A VIRADA DO CONVENCIONAL | THE TWIST OF CONVENTIONAL FARMING from Life in Syntropy on Vimeo.
The documentary is available on SBS onDemand in Australia,
This isn’t really news to anyone that reads the science:
My understanding is that fungi to bacteria ratios increase following the labile organic carbon in the soil because protozoa, fungi and plants being eukaryotes require more carbon for cellular function than the bacteria and archaea that are prokaryotes. Building organic carbon in deficient soils by feeding bacteria, archaea and the plants that supply and cycle that carbon by providing a balanced nutrient profile will therefore increase the fungal ratio up to a point at which plants are then amending more soil organic carbon than they need. Plants are then able to support the higher order carbon organisms like fungi with their excess and in doing so form symbiotic relationships that expand their access to nutrients and climate signaling, and in doing so interconnect ecosystems. But only so long as residues are returned and moisture is maintained for the microbes and fauna to break down those residues, along with living roots that host the symbiotic fungi that form the interconnected ecosystem. Because if the carbon from plants and their residues stops, fungi will take it from the plants themselves to survive and will cause fungal, nematode and other plant diseases.
ps. You don’t need any of the products mentioned. Just learn to make them yourself. Bio inoculants don’t transport well at all. Feed and multiply your indigenous microorganisms.