Originally Posted by Smallaxe
This doesn't debunk organics, but it does reinforce my question about
: "What is the environment that we need for these microbes to flourish in???"
All he is saying is that,,, you can add whatever you want,,, but the microbes that thrive there are going to thrive until that environment changes...
The smart way to go is obviously to create the environment that 'beneficials' can thrive in...
Build It And They Will Come...
Add organic matter, known beneficial microbes and irrigate properly. The organic matter & water provide the raw materials beneficials need. The beneficials will take an active role in improving their environment. As they increase their numbers they will compete better against the pathogens and recycle more nutrients. It's not magic, it's a process.