Insights into the soil microbiome and prospects for its manipulation for improved pasture resilience

Authors

  • Shengjing Shi AgResearch
  • Sean Marshall AgResearch
  • Nicole Schon AgResearch
  • Bryony Dignam AgResearch
  • Nigel Bell AgResearch
  • Maureen O'Callaghan AgResearch

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33584/rps.17.2021.3475

Keywords:

ecosystem services, microorganisms, nutrient cycling, rhizosphere

Abstract

• The soil microbiome refers to the diverse collection of microorganisms present in soil, many of which can mediate essential soil functions such as nutrient cycling and plant pest and disease suppression.

• There is growing international interest in the potential to manipulate the soil microbiome to deliver improved agricultural and environmental outcomes.

• Molecular techniques are rapidly increasing understanding of the soil microbiome structure and function but manipulating soil microbiomes for pasture resilience still presents significant science challenges.

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Published

2021-09-10

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Section

Resilient Pastures Symposium 2021