South Johnstone Research Facility

Agri-Science Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

The 46ha South Johnstone Research Facility is recognised as a premier North Queensland research facility for research, development and extension relating to banana, sugar cane and tropical horticultural crops.

Website
https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/contact/offices/stations-facilities/south-johnstone
Organisation type
  • Queensland Government – Partner
Number of research staff

Up to 20 research staff

Address

24 Experimental Station Road, South Johnstone QLD 4859

Strengths and capabilities

  • Extensive banana germplasm collection
  • Evaluation of banana production and supply chain systems
  • Evaluation of fertilisation and soil health regimes
  • Cyclone resilience and production trials in tropical tree crops
  • Weed research
  • Research into Panama disease

Facilities and major equipment

  • 46ha ranging from basalt base, Tully Red Loam and river bank soil
  • Onsite administration complex with conference facility
  • Research laboratories, glasshouses, greenhouses and coldrooms
  • Sheds including mechanical workshop, chemical stores, washdown bays and post harvest shed
  • Plant and equipment to support research activities

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