Chemical testing helps woolgrowers meet tougher eco rules
All textile producers and processors must meet tough new standards if they want to do business in Europe. CSIRO’s internationally accredited chemical testing service is assisting the wool industry comply with Europe’s Eco-label requirements.
Australia-China research links strengthened
CSIRO and the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ) today (Tuesday 10 April) signed a Relationship Agreement to facilitate research in biosecurity and quarantine.
AAHL Regional Program
CSIRO Livestock Industries' Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) is supporting Southeast Asian countries in their efforts to control and eradicate infectious animal diseases.
Beware the enemy within
Evidence supporting Australia’s internal quarantine restrictions designed to stop the spread of insect pests, has been published in the respected scientific journal, Nature Communications.
Prestigious award for CSIRO cotton researchers
CSIRO researchers, Dr Danny Llewellyn, Dr Greg Constable and Dr Gary Fitt, have been presented with the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) Clunies Ross Award for 2006.
Integrated weed management
Integrated weed management (IWM) utilises a combination of complimentary practices such as grazing, herbicide application, land fallowing and biological control to help manage weeds.
Animal health & welfare overview
CSIRO has developed many practical tools to assist Australia's rural sector, such as vaccines, diagnostic tests, treatments and mineral supplements. These have meant better health for millions of animals.
When biofuels and biosecurity meet
A symposium entitled: Biosecurity in the New Bioeconomy: Threats and Opportunities, will be hosted by CSIRO at the Shine Dome in Canberra from Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 November.
Paterson’s curse is an introduced plant and considered both a valuable pasture species and a toxic weed, out competing other plants and poisoning livestock. Several biological control agents have been released in Australia since the late 1980s to help control this weed.
Biological control of alligator weed
Scientists at CSIRO are researching several new biological control agents for the control of alligator weed in cooler climates and terrestrial habitats of Australia.
SiroFire – helping fire authorities predict wildfire spread
Understanding probably wildfire spread is vital to the efficient use of firefighting resources. CSIRO scientists developed SiroFire, a computer-based real-time bushfire spread simulator, to give fire control authorities a fast operational tool to predict wildfire spread.