Challenges and Approaches in Microbiome Research: From Fundamental to Applied
Authors: Chrysi Sergaki, Beatriz Lagunas, Ian Lidbury, Miriam L. Gifford and Patrick Schäfer
We face major agricultural challenges that remain a threat for global food security. Soil microbes harbor enormous...
Revisiting Plant–Microbe Interactions and Microbial Consortia Application for Enhancing Sustainable Agriculture: A Review
Authors: Kanchan Vishwakarma, Nitin Kumar, Chitrakshi Shandilya, Swati Mohapatra, Sahil Bhayana and Ajit Varma
The present scenario of agricultural sector is dependent...
Microbiome Selection Could Spur Next-Generation Plant Breeding Strategies
Authors: Murali Gopal* and Alka Gupta
Microbiology Section, ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod, India
“No plant is an island too…”
Plants, though sessile, have developed a unique strategy to...
Toward Comprehensive Plant Microbiome Research
Authors: Kari Saikkonen, Riitta Nissinen and Marjo Helander
Microbes have driven eco-evolutionary adaptations organizing biodiversity from the origin of life. They are ubiquitous and abundant, facilitating the biochemical processes that make Earth...
by Pankaj Bhatt ,†,Amit Verma ,*,†,Shulbhi Verma ,Md. Shahbaz Anwar ,Parteek Prasher ,Harish Mudila and Shaohua Chen*
* Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
† Both authors contributed equally to this manuscript.
Recent crop production studies have aimed at an increase...
Comparing infiltration rates in soils managed with conventional and alternative farming methods: A meta-analysis
Written by Andrea D. Basche and Marcia S. DeLonge, published: September 19, 2019. Republished under original Copyright.
There is a need to develop more resilient...
Anyone gone through the ordeal of trying to work out their 'actual' carbon footprint?
There's so many different calculators and tweaked methods.
It would be interesting to know what averages are.
ie 100 ha of wheat traditionally drilled = ? same for all crops
100 ha of wheat min tilled =...
If you are like us, then you don’t know where to start when it comes to other reading apart from farming magazines. However, there is so much information out there that can help us understand our businesses, farm better and understand the position of non-farmers.
We have listed a few more...
I am looking at putting together a Countryside Stewardship application for 2022. It includes a lot of low input PP, but I want to put 60/70 acres in to a herbal ley, GS4. These will be in to fields that have been PP for 30+ years, and obviously we will do an EIA to convert it. What will be the...
Watched a webinar hosted gratefully by Oakbank Seeds with Dr Chistine Jones on Biological pathways to Carbon soil enrichent.
she indicated that crop residues (stubble, straw and above ground debris) contributed only a tiny amount to soil Carbon, with most lost to the atmosphere as CO2. Root...
I presume that as far as the consumer is concerned,the term ''Pasture-For-Life'' infers that beef cattle have been grazed on grass for life.
Does it exist, or is it just a figment of someone's vivid imagination?
Just been having a great Christmas read of this book Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake. I can't recommend it highly enough to anybody who is remotely interested in the soil (which should be everyone on here). It is all about fungi and how little we know about them, as mainstream science tends...
I have increasingly been reading that more no till farmers are applying no bagged P or K and find that their indices are not decreasing. Are any members on here finding the same? We have recently moved to no till and the back bone of our rotation is 3-4 year grazed and silaged leys, all straw...
Written Sept 2020
I have always found that pioneering a different system of farming is a lonely task, there is lot of contradicting advice out there but ultimately you have to make the decisions yourself. I have read stacks of books on soil biology and regenerative agriculture and follow all...
Seeing biological bacillus brews, from stuff in a can made in China being pushed by some of the ‘regenerative’ agronomy companies/bio stimulant sellers.
Some high profile no till farmers appear to be doing it and recording testimonials.
With these products being complete in regulated I thought...
time has come, again, for autumn re-seeds. Interested to know what, farmers are planning variety wise.
Had some interesting discussions, recently with seed reps. We have had an awful 3dry summers, on the trot, and grass, has been very short, both in quantity and life !
Rep in this morning...
Multi Strike Grass Seed Mix
Mycorrhizae seed treatment for better Germination when Direct Drilling and Overseeding
12kg and 14 kg Available with or without clover
4.00 kg ASTONCRUSADER Hybrid Ryegrass Tet
3.00 kg CORIAL Hybrid...