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Old 01-28-2011, 06:36 PM
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Yes, agreed with molasses as a fungal food, however the thread is about sugar (so far).

Sucrose (white sugar) is a simple sugar, molasses is a complex sugar substate containing several different types of sugars as well as humic acids.

I have seen folks over do it with molasses though. I'd suggest that not more than 1/2 gallon per acre/year is applied without testing. But that is for feeding microbes, not killing weeds.
True, it is about sugar. I got off topic responding to the molasses post.
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But molasses is a good segue into a host of other interesting subjects!
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:54 PM
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Aye! Early Miller time out here today. Matt, did you say you had success with the sugar? Was it brown or white sugar? I'll try it this spring.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:22 PM
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that dog doesn't hunt, if you think about it why wouldn't starve the turf too? But I have never tried it, pre chemical revolution most golf course supers used molasses as a fertilizer for green up, same idea
And molasses is rich in iron....
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:58 PM
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Hmm, sugar to kill weeds. Even if that were to work I wonder how cost-efficient one could make it. Of course you'd have to buy wholesale in some way.

Last year we introduced distiller's molasses into our lineup of offerings with resounding success. Tremendous color response particularly when applied in conjunction with a grain based meal or finished compost. Distiller's molasses appears to have the right micro package that is lacking in much of this area's high pH heavy clay soils.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:01 AM
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And molasses is rich in iron....
If your customer is pleased with your application of molasses, tell him/her you'll be back next time around to apply the rest of the mole!
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