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Dr Christine Böttcher: researching grape berry ripening

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

Dr Everard Edwards: sustaining grapevine performance

Dr Everard Edwards is investigating the long-term effects of deficit irrigation on grapevines with the aim of improving irrigation management.

Biomes of Australian Soil Environments (BASE) - Interactive Map

This new project will sample soil and collect environmental data from hundreds of locations in Australia's National parks and a wide range of agricultural lands

Sandra Williams: Supporting the development of computerised decision tools.

Sandra Williams is involved in the development of cotton decision support systems.

Dr Phil Ward: measuring plant water use

Dr Phil Ward researches plant water use to improve water management on farms.

International C4 Rice Consortium

In collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute, CSIRO is part of a major international food security initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr Paul Berkman: piecing together sugarcane’s complex genome

Paul applies new DNA sequencing technologies to sugarcane, a crop plant with a particularly challenging DNA code that is more than three times bigger than in humans.

Dr Donald Gardiner: researching fungal pathogens

Dr Donald Gardiner is studying the genome and virulence of fungal pathogens.

Advancing Agricultural Productivity and Environmental Health

Sustainable Agriculture Flagship researchers are working to achieve innovative yet practical solutions for more reliable systems for food supply with increasingly limited resources.

Dr James Hunt: improving water use efficiency in mixed broadacre farming

Dr James Hunt studies aspects of water use efficiency in mixed broadacre farming systems through field experiments and investigations using farming system models.

Dr Iain Wilson: improving cotton genetics

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

A layer of life under your feet (Podcast 05 Sep 2012)

The Biomes of Australian Soil Environments (BASE) project will provide the first comprehensive continent wide inventory of soil biodiversity.

Dr Rose Brodrick: studying water stress in cotton

Dr Rose Brodrick is working to understand the link between climate, soil and plants, with the aim of using water more wisely in cotton crops.

Sugar research for a profitable industry information sheet

This two-page information sheet is about CSIRO's sugarcane research.

Tailoring wheat to northern Australia information sheet

This two-page information sheet is about CSIRO’s research to tailor wheat and address wheat issues facing the industry in northern Australia.

Dr Jonathan Anderson: investigating plant defences

Dr Jonathan Anderson is investigating the interactions of plants with fungal diseases and insect pests.

Dr Evans Lagudah: molecular genetics and breeding to improve cereals

Dr Evans Lagudah leads a team investigating plant disease resistance genes to help improve cereal crops.

Dr Danny Llewellyn: leading cotton biotechnology

Dr Danny Llewellyn specialises in cotton biotechnology research. He has played an important role in developing the insect and herbicide tolerant, genetically modified cotton varieties which currently dominate the cotton industry.

Dr Anne Rae: understanding sucrose transport and storage

Dr Anne Rae has investigated pathways of sugar transport and accumulation in sugarcane and currently leads a project developing tools for tissue-specific and subcellular targeting.

Dr Alan Richardson: understanding how plants obtain nutrients from the soil

Dr Alan Richardson leads a team researching ways of improving plant uptake of phosphorus from the soil. He is also an expert in the regulation of genetically modified crops in Australia.

Dr Louise Thatcher, researching plant defences

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

Dr Harry Wu: researching tree genetics and breeding

Dr Harry Wu uses his expertise in forest genetics to improve productivity and wood quality in forest plantations. His outstanding contributions to Australian tree improvement were recently recognised by a Special Contribution Award from the Southern Tree Breeding Association.

Perth: Floreat, WA (Centre for Environment and Life Sciences (CELS))

The Centre for Environment and Life Sciences draws together the capabilities of seven CSIRO research areas to provide solutions to environmental management problems and to improve the health of Australians.

Gene technology for decision-makers course

Learn about CSIRO's balanced, comprehensive and hands-on course for all who are interested in gene technology, regardless of background or previous knowledge.

Wheat traits

CSIRO wheat trait information for cereal breeders.

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