Agriculture

A visualisation of nanopesticides entering the human body and interacting with organs such as lungs

New research has helped bring nanopesticides—tiny capsules capable of big impact—one step closer to regulatory approval.

CSIRO Land and Water Science Director Dr Paul Bertsch discusses the food-energy-water nexus, and how transitioning to clean energy will transform the way we produce food and how we think about water security.

Different cowpea varieties.

Cowpea is a staple food in many African countries. However, its production is under constant threat from pests. Biotechnology has solved one of the problems, and a solution to another problem is on the way.

Sunrise over a field of canola

Overseas demand for more sustainable food is a high value opportunity for Australian agribusinesses. Research is looking at how we can capture that opportunity.

A prawn

Kirsten Rose - Executive Director of Future Industries - reflects on CSIRO's 90 years of work in northern Australia, and outlines our vision for the future.

A basket of vegetables

Research is looking into the potential for individuals to follow diets that are both sustainable and healthy, as well as exploring what challenges we face in doing that.

Our scientists have been working in northern Australia for more than 90 years. Science and technology continues to transform the north, a region spanning more than 40 per cent of Australia's land mass.

New research has found gluten-like proteins in ryegrass, which might – or might not – be a problem for people with gluten intolerance.

Looking up at a eucalptus forest canopy

Those who know the price of everything are said to know the value of nothing – but could measuring the value of nature help preserve it?