Leslie Research Facility (LRC)

Agri-Science Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Formerly known as Queensland Wheat Research Institute

The Leslie Research Facility is recognised internationally as a centre for excellence in research on grains and other field crops. This facility is the base for research groups conducting field trials all across northern NSW and up to central Queensland.

Organisation type
  • Queensland Government – Partner
Number of research staff
20-100 research staff
13 Holberton St, Toowoomba QLD 4350

Strengths and capabilities

  • Evaluation of winter cereal germplasm
  • Evaluation of pests and diseases
  • Evaluation of grain quality

Facilities and major equipment

  • 7.5ha of red volcanic soil
  • 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
  • Environmentally controlled seed store

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