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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…

Trichoderma species. Trichoderma viride.

Trichoderma Species used as Biofertilizers There are several species of Trichoderma fungi, like Trichoderma viride, that are used as biofertilizers. In this post, we’ll talk about the most commonly used Trichoderma.  We’ll also talk about the benefits of using Trichoderma for farming, agriculture and home gardening. Trichoderma Fungi First, some background on Trichoderma fungi, such as…