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  •  thanks for factually explaining WHY one cannot (10+ / 0-)

    simply "move" the agricultural arena to a new location.

    also, soil development, the richness of multiple decades/centuries of planting providing nutrients for alternating crops play a huge factor.

    decades ago, i rented a 150 acre, 100 yr old farmhouse.  the soil, when i was digging to put in posts for my horses' paddock, was amazing in the striation... the rich upper topsoil was over a foot deep - beautiful, rich, healthy DIRT - and on that land, the most amazing crop of hay grew nearby - i fed my horses that handcut hay for the entire time we lived on that property.

    that type of rich soil takes careful management - crop rotation, constant replowing of crops to provide the nitrogen needed to grow the new plants.  without proper land management, there ARE no decent crops grown.

    it is extremely naive to think that one can just "move" to a different area and produce the same rich yield of proven fields.

    EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

    by edrie on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 10:08:22 PM PST

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