Soil Food Web Diagrams
Here is another more detailed version of all that takes place underground…
The above Soil Food Web charts were developed by Elaine Ingham, PhD, Associate Professor at Oregon State University.
This is a very simplified version of the Soil Food Web. In a healthy soil there is no problem with root feeding namatodes because there are Predatory Nematodes that entice, entrap and feed on the root feeding namatodes. Mesostigmatid mites will also feed on the root feeding nematodes.
Mycorrhizal fungi play a very important role in making nutrients and moisture available to the roots of plants.
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