Overcoming tough times
A covered and microbially busy soil ecosystem is more resilient, has greater production efficiency and better operational profitability. Credit: Ecosoil

Overcoming tough times

Many farmers are experiencing reduced profit margins due to drought, low product prices, and high input cost. In order to…

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The Optimal Production System for Good Harvest Yields
Compost Tea brew containing a diverse community of beneficial microbes and a wealth of their plant health promoting metabolites. Credit: Ecosoil

The Optimal Production System for Good Harvest Yields

Few recognise that chasing an increase in yield is not always the complete, or even desired answer. Achieving an increase…

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How plants harness microbes to get nutrients
The root of Phragmites australis - "giant reed grass" - with a cloud of bacteria around the root tip where bacteria enter root cells. Credit: Professor James F. White Jr./Rutgers University-New Brunswick

How plants harness microbes to get nutrients

Researchers have discovered the mechanisms explaining how plants harness microbes in soil to get nutrients. In a process named the…

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