R-CV 8: Improving Soil Health

Investigate effective techniques for improving the health of soil and develop appropriate extension materials, with the aim of improving land management and reducing sediment and nutrient runoff.

Why it is important?

Healthy soils can improve agricultural productivity, reduce reliance on chemical inputs and their associated costs, and minimise agricultural runoff to waterways and the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.  Robust scientific evidence can be accessed and translated into appropriate extension material to provide landholders with the opportunity to make informed choices regarding the management of their soil.  

Local Landscape:


Regional Theme:

Sustainable Industries

National Priorities:

Land Management Practices