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 CRC hosts inaugural meeting of Parliamentary Friends of Soil

The Parliamentary Friends of Soil breakfast, held in Canberra yesterday, brought together farmers, scientists, industry representa...

Politicians, farmers, scientists, and industry celebrate World Soil Day

People with a passion for soil health converged in Canberra this week for the first meeting of the Parliamentary Friends of Soil....

Project Update: New amendments for sandy soils

A Soil CRC project team led by Prof. Richard Bell at Murdoch University hypothesise that the solution is to permanently raise the ...

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Participants

4 State agencies
8 Universities
8 Industry partners
20 Farmer groups
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Researchers

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Cash Contributions

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