Fungi and the Soil Food Web
Every organism in a healthy and thriving soil ecosystem is important, including bacteria, protozoa, and nematodes. We’re going to focus on plants and fungi in this webinar, because they have unique roles and partnerships that facilitate every other form of life in the soil.
If plant roots represent the highways of the soil food web, fungi are the side roads, ensuring that resources like sugar are transported to the essential workforce of diverse microorganisms. Fungal biomass is also one of the key factors for soil aggregation, helping to maintain a stable and aerobic environment.