Albrecht and Reams fertility
What can you say about the soil fertility concepts and practices
advocated by the late Drs. William Albrecht and Carey Reams?
I have access to literature and know of several alternative
soil labs and consultants who work within the framework
of these fertility systems, but want to know what
ASA/SSSA members can offer in support of or against
On another level, to the extent that these consultants are
working with farmers who manage well over 1 million acres of
farmland via these alternative fertility practices, why doesn't
this garner more interest amongst soil scientists?
Specifically, what about:
The Morgan Soil Test, published as a Univ. of CT Agric.
Experiment Station Bulletin decades ago. How common
is this in soil labs these days?
The LaMotte Soil Test
The Morgan Universal Soil Extract
The Albrecht method of cation balancing, with Ca:Mg at
an optimum ratio of 7:1, etc.
The Reams concept of Biological Theory of Ionization,
which says plants derive energy from the resistance between
The concept of anionic (vegetative) and cationic (fruiting)
phases of plant growth, as per Reams
Importance of rock phosphate and hi-calcium lime
The use of an electrical conductivity meter to evaluate
soil energy (ERGS=Energy Released per Second per Gram of
The use of a refractometer to monitor sugar content of
leaves, to predict tolerance to pests and devise
Radionics, or the use of radionic instruments as a
bioassay/diagnostic tool in fertility programs, used by
practitioners of Reams
I am working on a publication that will summarize these
alternative practices, and any insights, research, or citations you
can offer will be appreciated.