Tag: soil

Future Farm, Future Crop: Utopia or Dystopia? Part 2 of 5

Future Farm, Future Crop: Utopia or Dystopia? Part 2 of 5

August 10, 2015 |

Part II: UTOPIA? The Crop and Soil Technology Revolution, and what’s sizzling in drones, robotics and analytics. “They have built farm-houses over the whole country, which are well contrived and furnished with every necessary…those who live on the farms are never ignorant of agriculture, and commit no fatal errors, such as causing a scarcity of corn.”  […]

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Organic soil comes mostly from dead bacteria, not plants, say researchers

Organic soil comes mostly from dead bacteria, not plants, say researchers

December 17, 2012 |

In Germany, researchers from UFZ, Technical University of Dresden) , the University of Stockholm, the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, and Leibniz University Hannover have refuted the thesis that organic components of the soil are comprised mostly of decomposed plant material which is directly converted to humic substances. Instead, the team found that 40 […]

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