> If we take out all the minerals but only replace NPK why wouldn't mineral
> levels go down? Also, what if the only factor in selecting new varieties is
> yeild with no regard for quality?
good questions. I think this needs to be addressed. I do see some movement to
quality premiums. In the last several years the cannery where my processing
tomatoes go has heavily weighted their payment premiums for good grades. it is
possible to get more money with less yield. they are not grading for
As a followup, I was wondering where I could get my soil tested for the minor
minerals or are plant tissue tests better. how much does this test cost? What
minerals should I test for? What is the best source of needed minerals. What is
the most effective way to get the minerals into the plant?
Seems as though we a society have opted to buy our vitamins and minerals in
pills. sure would put alot of companies out of business if the general public
could know they are getting them in the food they eat. then that's where a
premium could come in for the farmer if he/she could validate that the minerals
are actually in the food.
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