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 largest 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.



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.


News and media from the Soil CRC

McCormack joins Board for research tour

Michael McCormack joined the Soil CRC Board for the first part of a research tour in Wagga Wagga, NSW last week....

Soil CRC announces six new projects

The Soil CRC has announced funding for six new research projects with a cash investment of $3.2 million and a further $6.7 million...

Incentives for improving soil health

Policy advisers, researchers, bank and finance representatives and soil-related groups came together for the National Soils Advoca...

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




Cash Contributions


In-Kind Contributions