> What nutrients are released into the soil with the decomposition of
> wool? -and how well readily available are these nutrients?
Wool is mainly protein and protein tends to run 16-17 %N. Hair is analyzed
for trace minerals in human diagnostics, so one presumes that the hair of
sheep also releases trace minerals.
Before we mulch with wool, lets thow a lamb chop under each plant. That
would be real good fertilizer, too. And it makes about as much sense as a
utlization of resources.
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