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Farming Ahead: CSIRO and related articles from 2007

Farming Ahead regularly features CSIRO's research for the agricultural sector. This is a list of CSIRO and related articles published in the magazine throughout 2007.

  • 28 November 2007 | Updated 14 October 2011

December 2007

How CSIRO researchers have been examining the effectiveness of biological control programs against some plant pests as very little is known about their long-term impacts is described in this article. (3 pages)

This Farming Ahead article describes CSIRO research on stubble management that showed that reducing dense stubbles is important for the sowing and establishment of subsequent crops or pastures. (4 pages)

Four stories on lifting wood yields, new livestock dietary guidelines, the potential control of wheat rusts and measuring fibres are featured in this article from Farming Ahead. (1 page)

 

November 2007

This article in Farming Ahead discusses research by a team of CSIRO scientists on nitrogen use efficiency in the cotton industry and describes how the findings will benefit both the growers and the industry. (4 pages)

This Farming Ahead article details CSIRO research on a revolutionary gene silencing method, now an important research tool for identifying genes and their function in many organisms, that lead to the 2007 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. (2 pages)

This article in Farming Ahead describes CSIRO research on remnant eucalypt woodlands and how farm management practices affect these remnants and the plant and animal communities they contain. (3 pages)

This article in Farming Ahead describes how a CSIRO research team has developed a prototype virtual fence that confines livestock, just like a conventional fence, but uses satellite and GPS technology instead of any physical materials. (2 pages)

This article in Farming Ahead contains four stories on CSIRO’s research on climate studies, improving revegetation, walk-over weighing for cattle and forest growth models. (1 page)



October 2007

This article from Farming Ahead reports on an on-farm revegetation programme, monitored and assessed by CSIRO scientists, which has helped shed new light on the importance of biodiversity to sustainable agriculture. (3 pages)

In this Farming Ahead article, CSIRO scientists reveal how they have quantified the amount of water that willows, a major environmental problem in parts of South-East Australia, use. (3 pages)

This article from Farming Ahead discusses a collaborative research project involving CSIRO which reveals the importance of soil micro-organisms in farming systems and the effects of different grazing systems on them. (2 pages)

This article from Farming Ahead contains stories on decoding the Eucalyptus genome, on a new initiative to improve the management of invertebrate pests, on boosting cattle weaning rates and on an improved tea tree variety for oil production. (1 page)

 

September 2007

This article from Farming Ahead describes how CSIRO scientists, working with Western Australian grain growers, have used computer modelling to help optimise decisions on sowing. (3 pages)

This article from Farming Ahead describes a CSIRO and Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment investigation of the influence of native pasture grazing strategies on native biodiversity. (3 pages)

This article from Farming Ahead describes how CSIRO scientists have found smaller paddocks can help spread grazing pressure more evenly across the landscape. (4 pages)

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on improved sugarcane, a virtual farm tool, canola pests and ‘biological machinery’. (1 page)

 

August 2007

This article from Farming Ahead describes how CSIRO researchers have identified a combination of drugs that provides effective pain relief for lambs following mulesing. (3 pages)

This article from Farming Ahead describes how CSIRO researchers surveyed a range of tree planting and direct sowing experts to find out how they achieve success in revegetation projects. (4 pages)

This article from Farming Ahead describes how willows were originally use to help control erosion but have become a major weed in some areas and CSIRO’s use of molecular tools to look at how they spread in river catchments. (3 pages)


This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on biorefineries, greenhouse gases, biological control and aluminium tolerance in crops. (1 page)

 

July 2007

The search for the genes that regulate salt tolerance and the possible production producing salt tolerant varieties of durum and bread wheats is describes in this article from Farming Ahead. (3 pages)

Storage of grains in the light of changes in the management and marketing of grain and the move to on-farm and private commercial storage is addressed in this article from Farming Ahead. (4 pages)

The development of a model that helps in the difficult task of balancing conservation and production outcomes is described in this article from Farming Ahead. (3 pages) .

Four stories on how CSIRO research is assisting rural Australian industries from Farming Ahead. (1 page)

 

June 2007

The use of global positioning systems and satellite technology in studying the landscape and grazing preferences of cattle in north Queensland is looked at in this article from Farming Ahead. (4 pages)

Lucerne, a popular pasture legume with a diverse range of uses and with the ability to change soil properties to improve water infiltration is looked at in this article from Farming Ahead. (3 pages)

How many farmers in Western Australia’s wheatbelt have adopted oil mallee farming systems during recent years and how this seems to have significant biodiversity benefits is discussed in this article. (4 pages)

Four CSIRO research projects from Farming Ahead: invigorating wheat production, accurately mapping water availability, weeding out the risk of pest plants and a survey to help refine seasonal forecasts. (1 page)

 

May 2007

A CSIRO study that has shed new light on root rot in canola crops - one of the symptoms of the potentially devastating fungal disease, blackleg - is described imn this article from Farming Ahead. (3 pages)

A model developed by CSIRO researchers to help farmers and land managers better understand the potential environmental impacts of land use changes on ground layer vegetation is discussed in this article from Farming Ahead. (3 pages)

CSIRO research on a tool to track the spread of the devastating weed prickly acacia across Australia’s northern grasslands is described in this article from Farming Ahead. (3 pages)

Four stories on CSIRO research from Farming Ahead. (1 page)

 

April 2007

A CSIRO study that has discovered a link between wool staple strength and lamb mortality rates is described in this article from Farming Ahead. Sheep selected for high staple strength produce lambs with a higher survival rate, on average, than sheep in normal flocks. (4 pages) 

That refuge crops, planted near Bt cotton to prevent resistance developing, also support significant populations of secondary pests and beneficial species is argued in this article from Farming Ahead. (3 pages)

Four stories on CSIRO and Flagship research from Farming Ahead. (1 page)

 

March 2007

The potential effects of climate change on the distribution of weeds is discussed in this article from Farming Ahead. (3 pages)


CSIRO trials that show soil wettability can be increased by inoculating water-repellent soils with certain bacteria are discussed in this article from Farming Ahead. (4 pages)


CSIRO research to improve the success rate of revegetation projects is looked at in this article from Farming Ahead. (3 pages)


Four stories on current CSIRO research from Farming Ahead. (1 page)

 

February 2007

The use of mixed forage systems incorporating native perennials to ensure sustainable and profitable livestock production and land management is discussed in this article from Farming Ahead. (4 pages) 

The fine-tuning of knowledge and experience of salinity developed over the past decade and its application in a salt-affected catchment in Western Australia is discussed in this article from the February 2007 issue of Farming Ahead. (3 pages) 

Four stories about current developments in science from across CSIRO extracted from Farming Ahead. (1 page) 

 

January 2007

How European honeybees, the dominant pollinators of food crops, are under threat in Australia from several exotic species, and the vigilance required to protect them is discussed in this article from Farming Ahead. (3 pages)  

A collaborative trial to identify the function of individual rice genes such as those that might improve nutritional value or have agronomic importance such as high vigour is described in this article from Farming Ahead. (3 pages) 

CSIRO research on developing wheat varieties with better tolerance of subsurface waterlogging, which can limit yields in high-rainfall areas, is described in this article from Farming Ahead. (2 pages)

A range of new reproductive technologies set to cause a massive acceleration in cattle breed quality advances is discussed in this article from Farming Ahead. (2 pages)

Four stories on CSIRO and Flagship research on livestock, grains and animal disease outbreaks extracted from Farming Ahead. (1 page)

 

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