organisation type
  • Queensland Government – Partner
Number of research staff
20-100 research staff
49 Ashfield Road, Rubyanna, Bundaberg QLD 4670

Strengths and capabilities

  • Development of coastal farming systems involving sugarcane,peanuts and soybeans
  • Breeding and evaluation of macadamia germplasm, both on and off facility
  • Evaluation of strawberry germplasm
  • Evaluation of peanut germplasm
  • Evaluation of avocado high productivity production systems
  • Evaluation of macadamia high productivity production systems
  • Breeding and evaluation of mandarin germplasm
  • Evaluation of sweet potato germplasm using off station co|operators

Facilities and major equipment

  • 59ha research farm with a mix of red and black volcanic soil
  • Research polyhouses for seedling growth
  • State of the art computer controlled irrigation system
  • Research laboratories and coldrooms
  • Specialist vegetable plant and equipment to support research activity

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