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Old 01-31-2011, 04:38 PM
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jojo: I hope continue to study and find out the great value to using organic fertilizers. Good quality compost is the best topdressing you can use.
I was one who previously thought compost was for the purpose of improving soil structure (alone.) Now I realize all the improvements made to the [U]soil biology.[U]

On the subject of compost analysis: do not fall into the trap of paying very much attention to the amount of N in compost. It will promote the production of N by soil microbes.

I was at an Ohio State University short course presentation last week where the speaker was trying to compare cost of N between synthetics and organics based on analysis of the organics. But I am not college-educated in soil biology so I didn't try to dispute a college professor in front of about 400 attendees.

Glad to have you on this forum. One good thing is that there is always someone who will jump in and confirm or deny what someone else has stated.
I stand to be corrected.
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