Sleeper weeds are introduced plants that have established small populations and have the potential to spread widely. The cost of environmental damage and control could be prevented if these plants are identified and eradicated before they become major weeds.
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.