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Old 01-26-2008, 09:04 AM
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I would agree that a simple broadcast spray probably won't do much good with respect to mycorrhizae, even after coring. IMHO, a soil drench would be the better option after coring to get your mycorrhizae where it needs to be (i.e. in close association with your target plants root system). This is one reason why I was interested in seeing some studies. I would like to see if you can successfully introduce mycorrhizae via coring + spray vs. injection or coring + soil drench.

I think a possible solution would be to create some type of tank delivery method that can be mounted onto your core aerator. This would dribble tea into the holes as you pass over them, in a similar fashion to some Ag type "injection" systems I have seen.
I think this might be just what the doctor ordered,
http://www.liquiject.com/video.php
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:35 AM
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Barry,
What a cool machine I want one, I don't know what I would do with it but I still want one, I'll bet there many revisions on that one to get it to work properly.
I saw another one that is used in the west on golf courses to inject polyscharides (sp?) into the soil it had much thicker tine though

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Old 01-26-2008, 10:51 AM
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I think this might be just what the doctor ordered,
http://www.liquiject.com/video.php
Yea, that would pretty much cover it. If only it cored as well.
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:16 AM
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That sounds like a worth while project

In one spray product that I am intimately familiar with there are 7.2 billion bacteria and 1.2 Billion fungi per gram, that's with a "B". So if you think about it a little spray goes a long way.
I see what you're saying...
But I don't have access to de-chlorinated water at this very remotely located house.
So if I go with a sprayable, it'll have to be applied out of a (new and clean) backpack sprayer; using some unspoiled cistern water I can get off of my barn. And using the back pack's a pain in the b*** as far as getting even coverage is concerened.

Are there a relatively cheap water de-chlorinator available on the market for this kind of purpose, that can be easily attached to a standard residential outside hose bib?
If so...maybe I'll go that direction.
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:23 PM
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Most pet stores carry very inexpensive dechlorinators in the aquarium section. Most use certain chemicals to reduce ammonia in the water from fish poop, just find a straight dechlor for your purpose.

Clean equipment should always be used when spraying biology. A lot of people use hydrogen peroxide for cleaning equipment, I would guess that chlorine bleach would work as well. I believe most people triple rinse after using a cleaner in their spray rigs. hopefully someone that has been spraying biology for a while will chime in with their practices

People use electric back pack sprayers all the way up to 3000 gallon hydroseeders to apply biology products
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:27 AM
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I see what you're saying...
But I don't have access to de-chlorinated water at this very remotely located house.
So if I go with a sprayable, it'll have to be applied out of a (new and clean) backpack sprayer; using some unspoiled cistern water I can get off of my barn. And using the back pack's a pain in the b*** as far as getting even coverage is concerened.

Are there a relatively cheap water de-chlorinator available on the market for this kind of purpose, that can be easily attached to a standard residential outside hose bib?
If so...maybe I'll go that direction.
Try Vita-D-Chlor.

http://www.vita-d-chlor.com/

I don't know the cost though.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:27 AM
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Try Vita-D-Chlor.

http://www.vita-d-chlor.com/

I don't know the cost though.
Or just get regular Vitamin C tablets.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:03 PM
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i like that injector system but it wont fit in a lot of areas i do
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:42 PM
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Or just get regular Vitamin C tablets.
or add humates.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:06 PM
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I see what you're saying...
But I don't have access to de-chlorinated water at this very remotely located house.
So if I go with a sprayable, it'll have to be applied out of a (new and clean) backpack sprayer; using some unspoiled cistern water I can get off of my barn. And using the back pack's a pain in the b*** as far as getting even coverage is concerened.

Are there a relatively cheap water de-chlorinator available on the market for this kind of purpose, that can be easily attached to a standard residential outside hose bib?
If so...maybe I'll go that direction.
I was always told if you aerate the water the chlorine will go out. I also spoke with a Dr that produces a good portion of mychorazae(sp?) for the country and he said chlorine has no effect because they use city water to grow the legumes and mychorazae. He said there is no study proving chorine kills the spores. I do a chit load of deep root injection and trust him in this. Im sure others have a different opinion on the topic. But i have to believe the big guy.
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