Revegetation increases fox activity but not dramatically
This article from Farming Ahead describes research on the impact of native revegetation plantings on fox activity that was done because of landholder concerns that revegetation sites might benefit foxes and increase predation on lambs. (3 pages)
AAHL Fish Diseases Laboratory
CSIRO's AAHL Fish Diseases Laboratory provides diagnostic services and R&D to support and protect Australia’s growing aquaculture industry and our natural aquatic resources.
Science for tomorrow: New developments
This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on biocontrol for the aquatic weed, cabomba, healthy barley foods, Helicoverpa genome sequencing and better wheat varieties. (1 page)
Quarantine testing for live poultry
CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory offers a testing service that can certify live poultry to international quarantine standards for import or export.
Doing business with CSIRO Plant Industry
Through tailored business arrangements and research alliances, CSIRO Plant Industry can deliver flexible and innovative research solutions for a range of industry needs.
Paterson’s curse is an introduced plant and considered both a valuable pasture species and a toxic weed, out competing other plants and poisoning livestock. Several biological control agents have been released in Australia since the late 1980s to help control this weed.
Saline water disposal next step in drainage debate
Many Western Australian farmers are overjoyed at the prospect of using engineered drainage systems to tackle salinity. In this two-page article from Farming Ahead, read about how Flagship research is helping determine its effectiveness.
Science for tomorrow: developments
This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on increasing the range of durum wheat varieties, a joint venture to improve cotton varieties, how the sex life of silverleaf whiteflies affects their invasiveness and developing biofuels. (1 page)
‘Invasive aliens’ threaten global biodiversity
While the implications of climate change for biodiversity have been widely recognised, the insidious effect of invasive alien species (IAS) on global biodiversity stays under the radar.