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Re: OT-Mad cows and the Great Chain of Being

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: OT-Mad cows and the Great Chain of Being
  • From: Gerry Snyder <gcsnyd@loop.com>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Apr 1997 06:14:43 -0700 (MST)

John Montgomery/Monashee Perennials wrote:
> Question!
> Is there any hard evidence that bone meal is of any use as a fertilizer? It
> seems to me that it has become almost an act of faith to dump some bonemeal
> in the planting hole. I have read somewhere, the opinion that the bone meal
> we buy today, because it is so highly cooked and processed, virtually
> useless as a source of phosphate.

I have heard or read the same thing. Most iris growers I know 
around here use superphosphate instead of bonemeal.

Gerry, still high from yesterday's iris show
gcsnyd@loop.com    AIS Region 15
Warm, winterless Los Angeles
My work?  Helping generate data for http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo

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