TITLE: Carbon Sequestration—The Climate Change Solution That Virtually All Climate Activists Ignore
By Dr. Mercola
2015 has been declared the International Year of Soils,1 and few topics could be more important at this time. One of the objectives of the International Year of Soils is to “create full awareness of civil society and decision makers about the fundamental roles of soils for human’s life.”
Another is to “achieve full recognition of the prominent contributions of soils to food security [and] climate change adaptation.” Rarely do you hear climate activists2 address the issue of soil and land regeneration, yet it is perhaps the most comprehensive solution to everyone’s concerns.
Fighting over whether or not climate change is real; or whether climate change is manmade or not is completely irrelevant. Arguing over whether the temperature is actually rising or falling, or whether arctic ice sheets are shrinking or growing is a waste of time.
SUMMARY: Invitro Studies on Control of Soil-Borne Plant Pathogens by Earthworm Eudrilus eugeniae Exudates
By S.V. Shobha and Radha D. Kale, January 2008
A preliminary study was carried out using simple laboratory techniques to examine the influence of different preparations from the body of earthworm Eudrilus eugeniae on selected soil borne bacterial and fungal pathogens. Since this test was the first of its kind, testing procedures were standardized using different concentrations of extracts following different methods. The experiments were based on the principle of agar diffusion, turbidity development and rate of germination. The experiment involved the recording of inhibition zones formed by various extracts, amount of turbidity and suppression of rate of germination by different extracts. The results showed that the gut and body wall extracts had both antibacterial and antifungal activities by forming total inhibition zones, whereas coelomic fluid was found to be only antibacterial at the used concentrations. Body wall and gut extracts were found to be inhibitory to Xanthomonas campestris, Ralstonia solanacearum, Erwinia carotovora, Fusarium oxysporum and Botryodiplodia theobromae. Colemic fluid was inhibitory to X.campestris and E.carotovora. There was no inhibitory effect recorded by any of the extracts at the used concentrations during this study on Rhizactonia solani, Alternaria solani and Sclerotium rolfsii. Only delayed sporulation was observed in all the cases, but this was only a visual observation. The mixed extract when tested on F.oxysporum has shown a strong clear inhibition zone.
The study has proved that earthworm extracts can be effectively used for suppression of soil borne pathogens and that it can evolve as potential biopesticide. http://www.eco-web.com/edi/080106.html
SUMMARY: Use of good compost in various forms of liquid biological amendments (brewed and not brewed) knocks out a pathogen
S.J. Tollefson, G. Curlango-Rivera, D.A. Huskey, T. Pew, G. Giacomelli, M.C. Hawes. (2014). Altered carbon delivery from roots: rapid, sustained inhibition of border cell dispersal in response to compost water extracts. Plant Soil DOI 10.1007/s11104-014-2350-zAbstract