Soil health and Microbiology

The soil is our most precious resource on the farm, it takes hundreds of years for just one or two centimeters of topsoil to form, so how we manage it is really important!  Even though we can't see it with the naked eye,  soil is one of the most diverse habitats on earth and contains one of the most diverse communities  of living organisms. Underneath our feet there are billions of bacteria, millions of fungi and protozoa, and thousands of other organisms without whom our plants wouldn't be able to survive. The interactions between these organisms are responsible for transferring nutrients throughout the soil, transforming those nutrients into forms that plants can use, creating a beneficiual soil structure, and protecting plants from soil borne pathogens.  We take our soil seriously and have chosen to managing using the following techniques..

 

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