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CSIRO and the global industrial gas company the BOC Group have signed a deal to deliver to the international market a new environmentally-safe fumigant for treating soil, insect pests, weeds and diseases.
Rust fungus to tear backbone out of boneseed
CSIRO’s newly refurbished containment facility for exotic insects and plant pathogens in Canberra is hosting a species of rust fungus which shows promise as a biocontrol agent for the highly invasive plant pest, boneseed.
OzConverter is a specialist tool developed by Dr Tom Harwood, to assist in preparing climate change scenario files from OzClim.
Thrips are often little known by most people, but some species are considered major agricultural pests.
Biological control of silverleaf whitefly
Our scientists are researching the biological processes that enable silverleaf whitefly to invade, and investigating the role of landscape structure and scale in exploiting an effective biocontrol agent for this pest species.
Download SiroFire - The Bushfire Spread Simulator
Understanding probably wildfire spread is vital to the efficient use of firefighting resources. CSIRO scientists developed SiroFire, a computer-based real-time bushfire spread simulator, to give fire control authorities a fast operational tool to predict wildfire spread.
Mozzie protein alert to invading viruses
CSIRO scientists have discovered how mosquitoes develop viral immunity, potentially leading to improved vaccines, and other control measures, for mosquito-borne viruses such as dengue and West Nile.
CSIRO cane toad research
CSIRO scientists have explored the use of gene technology to reduce the number of Australian cane toads.
Myxomatosis and rabbits in Australia today
Introduced by CSIRO in 1950, myxomatosis almost wiped out Australia’s pest rabbits. Natural selection has led to a balance between myxoma virus and wild rabbits today, but pet bunnies remain highly susceptible.