Agricultural producers use an array of chemicals to control weeds, pests and diseases. However, to meet new demands, new ways of thinking will be needed to meet the challenges of a chemically limited future.
With our reliance on chemicals to control agripests at an all-time high, CSIRO is helping to re-design future farm systems with a low-chemical approach.
The future of farming will rely on focusing on a new wave of pest control approaches that are truly sustainable and integrated into farming systems. We take a quick look back on human history and at the chemical solutions that have been hit or miss.
Can we change our current behaviours around the use of agripest control methods?
We are on a quest to save every last drop: Our scientists have created a way to measure evaporation with expert precision, helping to better manage our precious water resources.