Originally Posted by Hermen_eutics
Slightly off topic, seeing in your SIG "one straw revolution" I read through the text. He's a Buddha!
But I wondered what you thought about his practices of relying on local amendments to maintain optimal conditions. Fukuoka doesn't seem concerned with or effected by trace element deficiency or base saturation.
Do you wonder if he might have done even better with a K3 and a prescription?
Never read his book, but I loved that quote.
There were a group of Shogo's from Japan that followed Fukuoka concepts in Costa Rica. They had the worst veggies you could ever imagine. I did get them to use some calcium carbonate one time, but they wouldn't let me help them with anything else. The project closed, the Japanese went home and the farmer went broke.
Even with bio-accumulator plants it would be impossible to grow much of anything at any scale.
The real queen of this topic is Elaine Ingram. The disasters she has made in so many farms is terrible. She makes folks believe that with enough biology you can make everything that you need available. Either she couldn't get folks to grow enough biology or she is wrong.
There are soils that have no boron. Or no manganese, or are toxic in iron and aluminum. Or have no phosphorus. None seem to have enough calcium. And for those growing cannabis, which is an annual, how do we magically reverse what didn't function in the ag universe and in 6 months?
Seems that everyone that has tried using a bit more GOOD science is liking the results!!!
But hey, maybe I am wrong.