cotton burr compost - Knowledgebase Question

Ragley, LA
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Question by hobaugh_j_w
February 12, 2007
Because I only have 2

Answer from NGA
February 12, 2007
Deep watering will help flush out excess salts and at this point, no additional fertilizing should be required. Here's why: Cotton burrs contain a significant amount of NPK (nitrogen, phosphate, potassium), the three macronutrients required by plants, as well as numerous micronutrients. Cotton burrs have a carbon-nitrogen (C/N) ratio of 22:1, eliminating the nitrogen tie-up caused by using wood and wood-based soil amendments.

When properly composted, cotton burrs are a natural fertilizer with a protein content of approximately 35%. This makes cotton burrs an excellent food source for the beneficial soil organisms that help make nutrients available to plants, aerate the soil, and help to combat harmful organisms and diseases. The outstanding ability of cotton burr compost to loosen tight, clay soils has long been common knowledge in the Southern United States. Cotton burr compost also has excellent moisture retention characteristics and unlike peat moss, accepts and retains water easily. Cotton burr compost helps to neutralize soil pH. According to tests, cotton burr compost is economical to use with an effective soil life of up to two full growing seasons.

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