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Bundaberg Research Facility (BRF)
Agri-Science Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
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 10 HA each of Citrus Breeding & Mac Breeding.
Key science sectors
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
Facilities and major equipment
- 59 ha 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
Number of research staff
20-100 research staff
49 Ashfield Road, Rubyanna, Bundaberg, 4670
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