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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)

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)

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)

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on transforming primary industries under climate change, science by the people, future foods, future grains and genes that control cereal crop flowering. (1 page)

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The coming Australian food revolution is all about one-stop, guilt-free indulgence, say the researchers who are already hard at work designing it.

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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.

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

Adelaide: Kintore Avenue (SA)

Research at CSIRO's Adelaide laboratories covers a broad range of research and development including food, nutrition, diagnostics, biosensor research and preventative health.

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)

Uncovering flavours and aromas of good wine (Podcast 18 Jan 2011)

Researchers from Plant Industry and Food Futures Flagship are investigating the aroma and flavour compounds of wine using sophisticated tools to understand what makes a good wine.

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)

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)

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.

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.

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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)

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.

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.

An Atlantic salmon selective breeding program for Tasmania

A six-page 'backgrounder' on the establishment of a commercial selective breeding program for Tasmania's Atlantic salmon industry.

Science for tomorrow: developments

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

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