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Matthew Sargent
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So I'm learning about the whole soil food web and although I find it fascinating some of it is difficult to read, (dry). My thought is if cocci is a soil bacteria, can one promote the growth of other bacteria to limit the cocci as cocci can be detrimental to rabbits/ poultry
 
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Matthew Sargent : Prepare to have your mind blown, the lowly fungi is your biggest ally in a healthy soil biota! Check this out, it is a little long, but as much of the
generally available information about the heath of your soils regard fungi only as opportunistic pathogen-like organisms that co-exist in the soils it will help balance
out your improved understanding of just how dynamic healthy soils are !

http://www.permies.com/t/41088/fungi/Paul-Stamets-Lecture-fungi-bees

For the Good of the Crafts Big AL
 
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Matthew Sargent wrote:So I'm learning about the whole soil food web and although I find it fascinating some of it is difficult to read, (dry). My thought is if cocci is a soil bacteria, can one promote the growth of other bacteria to limit the cocci as cocci can be detrimental to rabbits/ poultry


There's some ambiguity here. In bacteria, Cocci means the cell is round. Not really very significant description, doesn't narrow things down much at all.

But, there's a fungal infection - Coccidioidomycosis (cocci) is an infection of the lungs caused by inhaling spores of the fungus Coccidioides immitis

I am going to go out on a limb and say that it is the fungal infection (the cause of "Valley Fever") that you are concerned with. I have not looked into ways of controlling it or reducing its occurrence or population, but I don't live or plan to live in an area where it is a recognized problem.
 
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