This soil sample came from a raised bed and Paw Paw Industries noticed these critters!
There are all kinds of different aspects to "everyday" soil, and many will be addressed here and LightoftheSoil.com .
There are some nematodes that are microscopic and harmful to plants of all types. The Root - Knot Nematode is being studied at Paw Paw Industries.
Paw Paw Industries will help you reboot your soil, and get it back to it's basics so the dirt can get to work again like the good ole days.
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi .
1) Help plants with water intake
2) Extends plants root network
3) Helps distribute useable nutrients such as nitrogen
Bacteria break down minerals in the soil in order to release nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium & iron.
Protozoa eat bacteria which in turn allows for plants to consume other nutrients. The common denominator for good soil health is microbial diversity.
Paw Paw Industries have tried so many different worm beddings, but dead or dying leaves seem to be the best so far. The worms get active and plump rather quickly.
The University of California cited that worm castings have a high count of beneficial soil & plant nutrients. These castings are coated with a worm intestinal fluid that makes the trace minerals and nutrients time released.
Most synthetic fertilizers have a dump it all approach which leads to soil microbe death.
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