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.
Modelling natural systems
CSIRO Entomology have developed Dymex, a population modelling program providing researchers with a means of building complex population models for biological organisms.
Aerial fire suppression
CSIRO scientists, as part of the Australian Bushfire CRC, are investigating the effectiveness of aerial suppression of bushfires. The project will provide information needed to shape national aerial firefighting strategies.
Improving Murray-Darling Basin health
The Heartlands consortium aims to improve land use in the Murray-Darling Basin to preserve land and water resources and sustain commodity production.
Advancing Australian aquaculture
The Food Futures Flagship links research and industry partners in projects that raise the value and competitiveness of Australian aquaculture.
What a tangled food web
Scientists are studying interactions between insect communities in crop and non-crop vegetation to help get the most out of natural pest control. (2 pages)
Moth joins Kakadu weed battle
A small moth has been released to help control one of Australia's most significant weed menaces, Mimosa pigra, which is threatening the sensitive wetlands of Kakadu in the Northern Territory.
The weed mimosa threatens sensitive wetlands in northern Australia and CSIRO is engaged in the biological control battle.
Bushfire in Australia
Bushfire has been part of the Australian landscape for millions of years but while we consider it a threat, some of our flora and fauna depend upon it.
Scorched gum leaves: fuel for fire?
In a bushfire, sometimes the leaves of eucalypt trees don’t appear to burn thoroughly. Instead they change from green to brown and are left hanging on the trees. Could these leaves be fuel for another fire?