Soil microbes have been critical to plant growth since plants first evolved over 700 million years ago. To this day, soil bacteria and fungi continue to shape soil environments, allowing plants to thrive. Our team of PhD. scientists is dedicated to understanding how plant-microbial interactions support plant health and development in agriculture and natural ecosystems. In the cannabis industry, most living soil and organic growers understand the importance of using microbes to enhance plant nutrient uptake. However, it is less clear how microbes function to support plant growth in hydroponic growing. We often get asked: How do soil microbes work in soilless and hydroponic growing?