The Paterson’s curse root weevil
This two-page brochure discusses how to promote the establishment and survival of the root weevil, Mogulones geographicus, a biocontrol agent for Paterson's curse in Australia.
Tackling pests: it’s neighbour joining neighbour
This article from Farming Ahead discusses how the results of a CSIRO study into silverleaf whitefly control have broad implications for cost-effective strategies across a spread of farming environments. (3 pages)
Tapping into nature’s own landscape services
This article from Farming Ahead looks at how farmers, scientists and conservationists are looking for ways to make Australian farming landscapes more sustainable by harnessing the ecosystem services provided by native vegetation. (3 pages)
This fact sheet provides information about equine influenza and the outbreak of disease that occurred in Australia during 2007.
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.
Alternatives to antibiotics reduce animal disease
CSIRO researchers are developing vaccines and investigating other alternatives to in-feed antibiotics for livestock. These new products will improve animal health and welfare and reduce the risk of drug-resistant bacteria.
Biological control of alligator weed
Scientists at CSIRO are researching several new biological control agents for the control of alligator weed in cooler climates and terrestrial habitats of Australia.
Fungus foils plague locust attacks
This two-page article from Farming Ahead details how CSIRO has developed a new locust control measure from a strain of the naturally occurring fungus Metarhizium.
Not all flies are a pest
Flies belong to the diverse order of insects known as Diptera and many species exhibit a range of interesting and beneficial behaviour.
The European rabbit
European rabbits were introduced into Australia in 1859 and soon became a major pest species. Read about their distribution and control.
Water and climate
This two-page information sheet outlines work being carried out by the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship to reduce the uncertainty of both water supply and demand in the face of climate change.
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.
Animal health & welfare overview
CSIRO has developed many practical tools to assist Australia's rural sector, such as vaccines, diagnostic tests, treatments and mineral supplements. These have meant better health for millions of animals.
National Invertebrate Pest Initiative (NIPI)
The National Invertebrate Pest Initiative (NIPI) brings together Australian scientists from State Departments, Universities, growers and CSIRO to improve pest management in Australian grain crops.