DNA key to next level management for pests and weeds
The Australian Pest Genome Partnership (APGP) is producing genetic data for Australia’s top pests and weeds.
Busy as a bee: new study confirms bees can help detect plant viruses
We love bees for their pollination and honey production. Now there’s new buzz around another task: monitoring crops for plant viruses.
Weevil genius: waging war on cabomba weed
A special weevil has been released in Queensland waterways as a biological control agent to get rid of cabomba, a fast-spreading weed wreaking havoc on our aquatic environment.
Ask our experts: Foot and Mouth Disease
Foot and Mouth Disease is spreading overseas. Australians are wondering whether it will come here and what we can do about it. We asked experts at our Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness to answer some common questions.
Expert commentary: Varroa mite
Our entomologist and bee expert comments on the Varroa mite, how it spreads and the current incursion.
Weeds, fungi, weevils and biosecurity
CSIRO researchers continue to find ways to protect our biosecurity system in order to protect our environment, our agricultural industries and our way of life.
Australia’s abalone disease outbreak
A disease not seen in Australia’s wild abalone population for 11 years has resurfaced, and it’s a massive challenge for our abalone industry.
Pest plants and animals cost Australia around $25 billion a year – and it will get worse
Without urgent action, Australia will continue to lose billions of dollars every year on invasive species.
Dung beetles with benefits
A new species of Moroccan beetle has just arrived in our lab. Their job? To improve pasture quality and reduce fly populations. We’re expecting big things from these little creatures.
They’re the bee’s knees: celebrating the insects who keep global ecosystems healthy
We're celebrating the bee on World Bee Day.
Canine ehrlichiosis: the new tick-borne dog disease in Australia
Canine ehrlichiosis, caused by Ehrlichia canis, is a tick-borne dog disease recently detected in parts of Australia. We're helping respond.