Bryant RedHawk wrote:hau Angelika, It is nice that you realize this thread is from the book I am working on for a Doctorate
All plants will suck up not only the nutrients they need, many of those toxic molecules are similar enough to "the good stuff" that they end up being taken in as well. In the human body a good example of this process is lead, it mimics a couple of compounds our bodies use for brain health and if it is present in our bodies, the lead will be substituted for the correct molecules, this is what leads to lead poisoning, the same can and does happen in all living organisms. If you have known contamination you can inoculate with several different mushroom slurries and the hyphae will help remediate the contaminates by taking them into themselves.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:anaerobic compost will have an excessive number of ciliates, these critters eat bacteria, fungi, nematodes and all the other micro organisms we want to add to the soil.
ciliates thrive in anaerobic conditions only, thus by keeping O2 present we are limiting the ability of "bad" critters to multiply or even survive.
As we find out more about how soil organisms work, we also find out which "accepted" methods are actually more harmful than helpful.