Soil is alive. I mean, I probably don’t have to tell you this if you work on soil management or have a keen interest in soil – after all, it’s pretty obvious. But just how alive is it? And what benefits can we derive from managing our soils for the thriving biodiversity living in them? It turns out that most of us have had a very narrow view of soils when it comes to the microbial communities that inhabit them – somehow separating ourselves from their importance by considering them dead, and not requiring management in the way we’d manage crops or grass. Well, life thrives in soil, and the impact of that life on our soils is profound.
- In this study, researchers set out to present the results of a global survey of the total microbial population in the soil. They have made a concerted effort to ensure geographic coverage and representativeness. The data are collated so that the reader can examine the data set in detail, and geographical or other biases can be examined to provide
- There are four main components to soil: Physical, Chemical, Nutrient, and Biological. Each component has different functions in regard to maintaining soil health.
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