Our projects

We collaborate with stakeholders and industry partners to drive research projects, subsequent adoption and uptake, whilst fostering innovation and creating opportunities for the agricultural community to learn, grow, invest and connect. Explore the projects that we currently have underway across the business.

national challenges and opportunities

Carbon Initiative Program

January 2021 -

national challenges and opportunities

Pre-Farm Gate Waste Program

Cross Sector

June 2021 - October 2022

national challenges and opportunities

Producer Technology Uptake Program

Cross sector

January 2021 - December 2022

national challenges and opportunities

Community Trust in Rural Industries

Cross sector

January 2021 - December 2023

national challenges and opportunities

Community Perceptions and Worker Experiences

Cross sector

January 2022 - December 2022


Application for Top-Up Scholarship for PRO-013062

Swinburne University of Technology

October 2022 - May 2026

Current Projects


Genetic variation and physiological response of rice to cold and heat stress at flowering stage in aerobic production – PhD Top up Scholarship

The University of Queensland

October 2023 - December 2025

chicken meat

PIX 2024 Sponsorship

PIX Association Inc

November 2023 - May 2024

Australian Coffee Growers' Manual

Peasley Horticultural Services Pty Ltd

November 2023 - June 2024

Propagation and testing of novel agave species for challenging Australian conditions

Vircura R&D Pty Ltd

December 2023 - May 2025

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Beneficial plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) as bio-controls against ginger soil pathogens, Fusarium and Pythium, and effectiveness as bio-fertilisers.

SoiLife / Sustainable Solutions Hub

November 2023 - December 2024

goat fibre

Australian Goat Fibre extension and industry development program - Future fibre farming

neXtgen Agri International

October 2023 - September 2026

thoroughbred horses

Preparing the thoroughbred industry for operations during a possible Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak in Australia.

AusVet Pty Ltd

October 2023 - April 2024

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Ginger Industry Preparedness for Guava Root-knot Nematode (Meloidogyne enterolobii)

The State of Queensland acting through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

October 2023 - October 2024

Cultivating Futures: Engaging Secondary School Students in the World of Agricultural Careers

Central Queensland University

August 2023 - November 2023

thoroughbred horses

Validation and kit development of LAMP test for C. psittaci and EHV1

The University of Queensland

July 2023 - April 2024

honey bee pollination

Size and Scope of the Honey Bee and Pollination Industry - An Updated Snapshot

AgEconPlus Pty Ltd

July 2023 - May 2024

Mapping the workforce of Australian Agriculture - Current State and Future Requirements

RM Consulting Group Pty Ltd

August 2023 - May 2024

Past Projects

honey bee pollination

Amendments to the AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Strategic RD&E Plan (2020-2025)

AgEconPlus Pty Ltd

June 2023 - October 2023

Development of a RD&E Plan for the production of insects

Tenacious Insights Pty Ltd

April 2023 - July 2023

thoroughbred horses

Identification of Exotic and Emergency Animal Disease risks and minimisation strategies to Australian thoroughbred breeding industry

R M Hedlefs BVSc

March 2023 - May 2023

tea tree oil

Determination of Australian Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) Composition Using Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry

Chemistry Centre (WA)

December 2022 - June 2023

Develop a Biosecurity Manual for the Ratite Program

Animal Health Australia

February 2023 - July 2023


Farmed Deer Adverse Impacts Policy Project

Natural Capital Economics

December 2022 - October 2023

honey bee pollination

Impact to Biosecurity with Reduced Access to Public Lands

AgEconPlus Pty Ltd

November 2022 - June 2023

tea tree oil

Writing the Strategic RD&E Plan for the AgriFutures Tea Tree Oil Program

RM Consulting Group Pty Ltd

October 2022 - May 2023

pasture seeds

The Australian crop mirid: An emerging pest in lucerne seed production systems in South Australia.

Lucerne Australia Inc.

November 2022 - September 2023

honey bee pollination

The Honey Bee and Pollination Strategic RD&E Plan (2020-2025) Mid-term Review and Economic Impact of the Chicken Meat Program 2019-2022

AgEconPlus Pty Ltd

September 2022 - June 2023

Development of a Privacy Impact Assessment for the Emerging Insect Technology Hub

SiTU Solutions Pty Ltd

August 2022 - March 2023

pasture seeds

Lucerne Australia capacity building study tour

Lucerne Australia Inc.

June 2022 - August 2022