As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Donna Brandt from the Missouri Soil Health Assessment Center presents “Utility of the Phospholipid Fatty Acid Analysis”. This presentation was originally broadcast on May 27, 2020.
Phospholipid fatty acid analysis provides information about soil microbial biomass, community structure, and changes in these properties. The analysis has its strengths, weaknesses, and limitations. To get the most information from these tests, the many variables that affect soil microbial populations need to be considered.