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Jan 5, 2023 | earth and environment

About this episode

The earth beneath our feet is far more than just dirt. Soil is a living ecosystem filled with microbes, worms and insects, and vast networks of underground fungi filaments. Healthy soils are critical to healthy ecosystems and productive agricultural systems. Dr Joji Muramoto and researchers from the University of California have created a framework for Integrated Soil Health Management that could help suppress plant diseases without the use of harmful chemicals.

Original Article Reference

This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Integrated Soil Health Management for Plant Health and One Health: Lessons From Histories of Soil-borne Disease Management in California Strawberries and Arthropod Pest Management’, in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2022.839648

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