Soil CRC

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It all starts with the soil. Watch the Soil CRC video to find out more.

The Soil CRC (CRC for High Performance Soils) was established in 2017 to give farmers the knowledge and tools they need to make decisions on extremely complex soil management issues.

It bridges the gap between soil science and farm management, ensuring that soil performance is increased not just in the short term, but in the long term.

Our practical, real-world outputs will allow farmers to optimise their productivity, yield and profitability, and ensure the long-term sustainability of their farming businesses.

Through its soil research and innovation program, the Soil CRC will develop new solutions that will unlock the potential of Australia’s agricultural sector.

It will address the billions of dollars in lost opportunity experienced by farmers and regional communities due to infertile and underperforming soils.

CRCs are led by passionate and motivated industry partners, and draw in the brightest researchers from across Australia to address issues of national significance.

The Soil CRC will deliver

• New mechanisms for financially rewarding management of high performance soils.
• New integrated soil management solutions that provide greater precision for farmers.
• New ways to measure the performance of soils.
• New advanced and innovative products to increase soil fertility and function.

    Cooperative Research Centres Program

    The Soil CRC was successful in its bid in 2017 as part of the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres Program. The CRC Program supports industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community. Australia’s network of CRCs operates across all sectors of Australia’s economy and society. Further information about the CRC Program is available at