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Old 06-06-2005, 10:58 PM
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I've been using your 19-0-19 w/62% MESA for Rounds 1 and 2 this season. the results have been good. Rounds 3 and 4 (this is used mostly on Tif 419 and St. Aug) are during the hot summer months, and I'm a still just a little wary of the Ammonium Sulfate component in the intense Texas summertime heat; even though the response from MESA is much slower than regular AS.

Can I use MESA with confidence during the summer months here in the Deep South?
Old 06-07-2005, 12:12 PM
Ray@LebanonTurf Ray@LebanonTurf is offline
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Some of the early adopters of MESA were in Florida on warm season grass. The use there has grown steadily and substantially so I am inclined to believe that you would be fine in TX as well.

There is always a chance for turf injury under extreme conditions of heat and or moisture stress. However, you can use MESA well beyond the point at which you would cease to use granular ammonium sulfate, and I think under any condition that you would use feel comfortable using an SCU blended product. Because of the homogeneous nature of MESA foliar contact of AS will be negligible. Still, you might opt for dry foliage during the application as an extra precaution if the temperatures are extreme.
Old 06-16-2005, 01:55 AM
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is Parex 24-4-12 a better choice when its blazin' hot at 90+ degrees upon unirrigated turf, in between the summer "gulleywashers", or what would you recommend in Mesa, Ray?
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