[permaculture] Fwd: Re: [SANET-MG] trace element important for N fixing to occur

Lawrence F. London, Jr. venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Wed Dec 22 13:07:57 EST 2010

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Subject: Re: [SANET-MG] trace element important for N fixing to 
occur.................... fertilizer and damage to soil microorganisms
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 07:03:55 -0800
From: William Evans <williamevans at COX.NET>

Molybedenum comes to mind.  Just a trace is needed, so I have read and
heard.  I believe it's needed by an enzyme involved w/ nodulation.
No moly- no nodules.  Other things are needed, to be sure, but w/o this 
key trace element, you'll  get didly....

I must give credit to Dr Rateaver for telling me this , years ago
In addition, some non legumes can fix N through some sort of symbiosis 
w/ the soil.  Alder is mentioned in the first link.




-----Original Message-----
From: Sustainable Agriculture Network Discussion Group
[mailto:SANET-MG at LISTS.IFAS.UFL.EDU] On Behalf Of Douglas Hinds
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 5:28 AM

References to freely available (over the Internet at no cost)
sources of information regarding the role minerals play in soil and
crop production and content would help support your interesting

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