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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 Boodja Lecture, field trips and other events throughout the year.
New members are always welcome to join the Western Australian branch.
Meet our Committee
President: George Mercer
Vice President: Tim Overheu
Secretary: Bede Mickan
Treasurer: Mary-Anne Lowe
Early Career Rep: Hira Shaukat
Student Rep: Zahra Nizbat
Richard Bell, Lyn Abbott, Prasanthi Sooriyakumar, Jenni Clausen, Lorena Cortes Paez.
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.
Soil Science Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.