Our Future industries case studies
The Plant Breeding project aims to develop major food crop varieties which will enable the feeding of a global population of nine billion.
CSIRO's Reversible Addition Fragmentation chain Transfer (RAFT) technology enables the development of new and advanced materials.
Agricultural Productions Systems Simulator
The Agricultural Production System sIMulator (APSIM) is the leading example of CSIRO‘s extensive agricultural production systems modelling.
Anameka - Saltbush
Oldman Saltbush was identified for its ability to provide supplementary forage to fill annual feed gaps in livestock production and for its potential to regenerate land that is too saline, infertile or depleted for conventional crops and forages.
Aquaculture feed and prawn breeding
Improving the sustainability and productivity of Australia’s prawn industry CSIRO bred the ‘perfect prawn’ and developed a new plant-based prawn feed.
The Applied Research and Innovation System in Agriculture program (ARISA) has been a flagship program for Australia-Indonesia relations. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, ARISA involved a partnership with the Government of Indonesia, private sector and research institutions, and was implemented by CSIRO.
Atlantic Salmon Breeding
CSIRO-Industry collaboration delivering significant economic gains by growing the Tasmanian Atlantic salmon farming industry which is the highest valued commercial fishery‑related industry in Tasmania, with annual output valued at around $497 million.
Improving Australians' health with BARLEYmax, a natural wholegrain with superior health benefits that can help combat cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer
Botanical Resources Australia
CSIRO research has helped Botanical Resources Australia (BRA) to maintain its position as the world’s leading supplier of pyrethrum oil for use as a natural insecticide.
Canola EU Markets
Conducting canola greenhouse gas emissions lifecycle assessment (LCA) from cradle-to-farm-gate to demonstrate compliance to revised EU-RED and maintaining access to the biodiesel market.
A new lightweight, fire-resistant cladding that can withstand temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees Celsius is set to change the face of ships around the world and create advanced manufacturing jobs in Tasmania.
CSIRO research is preventing crop losses, improving grain quality and yields for Australian grain growers.
Clinical Terminology Tools
CSIRO tools connecting and improving electronic patient information across the health system.
Australia has the highest cotton yields in the world, exporting $2.7 billion of cotton each year. CSIRO has contributed to this success, through plant breeding and improvements in crop, pest and post-harvest management.
Digiscape - Graincast
Graincast™ is a digital agriculture tool that provides real-time and early-season crop monitoring and identification, and crop-yield forecasts.
Early and dry wheat sowing practices for wheat in Australia
Evaluating CSIRO's role in supporting the Australian wheat industry, ultimately creating greater wheat yields and more efficient management practices for wheat growers
Dual purpose Canola
CSIRO's dual-purpose canola management technique has proven successful in controlling weed and disease while increasing enterprise flexibility and profitability.
Early sowing of canola
Canola is Australia’s third largest broadacre crop. On average, the nation produces around 3.6 million tonnes per annum at a farm-gate value of more than $3 billion per annum. Yield, quality and consistency of production are the key factors affecting the production of canola.
CSIRO’s novel grape varieties and technical innovations achieving increased yield and quality.
Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
CSIRO is working with communities, industries and government to reduce agricultural emissions and create production, livelihood and environmental opportunities for the land sector to benefit from carbon markets.
High Pressure Processing
High Pressure Processing is a non - thermal technology that can produce high quality foods that maintain the freshness and nutritional attributes for an extended chilled shelf life, without compromising their microbiological safety.
MicroMAX® journey: a true success story for CSIRO and the food and nutraceutical industry
In collaboration with National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and Boron Molecular (Boron), we developed MS3, a conservation grade varnish for the preservation of irreplaceable heritage assets.
CSIRO’s robust research informs decision-making to realise the significant opportunities for the region’s sustainable development
Phalaris (Phalaris aquatica L.) is a long-lived perennial grass exploited as a pasture species mainly for beef and sheep grazing. Using expertise in pasture improvement breeding and in collaboration with industry research partners, we have released 12 improved varieties of Phalaris.
Rabbit biocontrol program is a large national collaborative initiative, which CSIRO played a leading role in. Other partners include IACRC, Commonwealth, and state governments
A key to success for Australia’s manufacturing industry is differentiation through innovation. Textor Technologies partnered with CSIRO to develop a superior product that is now being supplied around the world.