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About future crops
We design and deliver new breeding technologies and crop varieties that provide enhanced, sustainable crop productivity and plant-based food products for improved human health.
Future crops updates
Updates to our ongoing future crops research, across areas such as the release of new varieties, research outputs, media coverage and staff recognition.
Over 100 cotton varieties
Australian cotton has the highest yields in the world, and 100 per cent of it is currently grown from CSIRO varieties – we've released 113 since 1984.
Improving bread with alpha-amylase
Late maturity alpha-amylase (LMA) and preharvest sprouting (PHS) are two key challenges in the Australian wheat industry, however our research suggests there is more to the amylase story.
A wheat with ten times more resistant starch, a new type of fibre, has been developed by an international team that includes CSIRO.
Insect protected cowpeas
We are part of a global project to improve cowpea production in Africa and are making progress towards incorporating ‘built-in’ insect pest protection that could help to reduce food shortages in the region.
Kebari® barley is a grain we've developed that's ultra low in gluten. This means a wider variety of foods and beverages suitable for those that avoid gluten in their diet is just around the corner.
Lupin Breeders Toolbox
The Lupin Breeders Toolbox is decoding the lupin genome to provide improve speed and efficiency of lupin breeding.
HairNet for improved cotton breeding
HairNet is a new artificial intelligence and machine learning model that can score leaf hairiness in cotton. This assists breeders to identify cotton plants with beneficial traits for improved commercial production. The HairNet model offers a number of benefits compared to the manual scoring method cotton breeders currently rely on.