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About Tosari Crop Research Centre

Tosari Crop Research Centre (TCRC) is a 748 ha research and commercial cropping facility on the Darling Downs in Queensland, 100 per cent owned by the Australian grains industry.

The two properties which make up TCRC, ‘Tosari’ and ‘Carinya’, were purchased in 2017 as part of a unique $10 million grant by Grains Research and Development Corporation and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

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Who We Are

TCRC is operated by Queensland Crop Research Ltd (QCRL) as the trustee for Grains and Cropping R&D Trust. QCRL is a not-for-profit organisation with all of the Trust’s assets held in perpetuity for the industry.

The QCRL Board and management team have extensive experience in RDE&A, commercial agronomy and the farming systems of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland. They offer clear and established linkages to industry for both upstream and downstream issue identification, development, system integration and adoption.

QCRL has engaged MCA Ag Management Pty Ltd as the professional management team to grow the commercial crops, manage and plan the farms’ development, and manage the provision of research-ready land.

Board of Directors

Queensland Crop Research Ltd

Chair: Brett Bidstrup

Condamine QLD 4416

Maree Crawford

Toowoomba QLD 4350

Lachlan Nass

Millmerran QLD 4357

Hugh McMicking

Mount Rascal QLD 4350

Michael Blakeney

Anambah NSW 2320


Tosari Crop Research Centre is located in one of the nation’s prime agricultural regions on the Condamine River near Millmerran, 70km southwest of Toowoomba and 210km from Brisbane, Queensland.

Its central location in the northern growing region and close proximity to established scientific research institutions provides an attractive prospect for researchers and farmers.

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport is only 45 minutes drive from TCRC, and bitumen roads into the facility provide easy wet weather access.

Please note: Entry to TCRC is by appointment only. Please contact us for further information.

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