CSIRO keeps our grain the market leader
For an expectant return of A$20 for every dollar invested in CSIRO’s Stored Grain Research Laboratory, it has to be one of the best R&D success stories around.
The Stored Grain Research Laboratory has kept Australian grain in the forefront of the world export market.
Willow sawfly, first identified in Australia in 2005 and now well established in the ACT and surrounding areas (Queanbeyan, Braidwood and Cooma) of south east New South Wales (NSW), attacks both pest and amenity willows.
CSIRO explores protecting poultry from avian influenza
A three-page article by CSIRO Livestock Industries providing in-depth information on our research aimed at protecting poultry from avian influenza and how CSIRO scientists are exploring gene silencing as a means to this end.
National Invertebrate Pest Initiative (NIPI)
The National Invertebrate Pest Initiative (NIPI) brings together Australian scientists from State Departments, Universities, growers and CSIRO to improve pest management in Australian grain crops.
Rust fungus to tear backbone out of boneseed
CSIRO’s newly refurbished containment facility for exotic insects and plant pathogens in Canberra is hosting a species of rust fungus which shows promise as a biocontrol agent for the highly invasive plant pest, boneseed.
United Nations goes crazy over ant management
Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation, Rio-Tinto Alcan Gove and CSIRO are celebrating winning the prestigious Biodiversity category of the United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards tonight.
DNA test to revolutionise sheep worm control
CSIRO scientists have moved a step closer to developing a novel DNA test which has the potential to revolutionise management of one of the biggest threats to sheep health in Australia, the barber’s pole worm.
Foot & Mouth Disease outbreak model takes shape
Researchers have completed the first stage of development work on a comprehensive model of the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in cattle to evaluate policy surrounding the management of FMD and other exotic diseases should an outbreak occur in Australia.
Prestigious award for leading entomologist
An Honorary Fellow with CSIRO Entomology, Mr Alan Dyce, has been awarded the Australian Medal of Agricultural Science by the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology.
Pests of field crops and pastures
This comprehensive handbook on economic entomology for field crops and pastures encompasses pests and beneficial insects as well as allied forms of importance in Australian agriculture.