Introduction to soil biology and the soil food web

General introduction of the main microbe groups. Functions, roles and interactions of microbes in agro-ecosystems. Nutrient cycling, availability and extraction. Influences on the soil environment. Influences of plant morphology. Environmental and agronomic influences on soil life.


I spent 3 years working for the soil foodweb in the UK training and consulting with farmers on soil biology – I have an in-depth knowledge of soil biology and have been told my presentations pitch soil biology in an easy to understand, practical and real world viewpoint. From a practical point of view I was implementing biological principles on the farm in both intensive horticulture (vines, field veg, market garden) and agriculture (cereals, pasture).


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