Very little is known about the important function that soil biodiversity plays in maintaining healthy ecosystems.
Soil organisms recycle organic debris such as dead plant and animal matter and in the process releases nutrients into the soil so plants can reuse them. In addition soil organisms break down chemicals and pollutants that enter the soil and help maintain soil structure. Many activities such as stock grazing and loss of vegetation can dramatically effect soil micro-organisms and in return affect health and productivity of our soil.
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