Q10. What is soil biology?

Answer:Soil biology is a term using to describe all the organisms in a good soil. In the chart below you will see the many levels and interactions that occur naturally in a fully functioning soil food web. It is getting these all functioning providing healthy plants with the nutrients they need that is our philosophy in biological farming. Minimising or removing commercial chemicals from the soil management programme is a good start. Adding amendments to good aerobic thermal compost is a better way of adding chemicals to the soil. Learn to use a simple microscope and use it as often as possible looking at soils, composts, compost teas, etc. Take electronic pictures and email to someone like me, Mary, at agpath@dcsi.net.au and I will give you identification. You can look for books to buy or use the websites through Google or any other search engine. There are great pictures, videos, etc on- line for you to search on your own. Another service Agpath offers is the closed part of the website where people who have participated in workshop s can join and submit their pictures but also have access to all the other pictures people have sent in and I have written an explanation of the content.


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