Originally Posted by terrapro
From what I understand about sugars is complex is better. When you get into simple sugars it is easy to put on to much. Hence the reason for molasses. I get mine from the feed elevator in liquid form and it is $.59 per lb, which equates to about $30 per 5gal bucket.
App rate varies per situation. 2-3 gal per acre is on the safe side and I wouldnt shy away from more for troubled areas.
Perhaps liquid application will be necessary for larger areas as you do. And I agree that molasses is better than sugar but our dry stuff has salt in it. Maybe not enough to matter, but it can accumulate, I suppose.
However, they are claiming now that salt are percolating through the soil into the water table along major highways that are salted so heavily in the winter. I always thought that salt came to the surface during rain events.