Soil organic matter in cropping systems


Farm productivity is linked to the soil functions that rely on decomposition of organic matter. There is agronomic value in building soil organic matter.

The topics in this Primefact include:

  • What is soil organic matter (SOM)? How is this different to soil organic carbon (SOC)?
  • Why is SOC important?
  • SOC in Australian cropping soils
  • How do I measure SOC?
  • Strategies to build SOC in NSW cropping systems


Primefact 1785 First Edition

Published: Apr 2020