Scientists working at physical containment level four (PC4), the highest level available.

Safeguarding Australia

Providing an integrated approach to Australia's national biosecurity combining world-leading scientific expertise with cutting-edge diagnostic, surveillance and response capabilities.

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains three stories on the fate of nitrogen in the dairy environment, new biotechnology laboratories and a Foot and Mouth Symposium and Workshop. (1 page)

Invasive pests threaten Australia’s biodiversity

New research is targeting the pest species that cause environmental degradation in Australia, including weeds, mammals and invertebrates. New research is targeting the pest species that cause environmental degradation in Australia, including weeds, mammals and invertebrates.

CSIRO scientist wins an Australian Government Science and Innovation Award

CSIRO Entomology scientist Dr Sharon Downes plans to test whether female cotton bollworms choose who will father their offspring.

Understanding bushfire behaviour

Bushfire experts have teamed together to provide vital information on predicting the behaviour and management of bushfires.

Bogong moths

Bogong moths have migrated from their breeding areas to the mountains every spring for thousands of years.

Sulfidic waste offers hidden mineral wealth

CSIRO research is mapping the way for mining companies to exploit hidden mineral wealth within their waste through simple separation processes.

Rural towns seek salinity solution in desalination

In this two-page article from Farming Ahead, read about how Water for a Healthy Country Flagship research is paving the way to better management of rural water resources and helping combat salinity.

217MimosaMoth Ento MedRelTsr

A small moth from Mexico and South America will soon join the battle to control the spread of the aggressive weed mimosa (Mimosa pigra) in Australia’s north.

Ms Sandra Crameri: using microscopy to detect disease agents

Ms Sandra Crameri is an electron microscopist working within the microbiologically secure Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong, Victoria. As Diagnostic Laboratory supervisor, her focus is on diagnostic activities within the imaging facility.

Fire and carbon in regional Australia

This project is identifying the biophysical, economic and social opportunities for remote communities relating to land management for greenhouse gas abatement, with a focus on fire management in tropical savannas.

Wood borer infestations: detection and treatment

There are several types of wood borer in Australia. Find out about those most often found in the timber of houses and furniture, and information to assist in their detection and treatment.

Scientific papers (2007): plant diseases and pests

This page lists all CSIRO Plant Industry's scientific papers published in 2007 related to plant diseases and pests.

Pest resistant cotton mite be a little closer

CSIRO scientist Dr Junji Miyazaki has found that not all types of cotton are susceptible to common pests like mites and whitefly. By understanding the physiological basis for resistance, cotton breeders might be able to include resistance mechanisms in future cotton varieties and thereby further reduce pesticide use.

Myxomatosis and rabbits in Australia today

Introduced by CSIRO in 1950, myxomatosis almost wiped out Australia’s pest rabbits. Natural selection has led to a balance between myxoma virus and wild rabbits today, but pet bunnies remain highly susceptible.

CSIRO Fire Spread Meter for Northern Australia

The CSIRO Fire Spread Meter for Northern Australia predicts the rate of spread of fires in open grassland, woodland, and open forest with a grassy understorey.

Sea trials for Atlantic salmon gill disease vaccine

A vaccine developed to boost the profitability of Tasmania’s A$230 million Atlantic salmon industry will be tested at a marine farm south of Hobart during spring and summer.

Biosecurity and invasive species

We have a history of biological control successes and our scientists are using their expertise to find more natural enemies of introduced weeds.

Backyard Biodiversity invasive species stickers

Don't let invasive species stick around! Print out these invasive species stickers for fun or as part of your classroom activity.

DNA blueprint for healthier and more efficient cows

Ground breaking findings by an international consortium of scientists who sequenced and analysed the bovine genome, could result in more sustainable food production.

95Climate CMAR MedRelTsr

Hollywood's latest disaster movie, The Day After Tomorrow, is about to be released. It is a fictional account of the havoc wreaked by out-of-control climate as North America is beset by the chilling beginnings of a new Ice Age in the course of 10 days. The movie features numerous catastrophic weather events including hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and tidal waves striking New York.

Playing the market for natural resource management

CSIRO economists are inviting people in Canberra, Sydney and southern NSW to join the Australian Knowledge Exchange (AKX) – an online prediction market which aims to forecast water availability.

Industry's battle against grain bugs reliant on phosphine

The Australian grain industry continues to rely heavily on the use of phosphine for effective insect control.

Scientists seeking growers’ knowledge on orchard pests

Far North Queensland (FNQ) fruit growers are being asked to share their knowledge and experience of orchard pests to help scientists assess and design sustainable crop protection measures.

Breeding rust-resistant wheat with DNA technology

CSIRO scientists are breeding new varieties of disease-resistant wheat in an effort to improve crop yields and avert a potential food supply crisis.

Developing sustainability strategies for regional communities in Victoria

The Sustainable Communities Initiative has completed a new project in partnership with Regional Development Victoria working with five regional Victorian communities on local sustainability challenges. (2 pages)

Page 7 of 27