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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 9:26 pm 
Society is realizing the environmental harm of synthetic chemical fertilizers.

In areas of high fertilizer use, 22 percent of wells contain nitrate levels that exceed federal safety standards.

During the past 50 years, there has been a 20-fold increase in nitrogen fertilizer use.

Every 28 years, 1 inch of topsoil is lost as a result of current petro-chemical fertilization practices, whereas organic biointensive fertilization can produce 6 inches of topsoil in as little as 50 years - 60 times faster than the rate in nature.


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 10:51 pm 
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good info, got a link to the research that determined this?


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good info, got a link to the research that determined this?

Username, just google ecological effects chemical fertilizers. The first page will give you 1-10 of about 1,510,000 sites applicable to that search.

When you get thru all those, tell us what you think.

Chuckiebtoo

Where are all your responses to my responses to your various statements, and questions, over the past couple of weeks. I know you're spreading yourself kinda thin, but I tried to give you what you asked for.

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Also I read in a book I just got. That over a period of time the more synthetic chemical fertilizers you use the more of it you have to give to a plant. Because the fertilizer leachs out of the soil.


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chuckiebtoo wrote:
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username Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 10:51 pm

good info, got a link to the research that determined this?

Username, just google ecological effects chemical fertilizers. The first page will give you 1-10 of about 1,510,000 sites applicable to that search.

When you get thru all those, tell us what you think.

Chuckiebtoo


OK, I looked at the first 10 and didn't see any of the specific statistics mentioned. It isn't that I doubt the stats, it is that I like to bookmark things like this so if I use them and I am asked to substantiate the claim, I can. Am I to go read the next 1.5 million search results? In the future, if you only wish to be antagonistic, please consider refraining.

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Where are all your responses to my responses to your various statements, and questions, over the past couple of weeks. I know you're spreading yourself kinda thin, but I tried to give you what you asked for.


I don't know what you are refering to. If you are refering to your humor at my expense in your lime tree thread, I ignored it. Figured it was taking the high road.

I really don't know why some folks, such as yourself, get so upset when I ask for links to substantiate claims. It wasn't even your claim.

Generally I figure those who make lots of claims and get antagonistic when asked for sources of those claims simply don't know what they are talking about.

This doesn't apply to Mr. Organic, I have no idea whether he will provide links or not. I am simply curious where he got those figures from. Had to be somewhere, right?


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In the future, if you only wish to be antagonistic, please consider refraining.
Consider it done. I'll just lurk, and laugh, at your negativity in the future.

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chuckiebtoo wrote:
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In the future, if you only wish to be antagonistic, please consider refraining.
Consider it done. I'll just lurk, and laugh, at your negativity in the future.

Chuckiebtoo


It isn't negativity, it's curiosity. Mr. Organic knows who I am and I know who he is. We have a history and respect each other.

In short, he knows me well enough to know I am not being antagonistic toward him. I am asking him a follow up to his post.

Why you felt the need to interject your negativity, I do not know, but your lack of it in the future will be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 11:19 am 
Maybe this will help:

http://www.organicgardening.com/feature ... 08,00.html

http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/dig ... 000.01.pdf

Gerry Miller


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Thanks Gerry!


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