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Centre for Crop Health
The Centre for Crop Health is a multidisciplinary research centre delivering research outcomes to improve crop health and productivity on the Darling Downs, throughout Queensland, Australia and around the world.
The Centre believes that improving crop health is fundamental to agricultural productivity and our ability to sustainably provide food for the global population.
The Centre's research programs focus 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 studying the effects of climate variability on crop health and nutritional value. Our research themes are focused on the areas of winter cropping, summer cropping and horticulture, concentrating on a high diversity of crop production within each theme.
Along with Professor Gavin Ash as Director, the Centre for Crop Health has internationally recognised and experienced research staff and a diverse and increasing number of Higher Degree by Research students from Australia and across the globe.
Our mission and vision
Our mission is to deliver and communicate research outcomes that will improve crop health, increase sustainability and profitability for rural communities and enhance global food security. Our vision is to be a recognised centre of world-class research into biotic and abiotic factors affecting crop health. We believe that improving crop health is fundamental to agricultural productivity and our ability to sustainably provide food for the global population.