The University of Southern Queensland supports Australian grain growers through a range of research endeavours in the areas of crop protection, plant pathology and biotechnology.
The headquarters of this work is the Agricultural Science and Engineering Precinct (ASEP), a nexus between microbiology labs through to processing labs, state-of-the-art glasshouses and field research units.
This enables researchers to investigate the entire spectrum of crop development and health which underpins crop protection in Australia.
The $16 million facility is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation. Additional research investment partners include the Broadacre Grains Research Partnership, AgriFutures Australia, Hort Innovation and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
ASEP features include:
- 10 laboratories featuring specialist quarantine facilities
- Four glasshouses with separate, individually controlled bays
- Netted and irrigated facilities for field research
- Four state-of-the-art controlled environment rooms
For more information about ASEP, contact the Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment.