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New Search App Offers Unbiased Results

Nichols Publishing Company, the publishers of Garden & Greenhouse and NUGL have entered a partnership that offers a new technology to the greenhouse and …

What Living Soil Means

Living soils are simply the portion of the soil that is composed of living microorganisms. To be truly healthy soil must contain a variety of microorganisms. …

The Benefits of Lactic Acid Bacteria

Lactic Acid Bacteria (LABs) are used as ingredients in food processing and are also used as sanitizers in food processing facilities. Some of the most common …

How Pesticides Affect Soil Microbes

There is a symbiotic relationship between microbes and plant life in a natural soil environment. Plants like grass, trees and food crops depend on …

Increasing Microbial Population in a Soil or Medium

Within every soil or growing medium there is a world of living, microscopic organisms. It is these organisms who are responsible for the breaking down of …

Understanding the Importance of Beneficial Biology in Soil

Healthy soil contains thousands of organisms, both beneficial and detrimental. The trick is to find the balance between the two so the biology in the soil zone …

Biofertilizer Technology for Enhanced Plant Growth

Biofertilizer technology has shown enhanced plant growth in a number of different plants and different soil conditions. Different microbial species can …

Why Soil Needs Microbial Biomass

Lawns are happy when microbial biomass is around 400ugC/gm soil while gardens do best at about 600ugC/gm. Plants make their own food, but the minerals a plant …

Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling

Nutrient recycling in soil is generally performed by microorganisms. Both beneficial soil fungi and beneficial soil bacteria are the main players. Soil …

The Importance of Soil Organic Matter

Two hundred years ago the soil contained 3000 gigatons of carbon, now half the carbon in the soil has been released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. Why …