Month: July 2014

Pod Cast: Warwick University on TB transmission

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/farming/farming_20140703-1028a.mp3 This discussion starts at 3.12 on transmission of TB in cattle. No one has considered soil fertility as a factor. The discussion involves the Farming Minister George Eustice and scientists from Warwick and Cambridge Universities. He says we have dozens of experts in DEFRA;………… but none of them are even considering soil fertility, or …

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Vitamin K injections

A visitor to Well End told me recently that in the UK all children are given a vitamin K injection at the time of birth, unless you specifically refuse this offer.  What supplies vitamin K. If we simply google this we find: Broccoli, frozen, chopped, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt Vitamin K: 629mcg Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/foods-000104000000000000000-3.html#ixzz35u7XLykK In …

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C:N ratios

When fresh organic material undergoes decomposition in soil, both the rate of decomposition and the amount of humus formed are related to the C:N ratio of the residue. When other conditions are equal, the rate of decomposition increases as the C:N ratio narrows. Four conditions that are constant for all residue decomposition. A maximum of …

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