Soil Quality ebooks

The ebook series has been compiled to provide landholders, industry and students the state of knowledge and practical strategies on identifying, managing and integrating solutions to manage the soil resource, with a focus on agriculture in the south-western agricultural region of Western Australia.

The latest knowledge: interactive and evidence-based

The Soil Quality ebook series is a resource for farmers, agricultural professionals and students. Experts from their fields share current knowledge and best practice techniques in layers of information, allowing readers to choose the level of detail they require. 

The ebooks are designed to be interactive and go beyond the limitations of a traditional text and image book by including:

  • Videos
  • Animations
  • Clickable graphics
  • Case Studies
  • ‘Learn more’ pop-ups
  • Diagnostic tools and calculators
  • Interactive maps
  • Glossary with internal links


The initial ebook concept was supported with co-investment by GRDC using the Apple Books platform. SoilsWest has led the publication of the series with development by Science with Style, and significant support from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia.

Many other industry and research contributions are recognised in each book.

Department ofPrimary Industries andRegional Development
ryan borrett and frances hoyle soil quality ebook groundcover