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“This little ant will destroy our culture, our land, our life, so we need to kill it now.” Balupalu Yunupingu, Dhimurru senior ranger, north-east Arnhem Land
Scientific summer for top Aussie students
Nineteen stellar tertiary students from around Australia will swap beachwear for lab coats this summer to work on their own science projects at CSIRO in Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Merbein and Narrabri.
Prestigious award for CSIRO cotton researchers
CSIRO researchers, Dr Danny Llewellyn, Dr Greg Constable and Dr Gary Fitt, have been presented with the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) Clunies Ross Award for 2006.
Minibeasts Senior post-visit notes
CSIRO runs an interactive Minibeasts Senior program for Years 3 - 6 students in the Northern Territory. Our post-visit teacher resources help your students get the most out of the workshop.
Science for tomorrow: Developments
This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on improved sugarcane, a virtual farm tool, canola pests and ‘biological machinery’. (1 page)
Refuges harbour pests and beneficial insects
That refuge crops, planted near Bt cotton to prevent resistance developing, also support significant populations of secondary pests and beneficial species is argued in this article from Farming Ahead. (3 pages)
Rooting out Pythium and its allies
This three-page article from Farming Ahead details CSIRO research on the fungal disease Pythium, with the aim of providing the foundations for the development of new methods to help control and ultimately prevent the disease.
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.
Ecosystem Sciences PhD program
The PhD program at CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences offers university students an opportunity to conduct research with leaders in science.
Saving the Tassie Devil (Podcast 06 Jun 2007)
CSIRO has joined the battle to save Australia’s Tasmanian Devil from the deadly cancer devastating devil populations. In this five-and-a-half-minute podcast Dr Alex Hyatt discusses the challenges ahead. (5:40)
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Increased international trade means the world community will have to be more vigilant in preventing economic loss and hardship due to destruction and spoilage of foodstuffs by insects, according to CSIRO entomologist David Rees.
Water: a fresh approach
In this two-page article from SOLVE magazine, read about how science is meeting the challenge of finding ways to reduce Australia’s wasteful water practices and improve the way we use and manage this finite resource.