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  • Colin Hendee

    August 28, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    @Stephen_Sinnott all good points- as always. I do definitely need to make sure and find out what the release curve is on that product. That’s important.

    I’m not sure I would define my ultimate goal with this series of applications as simply growing a good crop and making a profit- though those are both pieces of it. At the end of the day, my goal with this application is to create a space that is amenable to a robust microbial profile and provide a “catalyst” so to speak for getting on the carousel of a healthy farm ecology. This calcium application is more about supporting the microbes than anything else. Better air exchange, water infiltration are major objectives here. The goal is to get the system moving along so that good crops can be grown in perpetuity, and the animals can benefit in terms of their own health and well being. Jump starting that microbial population is the goal. My hope is that a really healthy crop and what that contributes to the soil will be another factor for building that ecology- and a good yield and happy, fat animals will be a corollary result.

    Cost is definitely a really important consideration- for our own finances of course, but more importantly because my overall objective is to bring this to my community as a whole as a functional economic movement for their own operations. It has to be cost effective, repeatable and produce good ROI for that to happen.