Originally Posted by Skipster
To go back to the topic of soil health, I think the main issue here is soil organic matter and proper plant nutrition. No matter which side of the fence you come down on with regards to mycorrhizal inoculation or microbial introduction, all sources (those for and against adding biologicals) emphasize that some level of organic matter is needed to support biological processes and that poor soil nutrient status leads to poor plant health.
That would be a priority in all cases where the soil barren. No argument there. Those are primary tools.
not sure I deviated from the discussion