The Western Australian branch of Soil Science Australia is an active branch promoting the understanding and awareness of soil science throughout the state.
The WA branch holds a Soil Science Seminar Series, the annual Booja Lecture, field trips and other events throughout the year.
New members are always welcome to join the Western Australian branch.
President: Chris Gazey
Immediate Past President: Dr Deb Pritchard
Vice President: James Macfarlane
Treasurer: Dr Louise Barton
Isaac Kelder, Gaus Azam, Richard Bell, Fran Hoyle.
The Yellow Chromosol is the Western Australian state soil. Also known as Grey Sandy Duplex soils, Yellow Chromosols feature a sandy, usually grey coloured topsoil over a mottled clay subsoil. Widespread ini the South-West of the state, they are used for forestry, grazing, viticulture and cropping.