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Old 03-05-2013, 08:50 PM
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The way Dormant Seeding works has nothing to do with before or after a Springtime snow storm... Dormant seeding involves "soil to seed contact" based on the freeze/thaw cycle... dormant seeding allows the seed to be scarified by winter, when necessary for good germination, while at the same time priming it with adequate moisture being soaked inside the seed coat...

Once the tempurature is optimized ,,, it begins to germinate,,, becuz all the prerequisites have been met during the cold season...
Fertlizer on cold soil during cold temperatures is largely wasted... especially N during the Spring...
Therefore I personally would not apply a "Starter" during Spring seeding,,, but would instead,,, ensure soil fertility the previous Fall... that is always the best solution for seasonal grasses...
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:02 PM
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I did put starter on with my dormant seeding, but I'm hoping that its mesotrione content has some benefit as a pre emergent. Crazy weather here in east Tn. snow tonight then 9 days from 55 to 71 degree temps. I know jumping gun on crabgrass already have a few dandelions I've pulled.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:47 PM
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I did put starter on with my dormant seeding, but I'm hoping that its mesotrione content has some benefit as a pre emergent. Crazy weather here in east Tn. snow tonight then 9 days from 55 to 71 degree temps. I know jumping gun on crabgrass already have a few dandelions I've pulled.
What does "mesotrione" do???
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:24 PM
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:29 PM
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Mesotrione is ingredient in tenacity, used like siduron for weed prevention during over seeding
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