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Communicating about remineralization projects in Cameroon. Feel welcome to post a blog to the whole community and to upload files, such as studies and research that can go into the research database online. Welcome!

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Comment by Holgar Mvo on June 2, 2012 at 10:17am

This is great!! Lets all take earth remineralization, particularly in Cameroon and to the World in general, to another level.

Comment by Joanna Campe on June 2, 2012 at 10:31am

Hi Holgar Myo!

Welcome to our network. I look forward to hearing about your interests and activities.

Joanna

Comment by Joanna Campe on June 2, 2012 at 10:57am

Very interesting! And very exciting research. I will be inviting some researchers to join this group and they will be able to assist with their comments and insights.

Comment by Holgar Mvo on June 2, 2012 at 11:10am

That will be awesome!!Can't wait...

Comment by Tetsopgang Samuel on June 4, 2012 at 2:55am

Hi Joanna! This practice is really new overhere and basic techniques are still unknown such the best way to apply rock dusts in the farm and the quantity of dust to use.

Comment by Joanna Campe on June 4, 2012 at 6:35am

As far as application, it depends on the size of the land to be remineralized and what technology is available. If it is a smallholder farm, it can be applied by hand or you could use a lime spreader.

The amount to be added depends on the fineness of the material and it can be added in a larger amount that will last several years or could be added yearly in smaller amounts. Is it possible to find out how fine the material is?

There are sophisticated ways to go about this or simple grassroots ways. You can do pot test with a fast-growing plant to test the material. You can do a soil test to see what minerals are needed and if you have a mineral analysis, what is likely to be provided by the rock dust.

For the Florence Organic Community Gardens we applied a large amount of a rock dust with very fine and coarser materials blended together that would break down over the years. After a biological soil test, Dan Kittredge recommended some macro minerals and trace elements in addition to the basalt rock dust.

Joanna

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