SOIL: The key to the Past, the Present and the Future
Sustainable soil management is one of the key environmental, social and economic issues
facing the world today. Increasing global population, globalisation of markets, reducing soil
fertility and increasing mechanisation combine to place greater pressure on soil resources.
If the world’s soil resources are to meet future human needs we must plan for and adapt to
changes. To achieve greater sustainability of soil resources we need to explore the lessons
of the past, reflect on the present and develop concrete plans and goals for the future. This
represents a challenge for decision making at all levels, from individuals to governments.
These decisions must be underpinned with quality science and first hand experiences from
We invite you to join us in Canberra at the historic Hyatt Hotel from 18-23 November 2018 for the National Soils Conference.
08 January 2018 – Call for Abstracts open
04 June 2018 – Abstract Submissions close
01 December 2017– Registration open
27 August 2018 – Earlybird registrations close