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  • Kim Gibson

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    December 30, 2023 at 8:42 pm
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    Hi William,

    Thanks, I’d be interested in knowing more about what he said if you find it.

    Adding fats/lipids to soil may be an expensive addition compared to other inputs for many growers, but I am wondering if for some high-value crops or seed developers it might be worthwhile looking into for producing maximum quality harvests and rapid stable soil humus development. John mentions that stable soil humus production is a result of soil lipids.

    In a natural enviroment, plant lipids would come from both the root cells below ground, and above-ground tissues of stems, seeds, fruits, and leaves, so lipids would be present below ground, and also on the surface as litter. So, I’m not sure if ground application, foliars, or both would work best.

    What kinds of application rates is also a question.

    i think I would prefer a source of lipids that are clean of ag chemicals, GMOs, etc.

    John Kempf describes lipids and humus development here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqsie53g3xQ

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