More soil fungi = fewer artificial inputs
During the two-day event in Hertfordshire, attendees were informed of the benefits associated with reduced cultivations, whether through the use of grass leys or no-till cropping – both of which support the development of soil fungi.
Farming systems which rely heavily on inputs and cultivations are creating nitrate-rich, bacterially dominated soils, which promote plant disease and nutrient lock-up, attendees heard.
Instead, Joel Williams, founder of Biolife Ag, said growers should work towards increasing the fungi content of….read full piece here
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