Scientists working at physical containment level four (PC4), the highest level available.

Safeguarding Australia

Providing an integrated approach to Australia's national biosecurity combining world-leading scientific expertise with cutting-edge diagnostic, surveillance and response capabilities.

‘Green’ locust control a finalist in Sherman Eureka Prize for Environmental Research

Dr Richard Milner, a CSIRO Honorary Research Fellow, is a finalist in the Sherman Eureka Prize for Environmental Research. He was nominated for his research that developed the fungus, Metarhizium, as an environmentally friendly control for locusts.

Vaccine for cattle pneumonia

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) currently costs the Australian feedlot industry around A$60m a year. A vaccine is now available, thanks to Australian research. Scientists are helping Australian producers to keep their livestock animals happy and healthy by developing new vaccines and treatments.

Bridal creeper rust fungus

The rust fungus, Puccinia myrsiphylli, is one of a suite of agents released in Australia as a biocontrol agent for the environmental weed, bridal creeper.

The months of a fire season

Serious wildfires usually occur in the Australian landscape each year during a recognised fire season. Fire seasons differ in different parts of the country.

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on breeding the horns off cattle, farmed prawns’ secret feeding habits, a guide to improving cotton quality and biological control of the weeds, Cape tulips. (1 page)

Biological control of Cape broom

CSIRO scientists are currently investigating two potential agents for release in Australia to help control Cape broom, an introduced weed in southern Australia.

Capturing the ecosystem service of pest control from native vegetation: the bush working for you

Scientists are researching the role of native vegetation as a means of improved pest management strategies for agricultural systems. (2 pages)

Noogoora burr throws researchers a curve ball

What do you do when a weed fights back? Noogoora burr in Australia’s tropical north has done just that but CSIRO scientists aren’t letting it get away with it.

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