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Old 03-11-2006, 08:03 AM
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milorgonite?

Want to start adding a de-thatch product to my program this year. I was interested to know if any of you use the Lesco chemical. If so, how is it and which do you use. Any suggestions would be great!

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Old 03-11-2006, 09:28 AM
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milorgonite?

I would rather see you core aerate to bring up exsisting soil. That would help keep thatch under control.

Do you know what milogrnite is ,where it comes from and its limitations.
Clue: Milwalki,sewage sludge and heavy metals.
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Old 03-11-2006, 11:09 AM
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We already aerate and are looking for an organic product to lay that will not increase nitrogen. Hoping to help break the thatch down with a control product. Is there another chemical i should look at?
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:12 AM
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Anyone have any suggestions??
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Old 03-12-2006, 12:35 PM
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Anyone have any suggestions??
I use a product called Siol Life & Super Bio made By AMS
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Old 03-12-2006, 01:29 PM
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Milorganite

Use it as an organic addimate for the soil. I wouldn't market as a thatch reducing tool. Cultural practices and aerification will help with those. Milorganite is what we use in combination with our aerification process.
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:20 PM
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There are several products listed on Google for breaking down thatch. One that I've used in the past is described here:

http://www.johnsonsgarden.com/pdfs/naturalguard.pdf

or another website showing the product:

http://panhandlegreenhouses.com/fertilome.htm
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:29 PM
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If you're looking at organics, you may want to consider the Nature Safe lineup. Similar responses to Milorganite, but geared more towards feeding the microbes. This, along with a aeration program may provide the results you're looking for. www.naturesafe.com (I think?)
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:35 PM
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I would rather see you core aerate to bring up exsisting soil. That would help keep thatch under control.

Do you know what milogrnite is ,where it comes from and its limitations.
Clue: Milwalki,sewage sludge and heavy metals.
Milorganite no longer has heavy metals in amounts that are not in what you are already eating. The source was identified and eliminated. The people of Milwaukee are great folks...they produce the best fertilizer on the planet. And yes it is sewage sludge, they incinerate it. I have used THOUSANDS of tons of this product. It works like no other. It is expensive and time consuming but it will work in a program like you are describing. Milorganite has great information about its products on the web.
I post this piece for the heavy metal part.
http://www.milorganite.com/about/regulations.cfm
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Old 03-13-2006, 06:58 PM
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When I was a golf course superintendent I used a product called Nature Safe. It is a great product that will provide controlled growth with great color. It promotes microbial activity to help control thatch production. It was also very cheap, around $13 a bag. The smell is a little strong, but it only last for a day. The only way to prevent a thatch problem is a good aerification program. Most of the chemicals that say they reduce thatch are snake oils. A good healthy soil with good microbial activity is the best way to prevent excessive thatch production, but if you have grass you are going to have thatch.
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