| Professor Steve Raine, Professor Mark Sutherland
and Mr Garry Fullelove attend the inaugural
CCH Research Briefing.
The Centre for Crop Health is currently engaged in collaborative projects with over twenty Australian and International research groups. The Centre's main research partners include the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), agriculture departments in mainland Australian states, CSIRO, the International Maize & Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), the South African Winter Cereals Trust, Sugar Research Australia (SRA), Northern Grower Alliance (NGA) and a number of universities across Australia.
In particular, the Centre is very proud to be a part of the Broadacre Agriculture Initiative, a significant research partnership between the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and the Queensland Department of Agriculture & Fisheries (QDAF). The Broadacre Agriculture Initiative has enabled the expansion of research capacity and discipline expertise in the Centre, making it the largest research centre investigating crop health in the northern grains region.
Another important collaboration is with USQ's National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA). This work is applying new technologies in spectral analysis, thermal imaging, robotics and UAVs (drones) to both disease screening and physiological assessment in the field and glasshouse, with the goal of developing faster field screening methodologies for the estimation of disease incidence and severity.
Collaboration is integral to our research
Industry-based, public or private research organisations interested in developing potential research partnerships with the Centre for Crop Health should contact the Centre Director via email: CentreforCropHealth@usq.edu.au
Visiting and sabbatical researchers who would like to spend a period of time studying and working with colleagues at CCH are particularly welcome.