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Fertilizer destroys plant microbiome’s ability to protect against disease

A growth chamber packed with tomato plants sprayed with bacteria to simulate different leaf microbiomes and then challenged with a plant pathogen to measure how well the microbiomes protect the plant from disease. (Britt Koskella photo) A new study of the role microbial communities play on the leaves of plants suggests that fertilizing crops may make them more susceptible to… Read more »