Drought Report pushes alarm bells (Podcast 15 Jul 2008)
Mr Kevin Hennessy, Principal Researcher, explains why farmers and the Government have reacted with alarm to a collaborative report indicating that hot periods and low rainfall years that have occurred every 20 years, may become much more frequent. (5:36)
Bridal creeper leafhopper
The leafhopper Zygina species was the first biological control agent to be released on bridal creeper in Australia.
New bat virus discovered in humans (Podcast 26 Jun 2007)
CSIRO scientists have played a key role in discovering that bats are the likely host of a new virus, and Dr Linfa Wang from CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory discusses, in this seven-minute podcast, the Melaka virus and its effect on humans. (6:55)
Australia-China research links strengthened
CSIRO and the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ) today (Tuesday 10 April) signed a Relationship Agreement to facilitate research in biosecurity and quarantine.
Tapping into nature’s own landscape services
This article from Farming Ahead looks at how farmers, scientists and conservationists are looking for ways to make Australian farming landscapes more sustainable by harnessing the ecosystem services provided by native vegetation. (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.
The European rabbit
European rabbits were introduced into Australia in 1859 and soon became a major pest species. Read about their distribution and control.
Advancing Australian aquaculture
The Food Futures Flagship links research and industry partners in projects that raise the value and competitiveness of Australian aquaculture.
Science for tomorrow: New developments
This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on a revised grassfire guide, a new water yield assessment project, a genomic tool to speed up genetic gain in sheep breeding and a long-term ocean observation network. (1 page)
Understanding the science of fire
CSIRO's Fire Science research program uses our expertise in material flammability, fire growth and control, and bushfire impact on infrastructure to improve fire safety.
This comprehensive reference is essential reading for anyone involved or interested in house dust mite research and management.
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Community groups and land managers are being urged to renew their efforts to control one of southern Australia’s worst environmental weeds, bridal creeper (Asparagus asparagoides).