Thursday, January 7, 2010

Week 2 Salt

I am measuring salt in ppm (parts per million). The green zone is good, the orange is getting too salty and the red zone will most likely reduce the yield of my corn crop. The rain over Christmas gave me samples in my FullStops detector at both 20 cm and 40 cm depths (week 1). I’m in the green zone at 20 cm depth, but the 40 cm depth is a little salty. This is mostly good salt (fertliser) not the bad stuff in the washing powder. More on this topic next. After the first irrigation with washing machine water yesterday I collected water from the 20 cm FullStop detector only (week 2). Still low salt.

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