Hermitage Research Facility (HRF)

Agri-Science Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisherie

The 230ha facility located near the town ship of Warwick on the southern Darling Downs provides for research, development and extension to be undertaken in many aspects of field crop plant breeding across a range of crops such as sorghum, chickpea, mungbean, maize, sweet corn and barley.

Organisation type
  • Queensland Government – Partner
Number of research staff
20-100 research staff
604 Yangan Rd, Warwick QLD 4370

Strengths and capabilities

  • Development and evaluation of field crop germplasm
  • Crop genomics research
  • Crop physiology
  • drought tolerance
  • Plant pathology
  • disease screening
  • Stored grain research

Facilities and major equipment

  • 230ha of elphistone depositional soils
  • Onsite administration building with conference room
  • Research laboratories, glasshouses and cold rooms
  • Sheds including mechanical workshop, preparation rooms and chemical stores
  • Specialised plant and equipment to support research activity

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