Soil Resources

Looking for soil resources to help manage your soil?


Check the Smart Soils resource library below!

This soil resource library is for farmers, consultants, agronomists and soil professionals to access soil resources through an online, searchable environment.


Soil resources include:

  • Books
  • Videos
  • Podcasts
  • Fact sheets
  • Online tools
  • Case studies
  • Apps for soil mapping, sampling, and analysis
  • Foundation information about soils and landscapes
  • ‘How to’ information on soil sampling, field testing and issue diagnosis.
Resource Suggestion
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We welcome your suggestions about valuable soil resources that could be included in the Smart Soils Resource Library. Please read this information before proceeding. Please remember, this Resource Library does not include scientific journal articles.

New resources are evaluated by Soil Science Australia’s membership of soil specialists.

Each new library resource is added after careful consideration, it must:
1. demonstrate good quality soil science. The resources must be scientifically valid. Case studies that contribute significantly to the understanding of soil management in Australian regions are also accepted.
2. be relevant to Australian soils, condition, constraints and management practices
3. add value to the Resource Library. If there are multiple resources in the Resource Library on the same topic then the suggested resource must improve on the existing resources that address the topic.
4. be readily available preferably in an electronic version. Some books may be out of print but should be available in libraries or from second-hand booksellers. The file size of resources should enable easy downloading or streaming.
5. be written in language appropriate for the intended audience.

Preferably, the resource should also meet the requirements of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. to make web content more accessible and user friendly for everyone.

If your resource(s) meet the criteria, please complete the soil resource submission form