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2021 National Soils Conference

Cairns 27 June to 2 July 2021

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

Nov 2020

WSD - Luncheon (QLD Branch) - 26/11/2020 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chemistry of Dispersive Soils (SA Branch) - 26/11/2020 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WSD - Virtual Soil Judging (National) Practise Day 2 - 27/11/2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
DIRT DRINKS November (TAS Branch) - 27/11/2020 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WSD - Virtual Soil Judging (National) Competition Day - 30/11/2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Dec 2020

Joint Zoom Workshop - SSA and Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Vic (Vic Branch) - 01/12/2020 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WSD - Trans Tasman Webinar (Aus & NZ) - 04/12/2020 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
WSD - Dr Ian Sargeant Student Awards (VIC Branch) - 04/12/2020 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
SSA AGM 2020 (National) - 08/12/2020 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2020 SA Branch AGM and Pioneer Lecture (SA Branch) - 10/12/2020 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Feb 2021

DIRT DRINKS February (TAS Branch) - 26/02/2021 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Apr 2021

Yanco Cotton Soils Workshop (RIV Branch) - 08/04/2021 - 09/04/2021 at All Day

Jun 2021

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