The CRC for High Performance Soils (Soil CRC) is bringing together scientists, industry and farmers to find practical solutions for Australia’s underperforming soils. The Soil CRC aims to enable farmers to increase their productivity and profitability by providing them with knowledge and tools to improve the performance of their soils.

It is the biggest collaborative soil research effort in Australia’s history, with 39 Participants contributing to the Soil CRC through both cash and in-kind contributions. The Soil CRC coordinates research across a range of disciplines including social science, economics, biology, chemistry, agronomy and soil science. It has funding until 2027.

Through its soil research and innovation program, the Soil CRC will develop new solutions that will unlock the potential of Australia’s agricultural sector. It will address the billions of dollars in lost opportunity experienced by farmers and regional communities due to infertile and underperforming soils.

The Soil CRC will deliver

  • New mechanisms for financially rewarding management of high performance soils.
  • New integrated soil management solutions that provide greater precision for farmers.
  • New ways to measure the performance of soils.
  • New advanced and innovative products to increase soil fertility and function.


CSIRO Publishing operates as an editorially independent science publisher within the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Established as a stand-alone business unit in 1995, our internationally recognised publishing program covers a wide range of scientific disciplines, including agriculture, plant and animal sciences, chemistry, health and the environment.

Our product range includes journals, books and magazines both in digital and print formats and we have a global reputation for quality and excellence. Our journals are all peer-reviewed, and many have been publishing articles for over 40 years.



Seasol is a 100% family owned Australian business. We manufacture and market organic liquid seaweed and environmentally friendly fertilisers in the commercial, export and home garden sector. Our products have been used successfully across a wide variety of crops for over 40 years and we are  committed to proving our own company tag line, Seasol is “a better way to grow”.

We control all aspects of our product supply, from the source of the kelp, to the volume required to meet demand regardless as to whether it is a run of 5 or 20 litres all the way up to multiple IBC’s.

Because all the bottling is done in house, our factory can change packing schedules rapidly to minimise potential out of stock caused by increased demand. Our growing range of plant tonics, fertilisers, soil conditioners and water saving products are designed to help keep gardens green and beautiful and farms more productive and sustainable.


7th International Symposium
Soil Organic Matter

6 – 11 October 2019

Hilton Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia


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