1st in Australia and 14th in the world for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2018)
32nd in the world for Agriculture and Forestry (QS 2018)
Key research areas
Our research is focused on five key areas:
Our researchers investigate extensive rangeland systems and mixed crop-pasture systems in the quest for expansion and improvement opportunities and clean, green and ethical animal production.
Genetics and breeding
Research and student training in genetics and breeding spans traditional and molecular genetic approaches to improve economically important production traits in our crops, pastures and livestock. Our work has application in Australia as well as overseas countries including China, India, Bangladesh and Timor Leste.
Crop and pasture production
Research in crop and pasture production occurs across molecular and physiological processes, nutrition and disease control, and in-field agronomy, using traditional and state-of-the art technology.
Soil science and plant nutrition
Agricultural-based research and teaching in soil science and plant nutrition focuses on land management practices and climate on agricultural soils. By combining molecular, isotopic and spatial imaging techniques, our researchers have gained detailed insights into the day-to-day life of soil and how best to manage and sustain this important resource.
Our work in farming systems is targeted towards choosing and breeding the right plants and animals for the right environment to develop management strategies that maximise profitability and minimise the impacts on the environment.
Our researchers contribute to advancing agricultural education and research through a range of groups, centres and programs focused on specialised areas.
For more information about our work and current projects, contact our key researchers: