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Queensland Government

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Leslie Research Facility (LRC)

Field crop at the Leaslei Research Facility

Agri-Science Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Formerly known as Queensland Wheat Research Institute.

The Leslie Research Facility is recognised internationally as a centre for excellence in research on grains and other field crops. This facility is the base for research groups conducting field trials all across northern NSW and up to central Queensland.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Evaluation of winter cereal germplasm
  • Evaluation of pests and diseases
  • Evaluation of grain quality

Facilities and major equipment

  • 7.5 Ha of red volcanic soil
  • Onsite administration building with conference room
  • Research laboratories, glasshouses and cold rooms
  • Sheds including mechanical workshop, preparation rooms and chemical stores
  • Specialised plant and equipment to support research activity
  • Environmentally controlled seed store

Number of research staff

20–100 research staff


13 Holberton St, Toowoomba Qld, 4350

Organisation type

  • Queensland Government – Partner

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Last updated:
19 June 2019