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

Next-gen soil sensors on the horizon

With the recent completion of the Soil CRC’s ‘Smart soil sensors’ project, we’re one step closer to delivering easy-to-use...

Visualising Australasia’s Soils: extending the soil data federation

The Soil CRC’s Visualising Australasia’s Soils (VAS) project provides an online portal to quality soil data from across Austra...

Sky’s the limit for ‘Lab-on-a-Chip’ creator

Known for his sharp wit and steely determination, Soil CRC PhD student Reuben Mah is a self-proclaimed perfectionist who strives f...

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




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