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.