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Soil microbes flourish with reduced tillage

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Microbes improve soil quality by cycling nutrients and breaking plant residues down into soil organic matter. In an effort to detect consistent patterns across a large geographical area, University of Illinois researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 62 studies examining the effect of tillage on soil microbes.
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