TropAg 2017
  • The world-first speed breeding technique was developed by scientists at the University of Queensland's alliance for agriculture and food innovation (QAAFI), who use light and temperature-controlled greenhouses to accelerate plant growth and deliver more tolerant crops.
  • The Queensland Minister for Innovation, the Hon Kate Jones, joined Vice-Chancellor Peter Høj and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Bronwyn Harch, for an update on Advance Queensland-funded research on breeding techniques for avocados.
  • Professor Robert Henry, Director of the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) at UQ, is conducting the first gene-editing experiments to tailor sugarcane production to effectively produce biofuels and bioplastics.

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