What is the role of microbes in soil fertility?

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Soil harbors numerous microbes. Microbes decompose the organic matter thereby increasing the fertility of the soil. Some microorganisms convert nitrates into free nitrogen that escapes into the atmosphere for replenishment. 

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microbes in root nodules fix nitrogen in plants & free living soil bacteria fix nitrogen directly in soil
answered by harry dan