11 new projects were approved by the Soil CRC Board, with a total lifetime investment of $4.1 million. This brings the total number of approved Soil CRC projects to 47. The CRC has now allocated $19 million of its cash resources to projects.
Project delivery commenced across all Programs and all states of Australia. Staff were appointed, laboratory, glasshouse and field experiments commenced, and project teams started collaborating on undertaking the exciting research work of the Soil CRC.
The Soil CRC announced a $4 million project with co-investment from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to investigate innovative solutions for low crop performance on highly calcareous soils. The three-year project is led by Soil CRC participant, the South Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) with collaboration from farmer groups and other CRC participants.
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