Spray-resistant mites to the rescue
Two tiny animals discovered by chance — one in the United States of America, the other in New Zealand — are saving Australian apple-growers many thousands of dollars in chemical sprays. The animals are predatory mites.
A corrosion map of Melbourne
Two years ago, and again last year, scientists from the CSIRO Divisions of Building Research and Mineral Chemistry placed hundreds of small steel plates 2 km apart on power poles throughout the 900 sq km of the Melbourne metropolitan area.
An international information exchange
Looking for environmental information and not knowing where to start? A good starting point may be Infoterra, a world-wide network set up by the United Nations to help organizations and individuals locate sources of technical, scientific, and decision-making information on the environment.
The Cooloola monster gains a relative
In 1977, Dr David Rentz arrived in Australia to take up his new position as Curator of Orthoptera (the order of insects containing, for example, grasshoppers and crickets) within the CSIRO Division of Entomology, Canberra.