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Old 03-12-2007, 09:44 AM
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i have used a few products with it. i don't think it smells bad...a little earthy, but not like when the farmers spread manure in the country, and it smells all the way in the city. the customers won't even know you are putting down composted chicken litter unless they were to ask. i was just saying it is nice to be able to assure customers you are not putting down chicken or other animal crap on their lawn. i got a feeling most would rather have you just put chemicals on it instead of poop.

Quiet and I both disagree. All of the granular fert I put down is poultry manure based and customers have never asked for anything else when told what it is. Technically it's animal waste, but it's properly composted and will add organic matter to the soil. Remember, a lot of times with organics it's all about educating the customer. If you have problems using it, your customers will as well.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:56 AM
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MU doesn't increase microbial populations. It requires them to be activated.
But it is an excellent product.
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:11 PM
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MU doesn't increase microbial populations. It requires them to be activated.
But it is an excellent product.
true, but I've seen studies that show this requirement actually increases the need and can slighty stimulate growth (since the food is there). I've even seen excellent results with a mix of composted poultry and Nutralene, no less results than just with CPM at 1/3 the price.

The smell from CPM only lasts a few days. until irrigation.

My customers would rather know I'm using turkey poo, than chemicals (even though I explain that most chemicals are nothing to be afraid of; potassium sulfate, little amounts of urea; ammonium sulfate, etc.)

Educate your customers and you will thrive!

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