Lovel finds silica availability generally is the limiting factor that prevents farmers from obtaining adequate nitrogen fixation because the most important thing for adequate N fixation is energy. Adequate nitrogen fixation fixes lots of other problems, but it takes a lot of energy to fix nitrogen, and silicon is closely related to photosynthetic efficiency.
He is the author of the classic book, A Biodynamic Farm, and a new book being unveiled at this conference, Quantum Agriculture ─ Biodynamics and Beyond.
Hugh Lovel is an agricultural consultant serving clients in the United States and Australia. He is the author of many articles on fertility management and crop nutrition as well as topics concerning radionics and biodynamics. He consults, speaks and teaches on all aspects of agriculture. Hugh built upon his education in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and psychology to formulate his concepts and developments during more than 30 years of farming, first in the mountains of northern Georgia and currently on the tablelands of Tolga, Australia. He is the author of the classic book A Biodynamic Farm and is a frequent contributor to Acres U.S.A. and other magazines, as well as the new book Quantum Agriculture — Biodynamics and Beyond, which is debuting at this conference.
Recorded at the 2014 Acres U.S.A. Conference, Columbus, Ohio, Friday, December 5, 2014.