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What is the role of fungal spores in plant health?

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal (AMF) are dependent on the plant for their food, therefore, they die when the plant dies. Lucky for us before they die they form spores that can live a long time in the soil. When we have looked at the soil from vineyards in winter it is

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Fungi helping farmers cut back on chemical fertilizers

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are fungi that live inside and on the roots of most plants. The plant feeds the fungi and the fungi sends out its root- like hypha collecting water and nutrients such as phosphate, potassium and nitrate from the soil and transfers them to the plant.

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Fungal to Bacterial Ratio test now available!

To help celebrate the release of Fantastic Fungi, we have some fantastic fungal news! Our eagerly anticipated Fungal to Bacterial Ratio test is officially here! Whether you currently own a microBIOMETER® or purchase a new test kit from us, you will automatically be granted access to this important data to further assist you

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microBIOMETER helping increase soil health in Brazil

Chiapeta Empresa Agrícola is a family agrobusiness in Rio Grande do Sul, a temperate climate. They have started using microBIOMETER® in their soil management and were excited to share their story. This 4th generation farm in Brazil grows corn and soybeans as well as raises cattle.

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Does microBIOMETER® measure dead microbes?

We receive this question often and the answer is NO. How do we know this? microBIOMETER® shows that soil removed from the earth and plants loses microbial biomass every day which we have confirmed with microscopic studies. The literature also confirms this.

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What happens to soil microbes during a forest fire?

With the horrific wild fires currently raging in California, the question arises “What exactly happens to the microbes during wildfire?” Here are three ways fires change the ecology of soil microbes and how this then impacts humans: Morel mushrooms, a culinary delicacy, pop up after fires.

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microBIOMETER plays role in urbanism project

Jason Radcliff is a principal and the Director of Quality Management at dwg.. His company is passionate about urbanism, positioning the landscape as green infrastructure and designing solutions that encourage social and environmental change. Jason utilized microBIOMETER® on the sustainable Republic Square project during and post-construction and was excited to share his experience with our

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