You are currently browsing within Plant Industry.

Return to Plant Industry
Dr Rhonda Foley: investigating plant response to diseases

Dr Rhonda Foley is studying plant defence regulation to understand how crops can be more effective against pathogens.

Dr Pushkar Shrestha: making oil seed crops healthier

Dr Pushkar Shrestha is developing long-chain omega-3 oil in seed crops.

Dr Michelle Watt: helping wheat roots take up water

Dr Michelle Watt researches how roots grow and take up water from soil, and how they interact with soil microorganisms

Dr Michael Bange: leading research into cotton crop physiology and management

Dr Michael Bange develops decision support tools to assist cotton farm management.

Dr Peter Ryan: helping plants cope in hostile soils

Dr Peter Ryan is investigating how root biology and rhizospheric processes can improve crop production on hostile soils.

Dr Mark Peoples: Deputy Chief, CSIRO Plant Industry

Dr Mark Peoples has particular research interests in farming methods to manage nitrogen and water, subsoil constraints, soil biology and lucerne.

Dr Manny Delhaize: unravelling acid soil tolerance

Dr Manny Delhaize is working to improve the acid soil tolerance of crops and pastures.

Dr Linda Tabe: making grains more nutritious

Dr Linda Tabe aims to produce bigger, more nutritious grain by researching how plants move carbon, nitrogen and sulfur compounds into developing grain.

Dr Linda Broadhurst: conserving remnant vegetation

Dr Linda Broadhurst aims to improve the restoration of Australia's highly degraded landscapes.

Dr Lars Kamphuis: discovering plant defence mechanisms

Dr Lars Kamphuis is investigating how plants defend themselves against attack from pests and disease.

Sugar research at CSIRO Plant Industry

CSIRO helps produce better sugarcane varieties to make sugarcane based industries more profitable and sustainable.

Working towards building a sustainable cotton industry for the future

CSIRO researchers are working with Australia's cotton industry to build a sustainable industry for the future.

Dr Louise Thatcher, researching plant defences

Dr Louise Thatcher is investigating the genetic and biochemical mechanisms of defence against diseases such as Fusarium.

Dr Jens Berger: investigating crop adaptation

Dr Jens Berger is investigating chickpea and lupin adaptation from an ecogeographic perspective.

Dr Jean-Philippe Ral: improving starch quality in cereals

Dr Jean-Philippe Ral leads the Cereal Quality Group, exploring the genetic basis of starch metabolism.

Dr Ian Rochester: assessing soil fertility for cotton

Dr Ian Rochester specialises in assessing and understanding soil fertility for growing cotton.

Dr Iain Wilson: improving cotton genetics

Dr Iain Wilson applies cutting edge technology to advance the understanding of molecular processes in cotton.

Dr Graham Bonnett: improving agricultural productivity

Dr Graham Bonnett is leading a theme of research aimed at improving agricultural productivity whilst ensuring environmental health.

Dr Greg Constable: leading cotton research

Dr Greg Constable is a leader in cotton research, investigating plant breeding, genetically modified cotton varieties, higher yield management packages, improved sustainability and reducing insecticide use.

Dr David Deery: developing new tools for field phenotyping

Dr David Deery is creating new tools for measuring the physical characteristics of plants (phenotyping) in the field.

Mr David Bush: breeding trees for low rainfall environments

Mr David Bush's research focuses on the interaction of genotypes with environments and development of products such as untreated, naturally durable timber for use in viticulture and agriculture.

Dr Christine Böttcher: researching grape berry ripening

Dr Christine Böttcher is a Postdoctoral Fellow studying how hormones control ripening in grapes.

Dr Anna Koltunow: Deputy Chief, CSIRO Plant Industry

Dr Anna Koltunow is Deputy Chief of CSIRO Plant Industry and her research is focused on plant reproduction.

Dr Andrew James: breeding soybeans

Dr Andrew James is leading CSIRO’s soybean breeding program with an emphasis on improving culinary quality.

Transforming the Cotton Industry.

Over 95 per cent of Australian cotton is bred from a CSIRO variety, reducing pesticide use by up to 85 per cent.

Page 1 of 36