Micro-biology and soil analysis

In these 3 videos Dr Elaine Ingham gives a basic and easy to follow protocol for microbiology analysis of a soil sample, using a microscope of 400x optical resolution. This methodology can be used by growers and do not need expensive equipment. It represents a good alternative to lab sample analysis which can become expensive on the long term and is of limited value.

Microbiology is essential in assessing soil health and fertility. Soil ecosystem analysis is a pretty new domain of study in science and we realize that giving back life to soil is the only solution for sustainable agriculture. The geological and chemical analysis of a soil provides with very limited information and farmers facing soil depletion begin to search for solutions based on organic management and biodiversity increase. Microbiology analysis provides with the necessary feedback to understand soil quality and find adequate solutions for improvement.

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