Soils for Life collaborates on a number of Australia-wide research programmes.

CRC for High Performance Soils

The University of Newcastle is home to a ten year Cooperative Research Centre for High Performance Soils.

The CRC-HPS will bring together 42 partners spanning industry, government, research, not for profit and business sectors to help bridge the gap between soil science and farm management.

The Federal Government has invested more than $136 million in contributions from industry and other partners over ten years to address critical barriers to high performance soils by developing real solutions, with a focus on how these solutions can be adopted throughout the farming community.

Aimed at overcoming the most complex soil management issues, the CRC-HPS will integrate research across diverse fields including soil science, big data, sensor technology, nanotechnology, environmental science, social sciences and agricultural and farm management.

The Founder of Soils for Life, Major General Michael Jeffery, is the patron of the CRC-HPS.

Farm Map 4D

Formerly the NRM Spatial Hub, Farm Map 4D aims to provide land managers with a trusted environment for creating, managing, analysing and sharing digital farm map information.

Mulloon Institute

The Mulloon Institute is a living laboratory for the development and dissemination of knowledge about natural ecosystem functions and processes land managers can utilise to build productive and resilient natural capital that produces food, fibre and fuel sustainably.

Resource Consulting Services (RCS)

RCS is a leading private provider of holistically-integrated education, training and advisory services to the agricultural sector, both nationally and internationally. They work with individuals, families, corporates and government groups, empowering them to grow productive, profitable agricultural businesses within regenerative landscapes.


SproutX is an accelerator program and national co-working space network dedicated to agtech in Australia. SproutX brings together the entire agtech ‘ecosystem’ through their range of progams. Key stakeholders include government, corporate, investment, entrepreneurs, industry and farmers.

Wentworth Group

The Wentworth Group of concerned scientists is an independent group comprising leading Australian scientists, economists and business people. Their primary concern is advancing solutions to secure the long-term health of Australia’s land, water and biodiversity.

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