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ICT Bill
01-02-2009, 02:04 PM
This is a 2 year study from the university of Colorado on runoff monitoring of compost applied to turf.


Compost can improve soil properties when incorporated into soil; however, little information is available regarding impacts of compost topdressing. Objectives of this study were to evaluate the effects that topdressing composted dairy manure onto Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) has on: (i) soil physical properties, (ii) soil chemical properties, (iii) soil nitrate (NO3–N) and P concentrations below the rootzone, (iv) total runoff and sediment losses, and (v) N and P concentrations in runoff. Plots were topdressed with compost at 0, 33, 66, and 99 m3 ha21. Saturated hydraulic conductivity, bulk density, water retention, and soil nutrient levels were measured.

http://soil.scijournals.org/cgi/reprint/70/6/2114

Kiril
01-02-2009, 02:43 PM
Didn't I just post this? Or perhaps I just downloaded it. Too many studies, not enough time.

growingdeeprootsorganicly
01-02-2009, 08:36 PM
Compost can improve soil properties[/url]:clapping:

do you have any "other" studies laying around you care to post...

Tuna3679
01-02-2009, 08:50 PM
Yeah and Fert makes stuff grow and water makes stuff wet

Dchall_San_Antonio
01-04-2009, 05:10 AM
That's a good one, thanks!

lifetree
01-04-2009, 06:03 AM
That's a good one, thanks !

I thought I was the only one crazy enough to be on LS at this hour !!