Originally Posted by Smallaxe
There are lots of different microbes in the soil... some cause 'Brown Patch, take-all-patch. negrotic ring spot, etc., etc.
microbes live on food and water and even eat up gasoline/oil spills... they are everpresent and unstoppable...
The point of the various writings is that 'good cultural practices', yet we never seem to get to the details of what good cultural practices really are... 1" of water per week? mow at 3.5" height in the heat of summer?
Soil Structure is very important and it is created by what methods?
The role that microbes play in the formation of soil structure, is likely different than the role played by other decomposers, disease promoters, carbon exchangers, or AM mututualists...
Proper management is dependant upon your crop and your goals for that crop.