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The Soil Foodweb in Lawns, Vegetable and Row Crop Systems - Infographic

“I’ve read countless articles and books about soils, listened to a host of speakers holding forth about soils, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard a more inspiring or enjoyable soil life presentation than from Doug Weatherbee. Who could ever imagine that soils could be presented in a hybrid sit-com, sci-fi, who-dun-it theatrical production? Thank you, Doug, for making us all appreciate afresh the intricate, dynamic, awesome world of soil. If Doug is on the speaking roster, it’s worth going to…

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The Science of Soil Health: Changing The Way We Think About Soil Microbes

In our germophobic society today, the role of soil microorganisms is often grossly misunderstood -- to many of us, the only good bug is a dead bug.

When plants are encouraged to work in symbiosis with soil microbes it appears to increase the transfer of essential nutrients from soil to plant. To date their research has produced potatoes and leeks with substantial increases in Ca, Mg, Fe and excellent ratios and content of Zn and Cu that far exceed any of the 1940 data. For example the calcium content of potatoes is 50 times more than that present in 1940 and for leeks the calcium content is 4 times more than that present in 1940.

When plants are encouraged to work in symbiosis with soil microbes it appears to increase the transfer of essential nutrients from soil to plant. To date their research has produced potatoes and leeks with substantial increases in Ca, Mg, Fe and excellent ratios and content of Zn and Cu that far exceed any of the 1940 data. For example the calcium content of potatoes is 50 times more than that present in 1940 and for leeks the calcium content is 4 times more than that present in 1940.

Soil microbes are the immune system that protects plants, crops from disease

Soil microbes are the immune system that protects plants, crops from disease

Teaming with soil microbes: Investing in soil...

Teaming with soil microbes: Investing in soil essential to good farm policy

Boxers or Briefs? Underwear buried to demonstrate unhealthy #soil - #sustainableag

Boxers or Briefs? Underwear buried to demonstrate unhealthy soil. Microbes living in soil with plenty of carbon, rich in organic matter to turn into energy, don’t have to eat the cotton.

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