[NAFEX] article on phosphate

Steve sdw12986 at aol.com
Wed Jul 8 23:08:56 EDT 2009

Kieran &/or Donna wrote:
>> story after story that
> proves the lab he runs does a better job than anyone else.
> Steve,  How strange your reaction seems to me.  What I read was a book about 
> how this can happen if you are short of this nutrient, that can happen if 
> you are short of another, and this is what can happen if you add a nutrient 
> you need and here are ways that you can add it.  Interactions, all kinds of 
> stuff.  I thought of it as real life stories about trace minerals.  If you 
> think it's merely one long ad, consider that friends here spent $100 on soil 
> tests of pastures from the county and all they got was their pH and how much 
> lime to add.  Nothing about Ca:Mg and how much they needed of each.  I don't 
> think Neil owns the lab where these tests are done, he is merely a 
> consultant.  You could just as easily consider it an ad for Neil Kinsey 
> himself, that your fruit trees will all die if you don't call him in.  What 
> it IS an ad for, if you want to think of that way, is for CEC soil testing, 
> and there are a number of labs that do it.  Donna 

Well, keep in mind that I didn't read the book. I only read the 50 or so 
pages that I could read on Amazon. From that bit, it seemed that there 
were a lot of stories about how other labs might just make up numbers 
based on where you live rather than actually run the tests.
That doesn't mean I wouldn't be interested in reading all the rest of 
the book. I put it on my wish list. If I don't buy it myself, it will go 
on my Christmas list.


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