Friday 6 December 2019

Schedule

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2019
Friday, December 6th
7:30 AM

Registration

Exhibition Foyer

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

8:30 AM

Poster on display and through out the day

Exhibition Foyer

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Keynote address by Research Fellow Dr Juhwan Lee

Juhwan Lee Dr, Soil and Landscape Science, University of Western Australia

9:00 AM - 9:25 AM

9:30 AM

Soil Science Learning Outcomes

Session Chair: Dr Deb Pritchard

Bacterial processes associated with soil C and N following application of compost and manure to dairy pasture at the beginning and end of the growing season

Lynette Abbot, The University of Western Australia
Bede Mikan, The University of Western Australia
Zakaria Solaiman, The University of Western Australia
Anjani Weersekara, The University of Western Australia
Sanja Schwab, The University of Western Australia
Ian Waite, The University of Western Australia
Sasha Jenkins, The University of Western Australia

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM

Soil Science Learning Outcomes

Session Chair: Dr Deb Pritchard

Soil exchangeable cations increase microbial carbon use efficiency and microbial growth in acidic soils

Emilia Horn, SoilsWest, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Soil Science Learning Outcomes

Session Chair: Dr Deb Pritchard

Vacuum drying soil samples is a low-temperature alternative to conventional oven drying when determining soil water repellence

Enoch Wong, SoilsWest, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment
Philip R. Ward, CSIRO
Matthias Leopold, SoilsWest, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment
Daniel V. Murphy, SoilsWest, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment
Louise Barton, SoilsWest, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

Soil Science Learning Outcomes

Session Chair: Dr Deb Pritchard

Influence of lime and crop rotation on soil nitrogen, dry matter production and microbial biomass; a field trial, Merredin, WA

Manujla Premaratne, SoilsWest, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment
Daniel V. Murphy, SoilsWest, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment
Craig Scanlan, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Frances C. Hoyle, SoilsWest, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

Soil Science Learning Outcomes

Session Chair: Dr Deb Pritchard

Morning tea and poster display

UWA Business School terrace

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

11:10 AM

Soil Science Learning Outcomes

Session Chair: Dr Deb Pritchard

Variable aluminium toxicity and root distribution in acidic soil profiles

Paul Damon, Soils West, The University of Western Australia
Gaus Azam, Soils West, Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development
Craig Scanlan, Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development
Chris Gazey, Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development

11:10 AM - 11:25 AM

11:25 AM

Soil Science Learning Outcomes

Session Chair: Dr Deb Pritchard

The all new Australian Soil Classification

Noel R. Schoknecht

11:25 AM - 11:40 AM

11:40 AM

Soil Science Learning Outcomes

Session Chair: Dr Deb Pritchard

Identification and classification of “new” semi-arid soils from the Pilbara WA with potential additions to the Australian Soil Classification

Henry Smolinski, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Dennis van Gool, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

11:40 AM - 11:55 AM

11:55 AM

Promoting Soils

Session Chair: Isaac Kelder

What lies deep beneath – acid sulfate soil impacts on groundwater resources used for irrigation

Brad Degens, Water Science and Data Division, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

11:55 AM - 12:10 PM

12:10 PM

Promoting Soils

Session Chair: Isaac Kelder

Best practice soil sampling to depth the key to enable growers to manage soil acidity

Stephen Carr

12:10 PM - 12:25 PM

12:25 PM

Promoting Soils

Session Chair: Isaac Kelder

The State of Soil Science in WA – a facilitated Q&A session Tim Overheu and Deb Pritchard

Tim Overheu, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Deb Pritchard Dr

12:25 PM - 12:55 PM

1:40 PM

Early Career Science Awards, Poster & Presentation

Frances Hoyle, Associate Dean, University of Western Australia, Director SoilsWest

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Conference closing address

Louise Barton, Associate Professor, University of Western Australia

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM