Soil Life Soil Life [nw-breadcrumbs] Your soil is alive. Learn about the creatures — seen and unseen — that have a role in the health of your soil and therefore the health of crops, livestock, farms, and the world. Read Acres U.S.A. founder Charles Walters discuss the Soil-Life Connection. Dung Beetles Our mascot at Acres U.S.A, the dung beetle is ever-useful, and a very promising sign for those who are integrating livestock or manure with their soil development program. [dsm_menu _builder_version=”3.25.4″ menu_id=”1395″][/dsm_menu] Earthworms Earthworms literally do the dirty work by helping break down organic matter into the vital nutrients your plants and crops need. [dsm_menu _builder_version=”3.25.4″ menu_id=”1396″][/dsm_menu] Soil Microbes The latest science is pretty clear — when we spray toxins on our soil, we kill vital microbial life that brings the nutrients to our plants. Fostering microbial life will give you healthier soil and more resilient crops. [dsm_menu _builder_version=”3.25.4″ menu_id=”1397″][/dsm_menu] Fungi Fungi play a large role in soil health. The different varieties, and their roots, act to make the soil what it is. Learn to identify and care for the fungi in your soil – and it’s so important to do so. [dsm_menu _builder_version=”3.25.4″ menu_id=”1398″][/dsm_menu] Eco-Farming Index Didn’t find the answer you were looking for? Browse through more topics realted to eco-agriculture in this section.