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.

The CSIRO Times: Beef Expo

The CSIRO Times, Beef Expo is a four-page special edition focussing on Rockhampton beef research, produced especially for Beef 2006.

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on the effects of climate change and ‘sleeper’ weeds, developing gluten free beer, carbon sinks losing the battle and an enzyme to degrade the herbicide, atrazine. (1 page)

Removing toxic algae from ship ballast water

A new technique could help to prevent the spread of toxic algae in the ballast water of ships has been developed by CSIRO. Controlling the spread of invasive water pests

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This extract from Farming Ahead contains four stories on rainfall decline, Fusarium, the 'Cottonscope' and sustainable crops. (1 page)

CSIRO battles bugs in commodity trade

CSIRO is researching insect control and quality preservation of grain and stored durable products.

Managing lippia under climate change

This article from Farming Ahead details research on the use of computer simulation models to show how climate change is likely to affect the invasive plant, lippia, in the Murray-Darling Basin and how the results are relevant to other riparian weeds. (3 pages)

Psocid research leads to more targeted control

CSIRO's research into the origin and behaviour of psocids is leading to more targeted control.

‘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.

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: developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on increasing the range of durum wheat varieties, a joint venture to improve cotton varieties, how the sex life of silverleaf whiteflies affects their invasiveness and developing biofuels. (1 page)

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