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Old 02-09-2013, 09:26 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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If SOM is the magic bean that improves soil,,, then we needn't concern ourselves with water interaction with soils... drainage and retention need to be in balance and structure needs to go deeper into the profile every year or the cultural practices are sub-standard...

so is better structure built when the surface is never dry??? or ,,, is the structure more productive when the soil(not just the grass) is allowed to dry to the depth of an inch or more???

I say the latter... am I wrong??? What can specifically answer this question???
Does anyone want to bet that anything can happen OTHER THAN a specific answer to that question...
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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