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Probiotics of the plant world: Why soil microbes are gaining worldwide interest

 

Interest in soil microbes seems to be skyrocketing, and not just from organic farmers.

Internationally recognised soil scientist Dr Christine Jones travels the world giving talks on the benefits of microscopic organisms that live in and on plants and how they can help improve the quality of your crop, whether it be on the farm or in the garden.

She said with healthy soil biology, plants have been shown to become more resilient to frosts and diseases.

In addition, soil becomes less susceptible to weeds and it ends up costing less for the farmer or gardener without the added costs of inputs.

 

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(ABC NEWS: 06/11/18)