The virus that stunned Australia's rabbits
Read how CSIRO stopped rabbits in their tracks in the 1950s.
In the 1950s, millions of rabbits were decimating Australian agriculture and destroying the environment. CSIRO scientists responded by releasing a virus that had a dramatic effect.
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.
Taking the fight to aphids
This article from Farming Ahead is an overview of the main aphid pest species on Australian grain and pasture plants and the best options for managing them. (3 pages)
Farm management overview
CSIRO researches farm management including crops, pastures and livestock to improve production.
CSIRO researches farm management including crops, pastures and livestock to improve profitability and sustainability along the entire production chain.
Scorched gum leaves: fuel for fire?
In a bushfire, sometimes the leaves of eucalypt trees don’t appear to burn thoroughly. Instead they change from green to brown and are left hanging on the trees. Could these leaves be fuel for another fire?
Managing plant invasions from agriculture
This document includes presentations from session two of the Biosecurity in the new bioeconomy: threats and opportunities symposia held 18-21 November 2009 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. (147 pages)
Management and control of bridal creeper
CSIRO scientists have spearheaded the bridal creeper biological control program in Australia through the introduction, monitoring and redistribution of three agents to help control and manage the spread of this environmental weed.
Low liveweight link to parasites
This three-page article describes how low liveweight can be a predisposing factor in the susceptibility of Merino lambs to two worm species that reduce sheep health and cost Australian sheep growers hundreds of millions of dollars each year.
CSIRO's Bushfire Dynamics and Applications Team provides a range of consultancy and training services to government and fire management agencies, drawing on the scientific knowledge and expertise of its team.
Search narrows for lippia biocontrol
This article from Farming Ahead looks at how international researchers, including CSIRO Entomology scientists, are narrowing their search for an effective biological control agent for lippia, a serious weed in the Murray Darling Basin. (2 pages)
CSIRO conducts farming research throughout Australia, working with producers and farming groups to trial and evaluate new ideas and techniques.