• Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)

The Importance of Soil for Growing Great Grain

The Importance of Soil for Growing Great Grain

Using exploration of the environment and ICT, this resource engages students in soils, geological data and the importance of soil health and monitoring to Australian crop production. Students use methodologies such as soil profiling and mapping, which are representative of those used within the grains industry. Students will assess past and present soil data and conduct a comparative study to strengthen their understanding of numeracy in farming. Practicals emulate in-field tests for soil, with inquiry and reporting skills utilised.



GRDC, grain, soil mapping, soil management, soils, microorganism