The Importance of the Soil Food Web

The organisms in the soil drive a range of activities including:Decomposition of organic residue with release of nutrientsFormation of soil humusImprovement of soil physical propertiesRelease of plant nutrient elements from insoluble inorganic  soil mineralsFixation of nitrogenImproved plant nutrition through mycorrhizal relationshipsAntagonistic action against plant pathogensThe Albretch system of crop nutrition has been around since the 1930’s […]