C. Letellier wrote:I am going to say the answer is yes. The first modern soil science seminar I went to, one of the speakers was no till potato farmer from Colorado. They were doing a 2 year rotation and only doing spuds every other year. So if it works on spuds that have to be dug surely it can be made to work in beets. Here is one of the videos from that speaker. If you hunt the internet he has several others.
paul wheaton wrote:As the article seems to talk about a lot of ways that "reactive nitrogen" can get into the atmosphere and cause problems, I think a lot about grass. Green grass is loaded with N. And, in time, it will become straw (yellow and dry). I've always just pointed at this and said "denitrification!" (it just occurred to me that I should point with a stick and let people assume the stick is a wand). I never thought to contemplate which forms of N were going into the atmosphere. Perhaps the very kind that the article author is worried about?