Southern Dirt is a not-for-profit agricultural research and extension organisation led by farmers from the South West, Great Southern and Wheatbelt areas of Western Australia. Recognised as a credible independent and innovative organisation, our research and communication activities provide evidence, support and tools for improving farm management practices and profitability in the region.

We aid farmers in the adoption of new agronomic technologies and farming practices and continue to help farmers make decisions, develop risk management strategies, increase profits and operate sustainable farming operations.

Southern Dirt undertakes design and management of trial work, soil sampling and grain analysis which aid our region by accessing a range of funding from organisations such as GRDC, DPIRD, MLA and Universities. As a not for profit we are reliant on this funding for our ongoing research.

Supported by a dedicated committee of farmers and industry specialists, our aim is to create and sustain vibrant, healthy, prosperous farms and communities through the delivery of innovative research and development activities that have high value impact on farmers in our region and throughout Australia.

Southern Dirt members have access to, and participate in, the latest research and groundbreaking trials relevant to mixed farming in the Great Southern and Southwest region of WA. Browse our full list of current projects.