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.
Sifting for solutions: how sediment analysis is improving reef health
Cattle, cane, cropping, coral. That’s the balance the Queensland ecosystem has to strike to help reduce sediment and improve Great Barrier Reef health.
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.
Nanopesticides: a promising new pesticide solution?
Nanopesticides are being hailed as an emerging technology that will minimise the adverse effects of pesticides on people and the environment, but is there sufficient evidence to convince the regulators?
Australia has a big role to play in feeding the world
By embracing science and technology, Australia's agricultural industry could be more efficient, productive and sustainable.
Science can drive the sustainability of our precious soils, water and oceans
Australia’s soil, water, vegetation and biodiversity, and our vast marine estate, are incredibly valuable national assets, which need to be managed effectively. There are still significant gaps in our understanding of these components, and the ways in which they interact. We need to understand them so we can manage them sustainably.