CSIRO bushfire research is improving the understanding of fire, and improving technologies and strategies to save lives and limit damage.
Australian scientists are developing reliable tools for predicting bushfire behaviour to save lives and limit damage.
The virus that stunned Australia's rabbits
Read how CSIRO stopped rabbits in their tracks in the 1950s.
In the 1950s, millions of rabbits were decimating Australian agriculture and destroying the environment. CSIRO scientists responded by releasing a virus that had a dramatic effect.
New vaccines offer disease protection potential article
CSIRO is using new technology to develop vaccines that prevent disease in our livestock. This three-page article outlines some of the issues surrounding vaccination and research into finding alternatives to antibiotics.
Dr Lingling Gao: studying aphid resistance
Dr Lingling Gao uses the model plant system, Medicago truncatula, to analyse how plants respond to insects and to help identify ways to improve insect resistance in plants.
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.
Global Carbon Project figures
A factsheet detailing the 2007 data for the Global Carbon Project, a joint international project on the global carbon cycle.
Understanding bushfire impact on water yield
In the summer of 2002-03, devastating bushfires destroyed 700 000 hectares of forest in northeast Victoria. CSIRO scientists used remote sensing technologies to estimate the impact of the fires on water yield in major catchment areas.
Protecting crops against Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus
Plants with total immunity to the devastating Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus could be a step closer thanks to breeding of resistant species and the creation of a synthetic gene primed to recognise the virus and destroy it. (2 pages)
CSIRO conducts farming research throughout Australia, working with producers and farming groups to trial and evaluate new ideas and techniques.
Understanding the science of fire
CSIRO's Fire Science research program uses our expertise in material flammability, fire growth and control, and bushfire impact on infrastructure to improve fire safety.
Taking the fight to aphids
This article from Farming Ahead is an overview of the main aphid pest species on Australian grain and pasture plants and the best options for managing them. (3 pages)
Scientists preparing for future disease challenges
New and emerging animal diseases, Australia’s equine influenza (EI) outbreak and the fact that 75 per cent of emerging human diseases originated in animals, are among the hot topics for discussion at the 13th International World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (WAVLD) Symposium in Melbourne this week.