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Dr Bill Cotching, PhD. was a leading expert on soil management for agriculture. Bill worked with farmers, natural resource management groups, local government and industry representatives and indigenous communities across a wide range of regions, farms and environments.
Bill has retired and no longer provides consultancy services to Tasmanian agriculture.
Bill provided advice and undertook research on:
Soil health : Soil carbon : Maximising crop yield : Reducing environmental impacts : Minimising input costs : Water quality : Natural resource management : Biodiversity
Bill was employed by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, University of Tasmania to advance agriculture with leading edge soil research from 2006-2012 and 2016-2018.
Bill is well known for his passionate and persistent work to improve farming practices across Australia.
Tasmanian soil management and research was Bill's specialty.
Bill's work encompasses:
Bill invented and promotes a technique and specialist implement to control soil erosion under intensive cropping in Tasmania.
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