Soil Judging Toowoomba Queensland

The 5th Australian National Soil Judging Competition took place over three days in Toowoomba, Queensland from 26 to 28 September 2017. Twelve teams from Australia and New Zealand’s leading universities battled it out for top honours. The motto for the competition was ‘Developing the future’ and everyone who attended would agree that the next generation of soil scientists was able to develop their soils knowledge, description and classification skills and networking prowess. Teams were confronted with some unseasonably hot conditions, with the thermometer on competition day reaching 38oC and a stiff hot north-westerly wind. Though the students and organising staff took all of this in their stride and marched on to ensure the event was a success.

Final section winners

Individual
First PlaceCamilla Gardiner, Lincoln University - 232 points
Second PlaceKarin Azzam, The University of Sydney - 230 points
Equal Third PlaceRiquelle Miller, University of Sydney - 229 points
Equal Third PlaceJosh Nelson, Lincoln University - 229 points
Equal Third PlaceJames Choong, University of Queensland - 229 points
Team
First PlaceUniversity of Sydney - 580.5 points
Second PlaceTeam South Australia - 531.5 points
Third PlaceUniversity of New England - 531 points

Soil Science Australia is extremely grateful for the generous support and assistance provided by the 2017 National Soil Judging Competition Sponsors. Without their support this event could not happen and we look forward to working with them in the future in support of the Australian Soil Judging Competition.

Read all about the 2017 National Soil Judging Competition in the special edition of Soil Crumbs