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Crop Rotation has Effect on Soil Bacteria

Crop Rotation has Effect on Soil Bacteria Crop rotation is a well known way to improve soils. This article discusses the relationship between crop rotation and soil bacteria. In summary, soils that are rotated have a more diverse, heather population of soil bacteria. The complete article on soil bacteria is below.   Crop Rotation has…

Beneficial Soil Microbes – Plant Benefits

 Beneficial Soil Microbes Beneficial soil microbes cause a number of specific plant benefits. These benefits include; larger, healthier roots, nutrient processing, and secretion of plant growth regulating substances. This post will discuss each of these plant benefits in greater detail. Beneficial Soil Microbes Grow Larger, Healthier Roots There are a number of bacteria that help…

Soil Quality using Management Practices

Soil Quality using Management Practices Soil quality is the most important factor for long term agricultural productivity . A good soil manager will monitor the organic content of the soil, water holding capacity, and a host of other soil quality parameters that are discussed in detail in the article below.  Soil quality also relies on…

Sustainable Farming Practices

Sustainable Farming Practices   Sustainable farming practices are in the news these days. This article talks about sustainable farming practices from a pragmatic point of view. The definition of sustainable farming is practical as well: “a group of practices designed to protect the earth from potential harm that growing crops and animals for food purposes…

Crop rotation and the role of microorganisms

Crop rotation has been used effectively  for centuries; however, this is the first article that I have seen that discusses the changes in the microorganisms in the soil as a result of the rotation. It’s probably not surprising that the organisms changed. What surprised me was that with the wheat the soil microorganisms were mostly…