CSIRO Toowoomba - APSRU Offices.

CSIRO in Toowoomba - a partner in APSRU.

Toowoomba, Qld (Agricultural Production Systems Research Unit)

The Agricultural Production Systems Research Unit is a collaborative organisation with researchers from CSIRO, the University of Queensland and the Queensland State Government.

  • 19 December 2005

Based in Toowoomba, Queensland, the Agricultural Production Systems Research Unit (APSRU) is a collaborative organisation with researchers from:

APSRU strives for inovative approaches to improving profitability of agricultural systems while maintaining the integrity of the soil resource base and surrounding environment.
  • CSIRO
    • Sustainable Ecosystems
      • Land and Water
    • the University of Queensland 
    • the Queensland State Government Departments of:
      • Energy
      • Primary Industries and Fisheries
      • Natural Resources and Mines.

    CSIRO researchers based in Toowoomba are involved with agricultural production systems simulation.

    Activities

    APSRU was established in 1990 by the Queensland State Government and CSIRO.

    The formation of APSRU brought together expertise in the computer simulation of farming systems and was intended to facilitate research that would impact on how agricultural production systems are managed.

    After two successive five-year terms and a successful external review in 2000, another five-year term was agreed by the participating organisations.

    APSRU has created a centre of excellence in the field of agricultural production systems research with the capability of pursuing related world class research and training.


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