Our farming drought resilience research
CSIRO researchers are working to develop improved crop management techniques for maximum economic, environmental and social benefits.
For over 60 years we’ve been supporting Australia’s grain industry to improve yields, quality and management, and to combat disease.
Machine-learning for crop breeding
We're harnessing genomics and machine-learning to develop crops better adapted to Australian conditions.
Breeding wheat with MAGIC
CSIRO plant scientists are using MAGIC, an innovative technique to increase the speed and efficiency of wheat breeding.
Our precision agriculture research is addressing key challenges in a range of farming systems, including viticulture, broadacre cropping, dairy and sugar farming. We're working with industry to develop and refine tools to assess, monitor and redress environmental and economic risks associated with agricultural practices.
Water repellent soils
Water repellent sandy soils are a major problem across the western and southern grain growing regions of Australia. We have found a number of farming practices which improve water management in repellent sandy soils.