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#1 Al-from-Chile

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:27 AM

Hi there folks,

 

I recently bought some seabird guano (right from the horse's mouth, as its being forrested in the north of chile) and here is the analysis ...

 

 

 

 

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there are 2 aspects that strike me as odd given its 2-15-2 nature:

 

first: 

the very low N value ... thats ok with me, its just I have seen way higher values on the internet... might be a local thing, e.g. N got washed out of the deposits over the decades 

 

 

2nd:

it contains 0.3% sulphur and Cu as well ... so the package even talks about it being a soft fungicide.

 

  • wouldnt that FUBAR all AACT that I'd be cooking with the guano?
  • also, if I'd drain it into the soil, wouldnt this kill all my pampered mycos?
  • given the information on the packaging, should I only foliar feed?

 

 

 

how are you guys managing this "contratiction"? or doesnt your SeaB.G. contain S and Cu?

 

thx for sharing your thoughts

Al


Edited by Al-from-Chile, 18 May 2013 - 09:32 AM.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:42 PM

Guano will not FUBAR anything...lol Just remember, keep those NPK values even. What you lack in N and K there in the Seabird, make up for it with something else.
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#3 Al-from-Chile

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:57 AM

I am not worried about NPK ... I am somewhat worried about the 0.3% sulphur and copper in it that serves as fungicide (says so on the packaging) ... and therefore I am quite hesitent to put it into my AACT, as it seems to be killing the very funghi/mycos I try to propagate with the AACT...

 

same with the mycos I already got going

 

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would be bummed out if i'd loose those - thats why I currently only use it as foliar feed

 

cheers and thx for sharing your thoughts!

Al


Edited by Al-from-Chile, 19 May 2013 - 09:59 AM.


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:15 PM

First of all. Why are you making an actively aerated compost tea with bird guano rather than compost? AACT's aren't fertilizers. Guano is. 

 

Secondly. Once you make an AACT correctly, do I think your guano will hurt your micro herd? No :) 


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 06:25 PM

Those roots are sexy...fungus pr0n!

 

As for the seabird guano, the analysis looks more like a micronutrient supplement than a fertilizer. I would use that in small quantities for all the minerals, sulfur, etc. and get bulk NPK from some other source.



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:51 PM

First of all. Why are you making an actively aerated compost tea with bird guano rather than compost? AACT's aren't fertilizers. Guano is. 
 
Secondly. Once you make an AACT correctly, do I think your guano will hurt your micro herd? No :)


Well said Guru. Why do people think they can make AACT better by adding all these other ingredients?
They are trying to turn it into snake oil not good science. AACT is like compost on steroids, nothing more.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 11:13 PM

 

 

As for the seabird guano, the analysis looks more like a micronutrient supplement than a fertilizer. 

 

 



All high quality sources of organic fertilizer will contain various micro and macro nutrients. I'd love to have a bucket full of that Chilean nug!


Edited by Pepper-Guru, 19 May 2013 - 11:12 PM.

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#8 Al-from-Chile

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:38 PM

Thx for the collective input...

I will alternate watering w/ aact and low dosage guano

Cheers, Al

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:47 PM

How good is seabird guano?  If you are a United States citizen and claim an uninhabited island that has seabird guano on it, by law, the United States has to protect it for you.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 11:42 AM

Those roots are sexy...fungus pr0n!

 

 

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