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 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 science critical to food production in a climate challenged future

From Australian University Science magazine: Australian farming is backed by a century of soil science critical to our capability ...

Farmers consulted in investment round

Planning for the next round of Soil CRC research investment has begun....

Building soil knowledge in grower groups

This project has successfully increased the soil knowledge and technical capacity in grower groups, Landcare groups and NRM organi...

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Participants

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

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Researchers

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Cash Contributions

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In-Kind Contributions