Understanding bushfire behaviour to save lives
Although bushfires are notoriously unpredictable, CSIRO scientists have the ability to develop reliable tools for predicting fire behaviour which may save lives and help to limit damage.
Bridal creeper leafhopper
The leafhopper Zygina species was the first biological control agent to be released on bridal creeper in Australia.
New bat virus discovered in humans (Podcast 26 Jun 2007)
CSIRO scientists have played a key role in discovering that bats are the likely host of a new virus, and Dr Linfa Wang from CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory discusses, in this seven-minute podcast, the Melaka virus and its effect on humans. (6:55)
Australia-China research links strengthened
CSIRO and the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ) today (Tuesday 10 April) signed a Relationship Agreement to facilitate research in biosecurity and quarantine.
Farm management overview
CSIRO researches farm management including crops, pastures and livestock to improve production.
CSIRO researches farm management including crops, pastures and livestock to improve profitability and sustainability along the entire production chain.
The European rabbit
European rabbits were introduced into Australia in 1859 and soon became a major pest species. Read about their distribution and control.
Advancing Australian aquaculture
The Food Futures Flagship links research and industry partners in projects that raise the value and competitiveness of Australian aquaculture.
Fighting disease, pests and weeds
CSIRO has extensive capabilities in researching, understanding and tackling various insect pests of plants, plant diseases and weeds.
Science for tomorrow: New developments
This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on a revised grassfire guide, a new water yield assessment project, a genomic tool to speed up genetic gain in sheep breeding and a long-term ocean observation network. (1 page)
Redlegged earth mite: its status and control
This article from Farming Ahead discusses how high winter-rainfall areas of southern Australia are plagued by the redlegged earth mite (Halotydeus destructor) and how yields of susceptible crops can be reduced by half. (3 pages)
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.
CSIRO scientists, as part of the Australian Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), are investigating the effectiveness of aerial suppression of bushfires. The project will provide information needed to shape national aerial firefighting strategies.