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William S.

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Re: Tomato Microbiome article
« Reply #30 on: 2019-12-23, 08:49:52 PM »
I wonder if a small amount of clear and free dish soap might work instead of the tween twenty.
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Re: Tomato Microbiome article
« Reply #31 on: 2019-12-24, 10:19:56 AM »
"Endophytic diazatrophs. Nitrogen fixing bacteria that inhabit leaves all over the place! The research is still in its infancy but it is interesting."

I Googled endophytic diazatrophs and found this free pdf:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228349743_Diversity_of_Endophytic_Diazotrophs_in_Non-Leguminous_Crops-A_Review

These microbes do more than fix N, they may stimulate growth, fight off disease and insects, and enhance nutrition.

I took the offer of a free membership in ResearchGate and tested it by searching for 2 topics that interest me, anthocyanin and aronia. I was blown away by the huge number research papers available on both topics. One paper was about the anti-cancer and anti-inflammation properties of Aronia leaves. Another paper had this comment: Anthocyanin may contribute to the inverse relationship of fruit and vegetable intake and chronic disease.