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Old 02-07-2013, 05:53 PM
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Soil Structure, CEC and air/moisture ratio has more to do with plants utilizing any of these elements, whether a soil test says they exist or not... With adequate SOM and a healthy population of the correct microbes,,, the elements are balnced at the microscopic root hair level...
Can a plant utilize the microbes that end the root hairs to get the nutrients they need, when they need them???
Ideally,,, YES...

Now,,, is the condition of the soil an important factor as to whether or not the natural system will operate properly???

So what can be done and what should be done in order for the "Organic" ferts to actually function as predicted???
Is it true that syn ferts do much better than organic ferts in correcting the problems with poorly managed soil???
When organic ferts fail, is it likely becuz of poor management???

This is meaning of the thread... and although side comments serve to augment an understanding of the topic at hand,,, the focus needs to be on the soils of the organic concept... it appears to me that IF,,, you can't get direction from a lab or a text book,,, then we can't THINK at all...
Soil Structure is one of those things... can't be tested in a lab so it requires a JUDGEMENT on the part of the LCO...
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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