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Root Exudates Affect Soil Stability, Water Repellency

We might think of roots as necessary, but uninteresting, parts of the crop production process. Paul Hallett and his team disagree. They focus on what’s going on in the soil with the plant’s roots. Research in Scotland digs into delicate plant, soil interactions.
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Cracking The Code On No-Till Plant Diversity

Little is known about the organic compounds plants use for nutrient uptake and defense, but farmers can make these chemicals work for them by establishing a diverse no-till system.
No-till practices don’t just save labor, fuel and machinery costs, but benefit the mysterious biological world beneath the soil surface that can have a big impact on plant health and yields.
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Roots Are The Foundation For No-Till Success

Understanding how soil biology relates to nutrient availability can help no-tillers in the long run.
Understanding soil biology is critical to improving the soil profile for no-tillers. Jill Clapperton, a rhizosphere ecologist and agro-ecosystem consultant from Florence, Mont., promotes an understanding of how soil biology and ecology interact with cropping and soil management systems to facilitate long-term soil quality and productivity.
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Where Plants Thrive, Soils Are Healthy (And Understanding Why That Is) - Jill Clapperton - NNTC 2015 Presentation - MP3 Download


When you know what lives and works in the soil, Jill Clapperton says it’s much easier to understand how no-till and crop rotation work together to regenerate and maintain healthy, productive soil.


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