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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: SOIL - HEALTH RELATIONSHIPS: SOIL MICROBIOLOGY)

Author
item Kennedy, Ann
item Stubbs, Tami

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/13/2003
Publication Date: 11/13/2003
Citation: Kennedy, A.C., T.L. Stubbs. 2003. Soil-Health Relationships: Soil Microbiology. Treasure Valley Small Farm Conference Proceedings. 2003

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The dry soil of summer, mud in spring and fall, and frozen soil in winter do not appear to be living, but soil is overflowing with life. A healthy soil, one full of active microorganisms, is essential to agriculture. Healthy soil produces healthy plants efficient in the accumulation of nutrients, weed suppressive, and erosion control through extensive root systems. Soil is alive!

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