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Soil ecology - Healthy soils are on the nose

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Living organisms play a vital role in soil management and should be encouraged.. Bacteria, fungi, nematodes and worms are just a handful of the soil organisms that, when managed correctly, contribute to healthier crops, a leading Canadian rhizosphere ecologist has explained to WA growers... [Photo (left) by Brendon Cant: Canadian rhizosphere ecologist Dr Jill Clapperton.] "Soil microbial life is necessary to improve soil structure, soil softness or tilth and productivity, and plants can better use nutrients from biological processes than chemical fertilisers," Dr Clapperton said...
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