Agriculture

Different types of protein

A new CSIRO report shows how Australia can capture an extra $13 billion by producing the world’s future protein.

Heads of wheat in a field

CSIRO scientists have identified new genetics that enable wheat varieties to tap into moisture up to two times deeper in the soil than current varieties.

Supermarket shelves in fresh produce section

Australia has an enviable reputation as a world-class food producer. Digital transformation of the country’s food supply chain will enable automated compliance. It will also provide deep analytics to enhance food safety and quality.

A satellite image

Artificial intelligence and its sub-branches machine learning and deep learning are making their way into agriculture and agribusiness. They're helping make decisions and predictions once never dreamed of.

It might surprise you that the precise scientific field of cotton breeding also involves a high degree of visual estimation. Can artificial intelligence and machine learning take its place?

New global research shows that when farmers and researchers co-create knowledge through On-Farm Experimentation there can be lasting and meaningful impact to farm profitability and sustainability.

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.