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Old 12-17-2012, 10:37 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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A while ago someone acknowledged the possibility of Nitrogen Burn... A little water releases N to the plant then dries up again, rather than ever getting enough water to break dormancy... putting N on in that case wouldn't speed recovery but actually burn the plant everytime it soaked in a couple of drops of water...

The best example I saw was a non-irrigated lawn recieving all 6 or 7 applications over the course of 2 or 3 years... the lawn steadily declined during that period and even the areas that had been solid for years began to thin out and turn dusty...
The h.o. was the first one to point it out and the family member eventually stopped the "Gift" of squirt&fert...
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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