CRC for High Performance Soils

The Cooperative Research Centre for High Performance Soils (Soil CRC) is bringing together scientists, industry and farmers to find practical solutions for Australia’s underperforming soils.

Underperforming agricultural soils cost Australian farmers billions of dollars in lost revenue each year.

The CRC aims to enable farmers to increase their productivity and profitability by providing them with knowledge and tools to improve the performance of their soils.

The Soil CRC is the biggest collaborative soil research effort in Australia’s history.

The approach to research is multi-disciplinary. The Cooperative Research Centre coordinates research across a range of disciplines including social science, economics, biology, chemistry, agronomy and soil science.

The Soil CRC has 40 participants that along with the Australian Government contribute $167 million to the CRC through both cash and in-kind contributions.

The Soil CRC has funding until 2027.

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Webinars

To capitalise on the new online paradigm, the Soil CRC launched a fortnightly program of webinars in June 2020. Each webinar is presented by one of our project leaders and concludes with a question and answer session. This provides a great opportunity to engage with our participants and those members of the general public interested in our research.

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News and media from the Soil CRC

Soil carbon: what role can it play in reducing Australia's emissions?

Reducing soil carbon measurement costs and saying it will increase soil carbon sequestration is like saying “get a better stopwa...

Farmers look to carbon capture to tackle emissions

Dr Michael Crawford, speaks about technology and soil health from the EvokeAG conference. ...

Soil CRC celebrates women in science

Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science and we are here to celebrate!...

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Participants

4 State agencies
8 Universities
8 Industry partners
20 Farmer groups
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Years Funding

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Researchers

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Cash Contributions

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In-Kind Contributions