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All About Soil: Part 2

March 2018 by Dr Mariette van den Berg, BAppSc (Hons), PhD (Equine Nutrition), RAnNutr, Certified Equine Permaculture Design Consultant

In this Equine Permaculture series, we ‘dig deeper into soils’ and explore what soils are, how soil is formed, the different types of soil and how they sustain life through the soil-food-web. 

We will also discuss the importance of soil tests - in the lab and DIY - and how to  interpret soil test results, as we build up the story of how all this knowledge can assist your pasture management decisions and the health of your horses. 

Last month, we began by brushing up on some facts about soil. If you missed that article you can find it online at: Now, let’s dig deeper to meet the organisms that live in the soil and sustain all life.