Agriculture

Associate Professor Jason Condon

BAgrSci(Hons) LaTrobe, PhD CSturt

Associate Professor in Soil Science
Wagga Wagga
Building 286 Room 204

Jason is practical soil science researcher with an interest in real world soil issues, communicating an understanding of agronomically relevant soil mechanisms to end users, and raising the awareness of soils within the broader community. He studied acid soil amelioration methods in his Honours year (1995) before completing his PhD on acidification mechanisms in pasture systems in 2002. His PhD was studied part-time as he also held an academic position at Charles Sturt University teaching soil science and soil management subjects. He has worked on research projects covering nutrient cycling, soil C sequestration, efficiencies of organic and inorganic fertiliser, managing salinity and soil acidity. He has extensive postgraduate supervision experience and has conducted numerous soils-based extension and training activities for advisors and land managers. Jason also has more than 15 years’ experience researching soil and farming systems issues in the Mekong River Delta of Vietnam.

Jason has strong collaboration in research and extension with industry through FarmLink, Central West Farming Systems, Holbrook Landcare Network, and the Riverine Plains farming system groups, NSW DPI and leading agricultural companies like Nutrien, Delta Ag and AgnVet Services. He is driven to create smooth transitions between research and on farm practice change and the development of people along the spectrum of undergraduate student to agricultural professional.

Teaching Interests

  • PSC104 Soil Science
  • PSC415 Soil Management
  • Specialising in Soil Chemical Fertility, Acidification, Nutrients and Fertiliser Management

Jason supervisors Honours and postgraduate projects relating to acid soil management and nutrient use efficiencies.

He has supervised 7 PhD, 2 Masters and 16 Honours students in soil related projects.

Jason has career research income in excess of $10 million and is currently engaged in the following projects:

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the International Union of Soil Science 2002-present
  • Member Australian Agronomy Society 2016-present.
  • Member of the Australia Society of Soil Science Incorporated 1996-present

Current President of the Riverina Branch of Soil Science Australia

Recent Publications

View Associate Professor Condon's publications on CRO.

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