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8429Re: [fukuoka_farming] soil science part 3

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  • Anders Skarlind
    Dec 15, 2008
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      At 22:49 2008-12-14, Jeff wrote:
      >I don't understand this. Well cured compost has very little N. In
      >fact a lot of it is lost during high temperature heap composting
      >
      >In a way you are right
      >Ok, start with 1 ton of wheat straw, organic matter is roughly 50
      >percent carbon
      >SO 1000 lbs carbon, the straw has a carbon to nitrogen ratio of 600 to
      >1.

      A more typical number would be 60:1.

      Anders
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