Hermitage Research Facility (HRF)

Agri-Science Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisherie

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Young Sorghum crop in field at Hermitage Research Facility

The 230 ha 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.

Website https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/contact/offices/stations-facilities/hermitage

Key science sectors

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

  • 230 Ha 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

Number of research staff

20-100 research staff


604 Yangan Rd, , Warwick QLD 4370

Organisation type

  • Queensland Government - Partner

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