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ant
08-17-2002, 09:39 PM
what can be done to increase the cation exchange capacity?

WHAT IS A NORMAL RANGE

less then 10 more then 5

anthony

heygrassman
08-18-2002, 12:04 AM
ok.. i'll ask... what the heck is "cation exchange capacity"??

Bob Minney
08-18-2002, 12:36 AM
Aerate & top dress with organic compost

Kent Lawns
08-18-2002, 01:16 AM
Less than 10 is low
10-20 is okay
20-50 is good.

I think the measureable range goes up to 200 (muck/peat moss)

I know how to manage turf with various CEC, I never pursued altering it without a renovation.



Another GREAT question from ant.

KirbysLawn
08-18-2002, 12:08 PM
Start using organic fertilizers, use mushroom compost, any dark soil or or soil conditioner.