Lab provides rapid response to emergency animal disease outbreaks
The Diagnostic Emergency Response Laboratory (DERL) was officially opened by the Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr, on 23 July 2008. Watch as Dr Martyn Jeggo, Director of the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), takes you on a virtual tour of this new state-of-the-art laboratory. (13:50)
Fighting Nipah virus
In 1998-99, an outbreak of a new virus now called Nipah virus killed more than 100 people and thousands of pigs in Malaysia.
This fact sheet provides information about equine influenza and the outbreak of disease that occurred in Australia during 2007.
Termites get the vibe on what tastes good
Researchers from CSIRO and UNSW@ADFA [external link] have shown that termites can tell what sort of material their food is made of, without having to actually touch it. The findings may lead to improvements in the control of feeding termites.
The Rust Resistance team have discovered genes that determine whether a plant can develop immunity to the harmful rust fungus.
Award-winning genetics research saving the wheat industry a bundle.
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)
Fighting frog fungus
Australian scientists, including a team at CSIRO, were first to identify a fungus as the cause of mass frog declines in Australia and Panama.
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?