Media Releases

24 April 2019

Riverina to host soil and water science gathering

Some of the nation’s most respected soil scientists will descend on the Wagga Wagga region for a two day mini-conference exploring key issues relating to local land and water management.

Hosted by Soil Science Australia’s Riverina and New South Wales Branches, the workshops and presentations will cover topics from the social aspects of managing soils to environmental water flows, sub-surface acidity and soil pH.

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14 February 2019

Soil World-class soil science central to growth of regenerative agriculture

Science must remain the key driver behind regenerative agriculture providing the essential evidence base for farmers across Australia.

Speaking on National Regenerative Agriculture Day, Soil Science Australia’s Federal President, Associate Professor Luke Mosley CPSS, said maintaining the focus on the underlying science and gaining a better understanding of soil health and capability was a fundamental part of this growing movement.

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5 December 2018

Soil Snapshot for World Soil Day 2018

Soil Science Australia has released a snapshot of some of the major soil-related issues in each State as part of World Soil Day on 5 December 2018.

“As you can imagine, Australian soils are incredibly diverse, and factors influencing soil health—including landscape, geology, climate and human activities —all play a role to a greater or lesser extent as our State Soils Snapshot shows” said Soil Science Australia President, Associate Professor Luke Mosley.

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28 November 2018

New soil science Fellows exemplify industry & research excellence

An environmental scientist specialising in waste management and an inspiring researcher/teacher have been conferred as Fellows by Soil Science Australia at the National Soils Conference held in Canberra last week.

Dr Melissa Salt CPSS (SA) and Professor Caixian Tang (VIC) were awarded the peak body’s highest honour in recognition of their unique and longstanding contribution to the development of the soil science profession.

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28 November 2018

Sydney student team tops national soil judging competition

Students from the University of Sydney once again took out first prize at the Australian Soil Judging Competition held at the National Soils Conference, hosted by Soil Science Australia in Canberra last week.

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15 November 2018

Soil security to safeguard Australia’s greatest natural asset

Soil security—considering all aspects of soil management—is a priority issue which should be on the national agenda as Australia grapples with protracted drought, climate change and new development encroaching on former agricultural land.

“Australia’s greatest natural asset is its soil with an estimated value of $3,860 billion,” said Soil Science Australia President, Associate Professor John McLean Bennett CPSS. “This comes as a surprise to many people as it’s easy to take for granted what lies beneath your feet. The old adage, no soil; no life, is true.”

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23 August 2018

Australian soil scientists shine at world congress

Soil scientists from Australia have enjoyed tremendous success at the 21st World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last week. From students just starting out in the profession to well-respected and established researchers and teachers, members of the Soil Science Australia community were applauded for their knowledge, experience and great commitment to the industry.

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23 August 2018

Soil scholarship winners soak up world congress experience

Two bright stars of soil science are on their way to share the stage with more than 2000 fellow soil scientists at the 21st World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 12 to 17 August.

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23 August 2018

Oz soil judging team take on world’s best at international congress

The Australian soil judging team is well positioned to scoop top honours as it takes on the world’s best at the 21st World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 12 to 17 August.

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Soil Science Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.