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Old 11-13-2012, 11:25 AM
pieperlc pieperlc is offline
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Originally Posted by FdLLawnMan View Post
You obviously do not belong to the Wisconsin Turf Association. The latest research from the UW Turf Department has totally debunked the idea of late season fertilization in cool season lawns such as Wisconsin has. They recommend being done with fertilizer no later than Oct. 10m preferably Oct. 1. I have seen the research and talked to the professor who did it. Ant fertilizer applied to late in the season is mostly wasted. The grass cannot uptake that much nitrogen in that short of time.
Do you have a link you could paste to this particular research? I would like to see it as I'm always interested in new findings. When you throw out dates like October 1 and October 10 (yes, I know thikngs vary from year to year), what part of Wisconsin are you talking about as Northern Wisconsin has a much different growing season that the southern counties.
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