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William Albrecht

 
Mateo Chester
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Curious as to who's using the William Albrecht ratios/method of crop production? I've seen his name mentioned a couple of times, figured someone out there had a good grasp on the subject and wanted to share a little bit (or a lot) about their experiences on the matter. Thanks ahead of time.
 
Adam Klaus
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I am pretty novice on Albrecht, but utilize his soil nutrient management perspective, largely through the advice of the soil lab that I utilize.

Neal Kinsey, of Kinsey Ag Services, is a big student/follower of the Albrecht Technique. I use Kinsey Ag for soil sampling and following their reccomendations on ammendment. Kinsey's advice, particularly regarding calcium ammendment in our supposedly high calcium native soils, have been very unorthodox, and very good. It follows the Albrecht philosophy on soil percentages, not amounts. So we have added quite a lot of gypsum, to drive down the magnesium percentages in our soil. The result is much better soil texture, much less sticky, and better plant growth.

As a Biodynamic grower, most of my peers have no use for formal soil testing, but I see it as a very useful tool in the tool kit. The Albrecht method makes the most sense to me, where you are seeking a certain balance of soil nutrients in your soil.
 
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