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Old 08-23-2012, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Turf Dawg View Post
The "unlocking" ability is what I am interested in. Our soils seem to lock up P, K, Fe, ect....
On some of my St Augustine lawns I give a dose of Sulfur to for deeper green color.
We used to have some great discussions about various functions of the microbes in the soil doing virtually every step of every process we've become aware of... microbes working to supply various nutrients in exchange for carbon and the plant providing particular feeds for particular microbes to recieve a particular nutrient in return... pH is also controlled at the molecular level around roothairs...

It would seem that in light of all of this, having an active microbrial soil with plenty of airy OM would be the best all around place to start in unlocking various elements in the soil...
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Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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