QAAFI's Centre for Plant Science (CPS) integrates strong disciplinary capabilities in major research focus areas to target improved crops, crop protection systems, and sustainable production systems in tropical and sub-tropical environments.

CPS provides innovative plant-focused research for ongoing agricultural and food innovation by pursuit of excellence in plant science at molecular, whole plant, and production system levels for the beenfit of plant industries.

The centre also acts as a vehicle for enhanced collaboration between UQ and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in plant science of strategic importance, and maintains strong linkages with rural and manufacturing industries. CPS also has a strong focus on postgraduate training and is committed to the next generation of plant scientists.

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+61 7 334 62776

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Grain crop improvement

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Grain crop physiology and modelling

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Horticultural crop improvement

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Horticultural crop protection

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Agricultural nanotechnology

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Farming systems

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  • Dr Joe Eyre

    Research Fellow
    Centre for Plant Science
  • Mr Peter deVoil

    Principal Farming Systems Modeller
    Centre for Plant Science
  • Dr Caspar Roxburgh

    Research Officer
    Centre for Plant Science (QAAFI)
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    Centre for Plant Science

Soils nutrition

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  • Professor Michael Bell

    Chair in Tropical Agronomy
    School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
    Professorial Research Fellow
    Centre for Plant Science (QAAFI)

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Weed biology and management

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