University of Sydney to set up agri research centre
The University of Sydney announced to establish a new $12 million agriculture research centre that will be based at the university’s Plant Breeding Institute.
The new complex will have genetic and agronomy labs alongside digital and robotic workplaces in order to support research and industry engagement.
The centre will produce improved and adapted crop varieties and traits, besides developing farming systems with enhanced resilience.
“Global food security and the future of agriculture in NSW and Australia rely on the sort of research done by our scientists in Narrabri. This investment from the NSW Government and industry will ensure our 60-year tradition of world-class research will continue through the century,” the University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence said.