The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) is a world leader in researching and developing broadacre field crop industries in the tropics and subtropics. We undertake research and development in cereals, pulses and oilseeds, fodder, fibre and specialty crops.
We aim to:
- improve productivity and quality
- meet market demands
- add value to products
- predict and manage climate change
- develop sustainable production practices.
Postharvest grain protection
About the postharvest grain protection team's research and extension services for the protections and quality management of grains and pulses
Schools Plant Science Competition
Information on Hermitage Research Station Schools Plant Science Competition
Sorghum research program
Sorghum breeding program includes sorghum biotechnology, drought, disease and insect resistance including heliocoverpa, ergot and midge germplasms.
Research undertaken by the Plant Pathology Herbarium.
Overview of field crops research
A page about field crops research undertaken by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries including goals, activities, projects and partnerships.
We are developing high yielding, drought-adapted maize lines suitable for grain and silage (stockfeed) for livestock.
Queensland Grains Research - 2016 Regional Agronomy
A compilation of the trials conducted by the DAF regional agronomy team throughout Queesland in 2016
Pastures and grazing systems research
A research page for the Grazing and pastures project
Integrated Pest Management
A landing page with links to integrated pest management information
Northern herbicide resistance updates
A compilation of Herbicide resistance updates from tamworth and Toowoomba in 2007
Wheat research projects
Current projects supporting the wheat industry in Queensland and northern Australia
Cane to horticuture
Impact of management practices on productivity and off-site water quality in farming systems with sugarcane and intensive vegetable rotations
Forage oat breeding program
Information about breeding of forage oats. Includes breeding program history, objectives and key activities
Accelerated adoption of leucaena
About a research and extension project to help beef cattle producers successfully establish and manage leucaena pastures to increase both the productivity and profitability.
Peanut - history of crop improvement and evaluation research
An overview of research into peanut breeding, varieties, improvement and evaluation
Cropping solutions for sugarcane farming systems in the Burdekin
Developing sugarcane farming systems in the Burdekin area
The department is using its expertise in plant breeding, systems modelling and farming systems to help the grain industry
Barley pathology research
A page about researching barley pathology.
About Sustainable farming systems
Key focus areas for sustainable farming systems (broadacre) development in Queensland
Southern Queensland Farming Systems (SQFS) project
The Southern Queensland Farming Systems project is focusing on soil water management and long-term soil nutrient rundown as well as farming system adaptations to climate change and variability.
Research undertaken by the weed science team
Central Queensland cropping
Broadacre and grains cropping in central Queensland - links, publications, events
Sustainable farming systems: innovating with grain and fibre
Information on sustainable farming research projects at the Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries, Queensland
Tools and software to help agricultural businesses
Access tools and software to support your Queensland agricultural business