View Full Version : Corn Gluten Meal
05-16-2006, 07:25 PM
looking for answers since nattylawn says it works,,,,,you guys have any answers as to if it really works? here is my findings based on the links provided by nattylawn:
It is safe to use on
established turf. Do not use corn gluten meal in an area in which you
are trying to establish turfgrass.
first when i am killing crabgrass in an open area,,,,,aint i trying to reestablsih grass there?
where in this testing does it prove that cgm works as a granual or a powder? since this is the official developer of the product.
05-16-2006, 08:54 PM
i guess im looking for actual users imput of the product whether they are getting good results or not.
05-17-2006, 08:02 AM
One newer fertilizer manufacturer in the marketplace, in fact, markets corn gluten meal strictly as a lawn fertilizer. Bradfield Organics' product known as "Luscious Lawn" (www.bradfieldorganics.com ) lists 9 percent nitrogen in its analysis, but doesn't tout any weed 'n feed properties.
"Our concern is that a lot of customers would have unrealistic expectations about this product for use in weed control," said Bill Sadler, the director of product development for Bradfield Organics, a subsidiary of Ralston-Purina in St. Louis, Mo. "We do tell people not to put down corn gluten at the same time they're applying grass seed, but in general we have found that corn gluten is only marginally effective as a weed control. On the other hand, we think corn gluten is a great source of organic nitrogen and we've had great results in our lawn tests and great feedback from customers."
The bottom line tip for the week is to go ahead and use corn gluten as a fertilizer, but don't expect great results on weed control
this quote is from the above link
05-20-2006, 11:22 AM
The latest research on corn gluten is that it takes 3 years to build up enough of the enzyme it contains to levels that will stop crab grass from germinating. No one so far has been able to tell me if you will ever be able to sow regular turf seed after that...the good news is no more crab grass, the bad news is you can't re seed your lawn with the grass you want. I am a big fan of bridge programs. I use as little pesticides as possible. I used dimension this year, and organics for the rest.
05-22-2006, 08:46 PM
You can find good and bad reviews on anything on the net. Keep digging.
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