Improving the control of Delta Arrowhead
This two-page information sheet is about CSIRO's collaboration with La Trobe University, DPI Victoria and RIRDC to better understand the biology of the aquatic weed Delta Arrowhead (Sagittaria platyphylla)and improve its control.
Oilseeds and legumes
Oilseeds, such as canola, are important agricultural crops in Australia and CSIRO is looking to make them healthier and more productive. CSIRO is also working with soybeans, lupins, chickpeas and cowpeas, to develop drought tolerance, improve nutritional value and tackle disease.
Helping hands aid tsunami victims
In December 2004, a destructive tsunami ravaged the shores of several Indian Ocean nations. Thanks to Ensis scientists, relief is being provided to two of the islands significantly damaged in the disaster.
Dual-purpose Cropping in the High Rainfall Zone
A new CSIRO project takes dual-purpose crops to the whole-farm level, increasing flexibility for farmers as climate conditions become more challenging and offering potential extra earnings of A$150m per year in New South Wales alone.
This page provides easy to understand definitions of common biotechnology words and terms.
Native plants and forestry
CSIRO studies Australian native plants to better understand their variety, needs and role in contemporary ecosystems.
Crop Biofactories Initiative
CSIRO is using its expertise in plant, biochemical and material sciences and its strong base in existing research in crop biofactories to help position Australia as a significant global player in the bioeconomy.
Plant gene technology
CSIRO is a leader in plant gene technology delivering practical, profitable and sustainable plant products and novel gene technologies.
CSIRO Plant Industry information sheets
CSIRO Plant Industry has a number of easy-to-read information sheets on various aspects of our plant science research. This page links to these information sheets.