Why More Deep-Water Wells will Always be a Bad Idea for PEI Agriculture

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2 Responses to Why More Deep-Water Wells will Always be a Bad Idea for PEI Agriculture

  1. Windmill says:

    Commercial interests grow potatoes using a hydoponic-like
    method:
    Seed pieces on a sand/clay susbstrate, addition of N,P,K
    (in xs) at planting.
    Addition of micro-nutrients as per soil test.
    Sufficient limestone applied to ensure nutrient delivery to plant.
    Pre-emergent application of pesticides and herbicides.
    Fungicide spray weekly whether blight is around or not.
    More nitrogen fertilizer before bloom.
    Top-kill 14 days before harvest.
    Harvest.

    Organic matter has little bearing in this formula approach. Without
    applied fertilizer, crop would be zilch. What is necessary, yea vital,
    is rainfall, 1 inch/week throughout the growning season would be
    nice.

    Do I hear a call for irrigation?

  2. Martin says:

    Kevin: I love your work, your original thinking and your commitment to life affirming, ethical, values.

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