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Tag Archives: Nitrogen

Another ‘Tell’, Too Much Synthetic Nitrogen

ANOTHER “TELL”   There is a problem in Walnuts with too much synthetic nitrogen is applied. It’s obvious when too much synthetic nitrogen has been applied by the appearance of blind wood or too much distance between nodes on a given branch. This is a “tell” that anyone can spot. In our opinion walnuts are […]

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Understanding the TELL…

THE UNDERSTANDING OF A TELL On December 14, 2018, Compost Solutions sponsored a guest speaker from Midwest Biosystems. He’s Edwin Blosser from Tampico, Illinois. He’s a world-renowned expert of the “ Tell “. A person with this ability is akin to a whisperer, they see, smell and touch things that “ Tells “ them what […]

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The Magic of Sulphur in the Soil

THE MAGIC OF SULFUR Our shared goal at Compost Solutions, Inc is to reduce synthetic inputs that negatively affect soil biology. One major obstacle is excess soil Magnesium because it effects how much Nitrogen is needed to grow your crop. Good soil Calcium levels mitigate this somewhat but it’s difficult to have good Calcium levels […]

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2018, Nitrogen Management in California

NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLAN   The state of California is now (2018) requiring growers to present their own nutrient management plan for reducing synthetic nitrogen fertilizer that may appear in runoff and groundwater. (Today nitrogen, next year it may be Phosphorous). This is forcing you to consider the amounts, types and the timing of nitrogen applications. […]

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Soil Health in Established Orchards

SOIL HEALTH IN ESTABLISHED ORCHARDS The Need For Cover Crops Poor soil and personal health issues are quite similar in that they are caused largely by faulty fertilizer regimens, poor human  diet and personal habits– mainly self inflicted wounds, mostly preventable.  With soil it is choices in how we fertilize (diet), and failure to keep […]

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