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

Henry’s hydrochar research highlights

Hailing from Uganda, Henry Luutu first visited Australia in 2014 after finishing his undergraduate degree. It was this visit, and ...

Enabling soil data

Good decision making is inextricably linked to good data, so it’s important that we reliably capture, store, analyse, and manage...

New soil management resources build technical capacity

As farmers better understand the importance of sustainable soil management for their productivity and profitability, they need adv...

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4 State agencies
7 Industry partners
8 Universities
20 Farmer groups
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