What is a Weed?
When we look at the ecological definition of a weed; we are looking at something that is a pest, reproduces rapidly, grows very quickly, an opportunistic kind of organism, it produces a huge number of offspring. In the case of a weed, we are looking at something that grows best in a soil that lacks oxygen and structure and is often compacted.
If we don’t have structure in our soil and we are preventing those roots from growing deep, and now the weed and some other plant is competing with each other, the weed wins.
So, what are you selecting for when you put on ammonium nitrate or ammonium whatever? High nitrates select for weeds especially when those nitrates are coming in pulses, not a constant continuous amount of nitrate present in the soil but pulses of high nitrate being released which drop down and then another pulse of nitrate, which of course is precisely what we’re doing when we’re putting inorganic fertilisers into our soils.
When you’re putting on inorganic fertilizers, you’re setting the stage for weeds.
To find out more, join Dr Elaine Ingham in her online soil fertility solutions revealed in her Soil Food Web Course.
Dr. Elaine Ingham’s Online Soil Food Web Course
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The course has just started and the first lesson has been posted but the Live Q&A with Elaine is not until September 27th. So you still time to catch up and join in.The 10-week Soil Food Web Online Course features:
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This course is for farmers, landscapers, ranchers, permaculturists, waste management professionals, agricultural businesses, garden enthusiasts, and anyone who touches the earth. Simply put, this information should be central to all sustainable agriculture and land management. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the Soil Food Web and teaches you how to optimize soil biology to reach your goals.
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