Growing robust crops

When we understand the risks to a crop, we can modify the species to protect them from specific threats.

  • BARLEYmax

    A wholegrain developed by CSIRO has superior health benefits that can help combat cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer.

    Primary topic: Wheat and barley

  • Alternate winegrape varieties

    We've developed a number of new grape varieties better suited to Australian growing conditions, with good productivity and desired wine aroma and flavour characteristics.

  • Capturing heterosis

    Millions of farmers will reap the rewards of a new project to develop self-reproducing hybrid crops. Such crops could sustainably improve the productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers across Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Primary topic: Food security

  • Cotton research from seed to shirt

    CSIRO’s cotton research has delivered significant economic, social and environmental benefits to growers throughout Australia.

    Primary topic: Plant science

  • MAGIC

    CSIRO plant scientists are using MAGIC, an innovative technique to increase the speed and efficiency of wheat breeding.

    Primary topic: Wheat and barley

  • Omega-3 canola

    We are developing canola crops that contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids.

    Primary topic: Plant science

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