Q31. How to identify beneficial organisms from others?

Answer: Answer: Not easily. Generally, it can be said that a healthy soil containing diverse soil
microbial populations, has all the beneficial that are required. The organisms that may be
considered pests have a role in the diversity of life on Earth and are kept in balance within
the soil web so long as the soil is in balance with its environment. When a plant is attacked
by insects or disease-causing organisms, it is because an imbalance has arisen most likely in
the soil or from use of chemical herbicides or pesticides removing the beneficial. Laboratories
specialise in identification of pests and diseases and beneficial organisms. There is literature
available in libraries that will help to a certain level.

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