• Digging deep into soil biology

    Open Forum     |      July 11, 2024

    Researchers in South Australia are digging deep into history of soil biology in the state to gain a better understanding of how the soil microbiome functions to ensure sustainable broadacre farming into the future.

  • Soils for life

    Ryan Borrett     |      January 30, 2024

    Land clearing and modern farming practises have devastated Australia’s fragile soils, but recognising our land as a national asset and adopting new techniques to boost, rather than deplete soil carbon, could help the agricultural industry secure its own future.

  • Saving the Earth

    Open Forum     |      June 21, 2023

    Distinguished Professor Brajesh Singh from Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment had led a global team to call for the inclusion of soil microbiomes in the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) One Health policy to help achieve its policy goals.

  • Restoring the soils of our cities

    Open Forum     |      February 17, 2023

    From China’s mega-cities to Australia’s sprawling suburbs, scientists are calling for grassroots action to raise awareness about the role of soil biodiversity to promote better human health and wellbeing.

  • Protecting soil could save the Earth

    Open Forum     |      October 17, 2022

    A new international study has identified global hotspots for soil conservation to minimise adverse impacts on ecosystems in a rapidly changing global climate.

  • Regenerative offsets could create a carbon neutral coal industry

    John White     |      March 11, 2019

    A one-off investment of $1b in Australian regenerative agriculture could not only safeguard Australian soils against drought and climate change, but help deliver a lucrative zero emissions energy solution for export to the world.