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 39 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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It all starts with the soil. The Cooperative Research Centre for High Performance Soils (Soil CRC) is Australia's largest soil research initiative aimed at enabling farmers to increase their productivity and profitability.

News and media from the Soil CRC

Injecting new life into biosolids

A trial soil injection of biosolids in liquid form to improve soil productivity was showcased at a field day hosted by South East Water. ...

Soil CRC hosts inaugural conference

Over 100 delegates from around the country came together last week in Newcastle, for the inaugural Soil CRC participants conference....

$5.6 million funding for new soil research

The Soil CRC has announced another 15 new research projects, bringing the number of current Soil CRC projects to 24....

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3 State agencies
8 Universities
8 Industry partners
20 Farmer groups
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Cash Contributions


In-Kind Contributions