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soil quality monitoring

Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Supporting a global program to establish soil metagenomic databases for iconic grain production trials.. Soil Biota mediate several processes that grain production systems rely upon for sustainable profitability... The nascent BASE (Biome of Australian Soil Environments) project, builds on recent efforts in metagenomics, microbiology, invertebrate and plant ecology to create a coherent database of the genetic diversity present in Australian soils; while the construction of this database will reveal many insights into the functional relationships underpinning soil health, the primary aim is to generate a publically available reference dataset that will act as a baseline for studies of ecosystem change for the decades to come...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Supporting a global program to establish soil metagenomic databases for iconic grain production trials.. Soil Biota mediate several processes that grain production systems rely upon for sustainable profitability... The nascent BASE (Biome of Australian Soil Environments) project, builds on recent efforts in metagenomics, microbiology, invertebrate and plant ecology to create a coherent database of the genetic diversity present in Australian soils; while the construction of this database will reveal many insights into the functional relationships underpinning soil health, the primary aim is to generate a publically available reference dataset that will act as a baseline for studies of ecosystem change for the decades to come...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC helps grow profitability through soil biology research.. As part of the disease suppressive soils work, over 130 soils from the northern region were surveyed for the presence of natural enemies to Root Lesion Nematodes (RLN)... Other key findings within the nutrient management work include that minimising fertiliser application at sowing will enhance microbial processing of soil organic N and that molecular tools may be used to assess the mineralisation potential in a wide range of soils...
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