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2008-06-25 21:02:42

By Rick Sandella Soil, the environment in which plants live, is not dirt. Soil is actually a complex ecosystem with physical, chemical and biological components that together assure that your plants will thrive with support from you.

2005-06-08 18:07:54

It seems a mighty feat for a microscopic fungus built from threadlike filaments. But collectively, these spindly mushroom relatives help move several billion tons of nutrients out of the soil and into plants each year. Now, research on the movement of nitrogen brings into sharper focus this underground process at the root of nearly all of Earth’s food chains.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.