Western Australia

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.

Meet our Committee

President: Chris Gazey
Email: WA.president@soilscienceaustralia.org.au

Immediate Past President: Dr Deb Pritchard
Email: D.Pritchard@curtin.edu.au

Vice President: James Macfarlane
Email: WA.vicepresident@soilscienceaustralia.org.au

Secretary: vacant
Email: QLD.secretary@soilscienceaustralia.org.au

Treasurer: Dr Louise Barton
Email: WA.treasurer@soilscienceaustralia.org.au

Committee members:
Isaac Kelder, Gaus Azam, Richard Bell, Fran Hoyle.

Student representative:
Fariba Mokhtari

Contact WA@soilscienceaustralia.org.au

State Soil

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.

WA State soil

 

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