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Old 02-27-2011, 09:43 AM
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Using grains on lawns-Proteins!

Any one having success using bulk grains like corn gluten pellets-alfalfa meal-soybean meal-distillers grains--on lawns! Anyone having success adding these (protein based grains to feed microbes which feed the grass for green up and thickness) Is anyone dissolving them and using them in tank mixtures with compost tea or just using them as liquid to spray on lawns or shrubs-bushes.

What is the best ride on spreader to use for spreading with these grains as they tend to flow more difficult coming out!

Lastly , I am usuing Bills ict tea but would like to add more protein base in it ,anyone having success with this duo.
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:26 PM
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Any one having success using bulk grains like corn gluten pellets-alfalfa meal-soybean meal-distillers grains--on lawns! Anyone having success adding these (protein based grains to feed microbes which feed the grass for green up and thickness) Is anyone dissolving them and using them in tank mixtures with compost tea or just using them as liquid to spray on lawns or shrubs-bushes.

What is the best ride on spreader to use for spreading with these grains as they tend to flow more difficult coming out!

Lastly , I am usuing Bills ict tea but would like to add more protein base in it ,anyone having success with this duo.
BILL(ICT TEA) IS A GREAT COACH!! I beleive he is not just in it for the money to help but to help many to get the best lawn organically.

Michael-Tenn. Dept. of Agriculture# 1628----applicator
Proteins are great as a "fertilizer" try to make some effort to find locally made waste whether it is compost or grains, the eternal issue is storage and application, rodents love grains too, they will find it on your yard or in your storage area. compost works better from many angles

Look at dried distrillers grain, high in protein, high in Gluten peptides and it works well in a spreader
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:54 PM
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Look at dried distrillers grain, high in protein, high in Gluten peptides and it works well in a spreader
This sentence resulted in hours and hours of reading, now I just have to find it (and not at retail prices).
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:41 AM
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This sentence resulted in hours and hours of reading, now I just have to find it (and not at retail prices).
It is a byproduct of ethanol production and is relatively cheap in bulk (a typical cost is $200 to $250 per ton), it is used as a feed additive for cows and such so you can start at a feed store and move from there
I know Marcos is using it this year and is south of you maybe you can PM him where he found it, he says it is the best deal going out there right now.
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:50 AM
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It is a byproduct of ethanol production and is relatively cheap in bulk (a typical cost is $200 to $250 per ton), it is used as a feed additive for cows and such so you can start at a feed store and move from there
I know Marcos is using it this year and is south of you maybe you can PM him where he found it, he says it is the best deal going out there right now.
Thanks, Bill! Despite the insanity in corn futures we managed to lock in DG for the balance of 2011 at a very reasonable price.
Generally your annual volume of business will dictate your pricing, so long as you have flexibility in your sales contact.
This year we're also using SBM, CSM & AM each in varying degrees in order to diversify nutrient content.
And a lot of composting in early fall, of course!

We've read of documented successes using DG as a pre-emergent in container nurseries, but with a very limited list of weed species controlled.

We're chomping at the bit to see if an elevated rate of DG might show pre-emergent effects later this summer on certain lawns that aren't fully developed enough to naturally crowd/choke out crab, foxtail & other summer annual weeds.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:09 AM
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Let us know the results later this year Marcos. I'd like to know if it works or not as a pre-em. I know the verdict is still out on it's effectiveness.
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