Lloyd S.H.L & Crotty F.V
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
This review by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), with support from the Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust, looks at the importance of soil biology in plant nutrition and how it aids crop growth and yield. It emphasises the role of soil biology in recycling plant nutrients and highlights practices that encourage healthy soil activity. It describes in detail bacteria, fungi and mycorrhizae, earthworms, nematodes, arthropods and protozoa, focusing on their function and farming practices which can encourage them.