Dr Surinder Singh: modifying plant oils
Dr Surinder Singh is Group Leader of the Oilseeds Group of CSIRO Plant Industry's Metabolic Engineering of New Plant Products program and is developing new plant oils for edible and industrial uses.
Dr Jeff Ellis: unravelling plant diseases
Dr Jeff Ellis is applying molecular biology to improve disease and pest resistance in crops and researching the use of gene transfer technology to unravel fundamental aspects of plant biology.
CSIRO research is targeting better vineyard management with work in areas such as carbohydrate dynamics, water use efficiency and sustainable performance. CSIRO is also part of the Wine Innovarion Cluster, a group of research agencies aiming to improve wine science and to make viticulture more sustainable and more suited to our changing climate.
CSIRO’s grape genetics research is targeting wine and grape quality and disease resistance. CSIRO is also part of the Wine Innovarion Cluster, a group of research agencies aiming to improve wine science and to make viticulture more sustainable and more suited to our changing climate.
Reducing blackleg damage in dual-purpose canola
CSIRO scientists have reduced the devastating effects of blackleg disease for dual-purpose canola . While canola has demonstrated its value as a dual-purpose crop in mixed farming systems, grazing can increase the risk of attack by the blackleg fungus because it exposes damaged plant tissues during the period of infection.
CSIRO is investigating different management techniques to identify ways of improving wheat yields in specific regions or under certain circumstances.
What is biotechnology?
Biotechnology is the use of living things to make or change products. It is both an ancient art and a modern science with applications across different sectors.