READ THE LAB REPORTS AND BEFORE YOU SIGN THE LIABILITY WAIVER, MAKE YOUR OWN INFORMED CONSENT. BE AWARE, THERE IS FAR MORE THAN CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM IN GP BRUNSWICK CELLULOSE ASH.
UGA County Extension gives these warnings:
During application of wood ash to the soil, take special
care to prevent the ash from entering any surface or ground
water. A distance of at least 50 feet should separate the wood
ash from any farm ditches, wells, or other bodies of water.
This distance should be increased to 100 feet in highly erodible areas or areas without riparian stream side vegetation or from entering or leaving the storage area. Store it away from
wells, surface water and animal watering areas, and cover or
shield it as much as possible to protect it from dry or windy
One of the major obstacles to land application of wood
ash is the undesirable handling and spreading characteristics
of ash. Most ash has a low density and small particle size.
This can create dust problems during transport and application. Always cover wood ash during transport to prevent
losses en-route to the application site. Studies indicate that
the handling characteristics of ash generally improve with
increasing relative humidity so avoid spreading on extremely dry days. Moisture can be added to improve the handling characteristics of ash; however, if too much moisture
is added the ash will cake and become difficult to spread
Keep in mind, when Georgia Dept. of Agriculture tested the material their standard test only scores for calcium, magnesium & moisture content. Hardly comprehensive at best and woefully lacking and very misleading. No license should ever have been issued without consideration of toxicology reports. Department of Ag Consumer Inputs office said their lab was very limited, which was why I sent a GA Dept. of Ag drawn sample to UGA Labs by way of the Glynn County Extension Office. This material belongs in a land fill, where 90% of it was destined until just a few years ago.