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Old 02-04-2008, 06:41 PM
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i know how good compost is as a topdressing and everyone makes sure to include it in their suggested organic programs...but what about if you don't have a quality compost supplier near you? or if you do, but you can't apply it to customer's lawns because it is cost prohibitive? then what?

what can i apply as a similar type substitute? most will say compost teas probably right? again, what if you don't have a supplier around you? anything else out there?
Try using the the series of ground grain meals. It is good for feeding the microbes and fertilizing the ground and eventually becomes compost itself.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:16 PM
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A cheap source would be to try miconized humate products. According to Dr. Michael Karr, As little as 3lbs of micronized humate per acre will provide a significant benefit. I can tell a definate improvment in greeness at that rate but I prefer to use a little more. You can look here, www.humates.com for a source of the micronized humate. There are other sources as well, I just dont have their web links to post.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:30 PM
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Muddstopper
We haven't seen you in a while

I agree with you small amounts are better

Humates are definately a great tool in the arsenal
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:02 PM
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Hello Bill,
I messed around and bought an RF converter for my laptop and have been watching way to many movies during the week at the motel, and working like a dog on weekends at home.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:08 PM
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Which channel on this site are RF converters discussed

Putting in a new pond at home? Drywall, Painting, redo the bathroom, clogged toilet, carpet in the family room, new floor in the master bedroom

OOPSS sorry that was my list

Good to hear from you
what are you doing out of town during the day?
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:14 PM
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ah the honey do list
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:15 AM
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Putting in a new pond at home? Drywall, Painting, redo the bathroom, clogged toilet, carpet in the family room, new floor in the master bedroom
Hey Bill, when your done with your place, you want to help me out with mine? I'm in the middle of what essentially was a ground-up remodel.
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:05 PM
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A cheap source would be to try miconized humate products. According to Dr. Michael Karr, As little as 3lbs of micronized humate per acre will provide a significant benefit. I can tell a definate improvment in greeness at that rate but I prefer to use a little more. You can look here, www.humates.com for a source of the micronized humate. There are other sources as well, I just dont have their web links to post.
Thanks for the post. I have always been familiar humus as organic residue in the soil, but I never realized that it had been deposited in the earth at one time.
Think I will give that a try.
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:14 AM
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composted chicken manure

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I don't know about distribution in your area but Barry is associated with a pretty darn good organic based program that uses composted chicken manure, the end result of the composting gives a rich organic based fertilizer that is high in organic matter.
Is this Nutrients Plus?
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:25 AM
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Is this Nutrients Plus?
Yes, I see you use it in your program. Nice website.
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