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some things to do to increase cation exchange

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Aug 17, 2002.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    what can be done to increase the cation exchange capacity?


    less then 10 more then 5

  2. heygrassman

    heygrassman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    ok.. i'll ask... what the heck is "cation exchange capacity"??
  3. Aerate & top dress with organic compost
  4. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    Less than 10 is low
    10-20 is okay
    20-50 is good.

    I think the measureable range goes up to 200 (muck/peat moss)

    I know how to manage turf with various CEC, I never pursued altering it without a renovation.

    Another GREAT question from ant.
  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Start using organic fertilizers, use mushroom compost, any dark soil or or soil conditioner.

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