Events

Soil CRC Participants Conference 2024

27 – 29 August 2024
Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW

The Soil CRC Participants Conference is a great opportunity for members of the Soil CRC and the public (Days 2 and 3) to find out more about our research.

There will be plenty of time for questions, discussions, networking and general catch ups between researchers, farmers, industry representatives and students who are involved in the Soil CRC.

After successfully launching our field trips last year, we will again dedicate Day 3 (29 August) of the conference to a number of field trips looking at soil management issues in the Riverina region of New South Wales.

Who should attend

The Participants Conference is aimed at those who are part of one of the 39 Soil CRC Participant organisations.

Day 2 (28 August) and Day 3 (29 August) are open to anyone who has an interest in the activities of the Soil CRC.

Registrations

Registration is free for staff, students and members of Soil CRC Participant organisations.

Non-Soil CRC participants will be required to pay for the Days 2 and 3 when registering.

Registrations close 19 August 2024.

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Program overview

Tuesday 27 August

Soil CRC Participants only

  • Optional project meetings
  • Student workshops
  • Program meetings
  • Welcome reception

Wednesday 28 August

Soil CRC Participants and the public

  • Keynote speakers
  • Program overviews
  • Project updates
  • PhD student presentations
  • Panel discussions
  • Conference dinner (Soil CRC Participants only)

 Thursday 29 August

Soil CRC Participants and the public

  •  Soil management field trips (see details below)
PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Field trips

Three field trips are being organised to the surrounding areas, with the second and third trips returning early (3pm and 12 noon) via Wagga Wagga airport to coincide with schedule flight departures.

Field trips will allow delegates to inspect Soil CRC research trials and soil related research in the region and get a better understanding of the major soil issues, challenges and opportunities.

More details on each of the field trips will be released in coming weeks as the itineraries are finalised.

Venue

Charles Sturt University
Convention Centre
286 Pine Gully Road
Wagga Wagga, NSW

Soil CRC Webinars and Panel Discussions

Soil carbon capacity building webinar series

There are a range resources, data and tools available to NSW land managers to help uncover their property’s soil carbon potential.

The Soil CRC invites NSW farmers, landowners and advisors to a free webinar series to:

  • understand the latest soil carbon data resources and tools
  • learn how to conduct studies for soil carbon projects
  • discover techniques to check the reliability and accuracy of soil carbon data.

Webinar 1: Soil data access to inform soil carbon management

Thursday 25 July at 1.30pm AEST

Soil CRC Project Leader Associate Professor Peter Dahlhaus from Federation University will demonstrate how to use the Soil CRC’s Visualising Australasia’s Soils online data portal to access NSW soil data.

Dr Linda Henderson and Brian Jenkins from the NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (NSW DCCEEW) will demonstrate accessing relevant soil and land data using the Soils Near Me app and NSW Environment’s eSPADE database.

How to register

This webinar is hosted by the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (formerly NSW DPI) Soils Unit. You can register on their website at the link below.

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Webinar 2: Soil data and land capability interpretation

Thursday 15 August at 1.30pm AEST

Karl Anderson from NSW Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, supported by Brian Murphy from the Soil Knowledge Network, will cover the interpretation of soil data and land capability for optimum soil carbon management.

This webinar is hosted by the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (formerly NSW DPI) Soils Unit.

Registrations opening soon.

Future soil carbon management webinars

These are the first in a series of seven webinars to be presented by the Soil CRC and their participants.

The next five webinars will be hosted by each of the Soil CRC’s farming systems groups working in NSW and will cover locally relevant and suitable land management activities for optimum soil carbon management.

The webinars are part of the ‘Soil Carbon Capacity Building Resources for Farmers and Advisors’ project, which offers guidance on soil management changes, increasing soil carbon, and can help farmers earn carbon credits. Fact sheets to support the webinar content will be published on the Soil CRC’s website.

This project is proudly supported by NSW DCCEEW through the Primary Industries Productivity and Abatement Program (PIPAP).

Webinar recordings