- Soil microorganisms are classified into 7 different categories: bacteria, fungi, virus, blue-green algae, actinomycetes, protozoa, and nematodes.
- Soil temps can affect organic matter decomposition and mineralization rates, thereby impacting microbial biomass and activity levels. Bare soil will have lower microbial activity occurring, regardless of season.
- Studies show that microbial activity in agricultural soils increases in the fall, likely due to an increased level of nutrients and soil organic matter from crop and plant residue post-harvest.
- The soil contains a wide-range of substrates for microorganisms, from simple sugars to the most complex materials, such as humus.
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