Learn about the methods used to calculate fire danger warnings, published daily during the fire season to help authorities distribute firefighting resources and to assist the community in protecting lives and property.
Safe and Productive Bushfire Fighting with Hand Tools
Safe and Productive Bushfire Fighting with Hand Tools describes the main findings and recommendations of a major biomedical study examining the effects of wildfire fighting on firefighters’ physiology and behaviour
Dr Lingling Gao: studying aphid resistance
Dr Lingling Gao uses the model plant system, Medicago truncatula, to analyse how plants respond to insects and to help identify ways to improve insect resistance in plants.
Dr Jeff Ellis: unravelling plant diseases
Dr Jeff Ellis is applying molecular biology to improve disease and pest resistance in crops and researching the use of gene transfer technology to unravel fundamental aspects of plant biology.
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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.
CSIRO conducts farming research throughout Australia, working with producers and farming groups to trial and evaluate new ideas and techniques.
Bat immunity key to controlling deadly viruses
CSIRO research into how bats can host some of the world’s deadliest viruses without suffering any ill-effects themselves will lead to improved strategies for controlling the spread of bat-borne diseases.
Foot and mouth disease simulation in Melbourne
Australia’s ability to mount an effective response to a foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak will be tested during the three-day International FMD Symposium and Workshop (FMD2010) beginning in Melbourne today.
CSIRO launches Mandarin Podcasts
A series of podcasts in Mandarin language were launched in Canberra today which highlight careers in science and in working with Australian science and industry to a potential audience of 1.2 billion people worldwide.
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)
Learn about CSIRO's bushfire simulator, which researchers have used to rigorously test the behaviour of firefighting vehicles and equipment, fencing, water tanks and civilian vehicles under bushfire conditions.
Dr Greg Constable: leading cotton research
Dr Greg Constable is a leader in cotton research, investigating plant breeding, genetically modified cotton varieties, higher yield management packages, improved sustainability and reducing insecticide use.