Papers from Biological Agro Scientists
Dr Christine Jones
A word from Dr Christine Jones on NutriSoil & Nitrogen
Just about everything that lives in soil is very strongly inhibited by applications of high rates of water-soluble N and P. Interestingly, a small amount (say 1-5kg/ha urea) primes the system. I guess the amount of N in NutriSoil does the same. The microbes only need a whiff of N to get them started, then they do the rest.
I suspect many people are getting confused about fertilisers. If they (farmers/gardeners) support microbial activity in the soil, there will be no need for chemical fertilisers. Indeed chemical fertilisers are detrimental to soils.
Dr Maarten Stapper
Dr Maarten Stapper writes on the Soil War we cannot win
Maarten is passionate about discovering and using the power of nature in food production systems – and the connections between soil biology, soil health, and the overall functioning of agro-ecosystems, and sees many opportunities for Australian agriculture to reverse soil degradation and regenerate soils.
Walter Jehne share’s the connection between Healthy Soil Nutritional Integrity in Food and Human Health
Effectively the nutritional integrity and thus health value of our food and our health is governed substantially (up to 90%) by whether it contains and can provide us with the over 33+ essential nutrients, trace elements and plant products (vitamins etc) that are essential for our preventative health.