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Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on tiger prawn breeding, water resources in forests, models to enhance water planning and linking drought to El Nino. (1 page)

Microencapsulation

This two-page information sheet describes how the Food Futures Flagship and Preventative Health flagship are developing technology to precisely deliver bioactive ingredients to targeted sites in the gastrointestinal tract.

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on biocontrol for the aquatic weed, cabomba, healthy barley foods, Helicoverpa genome sequencing and better wheat varieties. (1 page)

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A revolution in health, flavour, quality and the safety of Australian food could add an extra $3 billion – the equivalent of another beef or wool industry – to rural sector returns.

An Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Carbon Biosequestration Opportunities from Rural Land Use

This 172-page report estimates the amount of greenhouse gases that can be stored or mitigated by changes in rural land use in Queensland and more broadly, Australia.

Science for tomorrow

This one-page extract from Farming Ahead magazine has four articles about developments in science from across CSIRO.

Science for tomorrow: developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on the use of remote sensing in forest management, the devlopment of nitrogen-use-efficient grains, changes in the risk area for South Australian cropping and changing rainfall patterns. (1 page)

Brisbane: St Lucia, Qld (Queensland Bioscience Precinct)

Research partnerships such as those at the Queensland Bioscience Precinct will provide solutions to the major problems facing the nation and the world.

Virtual fences set to transform farming

This article in Farming Ahead describes how a CSIRO research team has developed a prototype virtual fence that confines livestock, just like a conventional fence, but uses satellite and GPS technology instead of any physical materials. (2 pages)

Black Tiger prawns deliver more bite (Podcast 28 Jun 2010)

From seafood platter to barbecue, this tasty new Black Tiger prawn is set to sizzle. (6:10)

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The Prime Minister, The Hon John Howard, MP, today launched one of the largest targeted scientific research programs in Australia’s history.

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A new project led by CSIRO is exploring the genes of farmed Atlantic salmon with a view to breeding fish resistant to an amoeba that attacks their gills.

Armidale, NSW (FD McMaster Laboratory)

Research at FD McMaster Laboratory develops tools for breeders of sheep and cattle to optimise profitability, livestock welfare and on-farm decision support systems, resulting in more efficient animals and better management practices. CSIRO’s FD McMaster Laboratory conducts research to optimise profitability, livestock welfare and on-farm decision support systems.

Partnership gives new wheat a healthy future

This details how a new joint venture between the Food Futures Flagship, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients and the Grains Research and Development Corporation is using gene silencing technology and conventional plant breeding to develop wheat with significant human health benefits. (2 pages)

Science for tomorrow: developments

Four stories on CSIRO research into water flow interactions, fighting legume fungal diseases, improving Thai beef and health benefits from a new barley from Farming Ahead. (1 page)

Brisbane: Coopers Plains, Qld (CSIRO Food & Nutritional Sciences)

CSIRO's research within the Health and Food Sciences Precinct at Coopers Plains is focused on the improvement of seafood, meat and horticulture products.

Melbourne: Clayton, Vic (Clayton laboratories)

CSIRO’s site at Clayton, Victoria is adjacent to Monash University and the Australian Synchrotron. More than 800 staff members work in energy, resources, forestry, manufacturing, chemicals, health, information, agribusiness and more.

GM wheat and barley trial - DIR099

The CSIRO Food Futures National Research Flagship is conducting genetically modified (GM) wheat and barley trials in New South Wales and Western Australia. (2 pages)

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Three academics will come to work with CSIRO this year under a new scheme, the Flagship Visiting Fellowships.

Science for tomorrow: developments

Four stories about current developments in science from across CSIRO extracted from Farming Ahead. (1 page) 

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CSIRO has found a way to grow plants with healthy omega-3 oils, which are normally only found in fish and microalgae. Learn how we did it in this video from SCOPE, a science TV show for kids produced by Network Ten Australia and CSIRO. (3:00)

Addressing national challenges: science sustaining Australia's future

An overview of some of the highlights of the National Research Flagships from 2006-07. (28 pages)

22Billion Ento MedRelTsr

Grain growers can expect a return of more than twenty dollars for every dollar invested in storage research, according to CSIRO's Joanne Daly.

What is the sound of one prawn eating? (Podcast 02 Sep 2009)

The secret feeding habits of farmed prawns will be put under the microscope, or perhaps more accurately under the microphone as a part of a new CSIRO research collaboration with a small Australian business to develop aquaculture technologies that could revolutionise the prawn aquaculture industry. (4:24)

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on the effects of climate change and ‘sleeper’ weeds, developing gluten free beer, carbon sinks losing the battle and an enzyme to degrade the herbicide, atrazine. (1 page)

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