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Page history last edited by Philip Small 12 years, 2 months ago

Asked by blutranes z8 Ga (My Page) on Sun, May 25, 08 at 10:40

 

1. If a pure carbon source is added to compost pile or garden what will the soil food web do with this carbon source?

2. How long will the soil food web generate pre-digestive acids in an attempt to decompose this pure carbon source?

3. Where is the nitrogen coming from to digest this pure carbon source by the soil food web, and what happens to this nitrogen once digestion occurs?

4. If the soil food web doesn’t care where a food source comes from (synthetic-vs- organic), why would the soil food web care if the pure carbon source is created at any given temperature or not?

5. What happens if one adds a pure carbon source to an oxygen rich environment such as a compost tea brewer teaming with organic microbes?

6. If a pure carbon source is added to an organic rich soil, amended with remineralization amendments (rock dust), what will happen to the plants growing in said soil?

7. How much C02 is generated by the soil food web as it digests this pure carbon source, and what happens to this CO2?

8. If compost tea is created with a pure carbon source added, what happens to the plant said compost tea is sprayed upon?

9. If a pure carbon source is forced to adsorb a pure nitrogen source such as alfalfa tea, what will happen to this pure carbon source when added to microbe rich environment such as a compost pile or well-amended organic garden?

10. Which will a pure carbon source perform better, a soil teaming with organic matter, or a soil lacking in any organic matter?

11. What happens to the humic acid and fulvic acids generated by the soil food web trying to decompose a pure carbon source?

12. What will happen to the microbe population if a pure carbon source is added to the soil or compost pile if a balanced nitrogen source is present?

13. If a pure carbon source is added to a soil rich in nutrients, what will happen to said nutrients as it relates to any given plant growing in this soil?

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