Chickens comin' to roost

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Organic a go go, May 8, 2008.

  1. Organic a go go

    Organic a go go LawnSite Member
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  2. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    thats the stuff.... gas is only the start, next fert and then food. 1930s here we go again???
     
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Knowhow is everything. :)
    Sensible crop production and the absence of political corruption - world hunger could, at least, be reduced.
     
  4. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Speaking of which, I just got an email back from the no till farmers association on the CD and workbook from Feb's meeting. They are still compling the CD, it has not been mailed out yet.

    In this instance these farmers have had zero ferilizer inputs for 2 years ZERO none nada. The soil testing coming back says that they DO NOT need any N, P or K inputs none nada ZERO. These guys are putting our bumper crops of corn and soybean with NO synthetic fertilizer inputs none nada nothing ZERO

    Get the soil right and you do not need synthetic fertilizer inputs, none zero nothing nada
     
  5. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    you don't need synthetics, but you need us to replinish what the plants are using up

    Thats job security if people would only stop and think about what they are doing.
     
  6. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Indeed you do, it is so difficult to get out of the fertilizer mode, we have bombarded for so long with marketing that it is needed especially this time of year

    What even more interesting is that it is common to use organic inputs that are not plant avaailable nutrients, it seems counter intuitive. But it works really well, we use triggers to turn on certain activity in the microbes that we would like to promote. enzyme production for instance
     

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