Follow along with this podcast by downloading the PDF presentation where J.C. Cahill shares the findings from his recent research in the plant-soil interface.
Like all living organisms, plants require proper nutrition to thrive. The traditional view of plants is that they’re factories that will maximize output if they’re given the right inputs. This approach is often successful, but history also shows plants have survived for millions of years because they have natural abilities to feed themselves, says J.C. Cahill.
The experimental plant ecologist at the University of Alberta will highlight recent research in the plant-soil interface, discuss root movement and foraging, interactions with mycorrhizae and a number of related topics about plant behavior.
He'll also discuss how plant roots interact with nutrients in their environment and how different plant species have the ability to make smart choices in that endeavor. He’ll also cover competition and how plants respond to neighboring plants and the implications for growth and production.
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Intro Music: Adam Selzer - True North
Interlude Music: Alialujah Choir - Little Picture (Instrumental)