Category: News

It’s World Soil Day!

Hot on the heels of World Toilet Day and Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day, it's easy to be cynical about another Day to celebrate. ...

Project Update: Plant based solutions to improve soil performance

Having a diverse farming system provides multiple benefits, including resilience, weed and disease suppression and improved soil health. However, in Australia, crop diversity is often limited. ...

Profile: Lukas Van Zwieten

You know that cliche about finding a job you love and never working a day again? Well, that’s just what Lukas Van Zwieten has managed to do. ...

Partner Profile: Charles Sturt University

For the past 30 years, Charles Sturt University has been producing professionals for rural regions from across multiple campuses. ...

Profile: University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) has campuses across Tasmania, with one in Hobart in the south, Launceston in the north and Burnie in the north-west, as well as two campuses in Sydney. ...

Five with a farmer group – Hart Field Site Group

The Soil CRC’s Communications Manager caught up for a five-minute chat with Sarah Noack, Research and Extension Manager at Hart Field Site Group....

Profile: Dr Francisco Ascui

Life has come full circle for Dr Francisco Ascui, an expert in environmental accounting and finance. He grew up on a small farm in northern Tasmania, studied at the University of Tasmania and after a long stint working and studying in the UK, he has recently returned to the University of Tasmania to...

Project Update: Recovering nutrients from organic waste streams

This project aims to develop innovative fertiliser products derived from wastewater from various sources such as poultry and pig manure, dairy farm wastes, sewage and industrial effluents. ...

Profile: Federation University Australia

Federation University Australia is home to the Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) who contributor a strong team of researchers to the Soil CRC. ...

Project Update: Surveying farm practices

At the workshop at North Central CMA Project: Surveying on farm practices Project Leader: Dr Hanabeth Luke – Southern Cross University Program: 1 Duration: Two years Famers manage 60% of Australia’s land. Hence, the collective behaviour of individual farmers can have a significant impact on ...

Profile: Dr Richard Doyle

It is hard to have a conversation with Richard Doyle that doesn't somehow end up leading to soil. That's why he was the perfect choice for Program Leader at the Soil CRC.  ...

Five with a farmer group – Burdekin Productivity Services

Burdekin Productivity Services is a not-for-profit grower and miller owned organisation in far north Queensland. We caught up with Rob Milla, Manager, for a five minute chat....