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Soil Biology Primer
48 full-color pages, 8.5" x 11" softbound

Soil filters our water and contributes to plant growth. But it’s not the soil that is doing these important jobs—it’s the microorganisms living within the soil. In just a spoonful, there are more microorganisms than the number of people on earth.

The Soil Biology Primer, a four-color publication, introduces the living component of soil and how it contributes to agricultural productivity and to air and water quality. This book is an excellent resource for gardeners, farmers, ranchers, agriculture professionals, resource specialists, conservationists, soil scientists, students, and educators. The primer includes information on the soil food web—the community of organisms living in soil—and how the web relates to soil health. Chapter topics include bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, arthropods, and earthworms.


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