Soil Food Web

Efficiency and Optimization in Agriculture Today

In these unprecedented times, farmers and cultivators are finding themselves with the weight of this pandemic, and its resulting economic recession, on their shoulders. The demand for fresh organic produce is as high as ever, with many families looking to secure healthy foods that are high in nutrition and capable of boosting their immune systems …

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Nematodes in space

AstroNematode: Biocontrol Agent

Significant BioAg Practice Advancing Pest Control Heroes can come from the most unexpected places. Particularly, a tiny worm like an AstroNematode of the soil microbe biome can be a valiant protector of high value crops. This post explains how. Biocontrol and its advantages Chemical pesticides are traditionally used as defense against crop damage. But chemical …

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AstroNematodes Reach For The Stars

Important Soil Microbe Biome Link Studied for Significant Pest Control …3…2…1…Blast Off!!  A nematode named Steinernema feltiae – a.k.a. AstroNematode – just spent the past month aboard the International Space Station.  Scientists hope the data collected on these creatures when exposed to the extreme microgravity environment will help us learn more about these useful pest …

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