Legumes’ microbe relationships hold them back from travelling the globe
Have you, or someone you know, ever wanted to travel the world or move somewhere different but couldn't because of family commitments or a relationship? It appears that for legumes too, close relationships hold them back from spreading about the globe.
Protecting the pollinators – and boosting farm production
The idea of infrastructure usually conjures images of bitumen, concrete and steel reinforcement. The first internationally-coordinated review of the state of the world's pollinators now calls for green infrastructure - even 'bee highways'. They've just published in Nature.
Digital agriculture in northern Australia
CSIRO’s Digital Dashboard helps farmers optimise stock and pasture performance by combining in-depth on-farm data with global information on markets and weather.
Symposium highlights Australia as a vibrant hub for synthetic biology
Biofactories, biosensors and beyond: new technologies are being inspired by nature. Synthetic biology is one of the most rapidly growing areas of modern science and there has been a groundswell of interest in Australia.
It’s official: our honey bees are some of the healthiest in the world
According to a new CSIRO survey, Australia can now proudly call itself home to one of the healthiest populations of European honey bees in the world.
Study: Australians can be sustainable without sacrificing lifestyle or economy
A major study by CSIRO, the Australian National Outlook, reveals Australia has all the tools to achieve economic growth and environmental sustainability - we just have to choose to use them.
Living on air: uncovering bacterial mysteries for agriculture and climate
Scientists have solved one of the mysteries of certain soil bacteria that allows them to persist without an apparent source of sustenance. It might lead to solutions for improving agricultural production while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.