The following half-day workshop organised by the Working Group on Australian Soil Classification will be held on Thursday 22 November 2018 as part of the National Soil Conference at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra.

Australian Soil Classification Workshop

This workshop aims to update the soil science community on a major proposal to introduce a new Soils Order into the Australian Soil Classification (ASC). An Arenosols order is proposed to cover the deep sands that are widely distributed throughout inland arid Australia as well as along our extensive coastline. The proposal will better align with international soil classification but will have significant implications for the Tenosols and Rudosols soil orders. Prior to the workshop, the detailed proposal is being circulated more widely, seeking feedback on the proposal.

The workshop is being led by the Working Group on Australian Soil Classification, who report to the National Committee on Soil and Terrain (NCST). The Working Group’s role is to evaluate proposals to change the ASC and make recommendations to the NCST. Chaired by Bernie Powell, it is comprised of soil scientists from CSIRO and the states and territories.

While soil scientists may submit proposals to amend the ASC at any time, the workshop will also provide an opportunity to make suggestions to the Working Group.

Details of more workshops will be added soon.