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)
Redlegged earth mite: its status and control
This article from Farming Ahead discusses how high winter-rainfall areas of southern Australia are plagued by the redlegged earth mite (Halotydeus destructor) and how yields of susceptible crops can be reduced by half. (3 pages)
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.
Termite Action Victoria Report
The Termite Action Victoria report argues that all presently undeclared Victorian municipalities should be immediately declared as regions subject to termite infestation, in order to protect properties, residents and structure owners in these regions. (21 pages)
Gauging the effectiveness of biocontrol programs
How CSIRO researchers have been examining the effectiveness of biological control programs against some plant pests as very little is known about their long-term impacts is described in this article. (3 pages)
In 1994, a deadly new virus threatened to stop Australia's premier horse race – the Melbourne Cup. This virus is now known as Hendra virus.
NIPI News: June 2008
Find out about the National Invertebrate Pest Initiative in this issue of its newsletter. (2 pages)
Mimosa biological control project
CSIRO scientists are researching new biological control agents to help manage and control Mimosa pigra, an introduced weed invading wetlands in tropical Australia.