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Development of soil microbial communities for promoting sustainability in agriculture and a global carbon fix

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@mountainecology And of course the respiration is a questionable way of assessing microbial activity anyway depending on the bacteria:fungi ratio https://t.co/5csnYzdjjd I think we probably only know about 1% of what's going on down there!
Looking for evidence of #regenerativeag claims. Found a 2015 preprint from a promoter of the ideas, "NOT PEER REVIEWED" in red at top. Date: Jan. 2015 Downloads: 2727 And this is better than most of the "evidence" out there. (lots of confirmation bias) https://t.co/Y57fwuKput
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The authors declare they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

David Johnson conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Joe Ellington performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Wesley Eaton performed the experiments.


This work was funded by the NMSU Institute for Sustainable Agricultural Research, the NMSU Institute for Energy and Environment, Dr. Joe Ellington and USDA. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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