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Research probes microbes' role in crop nutrient uptake

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Research probes microbes' role in crop nutrient uptake.. Australian research is beginning to reveal the impact of farming practices on soil microbiology and how this affects the supply of yield-boosting nutrients to crops... Caption: Soil microbiologist Lori Phillips says current research is aimed at determining the make-up of microbial communities in the soil, their role in nutrient cycling and how farming practices influence microbial activity...