To feed the world in 2050 we need to build the plants that evolution didn’t
Synthetic biology lets us explore places where evolution has never gone, to help meet humanity's food needs in a future shaped by climate change.
Nitrogen fertilisers are incredibly efficient, but they make climate change a lot worse
Measurements and modelling have found nitrous oxide emissions, a greenhouse gas 265 times more potent than carbon dioxide, are significantly higher than previously reported.
Breakthrough in hunt for deadly cereal killer
A cereal killer is on the loose. A team of internal experts are on a mission to uncover the origins of the world’s deadliest strain of cereal rust disease.
Plants uncovered: extreme serendipity in polyploidy
New research shows how complex the genomes of plants really are. This research can help us grow better and more sustainable crops.
Knowing how cells self-destruct could help feed the world
Our scientists are involved in ground-breaking research into self-destructing cells. Their new findings could help us to develop disease-resistant plants.
Vegan food’s sustainability claims need to give the full picture
We don't know enough about the carbon footprint of vegan foods, and that needs to change.
Farmers can start 2060 transformation today
Farmers looking to respond to the Australian National Outlook can start adapting today.
Avengers unite to fight wheat rust
We’re taking an Avengers approach — we’ve combined several super-powered, rust-resistance genes together to fight wheat stem rust. Who will win the battle?
Science is in the genes, for our award-winning geneticist
Can you inherit a love of science? How do you make a weed less 'weedy'? What do these questions have to do with each other? There's only one way to find out.
Climate work-around could boost Australian wheat yields
We’re working to adapt Australian wheat to a changing climate through new genetics and farming practices.
Powerful plants and cosmic wonders: meet our honourable scientists
Meet the three CSIRO researchers who have contributed game-changing science, rounding out the Australia Day Honours list this year.