Rice Functional Genomics Project
The Plant Industry Rice Functional Genomics Project was initiated in 1998 and scaled down in 2006, but the results achieved are still of interest to the scientific community. Here, researchers can find out more details about the project and access the results obtained.
Renewable and biodegradable materials
Renewable and biodegradable materials are environmentally friendly and cheaper to produce.
Renewable and biodegradable materials not only consume less energy in their preparation, but also are less problematic to dispose of at the end of their useful life.
Improving cotton fibre quality
CSIRO's research to improve cotton fibre quality, and in particular CSIRO’s latest varieties of cotton with improved fibre quality traits and high yield, is the subject of this information sheet. (2 pages)
Risk assessment of GM field peas
In 2005, CSIRO reported it had discontinued research into genetically modified field peas because the peas did not satisfy all the requirements of their risk assessment process. The findings from the study highlighted the importance of a careful case-by-case evaluation of GM crops, and the role science can play in decision-making related to the development of GM crops.
GRAZPLAN™: supporting documents and programs
Australian agriculture and land managers operate in an environment with a high degree of uncertainty, but CSIRO's GRAZPLAN™ tools help remove some of the guesswork from decision-making.
Dr James Petrie: metabolic engineering of plant oils
Dr James Petrie's research aims to modify the oil content and oil profile of plants. His current focus in on producing long chain omega-3 oils in land plants, and increasing the levels of seed and leaf oil produced in plants.