Most soils are classified on the basis of their chemical and physical properties; little has been done to classify soils ac cording to their microbiological proper ties. The reason for this is that a soil’s chemical and physical properties are more readily defined and measured than their microbiological properties. Improved soil quality is usually characterized by in creased infiltration, aeration, aggregation and organic matter content and by decreased bulk density, compaction, erosion and crusting. While these are important indicators of potential soil productivity, we must give more attention to soil bio logical properties because of their important relationship (though poorly under stood) to crop production, plant and animal health, environmental quality, and food safety and quality. Research is needed to identify and quantify reliable and predictable biological/ecological indicators of soil quality. Possible indicators might include total species diversity or genetic diversity of beneficial soil microorganisms as well as insects and animals.
The basic concept here is not to classify soils for the study of microorganisms but for farmers to be able to control the soil microflora so that biologically-mediated processes can im prove the growth, yield, and quality of crops as well as the health, fertility, and productivity of soils. The ultimate objective is to reduce the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
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