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8430Re: [fukuoka_farming] soil science part 3

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  • Shawn Turner
    Dec 15, 2008
      Not if you count the nitrogen that is locked up in the microbes!  Plus the ability of the microbes to fix nitrogen from the air.

      From: Anders Skarlind <Anders.Skalman@...>
      To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 7:03:02 AM
      Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] soil science part 3

      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

      A more typical number would be 60:1.


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