Thread: Clay Soils
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by americanlawn View Post
Wondering how long it takes for a surface application of poultry manure to do some good?? (Not trying to be a smart a$$, just raising questions). Land grant universities have their opinion (mechanical aeration).
Mechanical aeration has to be about the surest and quickest way to get air, water and any kind of fertilizer into the soil... hands down the best and most efficient... that is why aeration(pluggin') was invented...

Whereas standard ferts do little for soil infiltration at the surface, poultry manure and other composted OM will in theory begin the process of building soil structure... soil structure at the surface that allows 1/4" infiltration is better than hydrophobic clay platlet formation...

IMO,,, it is the combination of things that ultimately improve soil tilth over the course of time...
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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