Category: News

Soil CRC celebrates women in science

Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science and we are here to celebrate!...

Partner Profile: PIRSA

As a partner in the Soil CRC, the Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) values the depth of shared experience and knowledge that comes from the partnership and collaboration across universities, grower groups and industry. ...

Vale General Jeffery

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Major General the Hon. Michael Jeffery in December last year....

General Jeffery honoured in Soil Health Award

The General Jeffery Soil Health award recognises the efforts of the people who are caring for our land and honours the work of Australia’s first National Soils Advocate, the late Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery...

Soil CRC hosts inaugural meeting of Parliamentary Friends of Soil

The Parliamentary Friends of Soil breakfast, held in Canberra yesterday, brought together farmers, scientists, industry representatives and politicians to celebrate World Soil Day....

Politicians, farmers, scientists, and industry celebrate World Soil Day

People with a passion for soil health converged in Canberra this week for the first meeting of the Parliamentary Friends of Soil....

Almost a marine biologist

Professor Chengrong Chen of Griffith University is well known to many Soil CRC participants as a soil biogeochemist. However, he could well have followed a different path....

5 minutes with a farmer group: Herbert Cane Productivity Services

Herbert Cane Productivity Services is servicing the sugarcane growing region around Herbert River in far north Queensland....

Project Update: New amendments for sandy soils

A Soil CRC project team led by Prof. Richard Bell at Murdoch University hypothesise that the solution is to permanently raise the reactive surface area of a sandy soil with added clay or recalcitrant organic matter, or both, to help address the lack of supply of resources....

Biochar improves soil properties

The application of biochar, the charcoal produced from the slow pyrolysis of a biomass, has been found to improve soil properties in several ways....

Soil carbon – if it is cheaper to measure, will it increase faster?

Reducing soil carbon measurement costs and saying it will increase soil carbon sequestration is like saying “get a better stopwatch and you will run faster”....

Partner Profile: NSW Department of Primary Industries

As a major partner in the Soil CRC, NSW DPI value the collaborations that occur between universities, grower groups and industry....