[permaculture] [Fwd: [SANET-MG] Soil Ecology: a new forum at ibiblio, soilecology | Re: [SANET-MG] Microorganism tests]
Lawrence F. London, Jr.
lflj at intrex.net
Wed Apr 15 23:15:46 EDT 2009
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Subject: [SANET-MG] Soil Ecology: a new forum at ibiblio, soilecology | Re: [SANET-MG] Microorganism tests
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 16:50:50 -0400
From: Lawrence F. London, Jr. <lflj at INTREX.NET>
To: SANET-MG at LISTS.IFAS.UFL.EDU
Douglas Hinds wrote:
> Being aware of the presence, activity and diversity of the soil's
> microbial population has the potential to help farmers understand
> enough about their soil environment to provide them with a basis for
> making decisions capable of increasing the chances for the botanical
> success of the crop (which of course, is why Dr. Ingham is doing
> what she does).
> To aquire that knowledge, a number of technologies are available.
> Based on the clear and explicit explanation of the inherent caveats
> of each technology she presents below, given the current state of
> the art, direct microscopic observation (coupled with a familiarity
> with and recognition of the mostly single celled life forms that
> each gram of the soil contains), remains the most accurate and cost
> effective means of achieving that knowledge and for that reason,
> this is exactly what Dr. Ingham herself does, worldwide.
> Having understood that, it would also be very helpful to discuss:
> Microscopy Technologies (both costly and accessible) particularly
> well suited for viewing the organisms of interest; with
Ibiblio has created a new forum for us to use to continue and archive discussion about soil microorganism tests
and soil ecology in general in the hopes that it will assist researchers and service providers plus educate and inform
farmers who need and seek this sort of information to help them convert from conventional farming or perfect natural
methods they have been using.
Hopefully, this current thread will continue here in Sanet indefinitely, in one form or another, but if anyone wishes to
have access to a dedicated forum on this and related subjects then soilecology should prove valuable to them over time.
It is open to the public, archives and membership. I plan to add a Blogger blog, Picasaweb gallery, Facebook forum and
galleries, and a website (at ibiblio) with non-transient information archives, links and important documents plus
mini-webforum archives containing especially useful information gleaned from this and other forums.
Douglas Hinds and I will maintain soilecology and we would welcome a third interested party to help out over the long
haul if anyone would like to come aboard.
Here's how to find soilecology:
A forum to be used to expand farmers' knowledge of life in the soil
so as to assist them in creating and maintaining biologically active,
List home page
List message posting address:
soilecology at lists.ibiblio.org
Contact either of us with any questions or requests you might have:
cedecor at GMX.NET
lflj at intrex.net or lflj at bellsouth.net
919 260 3030
Chapel Hill, N.C.
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