Metarhizium – fungal friends with benefits
For plants, soil fungi of the genus Metarhizium are the perfect friends with benefits. While these fungi have long been known to be loyal friends to plants by infecting and killing insect pests, which would otherwise feed on them. Metarhizium can als...3 minute read
Optimizing phosphorus intake, a review o...
Phosphorus is an essential element involved in many mechanisms within a plant: cell multiplication, cell respiration, energy transfer and photosynthes...5 minute read
Biological Nitrogen Fixation: the import...
Agricultural and farming activities involve several complex interactions between the ecosystem (including abiotic and biotic factors) and the type and...5 minute read
Legume and rhizobium: the perfect match
While the production of nitrogenous fertilizers has significant environmental impacts, rhizobia are a precious tool. These bacteria, which live in sym...4 minute read
Organic Matter: when and how to feed you...
Organic matter provision, even though essential, often poses a conundrum for farmers. Here are four tips for assessing your soil's organic matter need...4 minute read
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Cultivate with nematodes or against them...
In agriculture, nematodes are often considered as "enemies" (i.e., like pests responsible for crop damage), yet the most abundant species of soil nema...6 minute read
7 questions to ask yourself before buyin...
Plants are naturally colonized by billions of microorganisms. The study of microbial communities associated with plants has enabled us to highlight ma...7 minute read
Cover Crops: real agronomic tools
Retention of fertilizing elements, weed management, soil structuring, soil life enhancement... Cover crops are becoming more and more recognized as re...14 minute read
All you need to know about sulfur in agr...
Essential for protein synthesis, sulfur is necessary for the vital needs of plants throughout their cycle, including for building up seed reserves. ...5 minute read
Does natural agriculture exist?
In the preface of his book on natural agriculture, Masanobu Fukuoka writes: “The fundamental idea of natural agriculture is that nature should remai...4 minute read
What is humus main role in soils?
How is humus used, how does the transformation of organic matter in the soil work, and what is its role in agriculture. What is humus, and where do...5 minute read
Plants have many enemies that interfere with their development as well as their production. Among the most frequent are the abiotic (frost, drought, e...6 minute read
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