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 +====== The One - Straw Revolution - Masanobu Fukuoka - reading notes ======
 +====  Groundcover - Fertilizer ====
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 +  *For fertilizer Mr. Fukuoka grows a leguminous ground cover of white clover, and returns all the trash straw and chaff to the field, and adds a little poultry (chickens or ducks) manure to help decompose the straw, and helps to control the weeds.
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 +  *There is no need in working hard to make compost. If straw is left lying on thesurface of the field in the spring or fall and is covered with a thin layer of chicken manure or duck droppings, in six months straw and clover are a simple way to control weeds
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 +  *By spreading straw, growing clover, and returning to the soil all organic residues -everything that has grown in the field-, the earth comes to posses all the nutrients needed to grow rice and winter grain in the same field year after year. By natural farming, fields that have already been damaged by cultivation or the use of agricultural chemicals can be effectively rehabilitated.
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 +  *Make a cover of white clover and weeds, cut the weeds back when the vegatable seedlings are young, once the vegetables have esthablished themselves, leave them to crow up with the natural ground cover.
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 +  *Weeds should be controlled, not eliminated interplant white clover with the crops.
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 +  *Ground cover crops such as clover, vetch and alfalfa conditions and nourish the soil.
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 +  *It is best to toss the straw around every which way, just as though the stalks had fallen naturally
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 +  ***Seed balls:**  germination is best on the surface of the ground, where there is exposure to oxygen. And where these pellets are covered with straw, the seeds germinate well and will not rot even in years of heavy rainfall.
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 +**Example to fertilize the ground:** For instance the roots of an acacia tree improves the soil deep down, clover as a manure for the surface layer and daikon for the middle layer.In the end you will have a dark and soft ground.
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 +  *The roots of japanse reddish; daikon penetrate deep into the soil, adding organic matter and opening channels for air and water circulation. It reseeds itseld easily.
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 +  *Rather than growing vegatables or apples up here, he says he has been helping to restore the fertility of the soil
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