8431Re: [fukuoka_farming] soil science part 3
- Dec 15, 2008Are these microbes part of the straw - in one sense or another? And
if you include them, there is more nitrogen relative to carbon, and
hence the ratio would be smaller, not bigger. Isn't that so?
At 13:55 2008-12-15, you wrote:
>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@...>
>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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