Soil Work Begins with Microscopic Assessment
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Yamily Zavala gets excited every time she identifies a new life form under her microscope.
Squirming nematodes, fungi, bacteria and amoeba indicate there is a circle life in the soil to rebuild structure and help grow healthy plants on the surface.
The head of the Chinook Applied Research Association (CARA) Soil Health Laboratory at Oyen is collecting samples from 20 sites in Alberta for the next five years to assess the health of soil and work with farmers to improve it.