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The Soil CRC

The Soil CRC (CRC for High Performance Soils) was established in 2017 to give farmers the knowledge and tools they need to make decisions on extremely complex soil management issues.

Soil CRC

Soil CRC

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Posted on 14 Sep 2023

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The Cooperative Research Centre for High Performance Soils (Soil CRC) bridges the gap between soil science and farm management, ensuring that soil performance is increased not just in the short term, but in the long term.

The Soil CRC’s practical, real-world outputs will allow farmers to optimise their productivity, yield and profitability, and ensure the long-term sustainability of their farming businesses. Through its soil research and innovation program, the Soil CRC will develop new solutions that will unlock the potential of Australia’s agricultural sector.

Soil CRC is bringing together scientists, industry and farmers to find practical solutions for Australia’s underperforming soils. As underperforming agricultural soils cost Australian farmers billions of dollars in lost revenue each year. The CRC aims to enable farmers to increase their productivity and profitability by providing them with knowledge and tools to improve the performance of their soils.

The Soil CRC is the largest collaborative soil research effort in Australia’s history and therefore, their approach to research is multi-disciplinary. The Cooperative Research Centre coordinates research across a range of disciplines including social science, economics, biology, chemistry, agronomy and soil science. The Soil CRC has 39 participants that along with the Australian Government contribute $167 million to the CRC through both cash and in-kind contributions. The Soil CRC has funding until 2027.

The Soil CRC

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