Agricultural practices influence soil microbiome assembly and interactions at different depths identified by machine learning

350 210 Stroud Water Research Center

Mo, Y., R. Bier, X. Li, M. Daniels, A. Smith, and J. Kan. 2024. Microbiome, early online access.

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Soil microbiomes are critical to soil health and sustainable agriculture. Microbiome structures differ across agricultural soils that experience different management practices, such as tillage, fertilizers, and cover crops. Environmental factors, including those related to soil management, and microbiome-interactions alter these microbial communities. However, the full extent of these influences and relationships is not comprehensively understood. Here, we applied machine learning-based methods to identify prokaryotic and fungal assembly and distribution across various soil depths from fields under different agricultural practices.