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Agency ID2827
TitlePrimary Industries Department, Land Management Division, Agricultural Chemistry Branch
Agency TypeBusiness unit or division
Start Date 26/9/1963
End Date 26/2/1996
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Provided agricultural analysis services

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
274Soil and Water Sample Registers 26/9/1963 1/10/1969
273Quarterly Reports 26/9/1963 31/12/1976
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
11731Department of Primary Industries I 26/9/1963 25/2/1996
8616Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries 26/9/1963 26/2/1996
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 26 Sep 1963, Vol CCXIV, No. 13, pp.271-79
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1976 - 1977, p. 1957
Queensland Government Directory, 1986 - 1987, 1992, 1995
Primary Industries Department, Annual Report, 1995 - 1996, pp. 5, 46
Natural Resources Department, Annual Report, 1995 - 1996, p. 40
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
With the renaming of the department on 26 September 1963, the Agricultural and Stock Department , Plant Industry Division, Agricultural Chemical Laboratory Branch became part of the Primary Industries Department.

In the year 1975 - 1976, the Branch was renamed the Agricultural Chemistry Branch. It became the chemical service laboratory for the Divisions of Plant Industries and Land Utilization, and a chemical regulatory laboratory for the Standards Division of the Division of Marketing. In the 1980s, the Branch became part of the Land Utilization Division subsequently called the Land Management Division.

FUNCTIONS:
The Branch developed methods of analysis, and provided analyses for producers and departmental research staff of soils, plants and water for nutrients, chemical residues, quality, and other aspects related to agricultural production; co-operated with the Standards Branch in the regulation of pesticides, stock feeds, veterinary medicines, and fertilisers; conducted land resource evaluations in co-operation with departmental soil surveyors.

ABOLITION:
With the creation of the Natural Resources Department on 26 February 1996, the functions of the Branch were transferred to the new department as part of the Resources Sciences Centre.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID2827, Primary Industries Department, Land Management Division, Agricultural Chemistry Branch
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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