Registration

“Our Soil: Spirit of a Nation”

EARLY REGISTRATION CLOSES9 April 2023

Full Registrations

SSA Member Non Member SSA Student Member Student Non Member
Early $890 $1,100 $420 $525
Standard $1,000 $1,210 $525 $630

Includes:
All onsite sessions
Morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea
Free barista coffee during scheduled breaks
Welcome Function
Name badge, program & access to delegate app

The official conference dinner will be held on Wednesday 28 June 2023 at Pee Wee’s on the Point. Tickets are an additional $150 and can be purchased during the registration process.

* Please note full conference registrations do not include access to the Field trip day, Thursday 29 June.  Please see information below for details.

Day Registrations

SSA Member Non Member SSA Student Member Student Non Member
Early $420 per day $505 per day $370 per day $475 per day
Standard $505 per day $555 per day $470 per day $580 per day

Includes:
All onsite sessions for one day
Morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea on your selected in person day
Free barista coffee during scheduled breaks on your selected in person day
Name badge, program & access to delegate app

The official conference dinner will be held on Wednesday 28 June 2023 at Pee Wee’s on the Point. Tickets are an additional $150 and can be purchased during the registration process.

*Please note field trips are only available to purchase with a full registration

Field Trips Thursday 29 June 2023

Filed Trips are available for purchase with a full registration only

Ticket per person

Field Trip 1 – Darwin region horticulture and Asian vegetables –
Larrakia and Wulna Country

The horticultural industry in the Darwin region has grown from small beginnings 40 years ago to an industry now valued at over $100M. Planned strategic land releases underpinned by soil and water investigations now support horticulture land uses (e.g. mangoes, bananas, other tropical fruits) on well drained red lateritic Kandosols 40 km south-east of Darwin (western side of the Adelaide River). In contrast, the Marrakai area, a further 30 km to the south-east on the other side of the Adelaide River, comprises shallower soils and much lower yielding aquifers. Despite these limitations though, the Marrakai area has developed a significant Asian vegetable industry.

Participants in this field trip will visit several properties in the Lambells Lagoon and Marrakai areas, observing a range of horticultural operations and their corresponding soils.

$120

Field Trip 2 – Douglas Daly cropping, forestry and sandalwood – Wagaman Country

With a broad range of Kandosols overlying a very high yielding limestone aquifer, agriculture in the Douglas-Daly area has developed over the past 40 years. The Daly and Douglas Rivers are perennial, fed by wet season runoff followed by limestone discharge during the dry season. The Daly is one of northern Australia’s iconic river systems, used by the Wagaman traditional owners and central to recreational activities such as barramundi fishing.

Participants in this field trip will visit several properties currently using soils for forestry and agricultural operations. Soil scientists, agronomists and local land managers will provide a historical overview and current focus of agricultural activities and research in the region.

$120

Field Trip 3 – Top End coastal floodplains – Wulna Country

Synonymous with the Top End’s major rivers are its coastal floodplains. Holocene sediments deposited when a shoreline extended 60 km inland provide an excellent insight into floodplain geomorphology. The floodplain has interesting Aboriginal and European history including the introduction of buffalo, failed rice developments and ecosystem change due to rising sea levels.

Participants will travel to the western side of the Adelaide River floodplain (60 km south-east of Darwin) and enjoy cultural insights from Wulna traditional owners, land managers and local geological and soil experts. It will also provide the opportunity to get up close and personal with wetland soils such as Aquic Vertosols, peaty Hydrosols and sulfidic and sulfuric material, whilst also enjoying a unique environment and a tour of the Australia’s most successful Barramundi Farm.

$120