'Clover Garden' credits
Text: 'Atmosphere 78% nitrogen'
Atmosphere of Earth
"The common name given to the atmospheric gases used in breathing and photosynthesis is air. By volume, dry air contains 78.09% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.039% carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases."
Text: 'Rhizobia bacteria adds nitrogen to the clover' and 'Cutting the clover adds the nitrogen to the soil'
Nitrogen Contribution and Rhizobia Diversity with Organic Winter Legume cover crops
Dr. Julie Grossman at 7:35 "The rhizobia and the nodules fix the nitrogen
which then the plant uses. Goes up into the shoots of the plant and that plant will use it for its
own growth and development. In return the plant will contribute carbon to the rhizobia living in the roots. So the bacteria is in the roots, the rhizobia uses the carbon for their own growth and development...
When this crop dies, legume crop dies, is decomposing in the soil that fixed nitrogen
is then released into the soil and can be taken up by non-legume plants such as corn.
So that's the process, without that decomposition of the legume nitrogen would not be made available its just trapped in the organic material of the legume."
Text: 'Life is dependent on life...
The only way to get the balance of the proper
nutrients into our food is to have the balance of the right sets of organisms in the soil.'
Focus on Food Ep. 19 - Understanding Soil with Dr. Elaine Ingham
at 8:20 "That life is dependent on life..."
at 52:00 "You have to have good soil to have good food. The only way to get the balance of the proper nutrients into our food is to have the balance of the right sets of organisms in the soil. You have to have good soil in order to make good food nutritious, I'm sorry there's no other way to do it."
by NiGiD music
1st image: Earth
2nd image: Clovers Near Tree
3rd image: Mowing the Lawn
4th image: Eating an Apple
smilFile by Jose Ramirez 2013