Published on Monday, November 2, 2020
The soil's ability to cycle essential crop nutrients is undervalued in agriculture today. Considering that a large percentage of our crop budgets revolve around fertility, we need first to understand how to utilize the nutrients already contained in the soil, and the previous year's crop residues. Microbes can help with this. One of the critical components to achieving a proper cycling soil is its microbial population. Fortunately, many factors contributing to a healthy soil's microbial population are controllable.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN, "MICROBES"?
The term microbes is very general and vague. When we talk about microbes in crop production, we are talking about four main groups that rely on each other to survive and maintain a productive soil. These groups include:
FACTORS TO INCREASE MICROBIAL ACTIVITY
Author: Ben Puestow
Categories: CropTalk, 2020
Tags: CropTalk, microbes, cycling nutrients