Evidence of vegetables absorbing bacteria – organics?

Hi Scott, Have just discovered your great site, and am beginning to investigate hydroponics – always thought it was a huge amount of effort, etc, but it seems maybe not. I’ve been an organic gardener for years – am really interested in finding out more about what you’ve said about vegetables absorbing bacteria from animal manures – where can I find some facts and details of research on this ? do you know any sites? Many thanks. Siobhan

http://aem.asm.org/cgi/content/abstract/68/1/397

the full content is at http://aem.asm.org/cgi/content/full/68/1/397

If any other sites come up I would like to hear about them at scott@hydrocentre.com.au