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2021 National Soils Conference

Cairns 27 June to 2 July 2021

2020 Save Our Soils 

Welcome to Soil Science Australia

The Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated, known as Soil Science Australia is a not-for-profit, professional association for soil scientists and  people interested in the responsible management of Australia’s soil resources. Soil Science Australia supports soil scientists and promotes the importance of soil as a finite resource. Some members are students, some are at the start of their careers while others are highly regarded experts in Australia and internationally.

Soil Science Australia has seven branches and is governed by an elected Federal Council. Each branch has its own committee responsible for organising local educational, professional development and networking events. Soil Science Australia is a member of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) and contributes to the National Committee on Soil and Terrain (NCST). In 1955, a resolution “that the Australian Society of Soil Science be inaugurated from this meeting” was recorded in Melbourne. The following year the first official meeting of the Society took place in Queensland, with a Federal Executive and presidents from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australian and Victorian branches forming the Federal Council. In later years the Executive expanded with the addition of the Western Australian branch in 1957, the Riverina branch in 1962 and most recently the Tasmanian branch in 2008.

Upcoming Events

Jun 2021

National Soils Conference 2021 - 27/06/2021 - 02/07/2021 at All Day

Jul 2021

Annual Ron McDonald Memorial Lecture (Qld Branch) Date and Time TBC - 01/07/2021 - 30/11/2021 at 12:00 am
Soil Physics Workshops (SA Branch) 23 July 2021 - 23/07/2021 at 12:00 am

Sep 2021

Annual Harald Jensen Lecture (NSW Branch) Date and Time TBC - 01/09/2021 - 30/09/2021 at 12:00 am
Soil Physics Workshops (SA Branch) 24 September 2021 - 24/09/2021 at 12:00 am

Oct 2021

Annual Boodja Lecture (WA Branch) Date and Time TBC - 01/10/2021 - 31/10/2021 at 12:00 am

Nov 2021

Annual GW Leeper Lecture (Vic Branch) Date and Time TBC - 01/11/2021 - 30/11/2021 at 12:00 am

Dec 2021

Annual Pioneer Lecture (SA Branch) Date and Time TBC - 01/12/2021 - 31/12/2021 at 12:00 am