Understanding the sex of salmon
Producing only female salmon is critical to the success of the A$408 million Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry in Australia. Our researchers are developing a genetic test to distinguish the sex of young salmon.
See wheat inspired art in August
At the Enlighten festival in Canberra, Eleanor Gates-Stuart’s artworks featuring wheat and weevils were projected on the side of Questacon. There are several more opportunities to see her work during August.
Salmon need to eat omega-3s too
An international fellowship has given Dr Brett Glencross the opportunity to assess the nutritional needs of Atlantic salmon, with results that are significant for the salmon industry in Australia.
'Perfect' food for 'perfect' prawns
Australian researchers have developed a food additive for farmed prawns that will mean prawn lovers will have access to more sustainable prawns that still taste great.
A new biosensor for detecting maltose
CSIRO researchers are working to develop biosensors with a range of possible applications, including the development of a sensor for maltose that could have applications in the food and beverage industries.
The future of farming
CSIRO is working towards 'Smart Farm' of the future, with research focussing on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and their potential to transform the Australian agriculture industry.
The National Research Flagships Program is one of the largest scientific initiatives ever mounted in Australia. Clusters, which are the main element of the Flagship Collaboration Fund offer opportunities for collaborations in areas of national importance.
CSIRO’s other icon celebrates 50 years
It may not have spawned its own movie or played a part in NASA's moon landings, but in its own way, CSIRO’s Phytotron facility has made no less a contribution to science than its more famous cousin, the Parkes Radio Telescope, aka "The Dish".
Improving cereal performance
Working within national regulations, researchers have established several trials around Australia to test how genetically modified wheat and barley varieties respond to field conditions.