The Western Australian branch of Soil Science Australia is an active branch promoting the understanding and awareness of soil science throughout the state.
The WA branch holds a Soil Science Seminar Series, the annual Booja Lecture, field trips and other events throughout the year.
New members are always welcome to join the Western Australian branch.
President: Henry Smolinski
Vice President: Tim Overheu
Secretary: Isaac Kelder
Treasurer: Louise Barton
Chris Gazey (Past President), James McFarlane, Richard Bell.
The Yellow Chromosol is the Western Australian state soil. Also known as Grey Sandy Duplex soils, Yellow Chromosols feature a sandy, usually grey coloured topsoil over a mottled clay subsoil. Widespread ini the South-West of the state, they are used for forestry, grazing, viticulture and cropping.