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Focus on Soil Biology

Chart showing the dynamic phosphorus cycle in agricultural soils

Chart showing the dynamic phosphorus cycle in agricultural soils

August 10, 2017

Focusing on soil biology should ultimately reduce fertilizer expenditures, improving nutrient efficiency by enabling plant and microbe relationships, reducing nitrate leaching to improve water quality, and reducing unnecessary soil tillage to aid in carbon sequestration and soil structure. Read Will Brinton’s in-depth article “Rebirth of a Movement: The Concept of Soil Health is Changing Soil Testing and Soil Amending” in the summer issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener.

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