Assault on Sirex (1974)
All species of pine trees are susceptible to attack by the woodwasp, Sirex noctilio. When Sirex was first discovered on the Australian mainland, in 1961, the softwood plantations of southern Australia were threatened with destruction.
The Pleuro Story (1973)
Bovine Contagious Pleuropneumonia was once the most-dreaded disease of the Australian cattle industry. Introduced into Australia in 1858, it spread to all the major cattle areas causing the loss of livestock markets, both local and overseas.
Dung Down Under (1972)
Selected species of dung beetles imported from Africa are being mass bred in Australia for release in cattle breeding areas. Early results indicate that they will prove an outstanding example of biological control.
Flight Line One: Controlled Burning from Aircraft (1971)
Widespread controlled burning of Australian forests has often been proposed as a fire protection measure.
A New Look at the Sun (1970)
The Culgoora radioheliograph records second-by-second pictures of the Sun's radio-emission at a wavelength of 3.75 meters. Located in northern New South Wales, the giant circular array of 96 aerials provides Australian radio-astronomers with a unique method of studying the violent but short-lived explosions which occur on the Sun's surface.