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SOIL MICROBES, Continued from Page 24
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other potentially toxic ions, breaking
down sugar and producing needed
root energy. In addition, this causes
anaerobic conditions, which occur
when there is not enough oxygen in the
soil, and this reduces microbial activity.
Since potato crops benefit from a
well-drained soil, feeding your soil
microbes is a smart investment. Soil
microbes optimize cool and wet field
conditions by creating larger soil
aggregates and microbial glues and
nets to hold and move water. They
improve soil drainage, aeration of soil,
and resistance to water logging, and
reduce runoff events.
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO
SUPPORT SOIL MICROBES
AND POTATO CROPS
Utilize a cover crop. Living
roots provide a source of food from
the carbon released at the roots
(exudates). Cover crops also reduce
wind and water erosion, reverse the
negative impact of soil compaction
and aid in nutrient cycling.
Incorporate mulch and compost into
your soils. These can act as an additional
food source for your soil microbes and
will allow them to release nutrients for
your orchards at a slow-release rate.
Reduce your soil compaction. Soil
density and aggregation play a role in
determining water retention and water
infiltration. Dense soil reduces aeration
and microbial activity and can cause
stunted plants and roots. Less dense
soils allow roots to take up more water
INDUSTRY NEWS
SENATE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE CHAIR STABENOW
ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chair
of the Senate Agriculture Committee,
announced in early January that she will not
seek re-election and will leave the Senate
at the end of her term on Jan. 3, 2025.
Stabenow was first elected to the
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Senate in 2000 and has held a leadership
position on the Agriculture Committee
since 2011, authoring the 2014 Farm
Bill and co-authoring the 2018 Farm
Bill, which passed with strong bipartisan
support in a vote of 87-13 - the most
Senate votes ever for a farm bill.
During the 118th Congress, she
will continue to lead the Agriculture
Committee and work on the upcoming
farm bill. She is also a senior member
on both the Senate Finance Committee
and the Budget Committee as well as a
member of the Environment and Public
Works Committee.
- National Potato Council
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and soil, creating greater tree growth,
yield and water productivity.
DON'T LEAVE FIELDS TO
FEND FOR THEMSELVES
Potato farmers need to know the soil
type, profile, drainage, season timing
and plant physiological stage to support
their crops. But you don't have to settle
for the soil profile and drainage you
have; you can make improvements.
From heavy clay to sandy loam, soil
microbes fed a well-balanced meal can
improve your soil structure and texture
to mitigate flood and drought damage.
If nutrient management and soil
moisture are tightly bound to one
another, soil microbes are a third
strand to braid the three together.
Abundant, diverse and active
microbes improve nutrient availability,
nutrient uptake and nutrient transport.
Soil microbes also improve soil
quality, texture and aggregation. The
support from soil microbes can give
your potato crops a leg up on drought
conditions and unexpected flooding -
but only if they're awake.
While we can't control the rain, we
don't always need to curse it either.
Instead, spend your time supporting
your soil microbes to improve water
holding capacity to mitigate drought
and flood damage.
Learn about your soil type, soil
profile and the total number, diversity,
and activity of your soil microbes by
working with a trusted advisor. Then,
prepare for droughts or high water by
incorporating a soil microbial food into
your current application practice.
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