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Month: January 2017

Trichoderma Benefits for Plants

Trichoderma Benefits for Plants Beneficial Microorganisms Help Improve the Soil Beneficial microorganisms play a critical role in the life cycle of plants. Beneficial microbes, beneficial bacteria and beneficial fungi, for plants include soil bacteria and soil fungi such as Trichoderma. As we’ll see Trichoderma benefits crops in a number of ways. These beneficial soil microorganisms…

Biofertilizers as Farm Fertilizers

Biofertilizers as Farm Fertilizers Farm fertilizers come in many shapes, sizes, and forms. Biofertilizers are a type of farm fertilizer that is gaining in popularity and the use of biofertilizers is expected to continue in the coming years. Biofertilizers Biofertilizers are living microorganisms. These microorganisms convey many benefits to plants including, increased nutrient uptake, phosphate…

Temperature a Factor in Soil Health

Temperature a Factor in Soil Health Here’s an interesting article from Texas Tech professor Bobbie McMichael. The article ties in a few factors for soil health including; cover crops, soil temperature, beneficial soil microorganisms, no-till, and soil erosion. Daily temperature range a factor in soil health Maintaining residue–cover crop or old crop stubble–helps stabilize soil temperature…

No-Till Soil vs Tilled Soil a Novel Experiment

No-Till Soil vs Tilled Soil a Novel Experiment Here’s an interesting experiment designed to show the differences in microbial activity in no-till soil versus tilled soil. While the experiment was not designed to get detailed information, it does have the effect of showing that no-till soil has higher microbial activity than tilled soil. The experiment was…

Biofertilizers for Farming – Bio fertilizers

Biofertilizers for Farming I spend a lot of time on this site talking about biofertilizers. In this post, I’ll talk about specific information about biofertilizers for farming and some key benefits to the grower and to the plant. We’ll also discuss why many of us think that biofertilizers are the future of farming. What is…