Christina Ek

Christina Ek

Columbia, SC

University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Published on Apr 06, 2021

Spring Crops

I have a new culture of Chlorella growing, and plan to start pea and radish crops next week.

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Published on Mar 22, 2021

Intriguing Documentary

Netflix has released a documentary called Kiss the Ground which has a wealth of information about soil restoration and climate change. Woody Harrelson narrates. It is very timely in its content and...

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Published on Mar 19, 2021

PLFA Results

The PLFA results are back from the company. I need to formally analyze them, but it appears as if results are expected. For example, the soil sample that was most diverse was of the beets in the 5 ...

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Published on Mar 03, 2021

Interesting Read

I am reading a very interesting book called Gendered Fields by Carolyn Sachs. She analyzes quite well the connection between patriarchal agricultural systems and the negative impacts of them on com...

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Published on Feb 24, 2021

Updates on PLFA samples

The soil samples for the PLFA test are at the lab and in queue for processing. It will take the company a couple of weeks to complete and send me the results. I will let everyone know any updates.

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Published on Feb 12, 2021

Updates

After a temporary setback, I plan to send my samples for PLFA out Monday. I also plan to conduct a second set of experiments in March/April on peas and radishes. I am reading some wonderful books o...

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Published on Feb 05, 2021

PLFA

Hopefully next week I will be able to send in soil samples for the PLFA tests (which are expensive). I will make sure to have an equal number of samples from both healthy and subpar soil. There wil...

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Published on Jan 01, 2021

New Findings

Both the beets and turnips grew roots, although the beets grew more of them and they were larger than the turnips. The turnips grew the least successfully of all of the crops, and the beets perform...

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Published on Dec 13, 2020

Latest updates

The crops are still developing; hopefully within the next two weeks I can take height and weight measurements.

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Thanks! I will check it out.
Apr 08, 2021
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Thank you!
Apr 06, 2021
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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You too!
Mar 22, 2021
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Hilarious! Thank you!
Mar 22, 2021
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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You are so welcome!
Mar 22, 2021
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Perhaps so.
Mar 03, 2021
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Thanks!
Feb 24, 2021
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Thanks!
Feb 13, 2021
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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I have read both Animal Liberation and Ethics and understand what you mean about Barber, especially with regards to foie gras. However, I am focusing on plants, and like what he says about wheat and other crops. I agree, however, that he does tend to disparage those of us who would rather not see animal cruelty by dismissing it as "anthropomorphizing" their pain. I do not eat animals or animal products except for fish, so please understand that I fully condemn those who believe that animals do not truly suffer pain or that CAFOs are not problematic.
Feb 12, 2021
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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You are so welcome!
Feb 05, 2021
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Thanks so much!
Feb 05, 2021
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Thanks!
Jan 21, 2021
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