By examining the bacteria, Archaea, and fungi living in soils, this project will provide insights on how farming practices and land management affect the microbes that make soils healthy. This information will help improve guidelines for growing squash and managing nutrients on farm fields.
Funded by: Pa. Department of Agriculture
Principal Investigator: Jinjun Kan
Collaborators: Gladis Zinati (Rodale Institute); Lavanya Reddivari (Purdue University)
Project Years: 2020, 2021, 2022