Posted 7/10/2014 21:24 (#3961756 - in reply to #3961712) Subject: RE: Humus is good isn't it?
HUMUS is the brown jelly like material that acts as a glue to hold our soils together
Organic matter is added from crop residues, animal manure and green manures, which then decompose in the soil.
An important part of soil organic matter in the HUMUS
Earthworms and soil microbes live on organic matter and turn it into humus, which then helps feed the plant.
Organic matter improves soil structure (tilth), reduces erosion, increases aeration and improves water intake and retention.
A large percentage of our nitrogen can come from humus, earthworms and microbes.
Our main goal is to provide the proper environment for soil life and to discontinue using toxic fertilizers that destroy soil life.