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Building Microbial Communities

This is an abridged version of Dr. Judith Fitzpatrick’s talk at last December’s Acres U.S.A. Eco-Ag conference. Article also featured in the April 2022 issue of Acres U.S.A. magazine.  When a grower first goes organic, they often have one field that’s organic and, right next to it, a field that

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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 lose microbial biomass every day which we have confirmed with microscopic studies. The literature also confirms this. Why is there confusion? Most of the microbes

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How Do Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Promote Plant Growth?

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) penetrate the root and establish little areas in plant root cells where they can exchange nutrients with the plant. AMF improves the nutrients available to the plant by collecting soil minerals such as phosphorous, nitrogen, magnesium and manganese through an extensive network of fine fibers (hyphae)

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