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Soil and water research

Soils research

Our soils research and development is industry-focused and collaborative, spanning the fundamental to the applied. Our partnerships with a range of stakeholders ensures our technical expertise and research findings directly contribute to improvements in on-ground management practices.

Water research

Our Research and Development facilitates practice change that leads to increased water productivity, increased profitability of farming systems, improved agricultural water management through evidence-based policy advice and decreased production risk.

DPI Research & Development projects

Rangelands Living Skin

The Rangelands Living Skin is a four-year project linking farming families, scientists and other collaborators to evaluate cost-effective practices – chosen by producers – that focus on regenerating the NSW rangelands to support production now and into the future.

Detection of off-target herbicide deposition

Herbicide movement in air; by spray drift, movement with dust, or by volatilisation and redeposition, can potentially cause injury to non-target crops and native vegetation kilometres away from the site of application.

Benchmarking cotton water productivity

Improving water productivity is a high priority for Australian agriculture, particularly given increased pressure on available water supplies.

Clean Coastal Catchments

The Clean Coastal Catchments project is providing advice to farmers on how to keep sediment and nutrients on farm and out of coastal waterways and support profitable and sustainable agriculture.

Working with us

Have a research idea? We invite you to partner with us and share our expertise, our unique locations throughout NSW, and our infrastructure, to solve some of the greatest challenges we face today.

Contact us to start working together