Accelerating Soil Recovery

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Last week, our newsletter focused on building soil carbon and its incredible impact on soil and crop health. Interestingly enough, I saw an article dated May 31 in California Today titled “To Fight Climate Change, Heal the Ground.” The article goes on to say, “The climate change fight has focused largely on cutting emissions. But

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UNH Research: Microbial Traits, not Plants, Determine Abundance of Soil Organic Matter

Friday, December 16, 2016

Healthy soil is rich in organic matter, but scientists have yet to fully understand exactly how that organic matter is formed. Now a team of University of New Hampshire scientists have uncovered evidence that microbial pathways – not plants – are the chief originator of the organic matter found in stable soil carbon pools. https://colsa.unh.edu/nhaes/article/2016/12/soilorganicmatter#.WEV8FqJTAQQ.twitter

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Root Exudation and Rhizosphere Biology

Friday, November 18, 2016

Excellent research article on how root exudation impacts the soil community. “The chemicals secreted into the soil by roots are broadly referred to as root exudates. Through the exudation of a wide variety of compounds, roots may regulate the soil microbial community in their immediate vicinity, cope with herbivores, encourage beneficial symbioses, change the chemical

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Water Access, High Temperatures and Vine Stress

Saturday, August 27, 2016

A very good summary article on vine stress as it pertains to water access and high temperatures. http://grapesandwine.cals.cornell.edu/newsletters/appellation-cornell/2016-newsletters/issue-26-august-2016/grapes-101


Great Explanation of the Rhizophere

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The rhizosphere is the zone of soil influenced by growing plant roots. This is a great link explaining the components to the living soil. http://www.morning-earth.org/Graphic-E/BIOSPHERE/Bios-C-PlantsNew.html#rhizosphere