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Old 10-17-2009, 11:51 AM
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I disagree. I do see a response generally after a 2 week period from the Houactinite w/only a 1% Iron content. But down here the response from biosolids is very short lived on the heavy N feeding hybrid bermuda, particularly in mid-summer. But it is a visble and noticeable response.
Thanks quiet, I have noticed various response times, based on rain events mostly. In theory it degrades at a similar pace with the growing season as a result of soil temps. So I am guessing that even though it shows up in 2 weeks it is not all gone in 2 weeks. It should continue to release N as it continues to degrade.

In Texas, yours is probably used up more quickly than here. I wouldn't be surprised if there was residue in the soil next April, from what I applied last week.
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:51 PM
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Hmmmm. Interesting. Down here our suppliers carry Houactinite from the Houston sewage system. It's listed as a 6-3-0 w/1% Iron. Milorganite is 6-2-0 w/4% Fe.

Now I don't live in Houston. I live near Austin.
I used to live in Madison, WI, but not Milwaukee.

So I can't really say whether my crap has 50% more P and 75% less Fe than it did when I lived up North. And yet, it's somehow comforting to know that at age 54, I'm still crappin' out that 6% slow release N.

And the beer farts haven't really changed from the switch from Blatz to Lone Star.

Maybe you should consider charging a little more for your services, that way you could buy some better beer, and maybe the beer frats will change!
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:34 PM
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Well if the lawyers had to respond about their iron guarantee, then I would imagine that they are pretty concerned about their N guarantee as well. So I am not too concerned about the N actually being in there.

So - it is shown that the iron is added from outside sources and always has been the majority source - from pickle liquor.
Marketing was probably the reason in that rather than drop the % of the Iron on the Label , they obviously wanted to continue to advertise 4%.
So I was wrong on both counts.
He did say that sometimes it is high enough naturally and sometimes iron is added.

Thanks Marcos, that adds to an interestting story.
So know they have a product that will stain sidewalks if not blown off?
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:30 AM
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So know they have a product that will stain sidewalks if not blown off?
Even worse if it gets wet and sticks to the bottom of your foot.
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:24 PM
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Thanks phasthound -- figured it was time to change my avitar (state fair queen riding in my Challenger) cuz my HAWKEYES don't take any "crap" this year. (organic humor)

I also like timturf's idea.

p.s. I'm a U of Iowa grad (school of Busness)
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:38 PM
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p.s. I'm a U of Iowa grad (school of Busness)
Wow, Larry. If that well written and spelled sentence isn't an endorsement for higher education at the University of Iowa, I don't know what is.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:08 AM
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p.s. I'm a U of Iowa grad (school of Busness)

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Wow, Larry. If that well written and spelled sentence isn't an endorsement for higher education at the University of Iowa, I don't know what is.
Give american the benefit of the doubt, whopass.
He could have majored in table bussing at U. of Iowa
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:15 PM
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I'm gunna say many gradjitated with busness digrees, not Hordiculture. I no I did.
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Okay you dipsticks, here it is -- raised on a farm in NW Iowa. A.A. degree at Iowa Central Community College (Ft Dodge, IA). B.A. at IOWA (college of business). By that time, I realized sitting in an office & balancing books was NOT for me. My hair was down past my shoulders, and I had a full beard. I became more interested in ecology, etc. Even subscribed to 'Mother Earth News' magazine. So I decided to attend Iowa Lakes Community College. Spent 2 1/2 years there, and got a A.S. in hort. Same weekend I graduated, I moved my family down to Dallas, TX and started working for ChemLawn Corp. This goes on & on, so I won't bore you to death with any more.

Hope you all now know why I'm a HAWKEYE fan who lives in the HAWKEYE state.

p.s. Mickey Mantel was actually one of my customrs in Dallas.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:04 PM
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A.A. degree at Iowa Central Community College (Ft Dodge, IA).
Holy crap! A degree from AA? How's your liver?
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