J Bjelke-Petersen Research Facility

Agri-Science Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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Close up of variable ladybird larva – 4th instar by Tonia Grundy DAF

The J Bjelke-Petersen Research Facility is located 5km to the south of Kingaroy. The Facility is leading and innovating in a wide range of scientific research and development including diverse aspects of dryland, irrigated and high rainfall inland farming systems, as key drivers to improving much of the wider Queensland cropping environment. This work focuses on a variety of summer and winter pulse and grain crops, including peanut improvement, best management practices as applied to farming systems, risk management, impacts of climate variability, farm economics and state-of-the-art decision support tools.

Website https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/contact/offices/stations-facilities/bjelke-petersen-redvale

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Peanut genetic improvement program
  • Defining nitrogen response in the norther grain region
  • Agronomic packages for improved yield
  • Polyketide synthases (PKS) in cotton and grains
  • Northern pulse and grain IPM
  • Profit enhancement of tropical pulse

Facilities and major equipment

  • 95 hectare research farm
  • Redvale Field Site
  • Administration and conference facility complex
  • Agronomic, pathology and entomology labs
  • Sheds incuding workshop, preparation rooms, fertilizer and chemical store
  • Plant and equipment to support research, development and extension
  • Glasshouses, igloos and rain out shelters
  • Drying barns, ovens and dehydrators
  • Cotton grinding and processing equipment -

Number of research staff

20-100 research staff

Address

214 Kingaroy-Cooyar Road, , Kingaroy, 4610

Organisation type

  • Queensland Government – Partner

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