Submitted to: Brookings Register
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: March 14, 2006
Publication Date: March 15, 2006
Citation: Lehman, R.M. 2006. An introduction to farmer's best friends - soil microorganisms. Brookings Register, March 15, 2006. Technical Abstract: Soil microorganisms are essential to life, and to all agricultural practices. They are numerous, diverse, and metabolically flexible. Basic information regarding the soil microorganisms and their roles with respect to crop production are summarized for the layman.