Potato cyst nematode in Australia
This article from Farming Ahead discusses how potato cyst nematode is an expensive problem throughout the world and efforts to control its spread affect the movement of produce in 106 countries. (3 pages)
Collaboration key to keeping new diseases in check
Collaboration across a diverse range of scientific disciplines is among the most important factors in efforts to detect and control outbreaks of new infectious diseases like Influenza A (H1N1), according to one of the world’s leading virologists, University of Texas Medical Branch Dr Thomas Ksiazek.
NIPI News: January 2009
Find out about the work being done by the National Invertebrate Pest Initiative (NIPI) in this issue of its newsletter. (9 pages)
Landscape and building design for bushfire areas
Design for bushfire to be included as a normal part of designing in bushfire-prone areas is encouraged by this book. It will assist planning and building regulatory authorities to improve and administer regulatory requirements and guidelines.
Breeding better salmon
The Food Futures Flagship is improving the quality of Tasmanian Atlantic salmon through a selective breeding program.
60Contaminants CLW MedRelTsr
Science can save industry tens of millions of dollars by preventing pollution and directing resources to areas that need it most, according to CSIRO.
Exotic pests pose pollination threat
How European honeybees, the dominant pollinators of food crops, are under threat in Australia from several exotic species, and the vigilance required to protect them is discussed in this article from Farming Ahead. (3 pages)
Top End Burning - poster
Frequent fire is a natural part of the Top End environment - the issue is not if fire should occur, but rather when fire should occur. (1 page)
Original climate benchmark makes a comeback
An original climate benchmark first identified for South Australian farmers in the 1860’s –Goyder’s Line – is on the move, according to a review by scientists and primary producers.
Mr Tim Dyall: agricultural scientist
Mr Tim Dyall is an agricultural scientist with CSIRO Livestock Industries. Based at the FD McMaster Laboratory in Chiswick, New South Wales, his work focuses on data collection, storage and analysis.
Tropical Landscapes Joint Venture
CSIRO and James Cook University have a strategic alliance known as the Tropical Landscapes Joint Venture (TLJV) to facilitate collaborative research between these two world-class organisations.
What a tangled food web
Scientists are studying interactions between insect communities in crop and non-crop vegetation to help get the most out of natural pest control. (2 pages)
Ecology Research Program
CSIRO is improving the understanding and management of Australia’s landscapes, ecosystems and biodiversity through this targeted Ecology Program.