Biology the Key to Humus Formation

by Dr Ash Martin  PhD BSc(For)Hons

Building resistant soil carbon promotes soil health and resilience, and can enable entry to carbon trading markets.  Policymakers have considered soil carbon vulnerable to loss through microbial degradation, but research shows the reverse:  Microbial digestion and transformation of plant carbon is actually essential to the long terms storage of soil carbon.

For an in-depth view of how balancing soil nutrients can help to build soil humus have a look at this research:
Dynarski et al. 2020. Dynamic Stability of Soil Carbon: Reassessing the “Permanence” of Soil Carbon Sequestration. Frontiers in Environmental Science. 8: 514701  (Requires PDF viewer)

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