Weeding out the risk of pest plants
More accurate assessments of the environmental risks associated with the release of disease-resistant plants are now possible following CSIRO’s development of a new framework that identifies potential weed pests.
Science for tomorrow: developments
This article from Farming Ahead contains stories on decoding the Eucalyptus genome, on a new initiative to improve the management of invertebrate pests, on boosting cattle weaning rates and on an improved tea tree variety for oil production. (1 page)
Dr Matt Plucinski: bushfire suppression and management
Dr Matt Plucinski is a research scientist with the CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems Bushfire Dynamics and Applications group. His primary research interest is bushfire suppression, including the use of aerial suppression.
War on willows
Willows are major environmental weeds of riverbank habitats across much of south-eastern Australia. They obstruct water flow, increase water temperature, change water chemistry and can displace native riverine plant species.
NIPI News: November 2006
Find out about the National Invertebrate Pest Initiative in this issue of its newsletter. (3 pages)
NIPI News: June 2008
Find out about the National Invertebrate Pest Initiative in this issue of its newsletter. (2 pages)
Fund out the latest news from the National Invertebrate Pest Initiative with the NIPI newsletter.
Climate change statistics – predicting extreme events
A CSIRO course in Melbourne on Wednesday 9 May will focus on making reliable predictions about one-in-a-hundred year droughts, the frequency of future Cyclone Larrys and other extreme climate events that have economic impact.