Organics, All or Nothing?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by aclane2000, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
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    important word underlined.

    I wish I could find it, but someone posted a test that is rather telling. It was of a lawn that had been, and still was, on a regular synthetic program for years. SFI themselves did the test. They said that the fungal count was high, and the bacterial count was adequate.

    Note usually. In fact, most of the ions that are in fertilizers are produced by microbes themselves.

    YES! Bridge is ah-maze-ing!
     
  2. Tim Wilson

    Tim Wilson LawnSite Senior Member
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    Important words underlined...don't get mad JD; just playing

    Edit: I wrote the phrase; This is misinformation to the best of my knowledge
     
  3. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
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    I "lol" that you underline SFI. (I have read your trip experience to their lab)

    I'm not sure what you mean by the other.. "This is misinformation to the best of my knowledge "
     
  4. Tim Wilson

    Tim Wilson LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sorry. It is a little unclear. I just meant that actually most ionic form synthetic fertilizers are not 'produced' by microbes to the best of my knowledge but I possibly I misunderstand your assertion.....but heck it's not very important anyway.
     
  5. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
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    not very important? Ummm... helllllllllllo?

    If microbes didn't produce ions (the same exact one's in fertilizers), how is non-soluble organic "fertilizer" made available to plants? Really, please answer this.

    K'mon man! It is the very CORE of what you like so much about the association of plants and soil microbes!

    :hammerhead:
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2011
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Case in point (see other thread).

    Tell me JD, what happens when organic matter is decomposed?
     
  7. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
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    You tell me all mighty knowledgeable Kiril. I mean, after all, you should be able to since you are such an expert on microbiology. And while you are at it, tell me how the organic matter is decomposed?
     
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    You are the one who made the statement that microbes produce ions ... apparently without the rudimentary knowledge of how decomposition works. So your response to the question is to be expected.
     
  9. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Kiril, please discuss your viewpoint.
     
  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    My viewpoint .... people should do their homework before taking exception to others posts.
     

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