Agri-Science Queensland

Agri-Science Queensland (ASQ) drives productivity and innovation in Queensland’s agriculture and food industries through world-class research, development and extension (RD&E).

Making a difference

ASQ’s RD&E delivers impact for the Queensland Government and the many Queensland industries we service, including:

  • livestock
  • aquaculture
  • cropping
  • horticulture
  • forestry
  • timber
  • food processing.

Queensland’s agricultural industries operate in a globally trade exposed environment. The investment in our RD&E is essential for this international competitiveness.

Our RD&E projects:

  • deliver on government objectives
  • invest for impacts
  • operate where there is market failure
  • deliver world-class results
  • build capacity and collaborations for the future.

Excellence in research

We have over 600 highly skilled staff working from 38 locations across the state, including the 25 research facilities managed by ASQ.

ASQ’s 2022 RD&E portfolio of 258 projects is valued at $400 million.

The average duration of a research project is 3.8 years.

ASQ collaborates with approximately 171 different organisations within Australia and a further 33 organisations across 17 different countries throughout the world.

We also support Queensland Government responses to natural disasters, biosecurity incidents and other disasters such as COVID-19.

Focus areas


  • Applied AgTech & Remote Sensing systems


  • Marine fisheries
  • Freshwater fisheries

Crops and horticulture

  • Fruit and nut production systems
  • Plant protection – cropping
  • Plant protection - horticulture
  • Vegetable production systems
  • Broadacre farming systems
  • Integrated pest management
  • Market access – horticulture
  • Market access – post harvest grains
  • Plant genetic improvement
  • Banana Production Systems
  • Supply chain innovation
  • Tissue culture

Livestock and animals

  • Dairy
  • Intensive animal production waste and nutrient management
  • Sown pastures
  • Grazing systems research
  • Rumen microbial ecology

Forestry and timber

  • Engineered wood products
  • Forest production and protection
  • Wood product innovation

Sustainability and environment

  • Climate change - minimising and management
  • Great Barrier Reef - minimising impacts
  • Drought and climate variability resilience

Food processing

  • Biotechnologies
  • Data sciences
  • Food and value adding