The Paterson’s curse crown weevil
This two-page brochure discusses how to promote the establishment and survival of the crown weevil, Mogulones larvatus, a biocontrol agent for Paterson's curse in Australia.
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 biorefineries, greenhouse gases, biological control and aluminium tolerance in crops. (1 page)
Foot & Mouth Disease experts to meet in Melbourne
The latest developments in Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) research, diagnostics, surveillance and control measures will be discussed at the inaugural international FMD Symposium and Workshop to be held in Melbourne from 12-14 April 2010.
New fowlpox vaccine available
A new vaccine developed by CSIRO Livestock Industries to help control the common poultry disease, fowlpox, has been registered for commercial use by one of Australia’s leading animal health companies, Intervet Australia Pty Ltd.
Bushfires are often associated with high winds - but does a bushfire generate its own wind?
NIPI News: November 2006
Find out about the National Invertebrate Pest Initiative in this issue of its newsletter. (3 pages)
This fact sheet gives a brief overview of the research activities and focus of CSIRO Entomology. (2 pages)
Alternatives to antibiotics reduce animal disease
CSIRO researchers are developing vaccines and investigating other alternatives to in-feed antibiotics for livestock. These new products will improve animal health and welfare and reduce the risk of drug-resistant bacteria.
Bats natural hosts of SARS virus
Collaborative research involving scientists in Australia, China and the US concludes, in a paper published in Science, that bats are highly likely to be the natural host of the virus responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).