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It's a *little* more complicated than that. Snow & rain both "trap" nitrogen - that is, charged nitrogen-containing compounds like nitrates. It doesn't form new compounds with elemental nitrogen itself (unless there's lightning involved). Elemental nitrogen (N2) is absolutely useless to living organisms. You need nitrogen "fixed" into forms like nitrate for it to be useful. Lightning does that, as do certain bacteria in the roots of certain plants.So yes, snow & rain do contribute nitrogen-containing compounds to your soil. I can't imagine that it's a great amount, certainly not compared to fertilizer, but it couldn't hurt, I guess. I also don't know why snow would be considered better than rain, in that regard. Maybe it sits there longer so there's more time for it to be absorbed by soil microbes before it runs off?
High of 50 today in Southern NH. Tomorrow 54. Sunny skies.
Hamdicapper will be tapping that maple syrup and hanging out with Ray LaMontagne in no time.
80% chance of picnics on the town square, apple cider brewing, and jolly white people.
Ha. It is like you are here. Kennebunkport for a tree lighting on Friday night with food and apple cider everywhere. Tons of jolly white people wearing Santa Claus hats.
I thought you had left Bentonville?
I left out the part where we got all high and drunk.
The whole north east side of the state is under a winter weather advisory. Any snow or bad weather yet?
One of these things is not like the others...
I am not claiming I am right, I am saying I don't get it.
I don't know how you guys put up with that snow and cold temperatures. Yuck.
We got snow waaaaaay down in Arkansas City....
hope that's your wife's car
I don't know all the details, but I know so far the farmers have done very well in the cases that have gone to trial.Lonoke County jury awards farmers $47.9 million.Woodruff County jury awarded a farmer $1.3 million.Arkansas County jury awarded Riceland $139.6 million.Federal jury in St. Louis awarded two Missouri farmers over $2 million.$500,000 verdict in a federal trial in St. Louis for a Louisiana farmer.Federal jury in St. Louis awarded $1.5 million to Arkansas and Mississippi farmers.I think there are some other, similar verdicts. Bayer is taking it on the chin.The case out of Lonoke County is at the Arkansas Supreme Court now as it involves a constitutional question related to the tort-reform acts passed a few years ago. Specifically, the trial judge in that case held the cap on punitive damages unconstitutional. The Supreme Court will be called on to take up that question.
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