Episode 3: David Olson on Soil Biology
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Today we are talking about the relationship between the soil microbes and plants, they evolved together over millions of years. Plants talk to microbes with a chemical trigger telling them to activate in a function to feed the system. The plant can use over 1,000 different exudates to communicate with microbes or the building blocks of a language between the two. Plants use microbes to find and free nutrients the plants need. Other topics and themes of the discussion include:

  • Pre-world war two regenerative agriculture practices and how things changed that killed (and are killing) our soil microbes.
  • We can’t anticipate what the plants needs at all times, so let the microbes and plants do it together. Other strategies can be proactive to      prevent these issues.
  • My favorite line from the show – “Every crop has an inherent maximum yield. Our job as farmers is screw that up as little as possible.”
  • Soil priming solution, how to get your biology rip-roaring before planting.

David Olson is our partner for our Concentrated Biology product. Soil biology is critical to plant growth. https://www.grassrootsfabricpots.com/concentrated-biology/

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