I don't know that anyone was talking about the NPK elements of synthetic fert being good or bad. At least originally, salt was the problem..
I am curious about the salt coming from from the synthetics. Kiril had some nice photos of the excessive salt areas, but what about lesser amounts brought in with the ferts?
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage,,, I wonder what does...