"The soil is a complex ecosystem with a highly diverse community of organisms that are vital to the cycle of life on earth." (The Nature and Properties of Soils by Brady and Weil)
Soil biology is probably the least understood aspect of soils and yet it may very well be the most important. Soil organisms recycle organic matter in the soil releasing plant nutrients in inorganic forms available for plant uptake by root systems. Soil organisms promote aeration, water filtration and retention, balance chemistry and pH, build soil structure, and provide protection from harmful soil pathogens. Read how you can start making the most of benficial soil microbiology.
Agra Services carries the complete line of mycorrhizae products developed by Mycorrhizal Applications, Inc. Our featured mycorrhizal product is Liquid Endo.
We also produce a high quality aerobic microbial extract Yields Max. Developed by George Hahn at Organics Alive, LLC, Yields Max has greater species diversity than any other liquid microbial inoculant on the market today. Yields Max gives superior results from both soil and foliar application.
Benficial fungi control overpopulations of harmful nematodes. In this photo, fungal hyphae have grown circular body parts to trap and kill nematodes. When a nematode touches the inside of the circular fungal appendage, it swells with fluid to trap the nematode. Then the fungus grows into the nematode to consume it.