[NAFEX] blueberries and fertilizer

loneroc loneroc at mwt.net
Fri Oct 14 11:16:48 EDT 2005


My understanding was that cottonseed meal was quite acidic, which would be particularly beneficial for blueberries, though I suppose that elemental sulfur would make up for this if soybean meal were used.

Steve H. Lone Rock, WI
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: lee reich 
  To: North American Fruit Explorers 
  Sent: Friday, October 14, 2005 9:15 AM
  Subject: Re: [NAFEX] blueberries and fertilizer


  Soybean and cottonseed meal are effectively the same. Both slow acting, about 7% N.



  Lee Reich, PhD
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  On Oct 14, 2005, at 9:48 AM, Goodwill at Homefields Farm wrote:


    yes, peat moss is going in each hole.   i had thought that cottonseed meal 
    would be slow-acting enough.  Lee, how does soybean meal compare for speed?


    Scott


    Scott Breneman
    Farm Manager
    Goodwill at Homefields Farm
    150 Letort Rd
    Millersville, PA 17551
    www.homefields.org/goodwill
    717-871-3110


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