Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling

Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling

Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling

Microorganisms abound in the soil, and are critical to decomposing organic residues and recycling soil nutrients.

This fact sheet, produced by NCR-SARE Graduate Student Grant recipient, James Hoorman, provides information about soil microbes, nutrient recycling, and microbial soil organic matter decomposition. It was produced in conjunction with the Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC).

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) GNC08-093, Recycling Nutrients with Cover Crops to Decrease Hypoxia/Eutrophication while Promoting Sustainable Crop Production .

Product specs
Year: 2010
Length: 5 Pages
Author(s): James Hoorman, Rafiq Islam
Location: North Central | Northeast | Ohio | South | West
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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.