Growers, is your soil or compost part of a healthy microbial food web? Is it supporting plant nutrition, storing water, building resistance to pests and disease, and producing high crop yields with minimal inputs?
Soils that support complex microbial food webs also house the air, water, and nutrients plants need to grow well. Microbial Analysis for Growers teaches participants why healthy microbial communities are critical for plant production at any scale. Learn:
Note: All the equipment needed to conduct routine soil biodiversity analysis will be described within. It is not necessary to have the equipment on hand to take the course.
This prelaunch version of the course will begin with the units that are completed and uploaded as of August 10, 2017. 7 other units have been recorded, and they will be uploaded as soon as editing is complete. Participants that purchase the Pre-launch course will have full access to the final version. The benefits of joining during pre-launch include:
Here is a brief introduction to what we will cover in the units ahead.
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Quiz for Unit 1, Part B
After completing this section, you will be able to discuss both the benefits and the limitations of a Microbial Density and Diversity Analysis.
Unit 2 Quiz
Dr. Mary Lucero spent thirty years in research, examining plant and microbial interactions in complex agricultural ecosystems. Her conclusions that microbial communities drive all living systems offer transformational insights growers can use to accelerate crop production, reduce the need for agrochemicals, and develop cultural practices that restore soil, conserve water, and repair damaged ecosystems.