LOAMITE: A Forest By-product

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago.

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It was ground, charred, impregnated with some nitrogen and used in potting mixes. A66-992
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LOAMITE: Looks Like Sawdust Treated with acid to carmelize the lignins; breaks down about 10% per year; no longer (1974) made; sponge rock is one substitute; perlite is another; other possibilities mentioned; refer to C74-21 0
LOAMITE: Soil Conditioner Appears to be a very fine charcoal grind. OD68-307 0

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