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A Biological Approach to Managing Soils

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A Biological Approach to Managing Soils 

In Europe they refer to organic growers as biological growers, which is probably a more appropriate and descriptive term. While all aspects of soil analysis and management are critical, the twin engines of soil biology and organic matter inputs coupled with the appropriate style and frequency of cultivation drive the system of a biological-ecological approach to soil management.

Although it makes up only 3–5% of the soil, organic matter has a pronounced influence on all soil properties. When added to the soil, it yields: 

1  A sufficient nutrient supply

2 An open, permeable soil surface that allows air/gas exchange to replenish the soil’s oxygen content, and makes it easy for water to enter, percolate through, and drain out of the root zone

3 A “feedstock” to nourish microbes

4 A low population of soil-borne plant diseases and pathogens

5 A high population of beneficial soil microorganisms 

6 Good soil consistency, that is, the ability to resist degradation

7 Good tilth, which refers to the “workability” of a soil

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