Bryant RedHawk wrote:With out the right biology going on in the ground, not even that 20% would get the form that crop plants can use.
True soil is like a jelly fish, a myrad of individual organisms working in a harmonious way for the benefit of the whole.
Soil with micro organisms is good, soil with micro organisms (bacteria) and mycorrhizal fungi is great soil.
Soil with out both, micro organisms and mycorrhizal fungi is DIRT.
It is the complex interactions of all the micro organisms (bacteria) and the mycorrhizal fungi (attached to and so part of the living roots of plants) that work in harmony, each one eating what it needs and changing the rest into what the next organism needs, which eats what it needs and changes the rest to what the next organism needs, and on down the line, until all living things are able to get the nutrients needed for good growth and health. This is what makes the circle of life able to complete itself. When you dig up and turn over the soil, many of the bacteria die, this leaves a void which will not be filled until those bacteria are once again present. Since the break down of nutrients and the modification of nutrients begins with the bacteria, kill them and you now have created DIRT, incapable of sustaining the circle of life.
Modern Agriculture was a lie when it came into being, it is still a lie and will always be a lie. Perpetuated for the sole purpose of creating a false need and to feed greed of companies.
John Saltveit wrote:Great article. You've got to think that lichens had to be valuable for something. Now I know. Great coverage of the interaction of synthetic and mycelium generated fertilizers too.
Luetta Robinson wrote:Great and informative article. Is there a way to add these to soil and are there different varieties in different states? In other words, if you lived in a cold climate vs. a hot climate, would you use a different source to add them to your soil. Thank you!
Skip LaCroix wrote:Very interesting article, thanks for sharing. I'd like to share some videos on a similar subject here.
The first being a 25 minute Dr. Paul Stamets speech. It has a lot to do with the kind of things you are speaking about here.
The second being a vast store of course work from Dr. Elaine Ingham. These help me to put the details of the fungal world into perspective as an integral part of the whole system of soil microbial life.
John Saltveit wrote:Great video. Yes, he's not perfect, but who is a better representative to help us understand the world of mycology?
Kevin Franck wrote:
I have always found the Paul Stamets things interesting , but he seems obsessed with acquiring Patents for ideas he never seems to do anything with. I still find some posts he has on his Facebook account page interesting, but I tened to take everything with a grain of salt anymore because thus far it is still just mostly talk.