Balance Nutrients to Optimise Humus

by Dr Ash Martin  PhD BSc(For)Hons

Storing carbon in resistant soil organic matter has multiple benefits to soil health and productivity, but retaining crop residues is not enough to make this happen.  Australian research has shown that matching soil nutrient ratios close to those of humus is essential to build resistant carbon stocks in the soil.

For an in-depth view of how balancing soil nutrients can help to build soil humus have a look at this research:
Kirkby et al. 2016. Inorganic Nutrients Increase Humification Efficiency and C-Sequestration in an Annually Cropped Soil. PLOS One. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0153698  (Requires PDF viewer)

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