About the program

Southern Cross University has been engaged by the Australian Government to deliver the Pilot Soil Monitoring and Incentives Program.

The Australian Government is providing $54.4 million over two years to support farmers and land managers to access low-cost soil sampling and certified testing in exchange for sharing their data under the Pilot Soil Monitoring and Incentives Program.

Farmers and land managers may be eligible for benefits of up to $10,000 and receive assistance from Commonwealth-funded soil extension officers to interpret their soil test results.

The program may assist farmers to gather data for Emissions Reduction Fund projects.

Southern Cross University will be working with farmers and scientific labs, including the University’s Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL), to offer a comprehensive suite of soil sampling and testing, as well as putting land managers in touch with soil extension officers to interpret soil test results to better manage their valuable assets and enhance soil productivity, health and resilience.

Additional information on the program including eligibility criteria is available in our FAQs here.

Interested land managers can get in contact with Southern Cross University to apply.

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Benefits of up to $10,000 for farmers and land managers

Gather data for Emissions Reduction Fund projects

Access to comprehensive suite of soil sampling and testing resources

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Call us on: 02 6620 3489

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