Participants Conference Webinars

News | Posted Mar 24,2020

It seems like a lifetime ago that we had to cancel our Soil CRC Participants Conference 2020. While we obviously can’t get together in person, we are still very keen to share some of our research developments. 

As many are currently doing, in lieu of holding our Soil CRC Conference, we are having a series of five webinars.

There will be a webinar for each Program, providing an overview of the Program and updates on two of its projects, and one for our special project – Managing soils for high performance after the drought. 

There will be opportunities for questions in each webinar. 

No need to register, simply click on the link and join in. 

Can’t make it to a webinar? Don’t worry, we’ll provide a link to the recording afterwards. 

We have also made the decision not to reschedule the Soil CRC Participants Conference in 2020. Instead, we can confirm that the Soil CRC Participants Conference 2021 will be held in Adelaide on March 23 – 25, 2021. We hope to see you there in person. In the meantime, here are the webinar details.


Program 1 Overview and project updates
Overview – Investing in high performance soils – Associate Professor Catherine Allan, Charles Sturt University
Surveying farm practices – Dr Hanabeth Luke, Southern Cross University
Financially rewarding farmers for soil managmenet – Dr Nick Pawsey, Charles Sturt University

Date: Monday 30 March 2020
Time 12 Noon – 1pm AEDT

Program 2 Overview and project updates
Overview – Soil performance metrics – Associate Professor Richard Doyle, University of Tasmania
‘Smart’ soil sensors – Dr Marcus Hardie, University of Tasmania
New sensors for measuring soil nutrients – Dr Craig Lobsey, University of Southern Queensland

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020
Time: 12 Noon – 1pm  AEDT

Program 3 Overview and project updates
Overview – New products to increase fertility and function – Professor Nanthi Bolan, University of Newcastle
New products for subsoil constraints – Dr Ehsan Tavakkoli, NSW Department of Primary Industries
New amendments for sandy soils – Professor Richard Bell, Murdoch University

Date: Wednesday 1 April 2020
Time: 2pm – 3pm  AEDT

Program 4 Overview and project updates
Overview – Integrated and precision soil management solutions – Dr Lukas Van Zwieten, NSW Department of Primary Industries
Plant based solutions to improve soil performance – Associate Professor Terry Rose, Southern Cross University
Regenerative Farming systems – Dr Gwen Grelet, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research NZ

Date: Monday 30 March 2020
Time: 2pm – 3pm AEDT

Managing soil for high performance after drought
Brian Hughes, Primary Industries and Regions, SA. 

Date: Wednesday 8 April 2020
Time: 12 noon – 1pm AEST