Acting CEO’s Report

Report from Acting CEO, Narelle Luff

Acting CEO, Narelle Luff.

This month our scientists have spent time out on regenerative properties in New South Wales and Queensland. In the coming months we will develop these into new case studies. In these new case studies, we will introduce soil testing to our assessments and expect these to add further strength to our comprehensive case study reports. This month we reintroduce you to Rothesay and highlight some exciting work that is occurring in the area.

We hope you are enjoying the education articles we have been preparing, this month we have an article about managing African Lovegrass. If you missed last month’s education topics here are links to articles we published last month on water management and measuring bird diversity.

This week we held the first of three Australia-China Soil Organic Carbon Measurement webinars. This is a collaborative webinar program with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences focused on the importance of organic carbon for healthy soils and methodologies and technologies for measuring soil organic carbon across agricultural landscapes. This webinar program brings together leading Australian and Chinese soil scientists and associated experts in remote sensing technologies and big data to exchange knowledge and discuss potential scientific collaboration. We will share the recordings of these webinars as they become available. If you are interested in participating in these webinars please register your interest via admin@soilsforlife.org.au

Our friends across regen ag have been busy producing some great quality podcasts and webinars, we have collated them for you here. We are also pleased to link you to some important work by the Academy of Science on Soil condition after bushfires, this is part of a series which will also look at wildlife recovery, ecosystems and human health.

Lastly I would like to welcome Liz Clarke our new CEO on board. Liz starts in August but is already building relationships with a range of Soils For Life stakeholders.

Narelle Luff

Operations Manager / Acting CEO