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Old 09-19-2007, 05:35 AM
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Cheapest place to buy.....

I want to introduce some Fungi and Bacteria to my lawn. We use the PHC stuff for helping trees but our local guy doesnt carry the Turf version.
http://www.planthealthcare.com/HT/My...l/PHCTurfSaver

Wheres the cheapest place to buy it online or close to me?
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:31 PM
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consider using bolster
its available a granular now
avail at lesco

there are similar products under different label
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:44 PM
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Tell me what is better/different about bolster?

Does it also have Mycorrhizal fungi and other beneficial bacteria? I a MOST interested in the Mycorrhizal fungi.
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:44 AM
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Does Mycorrhizal naturally occur? and how do you create the best environment for it?
What has been your best read on the subject? (Internet source)
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Old 09-21-2007, 02:43 PM
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im going to be applying this for a customer shortly but the granular form (healthy turf 8-1-9) for the first time. she wants to go organic. my john deere landscape has all the plant health care supplies.

my only concern is the npk levels for fall?!
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:49 PM
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im going to be applying this for a customer shortly but the granular form (healthy turf 8-1-9) for the first time. she wants to go organic. my john deere landscape has all the plant health care supplies.

my only concern is the npk levels for fall?!
That sounds like the "PLUS" see if you can get jut the bio pack. OR find one with a lower N rating a hgher PK rating. UNLESS you are doing late fall, say late november then you could use the high N as your spring fert and skip fert in the fall.
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:51 PM
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Does Mycorrhizal naturally occur? and how do you create the best environment for it?
What has been your best read on the subject? (Internet source)
Yes they do naturally occur. They need organic matter to feed on, and most soils cant suport organic matter. The best soil is Loam, with good clay, silt and sand mixture, essentially a true PERFECT blended loam.

I havent read much on the net, I ma in the tree industry and we use it a LOT for woody plants, and trees.
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:27 PM
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why are you worried about "the cheapest"? you should be asking for the best!
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:16 PM
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I thought it was understood that I was looking for the best.

Sorry.

What would you consider to be better than Plant Health Care Bio Pack?
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:07 PM
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I would go to www.mycorrhizae.com

Dr. Michael Amaranthus is the foremost expert on the subject.

Also, you should consider brewing or using a high-quality compost tea to inoculate your soil with additional beneficial biology.

http://www.soilfoodweb.com/03_about_...stand_why.html
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