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South Australia Chemistry, amelioration and management of alkaline soils at Waite Campus University of Adelaide 27th June. For more information contact Dr Ehsan Tavakkoli (Phone (08) 8313 2400), ( firstname.lastname@example.org) or click on this link http://alkalinesoils.eventbrite.com.au and follow the instructions.
Queensland Branch July 2 OGM with Dr Paul Bertsch the Chief of CSIRO Land and Water on the topic Nanotechnology meets Soil Science; Fate, Transport, Bioavailability & Toxicity of Engineered nanomaterials in Soil and Terrestrial Ecosystems. Cost $10 for members and guests. RSVP to Ashneel Sharma (email@example.com) or Kate Dolan (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday 26th June.
Western Australia July 10 Dr Megan Balks, a senior lecturer in Earth and Ocean Science at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, NZ, will present a seminar from 12:00 to 12:45 pm. The seminar will be held in the Agriculture Lecture Theatre (G013) in the Agriculture NW wing at UWA.
Victoria July 16 Soil Science Symposium at the Centre for AgriBioscience LaTrobe University Bundoora commencing 2.30 pm. RSVP to Dr Clayton Butterly C.Butterly@latrobe.edu.au or 0407992734. Presentations by Prof. Terry Spithill, Prof Caixan Tang, Associate Professor Peter Sale and Dr Clayton Butterly of La Trobe University, Associate Professor Pauline Mele and Dr Fiona Robertson of DEPI Sustaining Productive Dairy Soils Project. Free to members and $10 to non-members.
New South Wales Branch July 18-19 Recent Advances in Soil Science and Management field visit and one day forum at the University of Wollongong Further information and files
Watch the short film - A day in the life of a Soil Scientist - featuring Soil Science Australia's vice president Tim Overheu
Soil Science Australia blog to discuss the revised Australian Standard for onsite domestic wastewater management. Please email email@example.com if you would like to join the blog.
Current positions advertised - updated 17 June 2013
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