> Would you please comment further on the nutrient content of this
Be glad to.
> We've worked with and around compost for years now - and
> have found its best use is as an attempt to add organic matter to the
Do you look at the addition of microbes and humates also?
> The nutrient contents have been on the order of 1:1:1 or less
> after full composting. Very little help nutrient-wise in cropping
What is your basis for this statement?
> What is the typical analysis of this proposed compost?
Less than 1-1-1 with a full compliment of chelated micronutrients, low
salts, > 20:1 C/N ratio and a wide variety of soil organisms, least of
which are mychorizial fungi sp.
> And what
> are the application rates planned for it?
Depending upon soil type and cropping, 2-4 T/acreThanks.
> W. Bryan Smith, Area Extension Agent - Irrigation / Water
> Quality Clemson Extension
> P.O. Box 160, Newberry, South Carolina 29108
> USA Office: 803 276-1091 FAX:
> 803 276-1095 E-mail:
We have a question we'd like to ask you. Do you believe in the ability of
microbial soil life to fixate N and demineralize P and K at a rate
necessary for healthy plant growth? Also, after 50 yrs of intensive urea
fertilization in the San Joaquin Valley and the Mississippi Delta areas,
do you see an increase in residual salts, hardpan formation and an
increase in soil borne plant pathogens?Maybe some of the readers on the
list this has been forwarded to, would also like to share their thoughts.
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