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Queensland Government

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Centre for Crop Health (CCH)

Researcher in field of sunflowers

University of Southern Queensland

The Centre for Crop Health is a multidisciplinary research centre that conducts focussed research on: identifying genes conferring improved crop health and disease resistance, examining the genetics and biology of crop pathogens, improving disease management in farming systems and the effects of climate variability on crop health and nutritional value. Our focus is on delivering and communicating research outcomes that will improve crop health, increase sustainability and profitability for rural communities and enhance global food security.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Summer crop health research
  • Winter crop health research
  • Integrated crop nematology research
  • Regional, national and international recognition of research outcomes
  • Strong industry links
  • Practical, viable disease management options
  • Molecular biology expertise
  • Plant physiology expertise
  • Microbiology expertise

Facilities and major equipment

  • Physical Containment Class 2 laboratories
  • Controlled environment facilities for plant growth
  • Plant disease inoculation equipment
  • Nematology laboratory
  • Plant genetics and molecular laboratories
  • Glasshouses/preparation spaces

Number of research staff

Upto 20 research staff


Block D, West Street, Toowoomba, 4350

Lead researcher

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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Last updated:
3 June 2019