When we understand the risks to a crop, we can modify the species to protect them from specific threats.
Wheat and barley
A wholegrain developed by CSIRO has superior health benefits that can help combat cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer.
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.
Cienna is a wine grape variety developed by CSIRO. Grown primarily in semi arid regions of Southern Australia, Cienna produces a light, deep red wine that tastes of summer berries.
Rubienne is a wine grape variety developed by CSIRO as a suitable grape for the warmer Australian conditions. The deep coloured Rubienne produces a full bodied wine, boasting plum and cherry aromas.
Taminga is a wine grape variety developed by CSIRO as a suitable grape for the warmer Australian conditions. The white berries of the Taminga produce a high quality botrytised sweet wine, and are also ideal for blending.
Tarrango is a wine grape variety developed by CSIRO, and produces a refreshing light-bodied red wine that is best served slightly chilled.
Tyrian is a wine grape variety developed by CSIRO, producing a deep-red coloured wine with a full-bodied palate, berry fragrance and spicy fruit flavour.
Food security and global farming
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.
CSIRO’s cotton research has delivered significant economic, social and environmental benefits to growers throughout Australia.