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Old 09-25-2012, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by FYS777 View Post
it only makes sense that if you fertilize at the right time here in fall that when the ground freezes, what asn't been used up by the grass will hold in soil until thaw when the grass is ready to start growing again.
Actually it makes sense that when dealing with such a volatile element as N(in most any form) that the likelyhood of it remaining stable through a typical winter is almost nill...

Let's say the ground freezes solid about 6" - a foot down, before snow cover hits... We get a huge storms with one or two feet of snow that stays the rest of the winter...

What happens under the snow??? What happens when the snow melts in the Spring???

Once you think about the dynamics of the living world, you don't look at N being 'preserved through the winter' the way hamburger is preserved in the freezer...

I really would like an answer to those 2 questions...
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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