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soil

Unconsolidated material on the earth's surface that supports or is capable of supporting plants out-of-doors. Material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); the land had never been plowed; good agricultural soil.The part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock.The top layer of the Earth's crust that consists of sufficient minerals and organic material to be richly inhabited by organisms in general. Many factors in the composition of soil, such as its pH, will determine what sort of organisms will be most suited.


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Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)

... so that I can make my own inoculated jars and stuff. Then I'll get worms soon after, instead of before. So: Bacteria in Petris Mixing my own soil Getting Nematodes, Lady bugs and worms Getting Enzymes and Probiotics New Lights Fungus logs Worm compost Nutrient Home blends New things may come ...

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by Sophiahotep
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:08 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)
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Bacterial Taxonomy

... between them and bacteria with a 200x microscope? (getting a 1000x and 2000x as soon as possible) And what Archaea is beneficial to plant and soil life?

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by Sophiahotep
Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacterial Taxonomy
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Bacterial Taxonomy

Could you help in taxonomy of beneficial plant/soil bacteria? I am growing some veggies and will be making some bacteria cultures in petri dishes using swabs from outside, and from my own body and those of friends and pets. I will then attempt to ...

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by Sophiahotep
Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacterial Taxonomy
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Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)

... can make a cage for them) except like 5 or 6, then put them near the feeding tray. I will separate the earthworms between buckets and moisten the soil so they can dig in, maybe loosen it up before I put them in. And if I get the nematodes I'm guessing they will keep the lady bud population in ...

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by Sophiahotep
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)
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How do fertilizers work?

Hey guys, why does putting more phosphate, more nitrogen and more potassium onto the plant/into the soil increases the plant growth? What is the job of the 3? thanks in advance :D

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by RushHourable
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:47 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: How do fertilizers work?
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