Episode #72: Nicole Masters
Play • 1 hr 13 min

Nicole Masters is an internationally recognized agroecologist from New Zealand. Fortified by her studies in ecology and plant physiology, Nicole currently serves as the Director of Integrity Soils, a collection of regenerative agriculture coaches that assist growers around the globe. Nicole is also the author of “For the Love of Soil: Strategies to Regenerate Our Food Production Systems.”

In this episode, Nicole and John discuss:

  • Nicole’s background in vermicompost and her strategy of customizing microbial applications to produce specific outcomes.
  • The current rise in research on microbial quorum sensing and quorum signaling.
  • Many case studies and examples that explain relationships between soil life and nutrition profiles and weed populations.
  • The function of biology in response to plant signals and in enhancement of plant immune systems.
  • The practice of bio-priming seeds or land, and how it helps to produce disease-suppressive soils, and to regenerate native plant populations.
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