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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Scientist Travelling Research Award
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Soil and Fire support letter
2021 National Soils Conference
Cairns 27 June to 2 July 2021
2020 Save Our Soils
Welcome to Soil Science Australia
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.
Apr 2021Soil Physics Workshops (SA Branch) - 16/04/2021 - 24/09/2021 at 12:00 am
Soil Logging Course - SSA (Qld Branch) in partnership with ACLCA (Qld Branch) - 20/04/2021 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Soil Acidity Research Forum (Vic) - 23/04/2021 at 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Basic Soils Refresher Training April 2021 (National) - 27/04/2021 - 28/04/2021 at 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Parna and cotton soil management (Joint NSW & RIV Branches workshop) - 29/04/2021 - 30/04/2021 at All Day
Jun 2021National Soils Conference 2021 - 27/06/2021 - 02/07/2021 at All Day
Jul 2021Annual Ron McDonald Memorial Lecture (Qld Branch) Date and Time TBC - 01/07/2021 - 30/11/2021 at 12:00 am
Sep 2021Annual Harald Jensen Lecture (NSW Branch) Date and Time TBC - 01/09/2021 - 30/09/2021 at 12:00 am
Oct 2021Annual Boodja Lecture (WA Branch) Date and Time TBC - 01/10/2021 - 31/10/2021 at 12:00 am
Nov 2021Annual GW Leeper Lecture (Vic Branch) Date and Time TBC - 01/11/2021 - 30/11/2021 at 12:00 am
Dec 2021Annual Pioneer Lecture (SA Branch) Date and Time TBC - 01/12/2021 - 31/12/2021 at 12:00 am
Soil Science Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.