In Search of Soil

By Diego Footer

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Michael Irwin
 Oct 15, 2020
An absolute pleasure to hear science behind how to build soil! So much great information

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Exploring the mysteries of soil in search of answers that you can use in your garden or on your farm. Each week features scientists and experts sharing insights into topics like soil science, composting, cover cropping, biochar, no-till, and fungi, among other things! In Search of Soil is hosted and produced by Diego Footer.

Episode Date
Clip: How You Should Think about the Fungal to Bacteria Ratio in the Soil - Dr. Elaine Ingham
05:48

Dr. Elaine Ingham discusses the importance of the fungal to bacteria ratio in the soil and how you should think about it when it comes to growing specific crops.

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Oct 14, 2020
Clip: What's Missing from our Knowledge of Soil - Dr. Elaine Ingham
05:50

Dr. Elaine Ingham talks about what she thinks is missing from our current knowledge of soil.

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Oct 14, 2020
Clip: Why You Might Not Have to Rotate Your Crops - Dr. Elaine Ingham
06:56

Dr. Elaine Ingham talks about why it might be a good idea, not to rotate crops.

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Oct 14, 2020
Clip: How to You Remineralize and Replace Soil Nutrients - Dr. Elaine Ingham
03:46

Dr. Elaine Ingham answers the question - how do you replace soil nutrients when you are growing cash crops.

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Oct 14, 2020
Full Show: Dr. Elaine Ingham - In Search of Soil #1
01:57:04

In this episode of In Search of Soil, we’ll be talking about the truths behind soil, break the myths behind it, and illuminate some interesting and intriguing ways to go about how to build soil. Our guest is one of the world’s leading soil biologists, Dr. Elaine Ingham, who will help us see soil in a new light.  Follow Dr. Elaine - https://www.soilfoodweb.com/

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In this episode of In Search of Soil 

  • Looking into micro and macro arthropods in soil (02:25)
  • What are these microarthropods? (04:40)
  • Why some microarthropods could be missing in the soil (06:00)
  • The microscope: an underutilized tool (07:50)
  • Most common issues in soil (10:35)
  • What to expect when fungi and bacteria in soil are balanced (12:00)
  • Truth or myth: forests have fungi-dominated soil while grasslands have bacteria-dominated soil (16:15)
  • Fungi-bacteria balance differ from season to season and crop to crop (21:30)
  • What happens when there are too many fungi in soil (24:55)
  • Cover plants that maintain the biology of the soil indefinitely (30:30)
  • Organic regulations and crop rotations (35:35)
  • Perennial ground cover in a vegetable-based system (39:30)
  • Balanced soil – no weeds (43:45)
  • Perennial ground cover versus compost supplement (45:30)
  • Approaching terminating cover crops (48:35)
  • Farms with perennial ground crops alongside production (50:50)
  • Soil remineralization: is it necessary? (53:15)
  • The biology behind the nitrogen cycle (56:45)
  • How to go about composting (01:00:10)
  • Maintaining bacterial diversity with high-quality compost as an inoculum (01:06:45)
  • Improving bacterial diversity in compost considering seasonality (01:10:50)
  • Inaccurate: using the amount of organic matter to evaluate soil (01:18:55)
  • Would it be beneficial to add mulch on top of perennial ground cover? (01:30:05)
  • Biodynamic compost (01:32:55)
  • Mycorrhizal spores: check under the microscope if your soil needs it (01:42:20)
  • Will biochar improve the soil’s biology (01:48:30)

 

Oct 14, 2020
Welcome to In Search of Soil (Trailer)
02:03

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In Search of Soil is a show that debunks some of the myths about soil while exploring some of its mysteries. 

Scientists and experts will share their insights on the soil to give you answers to the hard questions so you can farm or garden better.

We'll cover topics including, but not-limited-to, soil science, composting, cover cropping, biochar, no-till, and fungi, among other things!

In Search of Soil is hosted and produced by Diego Footer

Follow Diego to give guest suggestions and comment on the show https://www.instagram.com/diegofooter

 

Oct 09, 2020