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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Soil CRC Project: Collaborative approaches to innovation - Dr Nicholas Pawsey. This project will identify innovative ways to engage industry as collaborators from the formation of research ideas right through to the dissemination of results. They will be getting the banks, farmers, insurers, valuers and soil scientists together to work out opportunities for future research collaboration.

News and media from the Soil CRC

Looking to improve your staff's soil technical skills and knowledge?

If your organisation is looking to build the technical skills and knowledge of their staff in the areas of soil health and soil management, please apply....

Soil CRC Patron reappointed as National Soils Advocate

Patron of the Soil CRC, Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery was reappointed as National Soils Advocate by Prime Minister, Scott Morrison at the Bush Summit in Dubbo last week. The role of National Soils Advocate will be reinstated as the Prime Minister recognises the importance of healthy s...

Prime Minister praises Soil CRC

The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, today praised the efforts of the Soil CRC at the Bush Summit in Dubbo. ...

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




Cash Contributions


In-Kind Contributions