Decomposing Sawdust...

Discussion in 'Soils, Fertilizers and Composting' started by LilSprout, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. LilSprout

    LilSprout Active Member

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    Thanking for helping me out!
    What nutrient leaves when sawdust decomposes -
    Nitrogen?
    Phosphorus?
    Potassium?
    OR???
     
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    Hey!...Which one of the above is the most limiting on plant growth (in general) in a rainy climate? Which one forms the most soluble salts in the soil? Which one is the only one to originate in the atmosphere & be converted to more complex molecules by bacteria?

    Every question breeds a family of questionlets...

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    Hey gb!
    Can you answer the question as it is?
    This question was on my son's recent science exam and I couldn't give him a definitive answer.
    LS
     
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    No. I suggest you do a Google search with a tag along the lines of "composting wood waste". There are lots of good sites out there that can give you better information than me.

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    Terrific article DS - thank you!
    Nitrogen it is :o)
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    Google nitrogen cycle and you should find your answer and then try carbon cycle for further information.
     
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    Thank you 1950 Greg!
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