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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 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.

Wheat markers

CSIRO wheat marker information for cereal breeders.

Wheat germplasm

CSIRO wheat germplasm information for cereal breeders.

International collaboration in food, health and life sciences

CSIRO works with industry leaders around the world to solve challenges related to food security and human health.

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.

AUSGRAINZ: a CSIRO and New Zealand Plant & Food Research alliance

AUSGRAINZ is an alliance combining the strengths of two internationally recognised plant and food research organisations - Australia’s CSIRO Plant Industry and New Zealand’s Plant & Food Research.

Dr Simon Robinson: understanding the contribution of grapes to wine quality

Dr Simon Robinson has an active research program in viticulture, studying the factors controlling ripening and fruit quality in grapes and regulation of the flavonoid biosynthetic pathway in plants.

Dr Craig Wood: Engineering safflower to produce industrial oils

Dr Craig Wood uses advanced genetic engineering to produce high-value products in safflower.

Biotechnology glossary

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.

Australia's bioeconomy blossoms with supercharged safflower

New varieties of the safflower plant containing the world's highest levels of valuable oleic acid are in the pipeline for Australian grain growers thanks to breakthrough research at CSIRO.

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.

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