Tag Archives: soil biology

Soil Management – A Shift In The Modern Paradigm

We’re just rolling along into summer and everyone is busy as usual this time of year. I’m not going to post much here in these next 3 months or so but I wanted to get this one out there. I’ve … Continue reading

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More Soil Biology!

 A SoilFoodweb youtube video. You may have heard the concept that the soil system is founded on 3 legs – chemical, physical, and biological. And from a management perspective, what has been our “conventional” approach to these legs? – 1) … Continue reading

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New Research Underscores Importance of Soil Biology.

Recent research from Europe has revealed the true nature of soil organic matter (SOM). The prevailing thought was that most of it was comprised of decomposed plant material. This study shows clearly that it is actually bacterial and fungal remains that … Continue reading

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Soil Organic Matter (SOM) – The Principle Focus Of Soil Health

Staying a little divergent from the norm – I want to interject some of my own observations & thoughts in soil health/quality, although not really my own as my knowledge base has been built up for many years by so many folks … Continue reading

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Dr. Elaine Ingham on “Soil vs. Dirt

A good video by Dr. Ingham on what she believes is the difference between “soil” and “dirt”.  While personally I don’t get hung up on the terms, I think it’s a good way to look at the difference between a … Continue reading

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