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Old 09-02-2003, 10:52 PM
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Cracked Corn??

I saw a post by Woodycrest a while back with some pics of his successful use of cracked corn.

Does anyone know about how/when to use it? How about using it on St. Augustinegrass?
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Old 09-02-2003, 11:16 PM
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Old 09-02-2003, 11:36 PM
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It is also known as corn gluten meal. I checked with a local grain elevator, price is alot cheaper than from a distibutor.
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Old 09-03-2003, 12:15 AM
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I believe they are two different things.

"Corn gluten meal is a by-product from the manufacture of corn starch and corn syrup"

Cracked corn is just dried, cracked corn. And the less expensive of the two, I think. (not sure)

Mind you I know very little about this and that's just what I've read.
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Old 09-03-2003, 12:24 AM
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I'm playing around with the cracked corn but would like to see some info on it as well.paid 7.50 per 50 pound bag.can probably get it a little cheaper but i wasn't shopping around.
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Old 09-03-2003, 12:51 AM
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Yeah, its just corn.

THe stuff i have been experimenting with is actually rolled corn...but im sure cracked corn is the same thing. Its just corn that has been crushed or cracked and its mostly broken kernels but there are some whole kernels..i have found a few corn sprouts here and there, but after a couple of mowings they were gone.

I pay 10.00 for 40 kg(88lbs) at the local feed store.

I am new to this corn fertilizer thing so i am just relaying my observations. I applied the corn in early may at 10 lbs/thousand sq ft, then another 20lbs/thousand in mid august. In the meantime the grass around here is dormant....we have had very little rain around here. So i am waiting for a good soaking rain.

THere was definite improvement in the turf before it went dormant so i expect some good results when we get some rain.
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Old 09-03-2003, 01:34 AM
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some info on corn gluten

http://www.landscapetrades.com/artic...5/page30.shtml
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Old 09-03-2003, 02:16 AM
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Thanks Mike for that link. I only had a problem with one sentence possibly being misunderstood.

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Its nitrogen content adds significant value to corn gluten meal as an herbicide, but it cannot stand alone as a good natural fertilizer alternative.
Actually it really can stand completly alone as a good natural fertilizer, but I suggest that for professional care givers, it not be used routinely. For one reason, the cost (except in Ohio and Kentucky) is prohibitive. Secondly, THAT STUFF IS FREAKIN' ROCKET FUEL FOR GRASS!

Three weeks after applying it at 20-40 pounds per 1,000, you will have dark green grass up to your knees every week for a month or two. The herbicidal rates are completely outrageous compared to the 10-20 pounds normally suggested for 1,000 foot fertilizer apps. With this stuff I usually suggest using it at a rate of 5-10 pounds per 1,000 square feet to fertilize.

Oops! I forgot to mention that corn meal and corn GLUTEN meal are two different product. I'll cover that in a FAQ I'm writing for this forum.
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Old 09-03-2003, 02:35 PM
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Freakin rocket fuel.....I like that.
I needed some rocket fuel because of a certain dog of mine so that will be good.I'm playing with some things on my own lawn because of the dog and the kids.Don't want to get carried away on a customers lawn till i know what I'm doing.
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Old 09-03-2003, 05:44 PM
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DCHall - You seem to be very informed on this "organic" stuff. Maybe they should consider you for moderator of this forum...

I'm glad to hear you are also in SA. I may have to get your opinion from time to time. I look forward to more of your informative posts!
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