Combating the sheep blowfly
Funded by late sheep grazier Les Bett, CSIRO is continuing its research to eliminate blowfly strike – a devastating disease that affects sheep.
CSIRO’s bait box technique for termite control
CSIRO’s bait box technique for termite control gives property owners a practical method of controlling an existing termite infestation. It attracts termites to a point source, where they can be readily treated with a dust toxicant.
CSIRO cane toad research
CSIRO scientists have explored the use of gene technology to reduce the number of Australian cane toads.
Bitou bush biological control
Bitou bush is an introduced weed and rated as the worst pest plant in the Australian coastal environment, restricting access to beaches and destroying native bushland. This project focused on biological control using several different insect species.
21st Century Agricultural Revolution
This document includes session one presentations from the Biosecurity in the new bioeconomy: threats and opportunities symposia held 18-21 November 2009 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. (199 pages)
Managing invasive insects
CSIRO is developing biological control techniques for the management of some of Australia’s main insect pests. This will help reduce the amount of pesticide used and provide control at a landscape level.
Calicivirus comes under attack
This article from Farming Ahead looks at how CSIRO researchers are unravelling the source of possible resistance to rabbit calicivirus and looking for new approaches to control rabbits. (3 pages)
Quarantine testing for live poultry
CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory offers a testing service that can certify live poultry to international quarantine standards for import or export.
Our scientists are developing solutions to our mounting air, land and water pollution problems.
Our scientists are working with industry, regulators and the community in the search for solutions to our mounting air, land and water pollution problems.
When biofuels and biosecurity meet
A symposium entitled: Biosecurity in the New Bioeconomy: Threats and Opportunities, will be hosted by CSIRO at the Shine Dome in Canberra from Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 November.
Fire and carbon in regional Australia
This project is identifying the biophysical, economic and social opportunities for remote communities relating to land management for greenhouse gas abatement, with a focus on fire management in tropical savannas.
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.
CSIRO keeps our grain the market leader
For an expectant return of A$20 for every dollar invested in CSIRO’s Stored Grain Research Laboratory, it has to be one of the best R&D success stories around.
The Stored Grain Research Laboratory has kept Australian grain in the forefront of the world export market.