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.



News and media from the Soil CRC

New technical fact sheets on soil management

The Soil CRC recently released 28 new fact sheets on priority soil management issues as part of our ‘Building technical capacity...

Meet Muhammad Salik Ali Khan

The Soil CRC is pleased to introduce our newest PhD student, Muhammad Salik Ali Khan, who is based at the University of Tasmania i...

Building on success: Soil CRC announces eight new projects

The Soil CRC is investing a further $4.1 million in new research with another eight projects approved for delivery over the next t...

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




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In-Kind Contributions