These soils con tain significant populations of microorganisms which are able to fix atmospheric nitrogen and carbon dioxide into complex molecules such as amino acids, proteins and carbohydrates. Such micro organisms include photosynthetic bacteria which perform incomplete photosynthesis anaerobically, ce1tain Phycomycetes (fungi that resemble algae), and both green algae and blue-green algae which function aerobically. All of these are photosynthetic organisms that fix atmospheric nitrogen. If the water content of these soils is stable, their fertility can be largely maintained by regular additions of only small amounts of organic materials. These soils have a low Fusarium occupancy, and they are often of the disease-suppressive type. The production of gases from fields where synthetic soils are present is minimal, even for flooded rice.
This is a somewhat simplistic classification of soils based on the functions of their predominant types of microorganisms, and whether they are potentially beneficial or harmful to the growth and yield of crops, While these different types of soils are described here in a rather idealized manner, the fact is that in nature they are not always clearly defined because they often tend to have some of the same characteristics. Nevertheless, research has shown that a disease-inducing soil can be transformed into disease-suppressive, zymogenic and synthetic soils by inoculating the problem soil with mixed cultures of Effective Microorganisms.
Thus it is somewhat obvious that the most desirable agricultural soil for optimum growth, production, protection, and quality of crops would be the composite soil that is highly zymogenic and synthetic, and has an established disease-suppressive capacity. This then is the principle reason for seeking ways and means of controlling the microflora of agricultural soils.
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