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Soils at Guelph is an effort to increase awareness of research initiatives, facilitate collaboration and knowledge exchange among stakeholders, and to educate on the importance of soil health. 

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June 29, 2020

Figure showing the connection between plants, soil, and the microbiome for phytostimulation, nutrient acquisition, disease suppression, herbivore resistance, and abiotic stress tolerance

The soil-plant-microbe dance

Micaela Tosi, Eduardo Kovalski Mitter, Jonathan Gaiero, and Kari Dunfield. 2020. It takes three to tango: the …

May 13, 2020

Rows of corn seedlings in a field

Updating our understanding of the soil organic matter-crop yield connection

Alison King, Genevieve Ali, Adam Gillespie, Claudia Wagner-Riddle. 2020. Soil organic matter as catalyst of …

April 27, 2020

Group of scientists having a conversation

Making headlines!

Our soil scientists have been in the news lately! Find out what they’re up to …

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Recent Projects

The Soil Microbiome: Linking Soil Biodiversity to Soil Health and Ecosystem Services

Understanding the microbial world in the soil is key to finding sustainable agricultural practices that work to protect the environment. Using a unique approach that combines the disciplines of soil science and molecular biology, we are able to quantif …

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Precision Agronomy Cover Crops by Soil Type and their Soil Health Footprint

Agricultural research has been known for carrying out studies on small plots. The arrival of precision ag technologies potentially allows rigorous, replicated studies to scale up to cover whole farm fields, spanning multiple soil types and landscape po …

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Improving Cover Crop Management: Cover Crop Mixtures With Different Termination Methods

Integration and management of cover crops is challenging due to the immediate time and cost constraints while potential benefits may be long-term. Adjusting cover crop production methods may balance these challenges while meeting producer goals. But th …

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Recent Publications

It takes three to tango: the importance of microbes, host plant, and soil management to elucidate manipulation strategies for the plant microbiome

Soil organic matter as catalyst of crop resource capture

Winter phosphorus release from cover crops and linkages with runoff chemistry