Plant & Food Research, Australia Pty Ltd
LOCATION: Northern Barns, Building 4G Waite Road, Waite Campus, Urrbrae
To create the world’s most sustainable food systems.
Who We Are
At Plant & Food Research, we believe science can create a better future.
By finding smarter, greener options today, we’re helping secure the world we want to live in tomorrow.
With our partners, we use world-leading science to improve the way they grow, fish, harvest and share food. Every day, we have 1000 people working across the world to help deliver healthy foods from the world’s most sustainable systems.
New fruits, better grains, fewer chemicals, stronger biosecurity, higher yields, exciting foods, great nutrition, reduced waste.
We answer complex biological questions; we design innovative products and technologies; and we look over the horizon for new ways to grow a smart green future.
Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand Government-owned Crown Research Institute, with staff situated at sites across Australia; at Waite, co-located at QUT in Brisbane, and in Melbourne. Research is conducted globally with a network of scientific collaborators, international development projects, and in-market support for customers’ international activities.
Future plants, fish and foods
- New plant cultivars
- Fish breeding
- Consumer and stakeholder research
- Health and nutrition
- Food and ingredient formulation
- Genetics and genomics
Sustainable resilient food supply
- Sensing technology
- Total utilisation
- Food safety
- Soil, water and climate
- Biosecurity and crop protection
- Crop optimisation
- Supply chain optimisation
- Conservation and ecology
- Seafood production
Blue sky science for Growing Futures™
- Horticultural Production goes Urban
- Open Ocean Aquaculture
- Digital Horticultural Systems
RELATED NEWS & EVENTS
Science and Innovation company Plant & Food Research Australia is establishing a base at the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus – a move that will boost research and innovation in South Australia’s horticulture and agri-food sectors.